Queen Charlotte’s on again, off again seawalk is back on again, for the time being.
The management committee recently filed an expression of interest with a federal program for the seawalk, and recently learned that it had passed the first hurdle, and had reached ‘level two’ of the competition.
The committee applied to Ottawa’s Softwood Industry Community Economic Initiative last month, and has learned that it can proceed with a more formal funding application.
The seawalk is expected to cost over $1-million, with Ottawa picking up 50-percent of the cost if approved.
The seawalk would be developed in at least two separate phases, the first between Meegan’s store and the ball field, the second further west around the community hall. The management committee would like to proceed with the project right away, if the money can be found.
The management committee expects to submit its funding application in November.
The seawalk idea was first broached in 1997, but died a couple of years later when no money for it could be found.
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