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Thursday, December 21, 2017

No Natural Gas for Allenford

South Bruce Peninsula | by John Divinski  

South Bruce Peninsula Council disappointed at Ministry of Infrastructures decision to deny application.

It wasn't the news South Bruce Peninsula Council wanted to hear but natural gas service will not be expanded into Allenford.
Mayor Janice Jackson says the town received a letter from the Ministry of Infrastructure in early December announcing the decision.
Jackson, at the December 19th council meeting, called it "Unfortunate and disappointing," news.
She says, "Almost all of the municipalities that were involved (in the process) were turned down."
You may recall the issue came up in July when Allenford businessman Barry Kruisselbrink of Barry's Construction offered to pay $10,000 over 10-years as the municipality's contribution to the initial application.
The applications received by the province totalled five-million-dollars with the funding program being for one-million.  
However, it wasn't meant to be for Allenford.
Councillors will write a letter of thanks to Kruisselbrink for his efforts.
Meanwhile, Mayor Jackson says in the future, "We will always seek out any option or ability to bring natural gas to any of our unserviced communities."
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