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January 14, 2015 – Temagami, Ontario – Industry Canada/FedNor

MP Jay Aspin (Nipissing—Timiskaming),on behalf of the Honourable Greg Rickford, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources and Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario (FedNor), announced today an investment that will help support jobs, business and economic growth in the Temagami region.

FedNor funding of $392,200 will enable the Corporation of the Municipality of Temagami to undertake two initiatives in support of tourism and business growth. Of the total, the Corporation of the Municipality of Temagami will use $320,200 to complete waterfront renovations such as dock expansions at various locations within the Municipality to facilitate tourists' accessibility.

The remaining $ 72,000 will be used to restore and transform the Temagami Train Station into a year-round, multi-use facility that will accommodate new businesses. Specifically, the funding will be used to upgrade the structure's windows, doors, insulation, plumbing, and electrical and heating systems.

Quick Facts

  • The funding announced today is provided through FedNor's Northern Ontario Development Program, which supports projects that promote sustainable community economic development, enhance business development and growth, and facilitate innovation throughout the region.
  • Since 2006, through FedNor's Northern Ontario Development Program, the Harper Government has invested $329 million in support of more than 1,600 projects. These investments have supported more than 21,500 jobs throughout Northern Ontario.

Quotes

“Our Government is committed to providing communities and businesses with the tools they need to maximize their economic potential. Today's announcement will help the Municipality of Temagami to take advantage of business development, tourism and growth opportunities, and position the area as open for business.”

- Jay Aspin
Member of Parliament for Nipissing–Timiskaming

“I am pleased for this important show of support by the Government of Canada through FedNor. This investment will allow us to upgrade our existing waterfront infrastructure crucial to promoting local tourism and to create a year-round business and community facility that is suitable to accommodate new businesses, helping boost the local economy.”

- Lorie Hunter
Mayor, Corporation of the Municipality of Temagami

Associated Links

  • To find out more about our programs and services, please visit: fednor.gc.ca and follow us on Twitter @FedNor.

Contacts

Alexandra Lemieux
Press Secretary
Office of the Honourable Greg Rickford
613-996-2007
Alexandra.Lemieux@NRCan-RNCan.gc.ca

Carol Deguire
Communications Officer
FedNor
705-255-6119 / 877-333-6673 Ext 304


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