Monday, August 3, 2015

Area projects funded

The Township of Emo is receiving $1 million to install a new watermain to service commercial lots in the east end.
It is one of eight projects in the Kenora-Rainy River region that got $5.1 million in support from the province’s Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corp.

The others include:
•the City of Kenora is receiving $2 million to complete Phase 3 of its downtown revitalization project, creating 78 jobs;
•Seine River First Nation is receiving $1 million to construct a multi-purpose centre, creating seven jobs;
•Mitaanjigaming First Nation is receiving $569,458 to upgrade an access road for a quarry development project and $280,164 to build its multi-use centre;
•Sachigo Lake First Nation is receiving $150,073 to develop its business centre, creating six jobs;
•The Township of Lake of the Woods is receiving $125,939 to install a geothermal heating system at the Bergland Hall; and
•Saulteaux Consulting in Fort Frances is receiving $44,535 to expand the engineering business, creating three jobs.
“The NOHFC has been helping to bring great ideas to reality for more than 25 years,” noted Northern Development and Mines minister Michael Gravelle, who also chairs the NOHFC.
“Our government remains committed to fostering new and sustainable economic development opportunities in our communities, helping to create good jobs for northerners,” he added.

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