QUEEN’S PARK – Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli is making good on one of his key campaign promises by finalizing details for a local sales mission to the Ring of Fire mining find. “Last fall, I pledged to lead a group of regional mining firms to see the potential of this once-in-a-century opportunity. Today, I’m making good on that promise.”
The one-day air excursion will take place on Friday, March 9. The total cost of the trip will be divided among the tour’s private sector participants.
Fedeli’s decision to organize such a trip came after his own visit there last summer convinced him there were tremendous opportunities for the local mining supply industry, which boasts 70 companies.
“When I flew over for the first time, I immediately recognized the blue and white-striped tents from Canadian Can-Tex, located in Rutherglen,” Fedeli said.
“I also saw stacks of drill rods – the same types that are manufactured by firms in North Bay and in Powassan,” added Fedeli. “I knew immediately there was potential here that Nipissing companies have to take advantage of.”
Fedeli says he’ll continue to press the McGuinty government to ensure this vital development begins production on schedule and no further delays occur.