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New playground for District of Taylor

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Photo: District of Taylor Mayor, Fred Jarvis welcomes the funding announcement on Tuesday morning – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.ca

 

By Christine Rumleskie

 

Taylor’s ‘Community Hub’ will finally be completed, thanks to a $45,000 investment from the Federal Government.

Prince George/Peace River MP Jay Hill made the announcement in his hometown of Taylor on Tuesday morning.

The funding will go towards new playground equipment at Minaker Park. This will complete the town’s recreation area that consists of a community hall, arena, curling rink and pool.

Mayor Fred Jarvis says the new playground will give younger residents more opportunities to maintain a healthier lifestyle.

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The funding is part of the Federal Government’s Recreational Infrastructure Canada (RInC) program.

It will cover the purchasing and installation of the equipment, site excavation, drainage preparation and surface finishing.

Hill says money spent on recreational infrastucture in the short-term, will pay off in the long term, in healthcare savings.

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Around four people will be employed to construct the playground, which should be completed by the fall.

 


Photo: Dignitaries break ground in preparation for Taylor’s new playground (L-R) District of Taylor Mayor Fred Jarvis, MP Jay Hill and Taylor Councilor Betty Ponto – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.ca

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