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Province Improves Water Quality In Schreiber

McGuinty Government Supports Northern Prosperity

THUNDER BAY - The McGuinty government is increasing the quality of drinking water in the North by investing in upgrades to the Schreiber water treatment plant, Northern Development and Mines Minister Rick Bartolucci announced today.

"We are on the side of northerners. That's why we are helping to improve the quality of drinking water in communities throughout the North," said Bartolucci, who is also chair of the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC). "Reliable infrastructure is the foundation strong and healthy communities are built upon."

The NOHFC is providing $201,379 toward upgrades that will bring the Township of Schreiber's water treatment plant into compliance with the Drinking Water Systems Regulation. Upgrades will include the installation of turbidity meters, a water flow meter, a treated water chlorine analyser and post-chlorination systems.   

"Clean, quality drinking water is a fundamental resource to which all northerners deserve access," said Thunder Bay Superior North MPP Michael Gravelle. "By investing in projects such as this we are increasing the quality of life in our northern communities."

Other ways the McGuinty government is supporting economic development in the Schreiber area include:

•    Providing $119,300 to the Schreiber Heritage & Tourism Committee toward the establishment of a Railway Heritage and Festival site

•    Providing $107,800 to the Town of Schreiber for the development of a business plan that will examine the feasibility of establishing a municipal employee training centre to serve the Superior North region.

These initiatives are part of the government's Northern Prosperity Plan. It has four pillars: Strengthening the North and its Communities; Listening to and Serving Northerners Better; Competing Globally; and Providing Opportunities for All.

Laura Blondeau
MNDM - Sudbury
(705) 564-7454    

Michel Lavoie
MNDM - Sudbury
(705) 564-7125



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