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Lake Country receives $6.7 million in one-time grant for growing population

The grant is from the province’s Growing Communities Fund
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It’s big news for Lake Country.

The district has received $6,778,000 under the province’s Growing Communities Fund.

The province recently announced $1 billion in new, one-time grants would be allocated to local governments to build infrastructure and amenities to meet unprecedented population growth.

“The funding is appreciated and greatly needed, and council will consider all options in the best interests of the whole community,” said Mayor Blair Ireland.

“As the funding is for projects that require one-time funding, such as infrastructure, roads, water, sewer, recreation options, or community amenities as outlined by the province, the funding will not be available for offsetting property tax increases. We have many infrastructure and amenities needs where this funding will be very useful.”

District staffers are currently gathering information on how the funds can be used and recommendations will be made to council.

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