Emergency Funding for Two Rivers Park
Cape Breton Regional Council has voted to provide Two Rivers Wildlife Park with 20-thousand dollars in emergency funding. Council held an emergency meeting yesterday after the Development Association that runs the Park said it needed the money in order to make payroll next week. The CBRM is advancing the last two monthly payments of its $35,000 annual municipal grant to the Park. Two Rivers Development Association president Roland Doncaster told Council that the weather played a big factor in the Park’s funding shortfall, interfering with their major fund raisers such as Fright Night. Mayor Cecil Clarke says he’s asked the province to match the CBRM’s 20-thousand dollar contribution with a request to Economic Development Minister Michel Samson. Clarke says that Samson is generally supportive of the idea, though it’s not yet known which provincial department will provide the money.