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More than $86,000 going to accessibility projects in Haliburton County

Two projects in Algonquin Highlands are getting $86,050 in provincial funding for accessibility improvements.

The Abbey Gardens Community Trust will receive $60,000 to create an accessible trail system. Officials say it will help older adults and people with disabilities by connecting the parking lot to various recreational activities throughout the gardens.

Meanwhile, $26,050 is going to Dorset Lions Park for lighting upgrades, which the province says will make the park safer and more accessible, especially in the late afternoon and evening.

“I’m so pleased with the Inclusive Community Grants awarded to Algonquin Highlands and Abbey Gardens in Haliburton County,” said Liz Danielsen, the township’s mayor and Haliburton County’s Warden. “These projects offer much greater independence for seniors and folks with disabilities. Our sincere appreciation to [Seniors and Accessibility Minister Raymond Cho] and his staff.”

The funding was announced at the Rural Ontario Municipal Association conference on Wednesday.

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