COUNTIES COUNCIL REVIEWS COMMUTER CYCLING REPORT
The new provincial government cancelled a program the previous government set up to help support commuter cycling projects in Ontario. But not before the United Counties of Prescott-Russell and a few other municipal governments managed to get grants approvals from the first year run of the five-year program.
“They do need to adopt it,” said Marc Clermont, public works Director for the United Counties of Prescott-Russell (UCPR), about a consultant’s report that was recently presented to counties council, “so we can proceed with the work, using the grant.”
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