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Chong Announces $514,000 for Halton Hills Arena

Government of Canada Celebrates Local Benefits of the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund Georgetown, Ontario – Michael Chong, Member of Parliament for Wellington-Halton Hills, today announced $514,667 in federal funding for the Mold Masters Sportsplex Twin Rink in Georgetown. Across the country, community centres, cultural centres, ice rinks, swimming pools, and other community projects will soon […]

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Chong Announces Drought Assistance for Local Farmers

FERGUS – Michael Chong, Member of Parliament for Wellington-Halton Hills, welcomed news that the Government of Canada, in partnership with the Province of Ontario, is delivering relief for livestock producers in Wellington County and Halton Hills who are facing severe forage shortages as a result of this summer’s dry growing conditions. The governments of Canada […]

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Acton GO Transit Service Begins January 2013

New changes to the GO Transit network will improve access to and from Acton, beginning Monday, January 7, 2013. After a nearly-two-decade absence, the GO Train will once again be a convenient transit option for residents of Acton and other nearby communities in the Town of Halton Hills and Wellington County. The new service is […]

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Chong Praises Decision to Withdraw Mega-Quarry Application

Highland Companies withdraw plans to develop Melancthon quarry after public outcry OTTAWA – Michael Chong, M.P. for Wellington-Halton Hills, today welcomed news by the Highland Companies to cancel the proposed mega-quarry in Melancthon Township. Stretching nearly 2,500 acres, the proposed mega-quarry would have been one of the largest open-pit mines in North America, measuring 3 […]

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Chong Announces $92,236 for Georgetown Globe Productions to Upgrade Old Armoury

Funding will allow for upgrade and improved usage of Old Armoury, while commemorating its role in the First World War GEORGETOWN – Michael Chong, Member of Parliament for Wellington-Halton Hills, today announced $92,236 in support for Georgetown Globe Productions project to create a new local community space for Georgetown while commemorating the town’s military history.  This […]

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Chong Attends Rededication of Rockwood Cenotaph

Federal government invested $33,060 for improvements to local monument ROCKWOOD – Michael Chong, Member of Parliament for Wellington–Halton Hills, today attended the Rockwood Cenotaph rededication ceremony in Rockwood, Ontario. “This special monument honours the service and sacrifices of the local men and women who served in the First and Second World Wars and the Korean […]

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Chong Announces Federal Funding for Local Arts and Culture

EDEN MILLS – Michael Chong, Member of Parliament for Wellington-Halton Hills, today announced a federal investment of $16,000 in the Eden Mills Writers’ Festival.  This investment in arts and culture will increase tourism, create jobs, and boost the local economy. The federal funding will support the 24th and 25th editions of the Eden Mills Writers’ […]

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Chong Visits Proposed Melancthon Mega-Quarry with Environment Minister

FERGUS – Michael Chong, Member of Parliament for Wellington-Halton Hills, yesterday visited the site of the proposed Highland Companies’ mega-quarry in Melancthon Township with the Honourable Peter Kent, federal Minister of the Environment, and David Tilson, Member of Parliament for Dufferin-Caledon.   “I’m pleased that Minister Kent had the opportunity to visit Melancthon and see […]

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Chong Welcomes New Acton GO Station

New station builds upon 2009 federal investment to improve local train service ACTON – Michael Chong, Member of Parliament for Wellington-Halton Hills, welcomed Metrolinx’s announcement that it will begin construction this month on a new Acton GO Transit station, with construction expected to continue into 2013. This new station builds upon the federal government’s $15 […]

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Chong Announces Federal Funding to Restore Erin Cenotaph

ERIN – Michael Chong, Member of Parliament for Wellington–Halton Hills, today announced funding of up to $3,400 to restore the Erin Cenotaph, which was built to honour Veterans and those who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country. “It is our sacred duty to remember and honour our Veterans and the brave men and […]

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