FROG LAKE FIRST NATION, TREATY 6 TERRITORY, AB, Aug. 24, 2018 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada is investing in infrastructure projects that support the priorities, needs, and health and safety of First Nation communities.
Today, the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services Canada, offered her congratulations to Frog Lake First Nation on the grand opening of its new fire hall.
With an increased capacity of nearly 7,000 square feet, the fire hall will support fire protection services and storage of equipment. The Frog Lake First Nation Fire Department will now have the ability to provide shorter emergency response times to members and surrounding communities. Indigenous Services Canada invested $2.3 million in the project.
"Investing in fire safety and reliable infrastructure on reserve are shared priorities that I am pleased to see all partners working on together. The Government of Canada is pleased to work with Frog Lake First Nation in the construction of their new fire hall, and I congratulation them on the completion of this project."
The Honourable Jane Philpott, M.D., P.C., M.P.
Minister of Indigenous Services Canada
- Frog Lake is a Cree community in Treaty 6 Territory, approximately 207 km east of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
- Frog Lake has a registered population of 3,370, which includes 1,840 members who live on Frog Lake Reserve.
- The Fire Hall was funded through the First Nation Infrastructure Fund (FNIF).
- The objective of the FNIF is to improve the environment and the quality of life of First Nation communities by improving and increasing the development of public infrastructure.
- Frog Lake First Nation currently has three fire trucks.
- Indigenous Services Canada funded their newest fire truck in 2017.
- Fire Protection in First Nation communities
- First Nation Infrastructure Fund
- Budget 2016 Highlights: Indigenous and Northern Investments
You can subscribe to receive our news releases and speeches via RSS feeds. For more information or to subscribe, visit www.isc.gc.ca/RSS
SOURCE Indigenous Services Canada
For further information: media may contact: Rachel Rappaport, Press Secretary, Office of the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, 819-934-2796; Media Relations, Indigenous Services Canada, 819-953-1160