Tourism agency looking to ‘recapture’ potential county funding loss

CORNWALL – The executive director of Cornwall and The Counties Tourism suggested they have irons in the fire should the organization lose its support from the United Counties.

SD&G is expected to go it alone on tourism after the end of 2016, pulling its $80,000 funding to Cornwall and The Counties Tourism.

Warden Jamie MacDonald has said the upper-tier municipality is just not getting the bang for its buck from the tourism agency.

The City of Cornwall pays $160,000 a year to CCT while the county pays roughly $80,000 yearly.

“Hopefully we can recapture that $80,000 loss,” Linda Wilson told city council Monday night as the corporation reviewed the latest quarterly report.

“We are looking to find other partners too. We’re working at it and looking at all of our options,” she said

“We are hoping they’ll (the county) change their mind,” Wilson said.