With election fever in the air, Friday meant a slew of cheque presentations from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund and Northern Development and Mines Minister Michael Gravelle.
The Ontario government is pouring a total of $4.6 million in six projects in the North Bay and Parry Sound areas in northeastern Ontario.
North Bay’s Canadore College is expanding its School of Aviation and Technology with $2 million.
Blue Sky Net received $881,520 for improve internet access in Callander, Nipissing, East Ferris and McKellar.
The Village of South River is receiving $727,875 to construct a new building to house businesses, including an expansion of a local brewery.
The Township of Seguin is receiving $493,650 for infrastructure upgrades at the airport with water, sewer and hydro services for three new businesses.
The Township of Carling is receiving $490,050 to extend water and wastewater services at the Parry Sound Area Industrial Park for a new tenant.
The Town of Parry Sound is receiving $27,000 to hire a consultant for a consumer and market study in support of the downtown revitalization plan.
The Kenora-Rainy River area cashed in with $5.1 million coming in to fund eight projects.
The City of Kenora pocketed $2 million for the third phase of its downtown revitalization project.
The Town of Emo landed $1 million to install a new water main to service commercial lots.
The Seine River First Nation received $1 million to construct a multi-purpose centre.
Mitaanjigaming First Nation will be upgraded an access road for a quarry development with $569,458 and will be building a multi-use centre with $280,164.
Sachigo Lake First Nation got $150,073 to develop its business centre.
The Township of Lake of the Woods is receiving $125,939 to install a geothermal heating system at the Bergland Hall.
Saulteaux Consulting in Fort Frances is receiving $44,535 to expand its engineering business.
Sudbury had another banner week with MPP Rick Bartolucci delivering $1 million to Interconcrete Ltd. to expand its concrete batch plant before he hustled over to Stack Brewing to deposit a $125,000 cheque for the award-winning craft beer maker to expand.
Bartolucci then announced that Collège Boréal is receiving $262,000 for its industrial millwright and machinist program to provide skilled trades training for women in Sudbury and Timmins.