Published on: 12/13/2013 2:37:26 PM Print | Font Sizes:  Normal Text Large Text

Province supports Hearst and Timmins area projects


By: Northern Ontario Business staff

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.

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