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Cenotaph projects receive federal funding

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The federal government is providing funding to help with two cenotaph projects locally. 

Anthony Rota, MP for Nipissing-Timiskaming, announced $40,000 for the projects in North Bay and Callander.  

West Ferris Legion Branch 599 receives $25,000 for a new monument at the Nipissing Junction Cenotaph. 

“Making sure that that monument is vibrant, pertinent and attractive is very important,” Rota says. “We want to show that veterans are very important to us and a monument is one way of doing it.” 

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Three upright granite tablets will commemorate residents of Nipissing Junction and West Ferris who served their country. 

Over $15,000 goes to the Municipality of Callander to renovate the Callander Peace Park Cenotaph. 

Marc Picard, Legion Branch 445 President, says they really appreciate the support from Veteran’s Affairs. 

“Without that support projects like this can’t get done,” he says. “It’s going to make the Cenotaph safer for us, safer for the veterans.  On the south side we’ve done the ramp in the past, now fixing the west side will make it safer and better for the veterans.” 

The project will help improve accessibility issues, including repairing handrails, removing a retaining wall and installing new benches. 

A new flagpole will be installed and landscaping work will also take place.

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