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A provincial spend-a-palooza

By: Northern Ontario Business staff

anadore College’s aviation campus at Jack Garland Airport in North Bay.
anadore College’s aviation campus at Jack Garland Airport in North Bay.

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.

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