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Rural Ontario municipalities receive funding for recreation infrastructure

Rural Ontario municipalities receive funding for recreation infrastructure

TWEED, ONT. — The Counties of Hastings and Lennox and Addington, Ont. are receiving joint government funding for recreation and transit infrastructure.

One of the projects is the revitalization of a recreational trail in Centre Hastings where the existing Moira Lake Trail Bridge will be replaced with a new bridge with new retaining structures to restore access to the trail.

The Eastern Ontario Trails Alliance Trail Network Revitalization Project will repair 21 bridge structures along the Hastings Heritage Trail and sections of the trail with resurfacing and regrading.

Another project, improvements to the Deseronto Community Centre, includes a new roof, HVAC system and the creation of an outdoor sports pad for multi-use recreation. The funding will also go towards the purchase of new accessible transit buses, new bus shelters and other safety improvements in Deseronto.

The Municipality of Marmora and Lake will see improvements to the Legion Park softball diamond; the Township of Stone Mills will replace the arena floor and in-floor refrigeration piping in the Stone Mills Recreation Centre; and the Kiwanis Club of Tweed will rehabilitate the Tweed Kiwanis Memorial Park to make it more accessible, states a release.

The Government of Canada is investing more than $2.6 million in the projects, the Government of Ontario is providing over $2.2 million through the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream and the Public Transit Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada plan. The recipients are contributing more than $1.6 million towards the projects.

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