Fort Frances Flourishes with $1.4M Boost in NOHFC Regional Development Funds

Greg Rickford
Minister Greg Rickford

Fort Frances – BUSINESS – Fort Frances and surrounding areas are set to receive over $1.4 million in funding from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC), stimulating regional economic development.

Minister Greg Rickford emphasized the impact of these investments: “The targeted investments we make have a lasting impact on local economic development and the families in our region.”

New Life for Alberton’s Outdoor Rink Alberton’s outdoor rink is slated for a significant upgrade, with NOHFC allocating $500,000 to add a roof, extending its accessibility throughout the year.

“The new roof will enhance year-round enjoyment of the facilities for everyone,” expressed Lisa Sheppard, the Township of Alberton’s Chief Administrative Officer and Clerk Treasurer. “The Millennium Park is such an important asset to our community, and the roof will provide enjoyment and opportunity for years to come.”

Revitalizing Fort Frances’ Sunny Cove Camp A nearly half-million dollar boost is rejuvenating the beloved Sunny Cove Camp in Fort Frances. The project prioritizes the restoration of Russell Hall and the demolition of unsafe structures to ensure a safe environment for community activities.

Chief Building Official and Municipal Planner of Fort Frances, John Burrows, highlighted the project’s impact: “We know Sunny Cove is held dear to many townsfolk. We’re grateful to the NOHFC for acknowledging the importance of this project, which will allow us to continue to offer use of the campgrounds.”

Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls: Road Corridor Enhancements The scenic drive through Sioux Narrows and Nestor Falls is getting a makeover. An investment of $180,000 will introduce new banners, updated signage, and pedestrian-friendly walkways.

Mayor Gale Black shared, “The Township greatly appreciates the generous funding our community has received through the NOHFC. We are excited to now move forward with highway corridor beautification elements.”

Dance Township Hall Restoration: Preserving History With a grant of $179,057, Dance Township Community Association is set to restore the Dance Community Hall.

President Keith Munro remarked, “Thanks to the NOHFC’s support, we’re rebuilding Dance Community Hall for our people. This project will allow us to host a variety of events in our modernized facility.”

Constant Trucking’s Expansion: Strengthening Forestry Constant Trucking is expanding, courtesy of an $86,800 NOHFC grant for a new log loader.

Owner Connie Foster noted, “This purchase will benefit the industry and provide jobs that positively impact our business and Northwestern Ontario. We’re thankful for the NOHFC’s support as we celebrate our 20th year.”

These projects represent NOHFC’s commitment to fostering growth and job creation in Northern Ontario.

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