NORTH BAY – The Province of Ontario is providing 12 places of worship in Nipissing with funds to safeguard and protect places of worship from hate-motivated violence and attacks. The Ontario Grant to Support Anti-Hate Security Measures for Faith-Based and Cultural Organizations is providing $87,500 to the places of worship.
The Rev. Peter Armstrong of St. Brice’s Anglican Church in North Bay said the church has “had several recent incidents of break-ins and graffiti, and we hope these incidents will be reduced or eliminated with help from resources through this program.”
The grants are available on a first-come, first-served basis for expenses related to security and safety measures protecting against hate-related incidents. Eligible expenses can include removing graffiti, motion detectors and CCTV cameras.
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