June 30/July 7, 2003

Ont to invest $50M in Clean Water Centre, Legacy Trust

WALKERTON, ONT-The Ontario government will construct a building in Walkerton as the home for the new Clean Water Centre of Excellence, Premier Ernie Eves announced recently. The Centre of Excellence, along with the new Clean Water Legacy Trust "will provide access to the best scientific knowledge, research, technology and training to keep Ontario's drinking water safe," said Eves. The province is investing $50 million in the Legacy Trust and the Centre of Excellence to support clean water research and development projects, co-ordination of training in the drinking water field and public education on water quality. Eves also announced the appointment of boards of directors for the two agencies. Joseph Heisz, currently head of the Walkerton Centre for Water Quality Committee, will be the chair of the Centre of Excellence. Carol Stephenson, the new dean of the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario, will be the chair of the Legacy Trust.
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