Premier Kenney announces additional funding for Indigenous investment

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and Indigenous Relations Minister, Rick Wilson, made their way to Standoff on Monday night to announce additional funding for Indigenous communities. The Alberta Indigenous Opportunities Corporation project has invested over $160 million since 2019 in three key sectors. They include $93 million for the Cascade Power Project, $40 million for eight First Nations to finance the Northern Courier Pipeline Project and $27 million for the Frog Lake First Nation for a Cogeneration facility. Now, the Alberta government has decided that more areas need addressing including agriculture, transportation and telecommunications.

The province says 80 per cent of Indigenous households in Alberta and 67 per cent of rural households do not have access to the CRTC internet target speeds.

Micah Quinn

After graduating from Mount Royal University in Calgary with a Broadcasting Diploma, Micah made the trek down to Lethbridge to work for Bridge City News. He has previously worked at City TV Calgary on the Breakfast Television morning show. He looks forward to connecting with this community, and reaching a new audience. Micah has a passion for interviewing and finding out why people think the way they do. You’ll often find him pursuing local feature stories and hard news.

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