Trent Hills celebrates Government of Canada grant



    CAMPBELLFORD, ON, Aug. 5 /CNW/ - Rick Norlock, Member of Parliament for
Northumberland-Quinte West, was in Trent Hills today to celebrate the $404,377
Ontario Potable Water Program (OPWP) grant awarded to the municipality.
    The OPWP, announced in February 2008, provides up to $50 million in
financial support to promote local economic development in municipalities that
have experienced increased costs for their Canada-Ontario Infrastructure
Program (COIP) water projects to comply with changes to Ontario drinking water
regulations.
    "This Government of Canada grant will increase sustainability for the
local community,'' said MP Norlock. "Through the Ontario Potable Water
Program, our Government is continuing to promote economic growth, a cleaner
environment and stronger, more prosperous communities."
    "Hastings and Warkworth water customers are thrilled to receive this
funding and we deeply appreciate the support provided by our MP Rick Norlock
and the Government of Canada," said Hector Macmillan, Mayor of the
Municipality of Trent Hills.

    Municipalities may be considered for financial support under the program
upon completion of their COIP drinking water projects. As projects are
completed, Industry Canada officials will contact these municipalities
directly to confirm their eligibility and interest in applying for the OPWP.
Once applications are assessed, municipalities will be informed and grants
will be announced. Financial support under the OPWP must be delivered to
municipalities by March 31, 2011.

    For more information on the OPWP, please visit www.ic.gc.ca.





For further information:

For further information: Laryssa Waler, Press Secretary, Office of the
Honourable Tony Clement, (613) 957-0200; Media Relations, Industry Canada,
(613) 943-2502

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