The Government of Canada will provide $5.5 million in funding for the expansion of the Northern Carleton Civic Centre in Florenceville-Bristol.

The McCain foundation, along with private donors and the town will contribute an additional $3.5 million for the project.

The expansion will add meeting space, a community gym, gymnastics area, indoor walking track and community multipurpose room, along with other gathering and recreation spaces.

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Mayor Carl Kurtis said, "This project will greatly enhance the quality of life of the residents of Florenceville-Bristol, as well as surrounding areas. This expansion to our Civic Centre will make this complex the hub of our region year-round, and we are very excited to add these recreational components to our facility."

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