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$2.4M for 12 projects includes $200K for Sturgeon Falls business

The money's being spent throughout the Cochrane and Timiskaming districts
Minister of Northern Development Greg Rickford at an NOHFC announcement in Earlton on Sept. 18, 2023.

The Matheson hospital is receiving the biggest injection of cash from an announcement this week. 

More than $2.4 million is being doled out to 12 projects in the Cochrane and Timiskaming districts from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC). 

“Supporting communites and businesses with targeted investments through the NOHFC unlocks local economic development opportunities, creates employment, and keeps the region strong and competitive,” said Greg Rickford, Minister of Northern Development in a news release.

Rickford was in Earlton yesterday (Sept. 18) for the announcement.

The breakdown of the cash is:

  • $500,000 for Bingham Memorial Hospital in Matheson to replace a seasonal gazebo and deck with an all-season sunroom and outdoor space.
  • $400,000 for Lynch Ag Ltd. to build a storage facility and buy equipment for its potato farm in Evanturel.
  • $371,000 for W. Lafrance Logging ltd. to buy equipment for its forest harvesting operations in Englehart.
  • $2267,353 for the non-profit Haileybury Curling Club to install LED lighting, replace its chiller system, renovate the kitchen and make the washrooms accessible.
  • $203,989 for the Town of Kapuskasing to replace the roof of its welcome centre building.
  • $200,000 for OCW Metal Works to establish a custom metal fabrication business in Sturgeon Falls.
  • $200,000 for What the Flock Acres to establish a lamb farm in Kenabeek.
  • $170,050 for the numbered company 2778232 Ontario Inc. to create an HVAC and refrigeration services business in Kirkland Lake.
  • $43,113 for Cote's Pole Lines Inc. to buy equipment for its utility services company in New Liskeard.
  • $29,851 for Kemp Elliott & Blair LLP to convert storage space into office space and buy equipment for the public accounting firm in New Liskeard.
  • $26,000 for Wight Sheep Farm in Belle Vallee to build a new shelter, update existing barns and buy equipment.
  • $16,425 for the non-profit Jackpine Snowmobile Club in Iroquois Falls to buy equipment and install signs on its 170-kilometre trail network.