The Ontario government, through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corp., is investing in 22 new projects.
Four community development projects are being supported by NOHFC:
The Town of Smooth Rock Falls is receiving $50,000 to develop a community investment and capacity building plan.
Musjkegowuk Council in Moose Factory is using $29,880 to conduct a feasibility study on establishing a Cree language radio station.
Marten Falls First Nation is receiving $31,950 for a feasibility study on building a shared facility to house community services and small businesses.
The Métis Works Projects Corporation is getting $38,250 to complete a five-year economic partnership plan to engage with resource-based companies.
Fifteen entrepreneurs are launching new businesses with help from NOHFC:
Detail Media, Marketing and Communications in Timmins is receiving $25,000 to offer marketing services for small businesses.
AC Floor Installation in Kapuskasing is getting $18,054 for a floor installation and cleaning business.
Northern Lotus Yoga Studio in Timmins is using $24,575 to purchase a computer and yoga equipment.
Mobile One Auto Care in Kapuskasing is using $11,200 to establish a mobile car washing and detailing operation.
Snips and Snails Photography in Timmins is getting $11,900 to buy equipment for the new photography business.
3 Phaze Electric in Timmins is receiving $25,000 to start an electrical contractor business.
Cursor Communications in Timmins is using $24,378 to set up a communications services business.
Cordonnerie Francoeur Shoe Repair in Kapuskasing is receiving $25,000 to start a home-based shoe repair business.
Finishing Touches in Timmins is getting $48,300 for a business offering esthetic services, including paramedical micro-pigmentation.
Dr. Erin Auclair in South Porcupine is receiving $25,000 to offer chiropractic services.
Serendipity of Fabric in Timmins is using $9,840 to launch a business offering items such as custom draperies and bedding.
A.M. Dubé Construction in Hearst is receiving $25,000 to purchase equipment for a home renovation company.
Love Much in Iroquois Falls is getting $25,000 to operate a retail store carrying skating and dance apparel.
Proulx Bookkeeping in Hearst is using $9,600 for a business providing services such as bookkeeping and payroll preparation.
Sherwood General Store in Opasatika is receiving $12,480 to establish a retail store.
Three businesses are moving ahead with their expansion projects:
Walden Equipment is receiving $320,575 to build a new facility in Timmins for its equipment rental and sales operation.
Cache Campground in Timmins is getting $132,650 to expand camping trailer sites and seasonal accommodations.
Horwood Lake Lodge in Timmins is receiving $77,500 to install a solar and thermal energy system and reduce the use of diesel generators.