Wiikwemkoong receiving funds for clean energy and heating projects
The Wiikwemkoong Development Commission is receiving $250,000 to train up to 17 Indigenous PSWs while the Kenjgewin Teg Educational Institute is receiving just over $217,000 to train another 15 Indigenous PSWs. Photo supplied by Wikwemikong Development Commission
Wiikwemkoong on Manitoulin Island will share in some funding from Ottawa for a forestry biomass-related energy and heating projects.
According to the release, the feds are providing nearly $13 million in funding as part of its Clean Energy for Rural and Remote Communities Program focusing on reducing community reliance on diesel and replace it with renewable and energy-efficient technology.
The Wikwemikong Development Commission is receiving just over $2,450,000 toward the installation of pellet stoves, biomass boilers, wood pellet furnaces and wood pellet storage silos as part of the community’s wood heating and infrastructure project.