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Province supporting Kemptville campus master plan

by | Aug 12, 2019 | Local News | 0 comments

Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes MPP Steve Clark announced on Friday, August 9th, that the Municipality of North Grenville will receive $36,000 through the province’s Rural Economic Development (RED) program designed to help rural and Indigenous communities attract investment and create and retain jobs.

Clark was at the Kemptville Campus with North Grenville Mayor Nancy Peckford to announce the municipality will receive the funding to complete a Campus Master Plan.

The project was approved through the last intake of the program in 2018, said Clark, who made the announcement on behalf of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Minister Ernie Hardeman.

“I’m so proud of the work the Municipality of North Grenville has done to revitalize the Kemptville Campus and attract new tenants to this important community asset,” said Clark. “With this investment, our government is helping to ensure that as the campus celebrates its 100th anniversary this fall, the municipality can continue the renewal so it remains a hub for education and economic opportunity for the next century.”

“While plans for the Campus continue to evolve, the municipality is very enthused about the possibilities for education, sustainable business incubation and agricultural innovation in the months and years ahead. There is a great deal to be hopeful about,” said Mayor Peckford.

The RED program has been revitalized to ensure projects will result in tangible benefits to rural communities and to improve the application process and program delivery. Applications to the updated program are now being accepted until September 9, 2019.

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