Investment in health and safety benefits West Lincoln

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Investment in health and safety benefits West Lincoln

WEST LINCOLN, ON, Jan. 25 /CNW/ - The residents of the Township of West Lincoln will soon see improvements to the West Lincoln Arena in Smithville through an investment announced today under the Canada-Ontario Infrastructure Program.
This investment will make an important contribution to a robust, healthy and safe environment in the Township of West Lincoln. John Maloney, MP for Erie-Lincoln, the Honourable Tim Hudak, Ontario's Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation and MPP for Erie-Lincoln, and Katie Trombetta, Mayor of the Township of West Lincoln announced the investment today.
Improvements to the West Lincoln Arena include replacing outdated refrigeration equipment to avoid the threat of possible ammonia gas leakage and upgrades to the electrical system to comply with current standards. The arena is used year-round by area residents of all age groups for a variety of activities, from hockey and ice-skating to fitness and youth programs, as well as the annual Smithville Agricultural Fair.
The Government of Canada through Industry Canada and the Government of Ontario through SuperBuild will each contribute up to $30,133 to the project.
The Township of West Lincoln will invest the balance of the total project cost of $90,400.
"These improvements to the Smithville Arena will mean more visitors and lower energy costs," said Mr. Maloney. "I am pleased that the Government of Canada, through the Canada-Ontario Infrastructure Program, is making this wise investment in the recreational infrastructure of our community."
"Through SuperBuild, we are investing in and building strong communities across Ontario," said Minister Hudak. "Sport, culture and tourism facilities have a significant impact in our communities and by improving health and safety conditions to meet community needs, we are creating jobs and enhancing local economic development."
"We are very pleased to get this level of support from both the federal and provincial government to address health and safety concerns at the West Lincoln Arena," said Mayor Katie Trombetta. "This facility is used by all age groups year round and it is important to ensure the safety and well being of our citizens."
This is one of a series of matching federal and provincial investments to help municipalities protect the health and safety of their residents through essential infrastructure projects totalling more than $158 million to date in Ontario. More announcements under the Canada-Ontario Infrastructure Program are coming.
Allan Rock, Minister of Industry, and the Honourable Tim Hudak, Ontario Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation, are the ministers responsible for implementing the Canada-Ontario Infrastructure Program.

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For further information: Contacts: Salter Hayden, Township of West Lincoln, (905) 957-3346; Jonathan Leigh, Minister's Office, Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Recreation, (416) 326-7639; Matthew Gordon, Minister's Office, Ontario Ministry of Finance, (416) 325-9673; Mohammed Nakhooda, Ontario SuperBuild Corporation, (416) 325-1697; Selena Beattie, Office of Allan Rock, (613) 995-9001; Sam Boonstra, Industry Canada, (416) 952-0468; For more information visit: www.ic.gc.ca/coip-pico or www.SuperBuild.ca