The province is supporting business in Smooth Rock Falls, Hearst, and Moonbeam.
Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines Parliamentary Assistant Dave Smith was in the riding of Mushkegowuk-James Bay to announce Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) cash for four projects worth more than $2.8 million.
The Town of Smooth Rock Falls is getting $1,365,767 to build an industrial park. Pineland Contracting Ltd. in Moonbeam is receiving $898,965 to expand its round-wood harvesting capacity, the Town of Hearst is getting $459,000 for Espace Hearst Place — a permanent event pavilion and stage, outdoor plaza and parking area, and Moonbeam's G. Nolet Trucking is getting $90,450 to buy a truck, trailer and tools for transportation services to the area forestry industry.
"We will continue to support promising projects like these that diversify our economy and develop strong, vibrant communities across the north," said Smith in a news release. "With these investments, we are reinforcing the north's competitive advantage and sending a signal to the world that Northern Ontario is open for business and open for jobs."
This is the second round of NOHFC funding announcements for the region this week.
When Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines Greg Rickford was in town yesterday he announced more than $700,000 for three Timmins businesses.
The Bucket Shop is receiving $593,482 for its new paint and blasting facility and to buy new equipment to take on bigger projects.
There is also $96,443 for 360 Boring Services to buy new equipment to increase production and improve efficiency for its heavy equipment and fabrication services, and $13,344 for Fibre Fusion. The division of Con's Electric Co. will be using to buy new equipment to expand its operations to include fibre-optic cable splicing, connections, and maintenance for mining and telecom services.