Lac- Mégantic granted $1.93 million to rebuild downtown

Record Staff
Lac- Mégantic granted $1.93 million to rebuild downtown

The Town of Lac-Mégantic was awarded $1.93 million in financial assistance this past Friday, August 29, to help rebuild and develop the downtown area that was destroyed in the tragic rail accident on July 6, 2013. “Rebuilding the downtown area is an important step for the residents of Lac-Mégantic,” said Compton-Stanstead MP and Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau. “I am proud of the actions taken by our government in cooperation with the Town of Lac-Mégantic to help revitalize the core of this strong, dynamic and resilient community.” The financial assistance was granted in the form of a non-repayable contribution under the Support for SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises) and Organizations component of the Lac-Mégantic Economic Recovery Initiative (LMERI), administered by Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED). See full story in the Tuesday, Sept. 3 edition of The Record.

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