Two northeastern Ontario towns with key infrastructure projects were cashed up by FedNor this month.
The Town of Cochrane is pocketing $500,000 towards its multi-modal transportation hub, deemed as an economic priority in the community’s strategic plan.
The facility will have equipment move freight between trucks and railway cars, which will also help reduce traffic and greenhouse gas emissions, while extending the life of existing transportation infrastructure.
The Town of Kapuskasing received $396,585 from FedNor to upgrade its main agricultural industry asset and to improve its recreation centre.
The Kapuskasing Economic Development Corporation receives $296,585 to finish upgrades and improvements to the community’s Agricultural Business Development Park.
The money’s specifically earmarked to install an elevator, grain bins, barn curtains, a ventilation system, fencing and improve the IT technology at the park.
The municipality snags $100,000 to upgrades to the Kapuskasing Sports Palace where a new pool is being installed with the idea of pursuing regional and provincial competitions.