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Ontario Funding In Infrastructure Improvements Will Boost Timmins' Quality Of Life

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Ontario Funding In Infrastructure Improvements Will Boost Timmins' Quality Of Life

TIMMINS - The McGuinty government is helping to build strong communities by upgrading municipal infrastructure in Timmins, Northern Development and Mines Minister and Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) Chair Rick Bartolucci announced today.

"I am gratified to see communities such as Timmins benefit from our government's commitment to improve quality of life for northerners," said Bartolucci. "By helping the community carry out a number of important upgrades to city roads, water and sewer services, we are building a stronger, more prosperous community."

The City of Timmins will use the provincial support for road, water and sewer improvements along portions of Kirby Avenue, Spruce Street North, Bruce Avenue and Father Costello Drive. The provincial funding of $2.5 million is allocated under the Heritage Fund's Northern Communities Capital Assistance Program.

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 job growth.

"A renewed NOHFC is an essential part of the government's commitment to delivering a four-year plan for positive change across Northern Ontario," Bartolucci concluded.

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