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Salish Sea Sentinel | May 18, 2024

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Million$ roll in for water projects

Million$ roll in for water projects

Tsawwassen First Nation (TFN) was the recipient of major funding from Canada and BC for infrastructure projects as work continues on the nation’s developments.

The federal government first announced $1.7 million to support construction of a drainage pump station at the 135-hectare industrial park adjacent to DeltaPort. About 1,300 jobs over the next three years are forecast at complex named the Tsawwassen Gateway Logistics Centre.

Even more money – $3.7 each from Canada and BC ­ will go toward upgrades to the regional watermain in order to service the nation within Metro Vancouver. TFN is the first nation in BC to sit at a regional board.

Greater Vancouver Water District has already funded about $4.6 million while TFN will shoulder the rest of the $17.6 million project.

When the drainage funding was announced, Chief Bryce Williams said thanked Canada for supporting his nation’s dream.

“TFN is investing over $100 million into the necessary servicing infrastructure to support our Land Use Plan, including sustainable development of commercial, residential, and industrial properties, as we build our revenue base to support a culturally, economically, and socially healthy community.