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Supporting Clean Energy in Blind River

McGuinty Government Boosting Local Economy, Creating Jobs

A new business clean technology centre will support the emerging solar energy sector in Blind River and help create 18 jobs.

With support from the province, the Blind River Development Corporation will build a 17,500‑square foot centre in its eco-industrial park.  The new centre will house the North Shore Power Group and partner companies to conduct the assembly and installation of clean energy solar system equipment in the region.  It will also help provide training for students and start-up businesses in the clean technology sector.

Helping Northern Ontario communities is part of the McGuinty government's plan to create and support jobs for Ontario families and to strengthen local economies.

Quick Facts

  • Ontario is investing $1 million in this project through the NOHFC's Infrastructure and Community Development Program.
  • The North Shore Power Group is owned by the Town of Blind River and its primary focus is the installation of solar panels on homes and businesses in the region.
  • Construction is expected to be completed in the Spring of 2012.

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“Ontario is offering municipalities and businesses the opportunity to participate in the new clean energy economy. I am very pleased that we could invest in this exciting new clean technology centre, which will create jobs in Blind River.”

Mike Brown

MPP Algoma-Manitoulin

“By investing in projects such as this one, our government is providing opportunities for northern communities and entrepreneurs to explore the potential of clean energy projects that can boost their local economies.”

Michael Gravelle

Minister of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry and Chair of the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC)

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