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New Business Centre Coming To Kasabonika Lake

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New Business Centre Coming To Kasabonika Lake

McGuinty Government Supports Economic Development In Northern Communities

Kasabonika Lake First Nation is planning to build a new multi-purpose facility that will provide the community with 16 new jobs and improve quality of life.

The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) is supporting Kasabonika Lake First Nation to build a 17,000-square foot business centre that will house a restaurant, grocery store and an eight-unit hotel. The centre will be appropriately sized to meet the community's growing needs and will serve as an economic hub for visitors and residents.

This funding is part of the Open Ontario plan to strengthen northern communities by providing jobs and new economic opportunities.

Quick Facts

  • The Ontario government is providing $1 million to this project through the NOHFC's Infrastructure and Community Development Program.
  • Kasabonika Lake First Nation is a remote community of 870 people that is only accessible by air or winter road.

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“The Kasabonika Lake First Nation's new business centre will support the community's innovative and entrepreneurial spirit. It will create jobs and support community-based economic growth far into the future.”

Chris Bentley

Minister of Aboriginal Affairs

“This business centre demonstrates the McGuinty government's commitment to improving infrastructure and economic growth prospects across our Far North First Nations communities.”

Michael Gravelle

Minister of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry, and chair of the NOHFC

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