The Town of Kap will be fixing up the Kapuskasing River Bay this summer. A $61,000 grant from the Ontario Community Environment Fund will help pay for part of the work, while the town will chip in the rest including the labour costs. The money was collected by the government from companies that left environmental messes when they left communities. Administrator Guylain Baril says the project is targeting the area that was used for the Truth and Reconciliation Day and the Lumberjack Festival.
“Cleaning up some dead trees and replanting some trees and more specifically, we will be cleaning up in the river the concrete structures that were left behind from the old Kapuskasing pool,” he said. “You know the early days of Kapuskasing the pool was actually in the river.”
He adds that the project should get completed this summer.
“We don’t have a specific time line as it’s highlight dependent on the availability of the contractors we are going to have to hire to help us with this work,” he said. “You know everyone is busy as our contractors have a lot of work ahead of them.”