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Province announces $1.9M for small businesses, film projects in North Bay

Funds come from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corp.
From left, Resolution Machining’s Louise Reilly, Roy Moore and Mate Dukovac pose with Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli (second from right) after the North Bay manufacturer received $146,065 in provincial funding to purchase new machinery. (Supplied photo)

Four small businesses in the North Bay area will share in $500,000 in funding from the province to help expand operations.

Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli announced the funds on Dec. 13 in North Bay.

Funding allotments and their recipients include: 

  • $213,618 to Canelec Manufacturing & Development Inc. of North Bay, to build a new warehouse and purchase specialized equipment to meet the need for mining electrical equipment;
  • $196,058 to Castle Glass & Mirror of North Bay, to expand its glass manufacturing operations;
  • $146,065 to Resolution Machining of North Bay, to purchase specialized machinery for custom machining, fabrication and welding; and
  • $8,475 to Wand Family Farm of Powassan, to purchase equipment and expand its cattle and lamb farming operations.

Together, the investments are expected to create 17 full-time jobs.

"These investments support economic diversity and growth in the region," Fedeli said in a news release.

"We are building strong, vibrant communities and real opportunities across the North for the people who live here and companies that want to invest, sending a strong signal to the world that Northern Ontario is open for business and open for jobs."

The province also announced $1.4 million for film productions in the area.