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Film, forestry, farming among recipients of provincial funding

NOHFC announces $3.6 million for eight Nipissing-area projects
A lamb and cattle farm in Powassan are among the recipients to share in $3.6 million, announced on Jan. 24, 2024.

The province has announced $3.6 million for eight economic development projects in the Nipissing area that range across sectors.

Announced on Jan. 24, the funds come from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corp.

“The eight projects we are here to celebrate today are prime examples of the breadth and depth of the modernized NOHFC program,” Northern Development Minister Greg Rickford said in a news release issued from the Rural Ontario Municipal Association conference, currently taking place in .

“From investing in the North’s booming film industry, to supporting upgrades and renovations to cattle farms, we are committed to the economic growth and development of all sectors across northeastern Ontario.”

The NOHFC is funding the following projects:

  • $2 million for Piazza Entertainment to produce, in North Bay and Sudbury, season two of the television series SkyMed;
  • $500,000 for Gearshift Productions to produce, in North Bay, the television movie Chopping Boy;
  • $499,574 for the Municipality of Callander to make its waterfront safe and accessible by restoring and updating the municipal pier, Centennial Park and Lansdowne Street;
  • $191,594 for 287 Farm Production Inc. to establish a poultry processing plant in Powassan;
  • $191,331 for Everest Solutions & Images Ltd. to establish a school photography services business in North Bay;
  • $132,733 for Sunrise Meadows — a lamb and beef cattle farm in Powassan — to construct a new barn, renovate existing facilities and purchase equipment;
  • $51,682 for Northland Glass & Metal — a business in North Bay that specializes in the distribution, installation, and repair of door and window products — to purchase equipment and renovate its facility; and
  • $50,000 for McRae Mills Ltd. — a forest products company in Whitney that specializes in the manufacturing of high-quality hardwood products — to modernize a sawmill.