Ontario Investing $249,700 in Red Lake Health Care Facility
Funding Part of Largest Infrastructure Investment in Province’s History
Ontario is supporting the reconstruction of Red Lake's medical centre, improving the quality of healthcare offered in Northwestern Ontario.
With an investment of $249,700 from the province's Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC), the Municipality of Red Lake has installed modern heating and ventilation systems in the Goldcorp Red Lake Regional Medical Centre. The new geothermal heating system results in on-going energy savings and is environmentally friendly.
This funding is part of the largest infrastructure investment in Ontario's history -- more than $130 billion over 10 years, which is making 110,000 jobs possible every year across Ontario with projects such as roads, bridges, transit systems, schools and hospitals across the province.
Ontario is building safe, reliable infrastructure to help create jobs and ensure a bright future for the province. Between April and September, the province announced support for more than 200 projects that will keep people and goods moving, strengthen the economy, connect communities and improve quality of life.
These much-needed investments are supported by a number of initiatives, including broadening the ownership of Hydro One - an approach that raises billions for infrastructure while ensuring consumers are protected. By unlocking the value of provincial assets, the government is supporting critical projects in cities, towns, and rural and remote communities all across Ontario.
Investing in health care infrastructure is part of the government's plan to build Ontario up. The four-part plan includes investing in people's talents and skills, making the largest investment in public infrastructure in Ontario's history, creating a dynamic, innovative environment where business thrives, and building a secure retirement savings plan.
- Since 2003, the NOHFC has invested more than $1 billion in 6,871 projects in Northern Ontario, creating or sustaining more than 25,819 jobs.
- Ontario’s population is expected to grow by approximately 40 per cent by 2041, placing additional importance on having modern infrastructure to support a growing population.
- Research shows that every $100 million of public infrastructure investment in Ontario boosts GDP by $114 million, particularly in construction and manufacturing sectors.
- The NOHFC’s investments in community infrastructure are part of the Ontario government’s Growth Plan for Northern Ontario.
“Our government is investing in ways for northern communities to introduce sustainable energy options. This new medical centre will have a lasting impact in the northwest, benefitting residents and their families for years to come.”
“This project demonstrates our government’s commitment to connecting Ontarians with quality healthcare in the community. This investment will help provide patients in Northwestern Ontario with healthcare services in a modern facility closer to home.”
“The Goldcorp Red Lake Regional Medical Centre is hugely beneficial to our community, allowing us to offer modern, timely care to patients as Red Lake continues to develop into a hub for the Northwest. We commend the NOHFC for supporting this important project that will enhance the quality of life for northern residents.”