Ontario Invests in Supportive Housing in Norfolk County

September 8, 2020 Municipal Affairs and Housing Table of Contents Content Quick Facts Additional Resources Related Topics SIMCOE ― The Ontario government is investing over $3.1 million in supportive housing to give people at risk of homelessness in Norfolk County a place to live, along with access to a wide range of services. Funding for the … Continue reading “Ontario Invests in Supportive Housing in Norfolk County”

Ontario supporting agricultural and rural fall fairs and exhibitions

Funding committed to offset lost income from  the cancellation of fall activities and events FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Aug. 21, 2020 SIMCOE — The Ontario government is expanding eligibilty for agriculture societies to apply for funding to help offset the financial losses due to the cancellation of fall fairs, exhibitions and activities during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic.  For this … Continue reading “Ontario supporting agricultural and rural fall fairs and exhibitions”

Ontario supporting the safe re-opening of more spaces at gyms and recreation centres

Province also investing $8 Million to ensure the safe return of amateur sports FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Aug.18, 2020 SIMCOE ― 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 … Continue reading “Ontario supporting the safe re-opening of more spaces at gyms and recreation centres”

Ontario supporting non-profits as province recovers from COVID-19

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Aug. 14, 2020  PORT DOVER– The Ontario government is investing $83 million through the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) to provide grants to help eligible non-profit organizations across the province, including branches of the Royal Canadian Legion, service clubs and conservation organizations, recover from the impacts of COVID-19 and continue to deliver the vital programming our … Continue reading “Ontario supporting non-profits as province recovers from COVID-19”

Ontario supporting local communities with emergency funding

Assistance will help ensure the delivery of critical  public services during COVID-19   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Aug. 12, 2020-08-12 HALDIMAND-NORFOLK — The Ontario government, in partnership with the federal government, is delivering on its commitment to provide urgently needed emergency assistance to Ontario’s 444 municipalities.  Communities in Haldimand and Norfolk will receive funding to address municipal operating … Continue reading “Ontario supporting local communities with emergency funding”

Barrett supports farmers working to help the environment and their operational productivity

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 29, 2020-07-29 SIMCOE The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing more than $2.5 million to help farmers improve environmental sustainability and water quality in the Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair watersheds. In addition to delivering on its continued commitment to protecting our environment, this investment will also improve productivity for … Continue reading “Barrett supports farmers working to help the environment and their operational productivity”

Ontario releases plan for safe re-opening of schools in September

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 30, 2020 TORONTO — The Ontario government has unveiled a plan for safe re-opening of schools in September that prioritizes the health and safety of students and staff, and provides school boards with unprecedented resources and flexibility, while accommodating regional differences in trends of key public health indicators.  “It’s been hard on families to balance … Continue reading “Ontario releases plan for safe re-opening of schools in September”

Province releases final bait management strategy after extensive consultation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:July 21, 2020 TORONTO – The Ontario government released its final bait management strategy to protect the province’s lakes and rivers from the threat of invasive species and fish diseases.  As part of this new strategy, the government will be establishing four bait management zones to limit the movement of live bait across … Continue reading “Province releases final bait management strategy after extensive consultation”

Haldimand and Norfolk reopening for local tourism

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  July 20,2020  PORT DOVER – As Ontario moves forward with the staged reopening of the province, more tourism destinations in Haldimand and Norfolk Counties are reopening so locals can enjoy what makes this area unique. The government is encouraging people to come out and safely explore and enjoy their local attractions, patios … Continue reading “Haldimand and Norfolk reopening for local tourism”

Ontario provides additional support for farmers

Government delivers early on expanded risk management program   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 16, 2020    Toby Barrett, MPP Haldimand-Norfolk welcomed the government’s action to expand the Risk Management Program a year earlier than planned by $50 million for a total of $150 million annually. This funding supports farmers with unforeseen challenges such as fluctuating market prices, … Continue reading “Ontario provides additional support for farmers”