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Federal funds will help upgrade Espanola recreation complex

By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff

 | Jan 20, 2013 - 10:33 AM |

The Town of Espanola is getting $17,000 from the federal government to complete upgrades to the Espanola Regional Recreation Complex.

Specifically, this funding will be used to install LED lighting for the pool and parking lot at the facility. 

“The Espanola Regional Recreation Complex plays an important role in the ongoing health and well-being of our community,” said Town of Espanola Mayor Mike Lehoux. “Today’s announcement will help make this wonderful facility more cost efficient and safer for residents and guests.”

The funds are being made available through the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund. In Economic Action Plan 2012, the federal government announced further support to help communities across the country modernize their infrastructure.

The Plan identified $150 million over two years for the Fund to support projects that look to improve existing community infrastructure, such as community centres, recreational buildings, local arenas, cultural and other community facilities. 

The fund supports, on a cost-shared basis, repairs and improvements to existing community infrastructure that is accessible for use by the public. Recipients of the fund may receive contributions of up to $1 million and must leverage a minimum of 50 per cent of funding from other sources.

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