Get­ting an up­grade

The Western Star - - Front Page -

Mar­ble Moun­tain is get­ting an up­grade. Or rather, its con­fer­ence area and the neigh­bour­ing com­mu­nity of Steady Brook will thanks to sig­nif­i­cant govern­ment money com­ing their way. This is after fed­eral and pro­vin­cial fund­ing was an­nounced for the Mar­ble Inn Re­sort, as well as the Steady Brook trailer sys­tem Thurs­day.

Mar­ble Moun­tain is get­ting an up­grade.

Or rather, its con­fer­ence area and the neigh­bour­ing com­mu­nity of Steady Brook will thanks to sig­nif­i­cant govern­ment money com­ing their way.

This is after fed­eral and pro­vin­cial fund­ing was an­nounced for the Mar­ble Inn Re­sort, as well as the Steady Brook trailer sys­tem Thursda.

Some $135,000 of that money is ear­marked to ex­pand the re­sort’s con­fer­ence ser­vices to ac­com­mo­date up to 80 par­tic­i­pants. That is be­ing made avail­able through ACOA’s busi­ness de­vel­op­ment pro­gram.

In ad­di­tion, $53,590 through the pro­vin­cial govern­ment will be used by Mar­ble Re­sort De­vel­op­ment Ltd. to de­velop and im­ple­ment a mar­ket­ing plan.

“The Hum­ber Val­ley is widely rec­og­nized as one of our prov­ince’s key tourism des­ti­na­tions and these in­vest­ments will add to the nat­u­ral at­trac­tions and ameni­ties avail­able in this re­gion,” said Long Range Moun­tain MP Gudie Hutch­ings in a re­lease.

Mar­ble Moun­tain is not the only lo­cal fa­cil­ity get­ting an im­prove­ment. Steady Brook will get $108,280 through ACOA and an ad­di­tional $197,228 from the prov­ince to up­grade its trail sys­tem

With the money, it is ex­pected to the town will be­gin Phase 2 of its sys­tem, which will help de­velop a pedes­trian link to other at­trac­tions in the area, as well as im­prov­ing ex­ist­ing trails, trail­heads, park­ing ar­eas and look­outs.

“I am pleased to see these in­vest­ments for the Mar­ble Inn Re­sort and Town of Steady Brook. Larger con­fer­ence fa­cil­i­ties and an im­proved trail sys­tem will foster eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment and tourism growth in the re­gion,” St. Ge­orge’sHum­ber MHA Scott Reid said in a re­lease. “This fund­ing is an­other great ex­am­ple of how a strong re­la­tion­ship with our fed­eral coun­ter­parts ben­e­fits New­found­land and Labrador.”

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.