NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, ONTARIO Residents and businesses in Niagara-on-the-Lake will soon benefit from improved wastewater infrastructure, thanks to a funding commitment from the Government of Canada.
“Our Government is investing in this project to protect the Great Lakes and contribute to the economic future of the Niagara region,” said The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., Member of Parliament for Niagara Falls, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada. “A new, modern wastewater facility will help safeguard the environment for future generations by ensuring that water returned to Lake Ontario meets or exceeds treatment standards.”
Niagara-on-the-Lake’s current wastewater treatment plant was originally constructed in the mid-1960s and does not have sufficient capacity to meet future volume. Thanks to today’s investment, a new treatment facility will be built approximately 800 metres west of the existing one, and once the new plant is constructed, the existing facility will be decommissioned.
Pumping stations and force mains will be upgraded, and a wet weather flow treatment system will also be installed. These upgrades will increase the plant’s energy efficiency and help protect the environment by improving the quality of treated municipal wastewater for the Niagara region. This project will ensure sufficient treatment capacity to meet the needs of Niagara-on-the-Lake’s population for the next 20 years or more.
“The Niagara-on-the-Lake Wastewater treatment plant is a critical piece of infrastructure that has served the local community well for many years,” said Regional Chair Gary Burroughs. “Through the generous funding and support for this project provided by the federal and provincial governments, Niagara Region will be able to build a new, modern facility providing efficient and safe wastewater treatment services to the residents and businesses of Niagara-on-the-Lake.”
The Government of Canada is setting aside up to one-third of total eligible costs, to a maximum contribution of $14,426,667 for the project. The Province of Ontario has committed a matching amount, and the Region of Niagara is responsible for all remaining costs. The total estimated cost of the wastewater project is $43,280,000.
This project has been identified as a priority for funding under the Major Infrastructure Component of the Building Canada Fund. Federal funding is conditional on the project meeting all of the requirements under the Building Canada Fund and the signing of a contribution agreement.
The Government of Canada has engaged provinces, territories, municipalities and key stakeholders in a series of roundtables to guide the development of a new long-term infrastructure plan that will support job creation, economic growth and prosperity. We have heard that we are on the right track: there is a need for strong, sustained investment and we must continue to work together moving forward. To improve infrastructure across Canada and leverage new investment, our new long-term plan will encourage greater use of public-private partnerships, while respecting the capacity of Canadian taxpayers.
NIAGARA FALLS, ON – Government representatives joined with members of the community in Niagara Falls today to celebrate the official opening of the newly expanded Niagara Falls History Museum.
The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., Member of Parliament for Niagara Falls, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada; Kim Craitor, Member of Provincial Parliament for Niagara Falls; and Jim Diodati, Mayor of Niagara Falls were all on hand and pleased to mark the completion of this important project.
Housed in the historic Stamford Township Hall, the museum holds a unique collection of military equipment, relics and archival records relating to the Battle of Lundy’s Lane, as well as other local engagements of the War of 1812 which proved to be integral to the survival of Canada as a nation.
Improvements to the museum include an additional 9,870 square feet of space, increasing the total area of the museum to more than 18,000 square feet, a new visitor centre that houses a War of 1812 exhibition, and a theatre space. The museum was also upgraded to meet current accessibility standards.
“Our government is committed to strengthening the local economy through important infrastructure projects, while creating a lasting legacy in the historical evolution of Canada,” said Minister Nicholson. “The revitalization and expansion of the Niagara Falls History Museum will draw tourists to Niagara and provide an all-inclusive visitor experience in commemoration of the Battle of Lundy’s Lane and the War of 1812.”
The governments of Canada and Ontario have each committed up to $3.2 million toward this project. The City of Niagara Falls contributed the balance of the total project cost of more than $9.7 million.
Federal and provincial contributions came from the Building Canada Fund-Communities Component, which represents a joint federal-provincial investment of more than $6 billion to help communities across Ontario address key infrastructure needs.
Niagara Falls, Ontario — With a $10 million investment from the Government of Canada, Cytec Canada will expand its Niagara plant to introduce new innovative products, help to grow the regional chemical sector, create jobs, and increase productivity. The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., Member of Parliament for Niagara Falls, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, on behalf of the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), made the announcement today alongside representatives of the Government of Ontario and the company.
“Our Government's top priority remains creating high-value jobs, growth and long-term prosperity for Canadians,” said Minister Nicholson. “Our investment is supporting the expansion of Cytec Canada to meet growing global demand for its innovative made-in-Niagara products.
FedDev Ontario’s $10 million contribution, in addition to Cytec’s own investment of more than $100 million, will be used to build anew chemical plant beside its existing plant in Niagara. This expansion will create 30 new jobs and help maintain 105 existing positions. Cytec is currently operating at capacity and, through support from the federal government, the company will be able to introduce new products and double its production of phosphine and phosphine derivatives. These products are used in a wide range of materials, including electronics for LEDs, mineral processing, solvent extraction and fumigation.
“This significant expansion will allow us to meet the growing needs of the global markets we service and we are very thankful to have the strong support from the Government of Canada,” said Rene Lemay, Site Manager, Cytec Canada.
The investment announced today supports the Government of Canada’s science, technology, and innovation agenda, which is focused on increasing the country’s productivity, creating jobs, and growing the economy.
Created in 2009, FedDev Ontario supports the southern Ontario economy by building on the region’s strengths and creating opportunities for jobs and economic growth. The Agency has launched a number of initiatives to create a Southern Ontario Advantage and place the region in a strong position to compete in the global economy. These initiatives are designed to encourage partnerships and support projects that help the region’s businesses and communities become more competitive, innovative, and diversified. To learn more, please visit www.feddevontario.gc.ca or call 1-866-593-5505.