Local trails are getting much-needed attention thanks to Lake Shore Gold

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Local trails are getting better thanks to a mine in Timmins.

Lake Shore Gold, a subsidiary of Pan American Silver, donated $29,600 to the Wintergreen Fund of Conservation.

The money will be used for work on the Bridge to Bridge, Golden Springs and Lion’s Walk trails.

Work includes widening and resurfacing trails, replacing culverts, raising low areas, adding bear-proof trash cans and new directional signs, according to the announcement.

“Outdoor recreation is an integral part of living in the North,” said Marcel Cardinal, director of environment and sustainability at Lake Shore Gold, in a press release. “It is important to maintain these outdoor facilities which are part of our northern culture and play such an important role in the mental health of our employees and people in our community.

The Wintergreen Fund raises funds to support the work of the Mattagami Region Conservation Authority to maintain 55 kilometers of trails. The network connects the four conservation areas and stretches from the Mattagami River to Porcupine Lake.

“We are grateful for this generous donation from Lake Shore Gold,” said Mark Joron, president of the Wintergreen Fund for Conservation, in a press release. “The trail system is very valuable to our community, and maintenance can become very expensive. Donations like this allow the MRCA to continue with the larger repair projects that are needed. »

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