Sustainable transportation grants announced for Springhill, Pictou County

Finance Minister Karen Casey has announced nearly $84,000 for three projects through Connect2, the province's sustainable transportation grant program.

The Springhill Communities in Bloom Committee will receive $50,000 to create a two-kilometre trail.

Municipality of Cumberland Warden Allison Gillis says the development is a safe and accessible walking path around the pit pond property, with connectivity links to key assets around the community.

The Town of Pictou will receive $28,900 to implement active transportation projects, and the Town of New Glasgow will also receive $5,000 to study the Samson, Pioneer, and Johnny Miles Trails.

The provincial government says Connect2 will invest more than $600,000 this year to support 21 projects across Nova Scotia.