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Nunavut receiving over $230M for water and landfill projects

Joint federal and territorial funding is for nine projects across 19 communities to upgrade solid waste management, and water and wastewater systems.


Meeting with territorial and community leaders in Nunavut, Amarjeet Sohi, federal Minister of Infrastructure, announced over $230 million in joint funding for nine projects across 19 communities to upgrade solid waste management, and water and wastewater systems throughout the territory. Many projects started April 1.

“This funding is supporting healthy communities in Nunavut and we look forward to working with the Government of Canada in the delivery of the next phase of federal infrastructure funding,” said Joe Savikataaq, Nunavut Minister of Community and Government Services, in a news release.

The investment will support the expansion of storage capacity and water treatment and distribution in Arviat, Chesterfield Inlet and Sanikiluaq.

In Kugaaruk and Kimmirut, funding will support the design and construction of upgraded wastewater infrastructure.

And in communities like Grise Fiord, Gjoa Haven and Igloolik, existing landfills will be upgraded to improve waste management and recycling services.

The Government of Canada is providing up to $30,948,435 through the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund and $141,574,759 through the Small Communities Fund. The Government of Nunavut will provide the remaining $57,708,587.