/HCDC county get provincial funding
Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock MPP Laurie Scott makes a funding announcement alongside Haliburton County councillors and tourism staff. /Photo submitted

HCDC county get provincial funding

HCDC, county get provincial funding

Haliburton County Development Corporation and the County of Haliburton
are each receiving funding for projects through the province’s Rural
Economic Development (RED) program, administered through the Ministry of
Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. 
is receiving $50,000 for development studies on creating a student
residence building in the community, and the county will receive $20,000
in funding for food tourism projects. 
is one of our strategic priorities at the Haliburton County Development
Corporation to work closely with post-secondary institutions. We are
very grateful for the opportunity to work with KOB North Lake Holdings
to investigate the feasibility of a student residence next to the
Haliburton campus,” Patti Tallman, executive director of HCDC, said in a
release. “Through the support of OMAFRA’s RED Program, these studies
are the first step towards creating the infrastructure needed for the
Haliburton School of Art + Design Fleming College to expand. A student
residence would be an incredible asset for our community.”
County of Haliburton has been working on the development of food
tourism, in support of many local businesses for the past several
years,” County Warden Liz Danielsen said in the release. “With the
funding from the Rural Economic Development program, we will be able to
launch a number of exciting programs in the back half of 2019 and
support a contract position as well. It’s an exciting – and delicious! –
time for the Haliburton Highlands.” 
county recently hired a food tourism facilitator in a contract
capacity, and the culinary arts are one of the three pillars of the
county’s tourism strategy. 

focusing on projects that help to create jobs and remove barriers to
investment for the County of Haliburton, the revitalized Rural Economic
Development program will undoubtedly help to grow and expand our local
economy and create more investment and opportunity,” Haliburton-Kawartha
Lakes-Brock MPP and Infrastructure Minister Laurie Scott said in the

– Staff