Minister McKenna will visit Napanee and Kingston to highlight actions protecting the environment and building a more sustainable future

Minister McKenna will visit Napanee and Kingston to highlight actions protecting the environment and building a more sustainable future

Posted on: July 25, 2018 8:26 am

Kingston, Ontario – July 25, 2018 –The Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, will travel to Napanee and Kingston tomorrow to make announcements on protecting nature and meet with local representatives who are taking climate action to protect the environment and grow the economy.

Minister McKenna will highlight actions the Government of Canada is taking to protect the environment, grow the economy and build a more sustainable future for generations to come.

Event: Announcement with the Nature Conservancy of Canada and media availability

Minister McKenna will join the Nature Conservancy of Canada and Mike Bossio, MP for Hastings—Lennox and Addington, to announce the expansion of an important conservation area and an open house at the NCC’s new office in Napanee.

Date: Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Time:
10:00 a.m. (EDT)
Location:
Nature Conservancy of Canada, Napanee Office
47 Dundas Street East
Napanee, Ontario

Please note that owing to construction on Dundas Street, the main door to the office may be inaccessible. Media are asked to use the parking lot behind the building, off John Street, and enter through the back door of the building. There will be signs to direct guests.

Event: Visit to Kingston General Hospital

Located in the “Sustainable City of Kingston,” Kingston General Hospital recently underwent a $10 million, five-year effort to upgrade its energy systems. Media representatives can join the Minister on her tour of the facility.

Date: Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Time:
1:00 p.m. (EDT)
Location:
76 Stuart Street
Kingston, Ontario

Event: Media availability following a meeting with City of Kingston Mayor

Minister McKenna will meet with Kingston Mayor Bryan Paterson to highlight local and municipal-led climate action and sustainable initiatives in Kingston. Following the meeting, the Minister will participate in a media availability and photo opportunity at Kingston City Hall.

Date: Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Time:
2:30 p.m. (EDT)
Location:
Kingston City Hall
216 Ontario Street
Kingston, Ontario

Event: Visit of the Rideau Heights Community Centre and Library

Minister McKenna will visit the recently constructed Community Hub in the City’s North End that was built to LEED Silver standard

Date: Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Time:
3:00 p.m. (EDT)
Location:
Rideau Heights Community Centre and Library
89 MacCauley St.
Kingston, Ontario

Event: Visit of the Gord Edgar Downie Pier

Minister McKenna will visit the newly constructed Gord Downie Pier, the first deep water swimming pier in Kingston.

Date: Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Time:
3:30 p.m. (EDT)
Location:
Breakwater Park
King Street East
Kingston, Ontario

Media representatives who wish to attend any of the above events are asked to register by email with Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Media Relations.

Please note that media should arrive 10 minutes in advance of each event.

Contacts

Caroline Thériault
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change
613-462-5473
caroline.theriault2@canada.ca

Media Relations
Environment and Climate Change Canada
819-938-3338 or 1-844-836-7799 (toll free)
ec.media.ec@canada.ca

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