FedNor Investment for Northern Ontario

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Terry Sheehan FedNor

The federal government is putting some money toward stimulating community and economic growth in Northern Ontario.

Sault Ste. Marie MP Terry Sheehan joined by the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and the Minister responsible for FedNor to announce a $4 million investment in various projects across Northern Ontario.

“Today’s announcement will help spur economic diversification, increase business growth and attract investment here in Northern Ontario,” says Sheehan. “I am proud that FedNor investments are helping communities to maximize their potential, supporting good local jobs across our region.”

Out of the $4 million, Sault Ste. Marie received $80,000 for the preparation of travel information centres that are not supported by the Province to adapt to new COVID-19 safety requirements.

The Township of Dubreuilville is receiving $67,370 for trail grooming equipment and to complete infrastructure upgrades to a one-kilometre section of the Mooseback Trail system.

Développement Communautaire et Économique De Dubreuilville is getting $117,000 for a feasibility study and business case to establish a thermal wood processing facility in Dubreuilville.

Hornepayne’s piece of the pie is $300,000 – to be used to hire an economic development officer for three years to implement priorities identified in that community’s strategic plan.

By: Mike McDonald, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter