OLIVER PAIPOONGE, ONT. — Four community and recreation facilities in the Municipality of Oliver Paipoonge, Ont. will be upgraded to improve the performance and lifespan of the facilities.
Joint funding for the improvements will be provided by the Government of Ontario and the Government of Canada.
Work on the Nor West Arena includes replacing portions of the standing seam metal roof, building side panels and replacing the floor brine pump in the ice plant as well as evaluating the ice plant system to identify other components needing attention.
Additional projects include roof and exterior repairs and replacement of the HVAC unit at the Rosslyn Hall and replacing the fire alarm control panel in Murillo Hall and parking lot pavement and concrete at both facilities will be rehabilitated. The Murillo and Rosslyn branches of the municipal library will also be made more accessible.
The Government of Canada is investing more than $69,000 toward the projects through the Community, Culture, and Recreation Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada plan; the Government of Ontario is contributing over $57,000; and the Municipality of Oliver Paipoonge is contributing over $46,000.
“Investments in safe and modern recreation infrastructure are key to building healthy and resilient communities, while also strengthening community connections and providing valuable services,” said Marcus Powlowski, MP for Thunder Bay – Rainy River, in a statement. “The rehabilitation of recreation facilities in Oliver Paipoonge mean that friends and families will have safe, energy efficient, and accessible places to gather and stay fit for decades to come.”