At an April 27th event in Red Rock, Ontario on Lake Superior’s Nipigon Bay, Patti Hajdu, federal Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour and Michael Gravelle, Ontario Minister of Northern Development and Mines joined Gary Nelson, Mayor of the Town of Red Rock, to announce almost $26 million in federal-provincial funding for a new wastewater pollution control plant for Red Rock. The town has just less that 1000 residents and the treatment plant currently used by the town is some 50 years old.
A news release from Patti Hajdu states that the Government of Canada is contributing up to $8.57 million for the project while the Government of Ontario will contribute 17. 14 million.
In 2009, the towns of both Nipigon and Red Rock were promised $9 million each to build new wastewater treatment plants. Nipigon constructed their plant utilizing these funds but Red Rock did not proceed with construction.