Lennox Island receives almost $40K for infrastructure upgrades

The Lennox Island Development Corporation is receiving nearly $40,000 from the federal and provincial governments for tourism, community and cultural infrastructure upgrades.

New roofs, repairs and expansion work to boost tourism, community

The Lennox Island Development Corporation is receiving nearly $40,000 from the federal and provincial governments for infrastructure upgrades in the community. (CBC)

The Lennox Island Development Corporation is receiving nearly $40,000 from the federal and provincial governments for tourism, community and cultural infrastructure upgrades.

New roofs, upgrades to buildings

According to a press release, the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150) is providing $34,891 while the province is providing $5,000 through the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries' Community Development Program.

The funding will help with installing a permanent roof over the main ceremonial ground as well as upgrades to signs around community buildings and expanding a stage area used for events and tourism. Also, the community centre — the Fisherman's Pride building — is getting a new roof and having repairs done to its exterior.