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Hilliard township receives funding to recover from landslide

DCN-JOC News Services
Hilliard township receives funding to recover from landslide

HILLIARD, ONT.Township of Hilliard, Ont. will receive financial support through the Ontario Government’s Municipal Disaster Recovery Assistance (MDRA) program to recover from a landslide.

In October 2019, heavy snowfall and sudden snowmelt resulted in a landslide on Veley Road, a major access route for residents, farmers and emergency service providers.

The MDRA program helps municipalities address extraordinary emergency response costs and damage to essential property or infrastructure like bridges, roads and public buildings, as a result of a natural disaster, explained a release. The township may be eligible for as much as $500,000 in provincial funding which could be used to help rebuild and repair the road.

“As partners with municipalities, we must ensure that everyone in the province has access to the necessary infrastructure and services they need to maintain their quality of life,” said Steve Clark, minister of municipal affairs and housing, in a statement. “By accessing this funding, Hilliard will be able to make essential repairs to local infrastructure that was damaged by the landslide.”

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