News Algonquin Highlands’ request for funding denied by province SHARE ON: Kenny Trenton, contributor, Monday, Feb. 26th, 2018 Photo: Supplied by Kenny Trenton If Algonquin Highlands wants to repair North Shore Road, it could be on its own. Mayor Carol Moffatt says she learned last week that the province turned down the township’s request for funding. The rehab work on North Shore Road would have cost approximately $2 million. According to the terms of the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund, up to 90 per cent of the work is eligible to be covered by the province. However, the township applied for 85 per cent in hopes the government would give it more consideration. Moffatt adds council will discuss future steps at next month’s meeting. She says one option could be for Algonquin Highlands to do some of the work this year, and the remainder in 2019. This isn’t the only O.C.I.F. application in the region to be rejected. Haliburton County learned last week the province will not be helping with work on the Hawk Lake Bridge.