Stratford to receive more than $50,000 in unexpected funding from the province to support revitalization projects in the city’s downtown

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31 January 2018 22:33:04 Home Stories

It isn’t every day that the city finds itself with thousands of dollars in extra money to spend. Full article on Stratford to receive more than $50,000 in unexpected funding from the province to support revitalization projects in the city’s downtown

Vice Alle News Time31 January 2018 22:33:04


City sets sights on downtown revitalization

1.0562236 23 November 2017 22:11:09 Home Stories

The City of Camrose is set to develop a vision for the downtown.

Vice Alle News Time23 November 2017 22:11:09

HPHA hospitals to receive more than $2.5 million in building repair and upgrade funding from the province

0.841192 14 July 2017 01:13:47 Home Stories

At the Stratford General Hospital Thursday afternoon, Guelph MPP and president of the Ontario Treasury Board, Liz Sandals, announced more than $2.5 million in funding for building repairs and upgrades at four Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance (HPHA) hospitals.

Vice Alle News Time14 July 2017 01:13:47

Reevely: Feds and province fund Ottawa water projects ... but less than half of what the city asked for

0.67949826 23 May 2017 20:54:44 Ottawa Citizen - News

Ottawa is stuck figuring out how to pay for almost two dozen water projects it's already got underway after the federal and provincial governments turned down more than half of the city's requests to their multibillion-dollar programs for new pipes and treatment plants. That's the flip side of an announcement by Mayor Jim Watson, Infrastructure Minister Bob Chiarelli and Ottawa South MPP David McGuinty at City Hall on Tuesday morning: The city is getting $45 million from the two bigger governments for everything from a new snow dump on West Brook Drive in Stittsville to better ventilation at the main sewage plant in Gloucester. New anti-flood measures in Bridlewood, a bunch of new culverts, you name it. Between them, the upper governments are covering three-quarters of the costs of 18 such projects in Ottawa, among several dozen in Eastern Ontario at large. But the city's on its own for another 22. Public-works projects are the cornerstones of the economic plans at both Queen's Park and Parliament Hill. Ontario's promising a $190-billion construction program over 13 years, having started pouring money into it after the 2014 election. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's nationwide promise is for about the same amount, spread over 12 years. It's a stunning amount of money. A whole year's budget for Ontario, for everything the provincial government does, is about $130 billion. But we have skimped for a long time and crumbling roads and leaky water mains are the result. They'll probably be OK for a little bit longer, we've kept telling ourselves, and we've mostly been right but eventually anything will start to fall apart. "The combination of years, if not decades, of infrastructure deficits and new growth requirements are truly daunting," Chiarelli said. "We know that every dollar invested in infrastructure is a dollar we're investing in quality of life." And in employing construction workers, engineers and planners. Since city governments own a lot of the roads and bridges and transit lines and water systems in Canada, a lot of the money involved has to go to municipalities first. Naturally mayors have all lined up outside ministers' doors, holding open big sacks and waiting for the cash to burst forth. Which is what Ottawa did, and assumed there'd be money for everyone. All 18 of the projects funded Tuesday officially started more than a year ago, at the beginning of April 2016, though that's a paper formality, indicating the city's readiness to roll and not the actual beginning of work. The other 22 have some city money set aside but only a quarter of what it'd take to complete them, because the other governments were supposed to fill the rest of the sack. Now, said city infrastructure manager Alain Gonthier, he's got some thinking to do. "We're now going to go back to council to identify the projects that were not approved, how will we be able to fund these projects?" he said. This is a lunatic way to pay for clean water to drink and for sewer systems that don't befoul our rivers. We're not talking about massive national-scale efforts. We're talking about $50,000 creek dredgings. We're talking about a $4,000 project in Montague Township to "exercise" its water valves, and a $4,700 pump for Madawaska Valley's sewer plant, all awaiting a yea or nay from the feds. A city government decides what it needs to build and buy but then has to go begging other governments for money to do it. Deciding takes longer than a fingersnap, so while the city is making its list, it needs to have some idea how much money it might have to work with, so the bigger governments that have the money announce zillion-dollar construction programs with planning horizons that go beyond a decade. A dozen budgets, changeable economic conditions and two or three elections — meaning, potentially, two or three changes of governing party — will be in the way. Even now, with the spending promises fresh and everybody keen, Ottawa gets funding for fewer than half the things it wants. But it had to put its own quarter-share of the project funding aside and be ready in case the province and feds said yes. Keeping cities as supplicants seeking largesse from patrons in richer governments actually gets less stuff built and draws out the process. But it does maximize the number of mutual fondlings the politicians can organize to congratulate themselves for doing what governments are supposed to do. So at least there's that.

Vice null Time23 May 2017 20:54:44

$12.2M more for downtown revitalization?

0.67353714 26 October 2016 00:58:00 Home Stories

Over the next two days council will consider approving $12.2 million for downtown revitalization and $1.7 million in additional funding for a Thurlow road reconstruction and service extension project.

Vice Alle News Time26 October 2016 00:58:00

Oakville's Support & Housing Halton to receive more than $155,000 from Province

0.6307376 27 September 2016 23:23:28 Halton-News (from

OAKVILLE- Oakville’s Support and Housing Halton will receive more than $155,000 from the Province this year as part of a funding campaign aimed at strengthening community health care.

Vice Alle News Time27 September 2016 23:23:28

Non-profits receive funding boost from province

0.61087376 08 April 2016 18:17:16 News Stories

Several local organizations are getting a funding boost.

Vice Alle News Time08 April 2016 18:17:16

City receives funding for infrastructure projects

0.604944 04 August 2015 20:12:39 News Stories

The $8.87 million in Municipal Sustainability Initiative funding promised to Airdrie by the former Conservative government—to be used for infrastructure projects and operating funding—has been confirmed by the NDP government.

Vice Alle News Time04 August 2015 20:12:39

Milton Community Fund receives support from OLG

0.5909891 26 June 2015 16:47:07 Halton-News (from

Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) provided the Milton Community Fund with a $250,000 boost on Tuesday.

Vice Alle News Time26 June 2015 16:47:07

COM DEV receives funding support for R&D projects

0.5775331 30 May 2015 04:16:37 CNW Group - Today's news releases

CAMBRIDGE, ON, May 29, 2015 /CNW/ - COM DEV International Ltd. (TSX:CDV) today announced that it has been awarded $3.2 million of government funding to contribute to the cost of seven early-stage r...

Vice Alle News Time30 May 2015 04:16:37

Crowd-funding campaign has raised more than $50,000

0.5775331 07 March 2015 01:21:30 Home Stories

Oro-Medonte Township’s condemned African church won’t withstand another winter. So, this summer, it will be restored.

Vice Alle News Time07 March 2015 01:21:30