Union Gas invests in safety programs for first nations

$5,000 Gift to Canadian Red Cross Society

THUNDER BAY, ON, June 30, 2011 /CNW/ - Union Gas today announced a $5,000 gift to the Canadian Red Cross Society in support of their First Aid and Injury Prevention Program for Fort William First Nation.

Glenn Burton, Northwest District Manager for Union Gas, presented the donation to Rob Zuback, Manager of Fund Development for Northern Ontario for the Canadian Red Cross Society, at an event held today at the organization's office on Barton Street in Thunder Bay.

"A passionate commitment to safety is central to our business culture and operations at Union Gas," said Burton. "That's why we are so pleased to support this important community safety initiative, as it aligns perfectly with our business values."

The funds will be used to provide education and training on first aid and injury prevention.

Rob Zuback, Fund Development Manager - Northern Ontario, said "the Red Cross is pleased to work with a caring and compassionate company like Union Gas. Their support will allow us to continue to carry out our mission in Northern Ontario helping the most vulnerable to lead safer, healthier lives."

One of the significant contributions Union Gas makes to communities is a passionate commitment to safety, which it demonstrates by meeting or exceeding all safety codes for the construction and operation of pipelines, through an ongoing pipeline maintenance and integrity program, public safety awareness campaigns and support for important community safety initiatives.

Union Gas, a Spectra Energy Company, was founded in 1911 through the amalgamation of three southern Ontario local gas distribution companies.

Union Gas has been privileged to work in over 400 Ontario communities, including a number of them throughout Thunder Bay and Northwest Ontario. In addition to natural gas delivery services for homes and businesses, Union Gas has also contributed to the region through economic investments, jobs, municipal taxes, energy efficiency programs, sponsorships, hundreds of volunteer hours for community organizations, major charitable giving to local organizations like Leadership Thunder Bay, United Way of Thunder Bay, the Regional Food Distribution Association and EcoSuperior Environmental Programs. Today, Union Gas, selected as one of Canada's Top 100 employers in 2011, is the second largest natural gas utility in Canada.

Visit uniongas.com/safety for additional information.

About Union Gas
Union Gas Limited, a Spectra Energy (NYSE: SE) company, is a major Canadian natural gas storage, transmission and distribution company based in Ontario with assets of $5.6 billion and approximately 2,200 employees. For more information, visit uniongas.com.

SOURCE Union Gas Limited

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CONTACT:
Andrea Stass
Manager, Public Affairs and Media Relations
Union Gas Limited
Ph: 519 436-5490 or 1-800-571-8446 ext. 5490
Cell: 519 365-1010
Fax: 519 436-4621
Email: astass@uniongas.com


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