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McGuinty Government Helps Improve Water Quality In Chapleau

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McGuinty Government Helps Improve Water Quality In Chapleau

TORONTO - The McGuinty government is protecting the Town of Chapleau's drinking water and helping attract new business opportunities by investing $111,053 in upgrades to the local water treatment plant.

Funding from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) was announced today by Algoma-Manitoulin MPP Mike Brown, on behalf of Northern Development and Mines Minister and NOHFC Chair Rick Bartolucci.

"I am pleased that the Heritage Fund could help the people of Chapleau improve their drinking water quality," said Brown. "These improvements provide another selling point as the town markets itself to the business community and works to welcome new residents."

The Town of Chapleau's water treatment plant will be upgraded to comply with the Drinking Water Systems Regulation. Work will include improving chlorination controls, valve openings and spill containment capabilities.

"Protecting drinking water quality is a key government priority. Projects like this also demonstrate our commitment to helping position northern communities to enjoy increased business opportunities and create jobs," added Bartolucci. "This is exactly the type of investment the North needs as it sets its course for the future."

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 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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