Jeff Green | Jul 02, 2009
Back to HomeFeature Article - July 2, 2009 More federal money for Addington HighlandsBy Jeff Green
Reeve Henry Hogg, MP Scott Reid, Roads Superintendent Royce Rosenblath and councillors Louise Scott and Eythel Grant are all smiles over $556,850 infrastructure money.
“So where should we do the photo this time?” asked Lanark Frontenac Lennox and Addington MP Scott Reid when everyone was gathered at the Addington Highlands township office in the basement of the Flinton Recreation Centre.
Reid presented a ceremonial cheque a few weeks ago in Flinton, and has been presenting cheques regularly over the past month in towns all across the three-county riding that he represents.
“The last time I think we took the photo in front of the Red Pines; let’s try that bench, and we’ll do the other one at the outdoor rink,” he said.
The cheque presentation had been organized in order to mark the $556,850 that has been promised to cover the federal and provincial governments’ contributions towards the Matawatchan Road in the north end of the township, and for work on the Denbigh works garage as well. The money comes from the Build Canada fund.
Those grants were announced a couple of weeks ago, but the big news on this day was a new grant, so new that Scott Reid and his assistant Mike Firth didn’t even have a cheque ready for it. This one is a recreation grant from a fund called the RInC fund, and it is a $124,000 federal contribution, to be matched by the Province of Ontario and the township, towards a coverall roof for the Flinton ice rink, which is located next to the Flinton Recreation Centre.
Members of the Flinton Recreation Committee were on hand to thank Scott Reid for that commitment.
Addington Highlands is one of two townships to receive RInC funding, but none of the Frontenac townships’ applications to the fund were successful.