La Vallee lands provincial funding

The Township of La Vallee will improve local recreational infrastructure, emergency services, and road conditions with a $200,000 investment from the provincial government, it was announced last week.
“Our government understands the importance of investing in civic infrastructure to improve the quality of life and help build strong northern communities,” said Northern Development and Mines minister Jim Wilson, who also chairs the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corp. (NOHFC).
“These investments will also create more favourable conditions for economic diversification opportunities that foster economic growth and prosperity,” he added.
Funding will go towards construction of a community skating rink and rink service building, as well as to build handicapped-accessible washrooms at the Devlin baseball diamond.
The township also will purchase extrication equipment for the fire department and upgrade a three-km section of Wasaw Road from the Highway 613 North intersection.
“I am very pleased that the Ontario government is providing this vital funding to help us enhance our infrastructure needs and strengthen our community foundations,” said La Vallee Reeve Ken McKinnon.
“These projects are important local priorities that will greatly enhance our quality of life and safety, and support the development of opportunities that bring new jobs to our community,” he remarked.
Since October, 1996, the Ontario government—through the NOHFC—has contributed more than $389 million to some 1,130 projects, generating an additional $900 million from project partners.
These projects have created an estimated 15,650 jobs in Northern Ontario.