zylhdum · 2021-01-21

Township after federal cash

Clearview Township council decided last week it will apply for federal funding for four projects.

Under the Build Canada Fund, the township is asking for money that will be used to pay for upgrades to the Stayner Arena. In particular, the money would be used to expand the arena to the south, allowing for additional dressing rooms.

Another project that Clearview would like funding for is the emergency hub that will be built on the eastern edge of Stayner, on the south side of Highway 26.

The facility is a joint project involving the township and the County of Simcoe. The Clearview Fire Department, the County of Simcoe Paramedic Services and the Huronia West OPP will use the building.

Clearview is applying to the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund for money to build the facility.

It will also apply to the fund for money to replace the Local Airport Road bridge, over Batteaux Creek, and for funding to build a section of the Stayner to Collingwood trail, which runs along the Barrie-Collingwood Railway Line.

Mitch Carruthers, Clearview’s treasurer, says that since the council meeting the applications have been submitted.

“Now we just have to wait and hope,” he said.