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  • Northland Power acquires DeBu offshore wind project +

    Northland Power has completed the acquisition of the Deutsche Bucht (DeBu) offshore wind project from Highland Group Holdings Ltd. The Read More
  • New shore power system operational in Montreal +

    The City of Montreal is now able to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from cruise ships docked at the Alexandra Pier Read More
  • BioAmber to take full control of Sarnia plant +

    BioAmber Inc. has inked an agreement to purchase Mitsui & Co Ltd.'s minority stake in its Sarnia joint venture. The Read More
  • OCGC names new chief executive +

    The board of directors at the Ontario Capital Growth Corp. (OCGC) has appointed Steve Romanyshyn as its new president and Read More
  • Boralex closes financing for France wind farm +

    Boralex Inc. has closed a $67.9 million financing for the 30 MW Chemin de Grès wind farm in France. The Read More
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The City of Ottawa has landed nearly $16 million in funding from the federal government’s Clean Water and Wastewater Fund. The money will be used to upgrade water and wastewater facilities in and around the nation’s capital.

 

"Investing in water and wastewater treatment infrastructure is essential to maintaining a healthy environment and providing access to clean, reliable drinking water. The government of Canada is working with provinces, territories and municipalities across the country to support important projects like those in the City of Ottawa, which ensure that Canadian communities are healthy and sustainable now and for years to come,” said Mona Fortier, MP for the Ottawa—Vanier riding. 

The federal government is providing up to 50% of funding for these projects - more than $15.8 million. The provincial government is providing up to 25% or nearly $8 million. The city is providing the balance of the funding. 

Among the projects to receive new funding, a water and sewer renewal project between Lavergne Street and Ste Cecile Road in Vanier will reduce the risk of flooding and better protect the property. Funding will also go towards replacing aging equipment to increase the efficiency and reliability of municipal water and wastewater treatment plants. These projects are essential to keeping our waterways clean and our communities healthy and livable.

In addition to these projects, more $2.5 million in federal funding for 23 water and wastewater projects will benefit 15 other communities across Ontario. The provincial government is providing over $1.9 million for these 23 projects.