Two tile drainage projects in the Rainy River district of Ontario have received more than $1.3 million in funding from the provincial government, a Sept. 16 news release says.
“Our government is proud to invest in tile drainage projects that lead to larger, healthier crops, local food sources and good jobs for the people of northwestern Ontario,” Greg Rickford, minister of northern development, mines, natural resources and forestry, says in the release.
The investments include:
- $1 million for Rainy River Future Development Corporation to administer a two-year tile drainage program. The program would support the installation of tile drainage on approximately 1,900 acres of land and benefit a consortium of 10 farmers in the district. The project will create two part-time jobs.
- $374,833 for Tait Bros Contracting Ltd. to purchase equipment in order to expand its tile drainage installation business into northwestern Ontario and establish an office in Rainy River. The project will create three full-time jobs.