Big boost for Tomi­fo­bia Trail

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Vic­to­ria Vanier

Fi­nally, a lo­cal trea­sure is get­ting some sup­port from the fed­eral gov­ern­ment. At the be­gin­ning of Au­gust, Min­is­ter of In­ter­na­tional De­vel­op­ment and La Fran­co­phonie and Comp­ton-Stanstead MP Marie-Claude Bibeau an­nounced fi­nan­cial sup­port in the amount of $52,250 for Les Sen­tiers Mas­saw­ippi. The money will be used to con­tinue the work to re­pair and re­build the Tomi­fo­bia Na­ture Trail which was dam­aged in 2015. Much work has al­ready been done on the trail by the or­ga­ni­za­tion to en­sure that it could open ear­lier in the spring, much to the de­light of the many bik­ers and hik­ers who use the trail daily. Although there is still work to be done, peo­ple us­ing the trail can ride from Ayer’s Cliff to Stanstead safely and without any de­tours.

The money comes from the Canada 150 Com­mu­nity In­fras­truc­ture Pro­gram and will be used to in­stall new cul­verts, sta­bi­lize the land, im­prove the signs and re­pair two bridges.

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