Virden's Main Street Boost Report Unveiled

30-point plan to revitalize Virden

The long-anticipated Virden Main Street Boost report was unveiled Wednesday evening at a public meeting at Tundra Oil & Gas Place.

It was the end result of a process that began last October when members of the National Trust of Canada came to Virden for three days to tour the town, consult with various groups, and share ideas for future revitalization.

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The report presents 30 possible actions that could be taken, depending on the wishes of residents. It's now in the hands of a local committee consisting of two Town of Virden employees and four local business people who will report their progress to Virden Council.

An idea that received a lot of support from the audience at TOGP was installing more signage to guide visitors off the highway to amenities and attractions in town. Also popular were developing more events downtown and a plan for recreation around Scallion Creek.

About 20 people attended the meeting, down considerably from the turnout at the first Boost Open House in October.

We'll have a full story on the recommendations contained in the Boost report and where it goes from here in next Friday's edition of the Empire-Advance. 

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