The President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) announced a CAD 1.4 million investment through FCM’s Green Municipal Fund (GMF) to help reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in communities in Northern Ontario.
- the town of Espanola will receive CAD 1.28 million for its biosolids management and digester optimization project. The project will reduce 591 tons of CO2eq emissions over the next 20 years, lower energy consumption by 40% and save CAD 100k annually in biosolid hauling and treatment costs;
- the city of Timmins will receive CAD 86.5k to investigate opportunities to transform its wastewater pollution control plant into a net-zero resource recovery facility;
- the city of Kenora will receive CAD 40k to advance climate action with a Sustainable Neighbourhood Action Plan (SNAP) to reduce emissions, cut energy waste and move toward more sustainable sources of energy;
- the town of Bracebridge will receive CAD 36k to study the feasibility of building a net-zero recreational and cultural centre.