It's snow grooming machine week, apparently - Macleans.ca

It’s snow grooming machine week, apparently

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The week so far in federal funding for snow grooming machines.

TuesdayActing on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, Jacques Gourde, Member of Parliament for Lotbinière-Chutes-de-la-Chaudière, today announced the awarding of $90,000 in non-repayable funding to Club motoneige Alton Inc. for the acquisition of a new snow grooming machine.

TuesdayActing on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, Jacques Gourde, Member of Parliament for Lotbinière-Chutes-de-la-Chaudière, today announced the awarding of $108,885 in non-repayable funding to Moto-Club Bois-Francs Inc. for the acquisition of a new snow grooming machine.

WednesdayActing on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs, today announced that two Chaudière-Appalaches snowmobiling clubs, Club de motoneige Bellechasse and Motoneige des Etchemins, have been granted financial assistance to improve the quality of the trails under their responsibility.

Three weeks ago, a half dozen clubs in Quebec received a combined total of $481,911 for new snow grooming machines.

A search of Marketwire’s archive, turns up eight snow grooming machine announcements in 2011 and 13 announcements in 2010.