The Ontario Government has announced that the EPCOR Southern Bruce Project will be eligible for up to $22 million in funding under a sustainable long-term expansion program This investment will bring natural gas to several communities in the Southern Bruce region, including the Bruce and Grey Counties, and the Bruce Energy Centre.EPCOR'S Susannah Robinson, Vice President, Ontario welcomed the announcement. "This is great news for businesses, farms and families in rural Ontario who will now have access to safe, reliable and affordable natural gas. Today's announcement opens the door to an exciting new chapter for these communities, and EPCOR looks forward to being a part of it," she said.EPCOR has filed a Leave to Construct with the Ontario Energy Board. Pending regulatory approvals, a summer 2019 construction start date is expected.
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The Ontario Government announces funding for the EPCOR Southern Bruce Natural Gas Project. From left: Mark Roger, Lawyer for Municipality; Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound MPP Bill Walker; Huron-Bruce MPP Lisa Thompson; Huron-Kinloss Mayor Mitch Twolan; Kincardine Mayor, Anne Eadie; Arran-Elderslie Mayor, Steve Hammell.