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Backgrounder: Rickford encouraged by joint investment of $53 million to bring more high-speed internet to the Northwest

Joint federal and provincial funding for 3 projects to bring high-speed internet access to 4,777 homes and businesses in Kenora–Rainy River

Project Information:

Combined provincial and federal fundingCommunities to benefitEstimated number of homes and businesses with increased access to high-speed Internet
$49,546,420

Provincial: $12,616,434

Federal: $36,929,986
Emo, Grassy Narrows First Nation, Vermilion Bay, Obashkaandagaang, Sioux Narrows, Whitefish Bay (Naotkamegwanning), Wabigoon, Minahico, Morson, Northwest Bay (Naicatchewenin), Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation, Eagle River, Seine River First Nation, Anishinabe of Wauzhushk Onigum, Migisi Sahgaigan (Eagle Lake), Animakee Wa Zhing #37, Rainy River First Nations, Crow Lake (Ojibways of Onigaming First Nation), Couchiching First Nation, Lac La Croix, Iskatewizaagegan #39 Independent, Big Grassy (Big Grassy), Stratton, Mine Centre, Anishnaabeg of Naongashiing, Northwest Angle No.33, Ochiichagwe’babigo’ining First Nation, Wabauskang First Nation, Upsala, Shoal Lake No.40, Dinorwic, Devlin, Northwest Angle No.37, Caliper Lake, Wabaseemoong Independent Nations, Rainy River First Nations, Kenora, Barwick, Fort Frances3852
$2,312,145

Provincial: $1,364,224

Federal: $947,921
Rainy River, Barwick234
$1,318,561

Provincial: $435,391

Federal: $883,170
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