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City receives $1 million in additional pandemic relief funding

Funding to help ensure delivery of critical services and keep capital projects on track

The City of Sault Ste. Marie has received $1,050,639 in funding from the Ontario government to help with ongoing COVID-19-related operating costs, local MPP Ross Romano said in a news release issued today.

This funding is to help ensure the delivery of critical services during the pandemic and keep capital projects on track.

“This investment of $1,050,639 in new support is great news for our community,” said Ross Romano, MPP for Sault Ste. Marie. “This investment shows that our government is committed to supporting our municipalities so they can continue to deliver the crucial municipal services we rely on.”

This funding is part of the province’s $500 million investment to help ensure the stability of Ontario’s 444 municipalities as they plan for the year ahead, and is being prioritized to help municipalities hardest hit by the pandemic. It can be used for things like personal protective equipment, cleaning supplies and by-law enforcement.

“The additional support from the Government of Ontario represents a valuable resource as we continue to deliver services while prioritizing the health and safety of community members,” said Christian Provenzano, Mayor of Sault Ste. Marie. “Municipal governments provide important services that residents depend on, and I want to recognize the government for its support of our operations.”