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New Business Opens In Timiskaming-Cochrane

McGuinty Government On The Side Of Northerners

SUDBURY--The McGuinty government is supporting youth entrepreneurship in the North by investing in a new pet grooming business in Val Gagne, Minister of Northern Development and Mines Rick Bartolucci announced today.

"Young entrepreneurs and the new businesses they are growing across the North are sowing the seeds for a prosperous future for the region," said Bartolucci, who also chairs the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation. "We are on the side northerners.  That's why we're helping young entrepreneurs who are putting their ideas to work and tapping the great opportunities that exist here in the North."

The NOHFC is providing Amanda's Grooming with $25,000 to purchase equipment and upgrade existing facilities to include kennels, a proper grooming area and a new well. This work will enable Amanda's Grooming to offer new boarding and grooming services and will help create an additional job at the business.   

"I am thrilled the Ontario government is helping me make the most of my training and skills in a business of my own," said Amanda McKay, owner of Amanda's Grooming.
 
"The economic boost new businesses provide our region will help sustain the prosperity of the North," said Bartolucci. "We continue to encourage northern youth to look to the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund's Young Entrepreneur Program as a means to launch a new business venture."

This initiative is just one way the McGuinty government is supporting northern prosperity.  Others include:  

•    Investing $452,388 in upgrades to the Larder Lake well supply to ensure the community drinking water complies with the provincial Drinking Water Systems Regulation

•    Providing $73,000 to the Township of Armstrong to fund drainage improvements to the Earlton-Timiskaming Airport

•    Providing $50,000 to the Cochrane and Area Community Development Corporation to determine the feasibility of creating an agri-business enterprise cluster.

These initiatives are part of the government's Northern Prosperity Plan for building stronger northern communities. The Northern Prosperity Plan has four pillars: Strengthening the North and its Communities; Listening to and Serving Northerners Better; Competing Globally; and Providing Opportunities for All.


Laura Blondeau
MNDM - Sudbury
(705) 564-7454
    
Michel Lavoie
MNDM - Sudbury
(705) 564-7125



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