Union Gas Supports Improvements to Hazelwood Lake Conservation Area Through a $1,000 Grant

Lakehead Region Conservation Authority (LRCA) Cheque Presentation

Ryan Mackett (Community Stewardship/Public Relations Officer, LRCA), Nick Klip (District Manager Northwest, Union Gas), Tammy Cook (Chief Administrative Officer, LRCA) and Michelle Samms (Administrative Assistant District, Northwest, Union Gas)

Thunder Bay, ON, September 7, 2017 - Union Gas, today provided a $1,000 grant to Lakehead Region Conservation Authority (LRCA), which will help fund needed infrastructure repairs at Hazelwood Lake Conservation Area.

The improvements, which include the replacement of a dock, the upgrade of steps leading to it and grading of an approach path will make it easier and safer for visitors including school groups to enjoy the area's many natural attributes.

"At Union Gas, the energy we deliver comes from nature, so we understand the importance of conservation," said Nick Klip, district manager Northwest, Union Gas. "That's why we're pleased to help LRCA maintain local conservation lands, which offer outstanding outdoor recreation and conservation education opportunities for area residents."

"The LRCA is very grateful for this generous contribution from Union Gas, which will help visitors safely access Hazelwood Lake," said Donna Blunt, chair, LRCA. "We very much appreciate having such a valuable community partner."

About Union Gas

Union Gas Limited is a major Canadian natural gas storage, transmission and distribution company based in Ontario with over 100 years of experience and service to customers. The distribution business serves about 1.4 million residential, commercial and industrial customers in more than 400 communities across Ontario. Union Gas is one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2017, and has assets of $8.2 billion and approximately 2,300 employees.  For more information, visit uniongas.com.

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For more information, contact:

Union Gas Limited
David Primorac
External Communications and Media Relations
Ph: 519 436-4600 ext. 5002058

Lakehead Region Conservation Authority
Donna Blunt
LRCA Chair
Ph: 807 344-5857

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