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All-or-nothing gamble’ on fishing weirs project infuriates Lauer – OrilliaMatters.Com

If Rama First Nation doesn’t take lead on funding application, city will not seek funding for project; ‘Why are we gambling here?’ asked Lauer

Coun. Tim Lauer is furious that a majority of his colleagues decided to “gamble” on an “all-or-nothing” approach to win funding for the Atherley Narrows bridge and interpretive centre – a decision that could mean the project is not even put forward for consideration.

At Monday night’s council meeting, councillors agreed to amend a decision from last week’s council committee meeting.

At that meeting, city politicians decided to put three projects forward for federal/provincial money through the Canada Infrastructure Program, which offers up to 73 per cent of funding for approved projects.

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