Governments Invest $429,423 in Sault Ste. Marie to Respond to the Impacts Of COVID-19

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The Governments of Canada and Ontario are providing the City of Sault Ste. Marie with $428,423 through the COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream. The City of Sault Ste. Marie will be using the federal and provincial funding to improve access and to modify and upgrade the entrance to the City’s Civic Centre.

“Safe, strong, and equitable community infrastructure is vital to a prosperous and flourishing community.  Today the City of Sault Ste. Marie is receiving funding for one of their priority infrastructure projects through the COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program, which provides 80 cent federal dollars to help communities across Canada deal with the challenges of the pandemic.  Infrastructure investments also create jobs, and build a stronger, more resilient community.” Terry Sheehan, Member of Parliament for Sault Ste. Marie and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Economic Development (FedNor)

The health and well-being of Canadians are top priorities for the governments of Canada and Ontario. Communities across Ontario are on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic and need immediate assistance to ensure their municipal and community infrastructure is safe and reliable.

That is why both levels of government have been taking decisive action to support families, businesses and communities, and continue to look ahead to see what more can be done in these unprecedented times. This investment is being made through the COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program, a cost-shared, application-based infrastructure funding opportunity.

“Our government is committed to supporting the health and well-being of our community members and fostering economic growth in communities across the province as we recover from the impacts of COVID-19. By investing in local infrastructure, we’re promoting the health and safety of staff and the public and helping to create more jobs here at home.”  Ross Romano, MPP for Sault Ste. Marie

The Government of Canada is investing over $343,538 towards this project, while the Government of Ontario is contributing more than $85,884.

“I want to recognize the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario for their collaboration in support of the City of Sault Ste. Marie. Throughout the pandemic, the City has continued to prioritize the health and well-being of community members during the provision of municipal services, and this funding will help ensure residents have access to the Civic Centre along with City staff and services.”  Christian Provenzano, Mayor of Sault Ste. Marie

3 COMMENTS

  1. Ok…why wasn’t this put into the original tender when they did the renovations on the Ivory Tower?
    Maybe if they didn’t spend $350,000.00 on a $60,000.00 piece of property, they could’ve use the money where we need it!!

  2. It all taxpayers money not the government’s money that they keep giving away. Get it right.

  3. So.. gold-plated door-knobs, hand-rails & toilet seats, added to the all but abandoned Ivory Tower, maybe a couple of sniper nests on the roof to protect our municipal ‘over-lords’ from the angry peasants threatening to ‘Storm their Chambers.!!’

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