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Ontario Supports Foleyet Tourism Sector

Local Bed And Breakfast Receives Funding For Upgrades

SUDBURY - The Ontario government is supporting tourism by investing in upgrades to a local bed and breakfast operation in Foleyet, Northern Development and Mines Minister Rick Bartolucci announced today.

"Our funding will enable this small business to undertake the necessary upgrades to remain viable and continue to serve the traveling public in this secluded part of Northern Ontario," said Bartolucci. "Countless small hospitality providers in communities through out the North provide a unique and pleasant leisure experience for visitors and contribute significantly to the well being of the northern tourism sector."

Quigley's Doo Little Inn will receive $33,500 from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) to renovate and winterize its facilities, refurbish a wharf and convert part of the facilities to solar power.  The project will support three to four additional part-time jobs in Foleyet.

"We are pleased to support small northern businesses that are adopting environmentally sound energy consumption practices," said Bartolucci, who also chairs the NOHFC. "Energy conservation is a priority of our government and by converting our homes and businesses to more economical energy sources we are advancing our province's energy plan."

This is just one more example of how, working together, Ontarians have achieved results in the North.  Other examples include:

•    Investing over $34 million to date, through the NOHFC in water system upgrades to ensure quality drinking water across Northern Ontario

•    Providing more than $760,000 through the Ministry of Tourism and $375,000 through the NOHFC to support marketing initiatives of the Strategic Tourism Development and Marketing Partnership for Northern Ontario.

These initiatives are part of the government's Northern Prosperity Plan. It 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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