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Ontario Providing Relief to Thunder Bay in Flood Recovery

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Ontario Providing Relief to Thunder Bay in Flood Recovery

McGuinty Government Supports Recovery Efforts

Ministry of Municipal Affairs

The McGuinty government is committing up to $16 million to the City of Thunder Bay, the Township of Conmee and the Municipality of Oliver-Paipoonge to help recover from recent flood damage.

Ontario is declaring the affected lands a disaster area for the purpose of the Ontario Disaster Relief Assistance Program. The funding will go towards covering extraordinary costs to the municipalities and to assist individuals for costs not met by insurance.

Provincial officials are working with municipal staff to assess the full extent of flood damage and determine all eligible costs.

Quick Facts

  • Flooding in the Thunder Bay area occurred May 27-28, 2012 due to severe rainfall.
  • The Ontario Disaster Relief Assistance Program covers the costs of returning essential items to pre-disaster condition for people who have suffered damage in designated disaster areas.

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Kathleen Wynne

“Our government is committed to helping the residents, emergency workers and municipal officials for their efforts to get their communities back on their feet. It's important that we support one another during these difficult times.”

Kathleen Wynne

Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing

Michael Gravelle

“This provincial response will go a long way in relieving our communities from the extraordinary costs caused by this disaster.”

Michael Gravelle

MPP Thunder Bay-Superior North

Bill Mauro

“There has been tremendous personal loss and suffering in several of our communities. Our provincial assistance will reduce the financial burden on municipalities and individuals.”

Bill Mauro

MPP Thunder Bay-Atikokan

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