The first recipient of the province's Impacted Sites Fund has recently come into another large sum to help assess an abandoned property. 

Shaunavon was approved for an additional $35,174 for Phase II of its project on a local site the Town acquired in tax arrears last year.

Mayor Kyle Bennett is hoping to see the work of drilling and sampling take place within the next couple of weeks. 

"We did the initial assessment to confirm the contamination," he said. "And now we just have to delineate the exact area that contains the contaminated soil so that we can get it cleaned up and disposed of properly."

In total, the Town has recieved $71,974 from the province to go towards the project.

Funding for the Impacted Sites Fund is accumulated through infraction under The Environmental Management and Protection Act, 2010.


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