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Province announces infrastructure funding to area municipalities

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More than $13 million will be divvied up among area municipalities to address critical infrastructure needs, the province announced recently.

“I’m extremely pleased to announce that the Ontario government is providing more than $13.3 million to municipalities in Sarnia-Lambton through the Ontario Community Investment Fund (OCIF),” Sarnia-Lambton MPP Bob Bailey said in a news release.

“OCIF provides funding to eligible communities every year to help them address critical infrastructure needs, including road, bridge, water and wastewater projects.”

The funding includes $6,379,945 for the City of Sarnia, $305,036 for the Village of Point Edward, and $2,376,211 for St. Clair Township.

The County of Lambton will receive $2,339,954.

“Ontario’s small, rural and northern communities, like those in Sarnia-Lambton, are essential to the growth and prosperity of the province,” said infrastructure minister Kinga Surma. “Our government is continuing to provide stable funding to meet local infrastructure needs and provide support in response to pressures from inflation.

“By supporting key community infrastructure projects, we are helping to grow and build safer, more resilient communities for generations to come.”

Sarnia-Lambton OCIF Allocations:

Enniskillen Township — $300,719
Village of Oil Springs — $115,000
Town of Petrolia — $785,810
Town of Plympton-Wyoming — $746,915
Village of Point Edward — $305,036
City of Sarnia — $6,379,945
St. Clair Township — $2,376,211
County of Lambton — $2,339,954

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