Curling club local governments get cash from feds

A few large infusions of money are coming to Haliburton County through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program.

Highlands East will receive more than $23000 to improve the curling club; Camp Wanakita will receive $100000 for rehabilitation work; and the County of Haliburton will receive $100000 to repair Howland Junction Bridge on the Rail Trail.

More than $333000 was awarded to organizations in the riding according to a press release from MP Jamie Schmale’s office.

“Infrastructure investments help with long-term sustainable economic growth in our municipalities” said Schmale. “Funding these important community assets will leave a lasting legacy that will contribute to our celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation.”

The program channels money from FedDev Ontario which received more than 1000 applications. This was “intake two” of the $300 million national program.

Eligibility was based on project readiness scope funding from other sources and extent to which projects support a clean growth economy the release stated.