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New outdoor spaces being created in the area

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A couple of area communities are receiving federal funding to create new outdoor spaces.

Marc Serré, MP for Nickel Belt, announced just over $111,000 in funding for the projects in St.-Charles and Markstay-Warren.

Over $31,000 from Canada’s Healthy Communities Fund will support St.-Charles’ efforts to create two picnic areas near Lake Nipissing and Lake Nepewassi.

The picnic areas will include picnic tables and a walking trail with access to the lake.

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The $80,000 invested in Markstay-Warren, provided through the COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream will support playground improvements in Hagar and Warren.

The money will also create walking trails surrounding three municipal parks in Markstay, Hagar and Warren.

“Updated and accessible municipal infrastructure is critical for the economic growth and social development of communities,” says Serré. “Rural communities face added challenges when accessing funding for municipal infrastructure and I commend our government for listening and implementing new funding streams tailored to getting important projects to completion. I look forward to hearing the positive benefits of these upgrades and continue working with municipal governments to advance their priorities.”

 

(L-R) Stephen Salonin, Mayor of Markstay-Warren and Marc Serré, MP for Nickel Belt. (Photo supplied)
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