December 2, 2014 – Ottawa, ON – Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Minister Bernard Valcourt extends his congratulations to Woodland Cree First Nation on the completion of a new water pipeline and truck fill station at Marten Lake, Alberta.
The entire project was funded by the Government of Canada through the First Nation Water and Wastewater Action Plan in the amount of $4 million for the water pipeline and truck fill station, with another $195,000 for the tandem water truck and garage.
Investments for water and wastewater build on the Government of Canada’s actions to support First Nations in the advancement of healthy communities. Previous actions include the passage of the Safe Drinking Water for First Nations Act, which enables the government to work with First Nations to develop regulations that will ensure that First Nations have the same access to safe, clean drinking water in their communities as all Canadians. An important step toward these regulations was announced in mid October 2014 with the launch of the regulatory development process.
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