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Ontario Helps Make Golden Years More Comfortable In Iroquois Falls

Province Funds Heating And Cooling Retrofit At Seniors Manor

SUDBURY - The Ontario government is adding to the comfort of seniors residing at South Centennial Manor in Iroquois Falls by investing in a heating, ventilation and air conditioning system retrofit, Timiskaming-Cochrane MPP David Ramsay announced today on behalf of Northern Development and Mines Minister Rick Bartolucci.

"Providing quality services to our aging population is a staple of a caring community and a caring society," said Ramsay. "These renovations will not only improve living and working conditions at the manor, they will foster favorable conditions for sustaining and creating jobs over the long term."

The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) will invest $1 million in heating, ventilation and air conditioning upgrades to bring the facility up to provincial standards. The long-term care facility, administered by Anson General Hospital, has not undergone a major renovation since it was constructed in the late 1960s.

"Our government is committed to the health and well being of northerners of all ages," said Bartolucci, who also chairs the NOHFC. "That is why we are helping to upgrade this facility."

This is just one more example of how, working together, Ontarians have achieved results in the North.  Other examples include:

•    Investing $20,000 toward the Iroquois Falls Airport Development Business Plan

•    Investing $101,804 in upgrades to water systems in the Township of Black River-Matheson

•    Providing $23,589 to help the Town of Kirkland Lake assess and identify issues and opportunities to facilitate community economic development.

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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