The NG Times Newspaper

The Canadian and Ontario Governments have announced extra funding under the COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Funding, a combined new investment of $22.2 million to support infrastructure in communities to help protect the health of residents, create jobs, and promote economic recovery.

This includes more than $350,000 for the North Grenville, Merrickville-Wolford, and the United Counties.

The COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Program is a cost-shared, application-based initiative which is designed to support upgrades to improve and protect important municipal buildings such as town centres and emergency and healthcare facilities.

The funding annoucement added that “additional investments will rehabilitate recreational and community infrastructure across Eastern Ontario, and include improvements to local trail and pedestrian path systems. These investments will provide thousands of residents with access to modern recreational infrastructure where they can safely maintain an active and healthy lifestyle”.

The Municipality of North Grenville will receive $100,000 for the renovation and construction of the reception area of the Municipal Centre. This will pay for reorganizing open areas and installing safety barriers, new IT and telecom wiring, lighting and security doors.

The Village of Merrickville-Wolford will also receive $100,000 for Merrickville Community Centre upgrades. The work will involve upgrading the HVAC system to include an ERV system air exchanger, installing a new indoor generator, and updating the electrical system.

The United Counties of Leeds and Grenville will get $150,525 to install Generac Generators for two county-owned facilities at 32 Wall Street in Brockville and 375 William Street in Gananoque.

In all, the Leeds-Grenville Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes riding will have 13 projects funded for a total of $1,353,673.


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