Hearst has officially signed a partnership with the community of Constance Lake to improve its waste management.
Thursday the Community Infrastructure Partnership Project was announced, meaning cooperation on waste management between the two communities.
The project, funded by Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada and headed by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, is expected to improve the environment, reduce costs and establish a base for future relations.
Hearst Mayor Roger Sigouin says he is pleased that negotiations were successful, as it will only strengthen the existing relationship between Hearst and Constance Lake First Nations.
Sigouin also says the aim of the project is to allow community members to learn more about neighbouring communities, while also allowing for solid waste services to be shared in order to achieve better environmental and economic results.