The Gleaner

Franklin receives grant for vitalization

Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Andrée Laforest and Huntingdon MNA Claire IsaBelle have announced a grant of $50,000 to be given to the municipality of Franklin to improve both actual and virtual agritourism infrastructure. The grant falls within the framework of the Support for vitalization and intermunicipal cooperation component of the Regions and Rurality Fund. It will help make action possible on the social, touristic, or cultural levels, in areas where the index of economic vitality is lower.

“The riding of Huntingdon is an area in which it is very pleasant to live, to vacation, and do business, thanks to the citizens who energize it with their skills and various projects,” says IsaBelle. “The energy and effort invested makes our region wonderful. Thank you very much for improving the quality of life in our community.”

Douglas Brooks, the mayor of Franklin, says, “On behalf of the elected officials and citizens of the municipality of Franklin, I am honored to receive this financial assistance.” He adds, “We are working very hard to make our municipality a dynamic business environment, pleasant to visit, and [a town] where life is good.” (RP)

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