A ground-breaking ceremony took place Tuesday afternoon in the Township of Alnwick-Haldimand for the new EMS/Fire Facility to be built in Roseneath.
Mayor John Logel in his remarks stated that the project has been in the works for almost ten years, indicating that the 2.5 acre property was purchased by the township in 2010.
The new facility which will be built near the Roseneath Fairgrounds is long overdue, and will provide world-class paramedic and fire services to citizens in Roseneath, Alderville and communities around Rice Lake and the northern part of A/H Township.
Warden Mark Walas spoke on behalf of Northumberland County as to the positive partnerships and shared services between municipalities and the county, which will result in savings for taxpayers.
The facility is expected to cost around $3.8 million dollars with construction scheduled to begin this fall.