Provincial funding


Sam Odrowski

Kenora-Rainy River MPP Greg Rickford visited the Civic Centre here on Friday to announce over $6 million of funding for the modernization of municipalities across the riding. Fort Frances received $689,000. The funding is aimed at supporting the province’s small and rural municipalities that have limited capacity to plan, modernize, and improve the delivery of their services to their communities. While in town, he also visited La Verndrye Hospital to announce $1.353 million in hospital pressure funding–money that will go towards the additional hospital expenditures incurred because of the admission closure at Rainycrest for the past year.