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Nipissing rakes in $2.1 million in provincial funding

First Nation snags money to equip production-scale greenhouse
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Seven community projects in the Nipissing area are collectively receiving more than $2.1 million in funding from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation.

Here's the breakdown:

  • $548,360 for the Municipality of East Ferris to renovate and upgrade the East Ferris Community Centre and Arena
  • $495,480 for the Township of Bonfield to develop parkland for recreational use
  • $447,428 for the Town of Mattawa to renovate and expand the Mattawa Museum
  • $172,923 for the Temagami First Nation to install fibre optic-based broadband infrastructure for improved internet access
  • $171,212 for the Union of Ontario Indians (Anishinabek Nation) – an advocate for 39 member First Nations – to develop an economic blueprint to support its capacity building and development initiatives
  • $90,000 for the Canadian Ecology Centre – a non-profit outdoor environmental education and conference centre – to renovate and upgrade its facilities

“Supporting municipal projects, like the ones we’re announcing today, helps make our communities stronger”, said Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli, provincial minister of economic development, job creation and trade in a news release.

“Ontario is committed to investing in the North and creating jobs to support our local economy.”

Nipissing First Nation Chief Scott McLeod said his community's greenhouse project will contribute to local food security in sourcing healthy, sustainable food.

“This production-scale facility will operate year-round and be self-sustaining while generating an additional revenue stream, as well as employment and training opportunities."