$725,000 to City from Province

By Lindsay Advocate

Ontario’s government is providing funding to support local service delivery in the province’s municipalities. On March 20, 2019, Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing announced a one-time investment for many of Ontario’s small and rural municipalities, including every municipality in Haliburton – Kawartha Lakes – Brock.

Municipalities within Haliburton – Kawartha Lakes – Brock will receive a combined total of $4,912,643 to improve service delivery by finding smarter, more efficient ways to spend money that help those who need it most while respecting taxpayer dollars. The City of Kawartha Lakes and Brock Township will receive $725,000 each, while Cavan Monaghan will receive $586,372. The funding is allocated based upon the number of households in the municipality, and whether the area is urban or rural.

These funds will provide critical support to small and rural municipalities that may have limited capacity to plan, modernize, and improve the way they provide services to their communities. Municipalities will have the ability to decide how to best use these funds to benefit their communities.

“I am pleased that our municipal partners will have the ability to invest these funds where they feel it will have the biggest impact,” said MPP Laurie Scott. “This modernization funding recognizes the unique needs and circumstances of rural communities in our riding and provides them with the support they need to deliver services efficiently and effectively.”

City of Kawartha Lakes Mayor Andy Letham said, “By investing this modernization funding into infrastructure and capital projects, the Kawartha Lakes will be able to accelerate growth and continue to make our municipality more efficient.”


  1. Ron Shaw says:

    Read the sunshine list and you will know right where its going

  2. Dale Gillespie says:

    I really hope more money is put towards transit. It is taken for granted that everyone has a car
    We need transportation to Peterborough, Toronto and inter city
    Currently this not a priority
    Retail shopping is going down the tube and empty spaces in the dated mall are never filled

  3. Michael Bryant says:

    Premier Ford will soon see that CKL is not working , that the Corporation of the City of Lindsay is the main interest for development by Mayor Latham & Council. The $ 700,000 provided will probably go to studies for a Parking Garage, Pretty Gardens in Downtown Lindsay or maybe a new Logo and Signs for $ 500,000. I live in Little Britain, we get nothing here…. I suggest we leave CKL and be part of Durham Region ?

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