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Province Invests in Northern Communities

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Province Invests in Northern Communities

Ministry of Northern Development and Mines

The Ontario government, through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation, is investing in 20 new projects to help municipalities create new economic opportunities, strengthen tourism and support infrastructure. 

  • The Northern Ontario Regional Tourism Organization is receiving $100,000 to evaluate what drives tourism in Northern Ontario to provide support and training to businesses in the sector.
  • The Hearst and Area Economic Development Corporation in conjunction with Constance Lake First Nation is receiving $97,540 to develop a mining readiness strategy.
  • The Town of Iroquois Falls is receiving $87,050 for a feasibility study on re-purposing the Resolute mill.
  • The Cloverbelt Local Food Co-operative Inc. is receiving $74,190 to identify local food distribution options and ways to reach remote areas.
  • The Mushkegowuk Council is receiving $58,539 to establish a Regional Business Organization that will support new business ventures.
  • The Parry Sound Area Community Business & Development Centre is receiving $54,561 to complete a study to bring ultra-high speed internet to the West Parry Sound area.
  • The Greater Sudbury Development Corporation is receiving $50,000 to complete a ten-year community economic development plan.
  • The City of North Bay is receiving $50,000 to develop a five-year economic development strategic plan.
  • Chapleau Economic Development Corporation is receiving $45,000 to develop a mining readiness and growth strategy.
  • The Shibogama First Nations Council is receiving $43,000 to complete a study onbuying or building a new overnight-stay facility in Sioux Lookout to accommodate member First Nations peoples visiting from northern communities.
  • Sachigo Lake First Nation is receiving $40,500 to develop a five year community economic development plan.
  • The Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation is receiving:
    • $40,000 to complete a three year program to enhance economic development capacity
    • $20,703 to develop a long-term plan for the Algoma Central Railway passenger service between Sault Ste. Marie and Hearst.
  • The Municipality of West Nipissing is receiving:
    • $36,000 to complete a feasibility study for the construction of a new industrial park
    • $24,750 to complete a study on the development of the Minnehaha Bay Community Waterfront Park, and develop an action plan linking business between the Sturgeon River corridor and the downtown core.
  • The Township of Armstrong is receiving $33,750 to complete a strategic plan for the Earlton Timiskaming Regional Airport.
  • The Town of Parry Sound is receiving $30,861 to develop a regional marketing plan that will help position the region for business attraction and investment.
  • Fort William First Nation is receiving $30,825 to complete a five year economic development plan to define and execute community priorities leading to economic growth.
  • The Wikwemikong Development Commission is receiving $30,150 to draft detailed engineered drawings for 15 lots of the Wikwemikong Light Industrial Park.
  • The Town of Kapuskasing is receiving $11,198 to complete a community strategic economic plan.

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