What's New This Week - January 25, 2024

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Robin Cooke


January 25, 2024

What's New This Week - January 25, 2024

Ontario Helping Municipalities Better Manage Risks Posed by Old Oil and Gas Wells

Province investing $7.5 million to help communities enhance emergency preparedness

January 18, 2024

Natural Resources and Forestry

FOLK COUNTY – The Ontario government is investing $7.5 million over three years to help keep municipalities safe from the risks associated with old and inactive oil and gas wells. The funding will be used by municipalities to enhance emergency preparedness within their communities and prevent emergencies. This investment is the next step in the province’s $23.6 million action plan to tackle the challenges related to legacy oil and gas wells.

“We heard from municipalities across Southern Ontario that they need help addressing the complex challenges related to inactive oil and gas wells in their communities”, said Graydon Smith, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry. “This investment will help municipalities like Norfolk County build capacity through training and the acquisition of equipment, which will increase their understanding of risks and help to mitigate those risks.”

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Ontario and Indiana Sign Agreement to Boost Trade and Investment

New agreement identifies key sectors for cooperation

Today Ontario and Indiana finalized a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to promote increased trade, attract investment and continue to collaborate in key sectors such as infrastructure, energy, life sciences, automotive and advanced manufacturing.

The MOU was signed by Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario, and Eric Holcomb, Governor of Indiana, at a ceremony at the Ontario Legislature. The leaders were joined by Vic Fedeli, Ontario’s Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, and Ann Lathrop, Chief Strategy Officer of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation.

“Ontario and Indiana have always been great partners and this agreement is a tremendous opportunity to further strengthen our economic ties,” said Premier Ford. “As the world continues to face economic uncertainty, it has never been more important to build strong partnerships with other jurisdictions to boost trade, attract investments and create good-paying jobs.”

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Join the fun and get ready to meet new people at the Young Professional's Speed Networking event at the ISO Bar, February 6th, from 6pm to 7:30pm. Make new, lasting connection and new friends with this fun, casual networking event.

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Family Literacy Day Festival Saturday,
January 27, 2024

Let's have a Family Party! January 27 is Family Literacy Day – a celebration of togetherness, discovery, and the joy of learning. Family Literacy Day reminds us how important reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities is as a family. Don't miss out on the fun – learning has never been this exciting!

This Family Literacy Day Lambton County Library is hosting a festival at Sarnia Library in coordination with the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery.

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