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Local communities receive funding for major projects

The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund is providing $4.9 million to 24 different projects in the North.

On Manitoulin Island, the Town of Northeastern Manitoulin and the Islands is receiving $319,114 to refurbish the Northeastern Manitoulin and the Islands Recreation Centre.

$162,000 will go to the Gore Bay Museum to restore its glass canopy and replace the roof and another $94,347 to the Township of Assiginack to purchase a new ice resurfacer and additional change room

floor matting for the Assiginack Arena.

The Town of Blind River is receiving half a million dollars to renovate Marina Park, while the local development corporation will renovate the local visitor centre with another $199,350 grant and the Blind River Curling Club will receive $251,700 to repair the roof.

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The Township of The North Shore will rehabilitate its causeway and refurbish two boat launch facilities with a $76,845 grant and another $59,605 for the Municipality of Huron Shores to renovate the Iron

Bridge Recreation Centre.

Greg Rickford, Minister of Northern Development, made the announcement at the Northern Ontario Tourism Summit in Thunder Bay yesterday.

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