News Release Article from  Government of Canada

Government of Canada Investment Supports Economic Revitalization in Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls

February 12, 2016 – Sioux Narrows—Nestor Falls, ON – Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario – FedNor

The Honourable Bob Nault, Member of Parliament for Kenora, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and Minister responsible for FedNor, today announced an investment of $200,000 in support of investment attraction, business development and tourism in Sioux Narrows—Nestor Falls.

The FedNor contribution will enable the Township of Sioux Narrows—Nestor Falls to revitalize its highway corridor and waterfront areas to attract more visitors and improve the local resort and retail-based economy. Specifically, the funding will assist with improvements of the community's boat launch and dock areas, the construction of new boat slips and a pavilion, and the development of landscaping, interpretive signs and displays, as well as expanded parking facilities.

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.
  • This initiative, identified in Sioux Narrows—Nestor Falls' Community Improvement Plan, is a local priority and is intended to increase vehicular and pedestrian traffic through the area, benefitting the local hospitality and retail sector.

Quotes

"The Government of Canada recognizes the importance of helping tourism destinations, such as the Township of Sioux Narrows—Nestor Falls, to maximize their economic potential by enhancing community assets. Today's announcement will assist the township with bringing in new visitors, which in turn will boost the regional economy and create jobs."

– The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and Minister responsible for FedNor

"This investment by the Government of Canada will help create a climate of economic growth that will spur tourism development, private sector investment and job creation. The revitalization of these key areas of Sioux Narrows—Nestor Falls will help the community showcase itself as open for business, and will encourage local businesses to make further property and business enhancements."

– The Honourable Bob Nault, Member of Parliament for Kenora

"We would like to thank the Government of Canada for their support which is enabling our community to create a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere that will attract new businesses, stimulate tourism, and create jobs for area residents."

– Jerry O'Leary, Mayor, Township of Sioux Narrows—Nestor Falls

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Contact

Barclay Babcock
Communications Officer - FedNor
705-690-0957 or 1-877-333-6673 Ext 303
barclay.babcock@canada.ca


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