Government of Canada investing over $40k in Fort McKay First Nation

Fort McKay First Nation is one of five Alberta communities on the receiving end of investment through the Government of Canada.

Through the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP) and delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), $237,471 will be divided into the five communities.

“Our portion of what we’re getting is $45,790, and we are also responsible for 10 per cent of the cost, so we will be contributing a little over $5,000 on our end,” said Benita Koochicum, Senior Manager of Lands and Leasing for the Fort McKay First Nation.

Koochicum stated that with the funds coming in, the plans for the grant are to map and assess the current water and wastewater infrastructure at Fort McKay Caribou Industrial Park and Incubator Park, with the intent to ensure efficient and cost-effective management of the assets in the future.

The four other communities selected across the province were High Level, Lloydminster, Chauvin, and Edgerton.

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