Tuesday, April 28, 2015 2:15 pm ·  1 Comment
Ontario is moving ahead with its commitment to provide financial assistance to municipalities severely affected by the December 2013 ice storm.
On February 26, 2014, the former Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing announced that the province would fund close to 100 per cent of eligible municipal response and recovery costs through a one-time Ice Storm Assistance Program.
According to Environment Canada, ice accumulation reached up to 30mm in parts of Southern Ontario, leading to downed trees and problems with local transportation networks. At the peak of the storm, close to 830,000 hydro customers were without power.
A breakdown of financial support received by the municipalities in the Halton riding is as follows:
These costs were originally incurred in order to ensure public safety and to secure access to public roads,sidewalks, and frequently traveled routes.
This is great news for Halton! With this support, the Ontario government is delivering on its commitment to assist those municipalities severely impacted by the 2013 ice storm. This funding is vital to helping cover damage-related costs and will go a long way to keeping our local communities strong.