Upgrading essential water infrastructure in Haines Junction

This is a joint news release between the Government of Canada and the Government of Yukon.

The Village of Haines Junction is upgrading over one kilometre of water and sanitary sewer pipes and over four kilometres of roads and alleys after a joint investment of $10 million from the federal and territorial governments.

Announced by MP Dr. Brendan Hanley, Minister Richard Mostyn and Mayor Bruce Tomlin, this project will build on previous water, sewer and road upgrades by replacing more of the aging pipes and roads to support the municipality and its future housing developments.

The federal government is investing $7,500,000 through the Green Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. The Government of Yukon is investing $2,500,000.

We are proud to be investing in Yukoners’ quality of life with the Government of Canada and are grateful for their funding. This project addresses critical infrastructure needs that are essential to the everyday lives of Haines Junction residents. As our territory grows, we are committed to meeting the expanding needs of our communities and building a strong, sustainable future for Yukoners.

Minister of Community Services Richard Mostyn

Modern infrastructure ensures the strength and sustainability of communities across the Yukon. Today’s announcement is more than water, sewer and road upgrades. It is an essential investment in the prosperity, health and safety of current and future residents of Haines Junction. We are committed to ensuring that all Canadians, including those who live in rural and remote areas, can depend on their infrastructure, now and into the future.

Member of Parliament for Yukon, on behalf of the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities Dr. Brendan Hanley

The Phase 4 project in Haines Junction represents a significant milestone as it brings nearly all our water and sewer infrastructure up to current standards. This $10 million investment will improve our essential services and help to enhance our roads, supporting both current residents and future growth. We are grateful for the continued support from our federal and territorial partners in helping us build a safer, healthier and more sustainable community.

Mayor of the Village of Haines Junction Bruce Tomlin

Quick facts 
  • The Green Infrastructure stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program helps build greener communities by contributing to climate change preparedness, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and supporting renewable technologies.

  • Including today’s announcement, almost 30 infrastructure projects under the Green Infrastructure Stream have been announced in the Yukon, with a total federal contribution of more than $134.2 million and a total territorial contribution of over $35.6 million. 

  • Under the Investing in Canada Plan, the federal government is investing more than $180 billion over 12 years in public transit projects, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation routes, and Canada's rural and northern communities.

Media contact 

Laura Seeley
Cabinet Communications
867-332-7627
Laura.Seeley@yukon.ca

 

Taylor Harvey
Communications, Government of Yukon
867-332-1237
Tayor.harvey@yukon.ca

 

David Fairbank
Chief Administrative Officer
Municipality of Haines Junction
867-634-7100 ext. 102
cao@hainesjunction.ca

 

Micaal Ahmed
Communications Manager 
Office of the Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities
343-598-3920
micaal.ahmed@infc.gc.ca 

 

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News release #: 
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