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Schreiber Pursues Employee Training Facility Project

Business Plan To Help Municipality Determine Need For Centre of Excellence

SUDBURY - The Ontario government is helping the Town of Schreiber explore the development of a new training centre of excellence for municipal employees, Northern Development and Mines Minister Rick Bartolucci announced today.

"I am pleased that our government is helping small communities like Schreiber explore innovative economic development concepts and opportunities," said Bartolucci, who is also Chair of the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC). "Our investment will help establish the viability of developing such a training facility in terms of bringing new jobs to the community and contributing to the ongoing professional development of municipal staff."

The NOHFC is providing $107,800 to the Town of Schreiber for the development of a business plan that will examine the feasibility of establishing a municipal employee training centre to serve the Superior North region.  In addition, the business plan will address the establishment of partnerships with post secondary facilities.  

"We look forward to seeing how the business plan gives shape and texture to the vision of a training centre of excellence in Schreiber," said Thunder Bay-Superior North MPP Michael Gravelle.  "We are hopeful it will demonstrate the potential that exists in Northwestern Ontario for creating new jobs while addressing important municipal workplace needs."  

Other McGuinty government initiatives in support of northern communities and their families include:

•    Opening the first Northern Ontario School of Medicine to train doctors in the North, so they will live and practice in the North

•    Providing $900 million over five years in assistance for the forestry industry;    

•    Providing $400,000 for the design and construction of a 600-square metre breakwater at High Hill Harbour Marina in the Municipality of Greenstone.

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
Minister's Office - Sudbury
(705) 564-7454    

Michel Lavoie    
MNDM/NOHFC - Sudbury
(705) 564-7125

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