Work to rehabilitate the walls of the Grenville Canal could begin at any time.

“It will begin soon,” said Grenville village Mayor Pierre Thauvette.

The federal and Québec governments have each contributed $2.5 million for the $5 million project to reconstruct the stone walls at the west end of the canal. The walls have deteriorated to the point where stone has fallen into the water or sections of wall have collapsed, leaving the canal unsafe for navigation.

Pathway project

Plans remain in place to reconstruct a section of recreational pathway in Grenville. According to Thauvette, work will take place in August and September on the path that meets rue Principale in the small park called Parc Scotia, which is across from the former Banque Laurentienne building.