Province Announces New Program For Natural Gas Expansion

Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 10:37 AM

The province is launching a new natural gas grant program.

It's to support communities that currently don't have the service but want it brought to their rural and northern areas.

Municipalities and First Nations communities will be able to work with utilities and natural gas distributors to bring forward proposals under a competitive intake process.

While 100 million dollars worth of grants will be available, some communities says it's more than a 100 percent reduction from the previous program that was
in place.