N.S. invests $14.5 million in community recreation infrastructure

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Nova Scotia is investing nearly $14.5 million to develop and improve recreation infrastructure in the province.

Nolan Young, MLA for Shelburne, on behalf of Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage Minister Pat Dunn, says in a release that "recreational facilities play a significant role in strengthening our communities and bringing people together to be active".

Officials say the funding will support nineteen projects, including the $2 million repurposing of the arena at the Stellarton Memorial Community Centre into multi-purpose courts.

The Fundy Trail Snowmobile Club in Colchester County will use $150,000 for trail grooming equipment, while $60,000 has been earmarked for the River John Pickleball Club and River John Legion Branch 108 to build new outdoor pickleball courts.

The full list of projects receiving funding is available online.