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Ontario Government Assists Sturgeon Falls Entrepreneur

Funding Helps Establish Septic Services Business

SUDBURY - The McGuinty government is helping a young entrepreneur in Sturgeon Falls set up a septic services business as part of the province's commitment to encourage new enterprise in the North, Northern Development and Mines Minister Rick Bartolucci announced today.

"Our provincial investments are helping create a substantial number of new businesses operated by young entrepreneurs in the North," said Bartolucci, who also chairs the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC). "Engaging northern youth in the business and economic growth of the region is a fundamental objective of our Northern Prosperity Plan."

Under the NOHFC's Young Entrepreneur Program, Just In Septic of Sturgeon Falls will receive $25,000 to buy the equipment needed to start a business renting portable toilets and servicing septic tanks.

"Northerners have always demonstrated a strong entrepreneurial drive," said Timiskaming-Cochrane MPP David Ramsay. "It is that innovative spirit combined with sound business practices that our government is seeking to encourage through a variety of programs and initiatives."

Other McGuinty government initiatives for young people include:

•    Delivering the NOHFC's Northern Ontario Youth Internship and Co-op Program helping provide on-the-job training and experience to youth in Northern Ontario

•    A pilot project to send post secondary students overseas to experience how international business operates, and to understand why Ontario's role in the global marketplace is critical to our prosperity.

The NOHFC is an important component 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                      

Leslie King
MNDM - Sudbury
(705) 564-7112



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