Northern Ontario Heritage Fund is playing Kris Kringle in the Timmins-James Bay area with money for nine companies.
Villeneuve Construction gets $1 million for construction of a new head office in Hearst.
Precision Boring receives $322,500 to expand its machine and fabrication shop in Timmins.
Steff's Diagnostic and Repair Centre in Kapuskasing landed $122,100 for its automotive service centre.
A & F Physiotherapy Clinic, a Timmins orthopaedic physiotherapy clinic, receives $92,500.
Starview Specialty Sawmill has $44,750 to expansion its operation in Kapuskasing.
Great White Electrical Services gets $39,000 for the Timmins-based electrical contracting business.
Dynamic Advertising Technologies, a home-based advertising business in Timmins, received $17,102.
VIP Interlocking Stone of Hearst has $16,000 earmarked for its landscaping and snow removal business.
Northern Speech Language & Consulting, a Timmins speech language pathology service provider, gets $11,350.