LOUIS BULL FIRST NATION, AB, Nov. 2, 2017 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada is committed to developing sustainable waste management systems through modern infrastructure, operations, training and partnerships in consultation with our First Nation communities.
Today, the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, congratulated the Louis Bull First Nation for the grand opening of the Louis Bull Solid Waste Transfer Facility. The Transfer Station was an initiative of the Louis Bull Tribe, Keepers of the Land, in support of their efforts to conserve, protect, enhance, restore and manage the environment.
This government knows that investments in solid waste management systems on reserve are critical both to protecting human health and safety and the environment. These facilities provide communities like Louis Bull with the tools to protect their environment and families.
This facility was made possible through extensive collaboration with the Louis Bull Nation and nearly $1.3 million from the First Nations Infrastructure Fund, with a further $409 million dollars being invested over the next five years through the First Nations Waste Management Initiative through Budget 2016.
"The grand opening of this facility today marks a significant achievement by Louis Bull Nation to serve their community and safeguard the environment. Our government is proud to work with communities like Louis Bull Nation to develop sustainable waste management systems through modern infrastructure, operations, training and partnerships."
The Honourabel Jane Philpott
Minister of Indigenous Services
- Ongoing collaboration continues with partners at Louis Bull First Nation and the First Nations Technical Services Advisory Group to enhance community awareness and utilization of the Solid Waste Transfer Station.
First Nations Waste Management Initiative
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SOURCE Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
For further information: Andrew MacKendrick, Press Secretary, Office of the Honourable Jane Philpott, 819-956-5372; INAC Media Relation, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, 819-953-1160