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Rouge land purchase, Gore park receive Québec government funding

The Québec government is contributing to 16 public projects across the MRC d’Argenteuil from its Fonds d’appui au rayonnement des régions (FARR) regional development program.

In total, $1,319,319 was recently announced by Argenteuil Member of the National Assembly Agnès Grondin for 11 projects across the district.

The FARR contributions include two significant environmental conservation and outdoor recreation efforts.

The MRC d’Argenteuil is receiving $500,000 toward the $2.1 million cost of purchasing 1,112 acres/450 hectares of land owned by Hydro-Québec along Rivière Rouge in Grenville-sur-la-Rouge for the creation of a new regional park.  The electrical utility has announced that it intends to sell the property, which has led to concerns about maintaining recreational access to the river and preserving the natural environment.

A FARR contribution of $150,000 is also going towards the establishment of a new nature park at Lac Beattie in Gore.  When completed, the park will feature multi-use, all-season trails, and access for fishing.

Efforts to install fibre-optic cable in industrial parks across Argenteuil are receiving a $265,000 contribution and Argenteuil is included among eight regional municipalities that are also part of a program to develop bio-agriculture and agri-food in the Laurentides region of Québec.  FARR is contributing $140,000 to that project.

The remaining projects receiving FARR funding in Argenteuil include support for recreation and arts programs.

 

James Morgan

James Morgan is a freelance contributor. He has worked for several print and broadcast media outlets. James loves the history, natural beauty, and people of eastern Ontario and western Quebec.

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