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Government of Canada invests $10 million to support green innovators across southwestern Ontario

Posted on Friday, April 29, 2022 03:08 PM

The development and growth of Canada’s green technology sector is a priority for the Government of Canada. The diverse network of promising Canadian businesses in southern Ontario has the ability to be a vital contributor to make Canada a global leader in green technology and manufacturing.

Today, the Honourable Helena Jaczek, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), announced a non-repayable contribution of $10 million for Innovation...

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Government of Canada supports Hamilton Halton Brant Regional Tourism Association

Posted on Friday, April 22, 2022 03:15 PM

Investment will help over 1,300 tourism entities, including Indigenous tourism, recover, while creating and maintaining up to 4,200 jobs

Tourism is essential to the vitality of local businesses and communities across southern Ontario, bringing millions of visitors to the region each year. Indigenous tourism offers unique opportunities for Indigenous cultural expression and preservation to be shared with visitors from around the world. The Government of Canada is continuing to support the tourism...

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Halton Regional Council lifts Mandatory Mask By-law

Posted on Tuesday, April 05, 2022 02:24 PM

On Saturday, March 19, 2022, Halton Regional Council approved an amendment to Halton Region’s Consolidated Mask By-law 47-20 to rescind the by-law effective 12:01 a.m. on March 21, 2022. The amendment was approved at a Special Meeting of Halton Regional Council in order to update Halton’s by-law in alignment with the removal of the Provincial requirements related to the wearing of a mask or face covering in most settings (external link).

Halton’s mask by-law was originally adopted by Regional...

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Town Offering Interest-free Loans for Retrofit Projects

Posted on Tuesday, April 05, 2022 01:28 PM

The Town of Halton Hills launched the Retrofit Halton Hills (RetrofitHH) pilot program today. As part of the program, the Town will provide interest-free loans to fund retrofit projects that help homeowners save on energy costs and improve the comfort and safety of their homes while reducing their impact on the environment. Homeowners approved for the pilot can use the funding to pay for measures such as air sealing, insulation improvements, new heating equipment, solar panels, and more.

The RetrofitHH...

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Ontario Investing $25 Million to Increase Food Processing Capacity

Posted on Thursday, March 17, 2022 10:36 AM

The Ontario government is investing up to $25 million over two years to build up the province’s food processing capacity. The new Strategic Agri-Food Processing Fund Program, which was announced in the 2021 Fall Economic Statement, to increase the province’s food processing capacity, strengthen its food security and position the agri-food sector for economic growth, will launch on April 1, 2022.

Ontario’s food processing sector faces challenges to their ability to process more of the food...