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Trans Canada Trail helps fund Kate Pace Way improvements

North Bay, ON – Sept. 22, 2023 – North Bay residents will benefit from continued improvements to the Kate Pace Way over the next two years thanks to the support of Trans Canada Trail.

Canada’s national trail is providing the City with a total of $150,000 over three-years through the Infrastructure and Major Repairs stream of its Trail Funding Program for the repair and resurfacing of sections of the Kate Pace Way.

Earlier this year, the City completed the repair and resurfacing of a 1.3-kilometer section of the Kate Pace Way, near Veterans Field, while additional improvements are planned for 2024 and 2025 along other sections of the multi-use pathway, including Memorial Drive.

“I would like to thank Trans Canada Trail for its financial support,” said Coun. Lana Mitchell, Chair of Council’s Infrastructure and Operations Committee. “By investing in the Kate Pace Way, we are supporting active recreation and a healthier community.”

The Kate Pace Way section of the Trans Canada Trail, spanning 12 kilometers in total, serves as a vital link between North Bay’s waterfront, and the neighbourhoods at the south end of the city.

“An investment in a trail is an investment in community. Trails connect us to nature and to one another. They connect trail users to businesses and attractions, and they enhance the quality of life, health and well-being of citizens,” says Eleanor McMahon, President & CEO of Trans Canada Trail. “We’re so pleased to support improvements to the Kate Pace Way – upgrades to this section of the Trans Canada Trail are an important investment as they serve to create safe cycling and walking routes that provide attractive low-cost alternatives for the people of North Bay, as well as cycling tourism routes for visitors, and access to wonderful natural environments.” 

Gord Young
Communications Officer (705) 474-0626 x.2505