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McGuinty Government Enhances Foleyet Drinking Water Safety

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McGuinty Government Enhances Foleyet Drinking Water Safety

TORONTO - The McGuinty government is delivering positive change by ensuring safe drinking water in the community of Foleyet with an investment of $15,137 to upgrade the local water treatment plant.

Funding from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) was announced today by Northern Development and Mines Minister and NOHFC Chair Rick Bartolucci.

"Our government is committed to ensuring safe drinking water in small communities in the North, and the Heritage Fund will continue to provide assistance to communities that need it," said Bartolucci. "Dependable water infrastructure is critical to attracting new businesses, tourists and residents to Northern Ontario communities."

The provincial investment supports upgrades to the Foleyet LSB water treatment plant, servicing approximately 162 residences of the Local Services Board. The improvements ensure the plant complies with the Drinking Water Systems Regulation. The NOHFC recently announced the extension of its application deadline for the Drinking Water Protection Program to the end of 2005.

The McGuinty government is returning the Fund to its original mandate of fostering private sector job creation. The NOHFC is working in partnership with the private sector and other levels of government to diversify and grow the northern economy and stimulate jobs. It is a vital part of the government's commitment to delivering a four-year plan for positive change across the North.

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