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Port of Thunder Bay receives federal funds

$7.5 million for new warehouse, track, staging area

The Port of Thunder Bay received $7.5 million in federal funds to make improvements to infrastructure.

A July 3 news release from the Government of Canada said the money is for new tracks, a cargo laydown area, and the construction of a 4,646-metre heating warehouse.

On hand to deliver the cheque was federal transport minister Marc Garneau and Thunder Bay MP-Superior North Patty Hajdu.

The government said the funding should improve traffic flow, expand capacity, and ease bottleneck at the port. 

"Our government is investing in Canada's economy by making improvements to our trade and transportation corridors,” said Garneau in the release.

“We are supporting projects that will efficiently move commercial goods to market and people to their destinations, stimulate economic growth, create quality middle-class jobs, and ensure that Canada's transportation networks remain competitive and efficient."

"Transportation and distribution of goods are a vital part of our local, regional and national economies,” added Hajdu in a statement.

“The investment announced here today will make our transportation system stronger by addressing urgent capacity constraints at the Port of Thunder Bay and fostering long-term prosperity for our community."