A strong local economy that respects the environment and the rural character of South Frontenac is an important goal for many people who I have canvassed. I came across an article on the CBC website about the rise of cycling tourism around the world and how Canada is missing out. The benefits they cite include jobs and income in small villages. South Frontenac is ideally situated for this expansion in our cycling tourism. We have many diverse and beautiful existing and possible routes and it would be relatively straightforward to hook into Ontario’s waterfront trail that is being developed.
Other ideas that have been raised are: to expand agriculture that serves a local market; to increase our production of solar power; and, to expand our web-based businesses – though this would require more and better internet access which we need. I look forward to learning about the many other ideas South Frontenac Residents have for improving our local economy.
I have attached the link to the CBC story on cycling tourism: