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Extension Of Municipal Services To Save And Create Jobs

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Extension Of Municipal Services To Save And Create Jobs

McGuinty Government Promotes Commercial And Industrial Development

Ontario is supporting municipal service improvements in Burk's Falls that will help sustain business activity in the community and support job creation from the construction of a new commercial park.

Work includes replacing and extending two older water distribution lines and installing a fire boosting pump. Infrastructure such as water mains, storm drainage, roads, site servicing, fire hydrants, traffic lights, pumping and storage equipment will be improved. These upgrades will help local business and support the future commercial needs of community.

The project will ultimately accommodate a new 70,000-square foot commercial park currently under development that could create up to 100 retail jobs and create as many as 100 construction trades and labour related jobs during the 12-month construction period. The project will also help sustain 120 jobs at a local metal forging and fabrication company. 

Quick Facts

  • The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) has approved funding of $500,000 to the project through its Infrastructure and Community Development Program
  • Burk's Falls resident Greg Boyes was the 2002 world champion in the 110 kilogram-plus right arm event at the 24th annual World Armwrestling Championships.

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“The McGuinty government is dedicated to the commercial and industrial development of Northern Ontario communities. Investments such as these retain and create jobs and put us on the path to prosperity.”

Michael Gravelle

Minister of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry, and Chair of the (NOHFC)

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