$5.3-million in federal gas tax funding is flowing to 19 communities in Nipissing-Timiskaming.

MP Anthony Rota announced the money today (Tuesday), saying it’s earmarked for municipal infrastructure like roads, sports and recreation facilities and tourism infrastructure.

North Bay receives the bulk of the money, at $3.2-million.

Mayor Al McDonald says the money is going into one area road resurfacing. He says the number one call they get is to repair the streets and the city has resurfaced 25 per cent of its roads in the last 5 years. McDonald says the city’s allotment is $50,000 more this year.

“Modern and up-to-date community infrastructure helps connect people to jobs and provides access to better community services, attracts new businesses and creates economic growth,” Rota says in a release. “The Government of Canada knows communities are best positioned to identify their specific needs and the federal Gas Tax fund supports them in making those strategic investments.”

Here is the full list:
Anima-Nipissing — $2,239
Bonfield — $122,586
Callander — $234,956
Calvin — $34,538
Chisholm — $76,798
Cobalt — $68,894
Coleman — $36,301
East Ferris — $289,803
Latchford — $23,532
Mattawa — $123,011
Mattawan — $9,851
Nipissing — $103,614
North Bay — $3,262,323
Papineau-Cameron — $59,469
Powassan — $205,404
Temagami — $51,077
Temiskaming Shores — $632,386
Thorne — $1,066
Tilden Lake — $2,239

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