Ontario Expands Transportation Infrastructure Across the North
Through the province's Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC), Ontario is investing more than $5.5 million in 11 projects that will facilitate the movement of people and freight in the North.
- The Greater Sudbury Airport received over $1.7 million to expand their existing water infrastructure.
- Porter Airlines will receive $50,359 to help establish a new maintenance facility at the Greater Sudbury Airport.
- The Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce received $69,000 to develop a study that explores the feasibility of building a multimodal freight facility to act as a hub for various modes of freight transportation.
- The Earlton-Temiskaming Regional Airport Authority received $397,500 to sustain and expand their infrastructure to sustain and expand existing businesses and to attract new industry.
- The Kapuskasing Economic Development Corporation received $1 million to construct and lease hangar space at the Airport Business Park.
- The Town of Cochrane received $715,000 to develop a multi-modal facility within the Ontario Northland Rail yard that will ease the transfer of fuel and gravel to and from trucks to rail.
- Kasabonika Lake First Nation received $98,000 to study the impact and feasibility of an all-season road between Kasabonika Lake First Nation and Nibinamik First Nation.
- Sault College received $1 million to support the expansion of its aviation program, including the purchase of flight simulators, installing new equipment on existing aircrafts and renovating teaching space at their hangar at the Sault Ste. Marie Airport.
- The Municipality of Sioux Lookout received $286,833 for two projects: a project that will study the viability of building a multimodal freight facility; and a second project to construct commercial space at the Sioux Lookout Airport.
- Windigo First Nations Council received $216,600 to develop a study that will assess feasibility and routing of an all-seasons road between the Four First Nation Group (FFNG).