Reported by Brad Aubin

The Ontario government is investing over $5,000,000 to help forestry sector businesses offset the costs of COVID-19 safety measures. The funding will be used for initiatives such as setting up sanitizing stations, providing enhanced cleaning, additional worker training, measures to increase physical distancing as well as purchasing personal protective equipment.

John Yakabuski, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry, , says the government is committed to the ongoing economic recovery and growth of the forestry industry and the funding will help businesses in the sector overcome the challenges they face.

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