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Bruce Mines Planning For New Growth Opportunities

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Bruce Mines Planning For New Growth Opportunities

Province Helps Town Pursue Waterfront And Downtown Development

Bruce Mines is planning for new growth opportunities with the help of the Ontario government.

The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) is providing $50,000 to the Town of Bruce Mines to complete a strategy for developing the community's downtown and waterfront. The master plan will identify key enhancements to help support sustainable economic development, attract private sector investment, create jobs and enhance the community's quality of life.

Quick Facts

  • Bruce Mines is located on Highway 17, 65 kilometres east of Sault Ste. Marie.
  • The Simpson Mine, in the Town of Bruce Mines, was the first copper mine in Canada. It operated from 1846 until 1921.
  • Since October 2003, the NOHFC has approved $387 million for 1,978 projects in Northern Ontario, leveraging $1.1 billion.

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“Bruce Mines has worked diligently over the past few years on revitalizing its downtown. I am delighted that the NOHFC is helping this vibrant community better serve and attract residents and visitors alike.”

Mike Brown

Algoma-Manitoulin MPP

“Our government is supporting northern communities through a wide range of programs and initiatives.”

Michael Gravelle

Minister of Northern Development and Mines



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