Five com­mu­nity projects get fed­eral fund­ing

The Southern Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

Five projects on the Burin Penin­sula will get more than $131,000 from the Canada 150 Com­mu­nity In­fra­struc­ture Pro­gram (CIP 150).

The fund­ing was an­nounced Fri­day by Judy Foote, Min­is­ter of Pub­lic Ser­vices and Pro­cure­ment and Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment for Bon­av­ista-Burin-Trin­ity.

The money comes the At­lantic Canada Op­por­tu­ni­ties Agency (ACOA).

Two of the projects will also get fund­ing from the prov­ince’s busi­ness/tourism de­part­ment; $53,000 in to­tal.

The Town of Lord’s Cove is re­ceiv­ing $42,590 from CIP 150 and $26,700 from prov­ince to up­grade and im­prove the Sandy Cove Trail, an ex­ist­ing trail and his­tor­i­cal path in the com­mu­nity.

The Grande Mead­ows Golf Course will re­ceive $38,900 from the CIP 150 pro­gram to ren­o­vate the in­te­rior of its club­house. The money will also help resur­face and re­seed por­tions of its course.

The South­ern Hill Trail As­so­ci­a­tion will re­ceive an in­vest­ment from CIP 150 for $27,250 and $27,000 from the prov­ince to ex­tend the Burin Penin­sula ATV Trail­way by 12 kilo­me­tres to con­nect the com­mu­nity of Ter­renceville with other sec­tions of an ex­ist­ing trail sys­tem that runs par­al­lel to route 210 on the Burin Penin­sula.

The For­tune Lions Club will re­ceive $11,850 in fund­ing from CIP 150 to re­place the roof on its build­ing.

The North­west Arm Rod and Gun Club will re­ceive $10,589 in fund­ing from the CIP 150.

The money will adapt part of its cur­rent range for use as a sport­ing clay range and in­volve clear­ance of path­ways, con­struc­tion of shoot­ing sta­tions for tar­get throw­ers and struc­tures to pro­vide se­cu­rity and wa­ter pro­tec­tion for the equip­ment.

CIP 150 is pro­vid­ing up to $300 mil­lion na­tion­ally over two years to sup­port projects to re­ha­bil­i­tate, ren­o­vate and ex­pand com­mu­nity and recre­ational in­fra­struc­ture as part of the Govern­ment of Canada’s ac­tiv­i­ties to hon­our Canada’s 150th an­niver­sary of Con­fed­er­a­tion. The pro­gram is de­liv­ered in New­found­land and Labrador by ACOA.

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