Province Supposts Little Current Inn Improvements
Local Landmark To Become Energy Efficient
SUDBURY - The Ontario government is investing in energy efficiency improvements to a landmark establishment in Little Current, Northern Development and Mines Minister Rick Bartolucci announced today.
"We are encouraging our northern partners to pursue clean renewable energy generation capacity that will reduce their demand on external energy sources," said Bartolucci. "By supporting these kinds of initiatives, our government is promoting prosperity throughout Northern Ontario."
The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) will invest $32,750 through its Northern Energy Program in the retrofitting of the Anchor Inn. Improvements will include replacing electrical fixtures, windows and doors and air conditioners with new more efficient models.
"Our government supports new projects that will encourage the adoption of green alternatives or reduce consumption of energy from non-renewable sources in the North," said Bartolucci, who also chairs the NOHFC. "This program includes support for private sector initiatives to help mitigate the costs of doing business in Northern Ontario."
This is just one more example of how, working together, Ontarians have achieved results in support of economic development in the area. Other examples include:
- Investing $9.7 million in the retrofit of M/S Chi-Cheemaun's engines so that the ferry will continue operating for at least another 25 years
- Investing nearly $3 million in waterfront development projects in Gore Bay and Little Current
- Providing more than $1.1 million for water system improvements in the Township of Assiginack.
These initiatives are part of the government's Northern Prosperity Plan for building stronger northern communities. It has four pillars: Strengthening the North and its Communities;
Listening to and Serving Northerners Better; Competing Globally; and Providing Opportunities for All.