Kenora-Rainy River Region Expands
Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation investments are supporting the development of 10 new projects in the Kenora-Rainy River region.
Seven projects are being supported through the Infrastructure & Community Development Program:
- The Municipality of Sioux Lookout ($290,350) will renovate a former hotel into a Cultural Centre for Youth and the Arts
- North Caribou Lake First Nation ($1 million) will build a Community and Recreation Centre
- Wabaseemoong Independent Nations ($1 million) will build a Multipurpose Facility and Business Centre providing space for community business, events, gatherings and activities
- Deer Lake First Nation ($1 million) will complete a Multipurpose Facility used for economic, cultural and recreational activities.
- Sachigo Lake First Nation ($849,926) will establish a business centre that will contain the Band Office, a motel, restaurant, laundromat and office space for several businesses and organizations
- The Whitefeather Forest Management Corporation ($25,512) owned by the Pikangikum First Nation, will prepare a business plan for the operations of the LKGH1 Sawmill in Red Lake Ontario
- The City of Kenora ($800,000) will design, fabricate, and install a permanent 4-season amphitheatre for staging special events on the waterfront.
Two projects are receiving support through the Northern Energy Program:
- Slate Falls Outposts ($9,500)will install new solar powered systems to replace the use of propane with clean energy to power appliances at two separate cabin locations
- Dorsey Contracting Inc. ($13,550), a treeplanting silviculture business will install a new geothermal heating system to power one of its buildings with clean renewable energy.
In addition, with support from the Emerging Technology Program ($450,000), the Keewaytinook Okimakanak First Nation Tribal Council, through its Kuhkenah Network (K-Net), will expand its broadband network services to Sagamok Anishnawbek, Wikwemikong, Sheshegwaning, Zhibaahaasing and Shawanaga First Nations.