A ban­ner year for Main Streets

The Glengarry News - - Front Page - - Steven War­bur­ton

It will be a ban­ner year for South Glen­garry, lit­er­ally speak­ing.

The town­ship’s Gen­eral Man­ager of Com­mu­nity Ser­vices, Joanne Ha­ley, wants to use nearly $50,000 in pro­vin­cial fund­ing to pro­cure ban­ners to be flown on South Glen­garry’s Main Streets.

The fund­ing comes from the province’s Main Street Re­vi­tal­iza­tion Ini­tia­tive, which is in­vest­ing up to $26 mil­lion in the project. Ac­cord­ing to the province, “vi­brant main streets help at­tract vis­i­tors, cre­ate jobs and in­crease the com­pet­i­tive­ness of small busi­nesses.”

South Glen­garry is one of 413 On­tario mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties to qual­ify for the fund­ing. Ms. Ha­ley says the town­ship’s share is $49,278. She’d like to use that money to cre­ate ban­ners that will cel­e­brate the area’s Celtic back­ground.

She added that the flags would be unique to their var­i­ous lo­cales. “The Wil­liamstown ban­ners would look dif­fer­ent than the ones in Green Val­ley.”

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