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  • Ontario Launches First-Ever Climate Change Impact Assessment

    Toronto — The Ontario government has selected a consulting team led by the Climate Risk Institute to conduct the province's first-ever multi-sector climate change impact assessment. The study will use the best science and information to better understand where and how climate change is likely to affect communities, critical infrastructure, economies and the natural environment, while helping to strengthen the province's resilience to the impacts of climate change.

  • Ontario Supports Municipalities with Critical Infrastructure Investments

    TORONTO - The Ontario government is investing more than $4.2 million through the Regional Development Program to support important infrastructure projects in the County of Simcoe, the Town of Tillsonburg and the City of Sarnia. These investments will help attract local investment and create jobs as the province starts down the path to renewal, growth and economic recovery.

  • Ontario Supporting the Safe Reopening of More Spaces at Gyms and Recreation Centres

    TORONTO ― The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, is supporting the safe reopening of many sport, fitness and recreation facilities by applying a capacity limit on a per room basis to help more businesses reopen their doors, get more people back to work and promote the return to a healthy and active lifestyle for all Ontarians. Beginning August 15, 2020 at 12:01 a.m., these facilities can have up to 50 patrons for each indoor sport or fitness room, while ensuring physical distancing of at least two metres.

    News Release | Office of the Premier
  • Connecting Residents and Businesses to the Digital Economy in Lambton County

    (Watford, ON) - Ontario is delivering on its commitment to create even more economic and educational opportunities in rural, remote and underserved areas of the province through an improved, modern broadband network in Southwestern Ontario. The province announced that Brooke Telecom has been contracted to bring reliable internet to Lambton County.

  • Ontario Supports New Steel Galvanizing Plant in North Bay

    NORTH BAY - The Ontario government is investing $5 million in Norgalv to help the steel galvanizing company open a new plant in North Bay. The funding is being delivered through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) and will be used to build a new facility, purchase equipment and establish a single production line, creating 45 new full-time jobs.

  • Ontario Supports Plan to Safely Extend the Life of the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station

    PICKERING - The Ontario government is supporting a plan by Ontario Power Generation (OPG) to safely extend the life of the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station. The updated schedule will provide electricity consumers with emission-free, low-cost energy and allow 4,500 high-quality jobs to remain in Durham region longer.

  • Ontario Takes Additional Steps to Better Protect Students and Staff

    TORONTO — The Ontario government is providing more than half a billion dollars in supports to school boards to ensure schools across the province will reopen safely in September and to protect students and staff. These supports will enable school boards to provide more physical distancing in classrooms and direct funding to utilize non-school community spaces, and will allow boards to make adjustments based on their local needs.

    News Release | Education
  • Ontario Launches Consultations to Strengthen Privacy Protections of Personal Data

    TORONTO — Today, the Ontario government launched consultations to improve the province's privacy protection laws. People and businesses from a wide range of sectors, including technology, financial and service, and the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, will have the opportunity to contribute to strengthening transparency and accountability concerning the collection, use and safeguarding of personal information online.

  • Ontario Supports Municipalities by Investing in Local Roads and Bridges

    WINDSOR — The Ontario government is providing $30 million to municipalities through the Connecting Links Program for 2021-22 to build, repair or replace local roads and bridges. This investment will help create jobs and keep people and goods moving as the province continues to recover from COVID-19.

    News Release | Office of the Premier
  • Ontario Supports Economic Development in Almaguin Highlands Region

    The Ontario government is providing $71,780 to Almaguin Community Economic Development (ACED) and the Association for the Promotion of Arts, Recreation and Culture (PARC) to help boost local tourism and economic growth in the Almaguin Highlands region. The funding will be delivered through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC).

  • Ontario Providing Municipalities with up to $1.6 Billion in First Round of Emergency Funding

    TORONTO — The Ontario government, in partnership with the federal government, is delivering on its commitment to provide up to $4 billion in urgently needed one-time assistance to Ontario's 444 municipalities. Municipalities will be provided with up to $1.6 billion as part of the first round of emergency funding under the Safe Restart Agreement. This funding will help municipalities protect the health and well-being of the people of Ontario, while continuing to deliver critical public services, such as public transit and shelters, as the province continues down the path of renewal, growth and economic recovery.

    News Release | Office of the Premier
  • Ontario Releases 2020-21 First Quarter Finances

    TORONTO — The Ontario government is continuing to support the province's recovery from COVID-19 over the long-term while delivering on its commitment to transparency and accountability with the release of 2020-21 First Quarter Finances and an update to Ontario's Action Plan: Responding to COVID-19. To protect the health and economic well-being of the people of Ontario, the government continues to invest and budget for further contingencies in the fight against the COVID-19 outbreak, including providing support to families, businesses, workers, municipalities, long-term care homes and those on the front-lines of the pandemic. These investments bring the government's COVID-19 response action plan to a projected $30 billion, up from $17 billion announced in Ontario's Action Plan: Responding to COVID-19 on March 25, 2020.

    News Release | Finance
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