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Kenora-Rainy River Region Expands

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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.

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