Wellington North celebrates Government of Canada grant

    KENILWORTH, ON, July 4 /CNW/ - Gary Schellenberger, Member of Parliament
for Perth-Wellington, was in Wellington North today to celebrate the $83,980
Ontario Potable Water Program (OPWP) grant awarded to the Township.
    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
    "The Government of Canada's support of this project will increase
sustainability for the local community," said MP Schellenberger. "Through the
Ontario Potable Water Program, the Government of Canada is fostering a growing
economy and a cleaner environment for the people of Wellington North."
    "We are pleased to have received this support from the federal government
for community development," said Mike Broomhead, Mayor of the Township of
Wellington North.
    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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