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Community Builder Partnership Fund supports Cranna Lake trail solar lighting

Echo Lacombe is spearheading the project to install solar-powered pathway lighting.
The proposed Cranna Lake Trail Solar Lighting Project has received some added support from the City of Lacombe. (File photo)

Lacombe City council has approved a $12,346.50 Community Builder Partnership Fund grant to Echo Lacombe for their proposed Cranna Lake Trail Solar Lighting Project.

Echo Lacombe is spearheading this project to install solar-powered pathway lighting along a designated route at Cranna Lake.

Echo Lacombe plans to install six solar light poles, which will enhance safety, connectivity, and accessibility, particularly during the winter when daylight is limited, noted a release.

"Lacombe City council is pleased to endorse Echo Lacombe's solar lighting project for Cranna Lake," Mayor Grant Creasey said. "These lights will add safety and functionality to one of our City's most popular recreational trails. Council is excited for the Community Builder Partnership Fund to be utilized to improve an amenity used by so many residents and visitors in our community."

The total budget for the project is $49,386, with Echo contributing $24,693, the City contributing $12,346.50, and $12,346.50 coming from other grants and sponsorships.

Council approved the funding after receiving a recommendation from the Lacombe and District Recreation Parks and Culture Board.

The fund allows the city to collaborate with applicants to develop cultural, recreational, and social amenities that benefit the general community.