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Province invests over $1.3M in local projects

The province is investing over $1.3 million to four economic development projects in Timmins.

Officials say the investment will help address food insecurities, improve municipal infrastructure and create jobs in the Northeast.

“Making local investments in northern communities will ensure places like my riding of Timmins are set up for long-term success,” said George Pirie, MPP for Timmins. “Through the NOHFC, our government is investing $1.3 million in four economic development projects in the Timmins area that address food insecurity and infrastructure needs, as well as create quality job opportunities for the people in our community.”

The NOHFC is funding the following projects:

  • $741,917 for the District of Cochrane Social Services Administration Board to purchase and renovate a downtown property to create a central food services and security hub
  • $400,000 for Parker Construction and Parker Equipment to build a heavy equipment repair and maintenance facility, and purchase a dozer and an excavator
  • $102,500 for the Sikh Sangat of Timmins to build a community kitchen and shelter within its Gurdwara – a place of assembly and worship where people of all faiths are welcome
  • $89,057 for the Costello Community Care Centre to install a new steel roof, eavestroughs, and downspouts.

“We are proud of the work our government is doing alongside northern communities, non-profits and businesses to drive economic growth and job creation in the North,” said Greg Rickford, Minister of Northern Development. “Together, we are keeping the North competitive and current, improving local amenities, and creating real opportunities for people and families across the region.”

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