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November 5, 2014
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Miscouche and Wellington projects receive Island Community Fund support

Fisheries, Aquaculture and Rural Development

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A provincial investment of approximately $145,000 through the Island Community Fund has been made to support three projects in Miscouche and Wellington, says Minister of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Rural Development Ron MacKinley.

“These projects address the needs of the community and help support public safety and the revitalization of community infrastructure,” said Minister MacKinley. “My department is pleased to partner with local community organizations who share in the province’s goal to enhance the quality of life of Islanders.”

The Province of Prince Edward Island, through the Island Community Fund, partnered with three community organizations to fund the projects.

• The Community of Miscouche received $102,000 to renovate the Miscouche Recreation Centre. Renovations include new flooring, drywall, insulation, lighting, and exterior siding and windows.

• The Community of Wellington Inc. received $30,260 to upgrade the Old Mill Park. Renovations include new trails, lighting, and improved accessibility for recreational fishing.

• The Community of Wellington Inc. received $12,165 to upgrade equipment at the Wellington Fire Department.

The total value of the three projects is approximately $240,000.

“The Community of Miscouche is extremely pleased to receive funding to renovate the Miscouche Recreation Centre,” states Peter Mallett, Chair for the municipality. “The upgrades will make the facility more attractive and user-friendly while increasing the energy efficiency of the building. Overall, the building will become more economically sustainable.”

“The Island Community Fund helps build stronger rural communities by enhancing economic opportunities, supporting recreational opportunities, increasing public safety and strengthening community spirit,” said Minister MacKinley. “The Province of Prince Edward Island will continue to invest in projects that support our Island communities from tip to tip.”

Since 2009, the Island Community Fund has invested nearly $20 million to support more than 400 projects across the province, with a total project value of $67 million.

Media Contact: April Gallant
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