Seven local projects will receive total of $458,790 in Canada 150 program

Community Infrastructure Program intended to celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary in 2017

Various sections of the Howard Watson Trail, which was constructed on a former CN Rail right of way, will receive upgrades thanks in part to contributions through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program.

Some seven community projects throughout Sarnia-Lambton will be receiving up to $458,790 in federal funding as part of the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program.

The funding was announced Wednesday (July 29) by Pat Davidson, Member of Parliament.

“Just like the Centennial projects of 1967, many of which are still in use today across Canada, the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program was designed for communities across Canada to join in the celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday by utilizing federal funding for specific infrastructure projects that are communal in nature,” said Davidson.

The contributions are contingent on agreements being signed with various recipients, said the announcement.

The projects include:

Improvement of Howard Watson Nature Trail, Sarnia:  The Bluewater Trails Committee will receive up to $110,000 of a total project cost of $220,000.

Expansion of Trail Network and Addition of Commemorative Foundation and Monument for St. George’s Square: The Township of St. Clair will receive $80,000 of a total project cost of $300,000.

Village of Oil Springs’ Expansion of entrance to improve accessibility: The Village of Oil Springs will receive $24,750 of a total project cost of $50,000.

Expansion of Point Edward Waterfront Park: The Village of Point Edward will receive $100,000 of a total project cost of $512,600.

Improvement and Extension of Howard Watson Trail: The County of Lambton will receive $75,000 of a total project cost of $225,000.

Enniskillen Community Centre Roof Replacement: The Township of Enniskillen will receive $10,000 of a total project cost of $20,000.

Expansion of the Wyoming Pol Facility to include a splash pad: The Town of Plympton-Wyoming will receive $59,040 of a total project cost of $183,000.

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