The Ontario government is continuing to invest in local community infrastructure projects across Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock through the Community, Culture & Recreation stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program.
Joint provincial, federal and partner funding for eight projects across Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock will help deliver vital services for communities, foster greater social inclusion and improve the quality of life for residents with a combined total of over $12 million.
Four of the projects are located in Haliburton County and total $2,953,426 in joint funding. These projects include upgrading the Haliburton County Rail Trail Corridor; renovating the Kinark Outdoor Centre; improving accessibility at the Minden Library/Cultural Centre, the Lochlin Community Centre, Irondale Community Centre and the Minden Curling Club; as well as rehabilitating the Rotary Beach Park.
Once complete, these projects will improve the quality and safety of recreation facilities in the community, while also creating more modern and accessible recreation options for residents and future visitors.
“Our government recognizes the importance of upgrading local infrastructure that allows more residents to safely enjoy the programming and social events that take place in our Haliburton area community hubs. These exciting projects will positively impact the health and wellbeing of residents while supporting our economic recovery.”
Laurie Scott, MPP for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock
“It is wonderful to be a part of the investments today from both the Provincial and Federal government’s made into the riding of Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock. They will create local jobs and provide economic activity. I would like to congratulate all successful applicants that received funding through the ICIP program.”
Jamie Schmale, MP for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock
“On behalf of the County of Haliburton, I am very pleased to have the opportunity to offer our sincere thanks to both the Federal and Provincial governments for their support of these four projects within #myHaliburtonHighlands. By improving accessibility and creating a number of much needed or long-awaited enhancements at each facility, residents and visitors alike to Minden Hills, Dysart et all, and to the County's rail trail will be able to enjoy safe recreational and cultural opportunities for years to come. Special thanks to MP Jamie Schmale and MPP Laurie Scott for championing these projects on our behalf.”
Liz Danielsen, County Warden and Deputy Mayor of Algonquin Highlands
“On behalf of the residents of Minden I would like to thank Minister Laurie Scott, our local MP Jamie Schmale and both the Provincial and Federal Governments for funding that will benefit Kinark Outdoor Centre and the residents of Minden Hills with accessibility upgrades to a majority of municipal structures. In Covid times it is wonderful to receive such good news.”
Brent Devolin, Mayor of the Township of Minden Hills
The Municipality of Dysart et al is thrilled to be a recipient of this funding to rehabilitate the Rotary Beach park. The upgrades to this area of Head lake park will be appreciated by so many residents and visitors alike. Our parks and outdoor facilities are more important than ever, and this grant will help with accessibility, add some new and exciting features, and rehabilitate others that were in dire need of repair.
Andrea Roberts, Mayor of the Municipality of Dysart et al