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Eabametoong to get new police facility

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Compiled by Shari Narine







Eabametoong First Nation, a fly-in community, will be getting a new police facility to replace the existing detachment. The federal government has committed $1.82 million for this project, while the province has anted up $1.68 million. As part of that agreement, Ontario will invest $173.2 million over five years. Funding has come through under the First Nations Policing Program, which provides support for professional, dedicated and responsive policing services for First Nations and Inuit communities. Under the program, the federal government provides 52 per cent in funding, with the provinces and territories contributing 48 per cent. “We are confident that having the new facility will provide a renewed sense of safety and security for our community members,” said Chief Elizabeth Atlookan in a news release.