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December 2022 Monthly Review

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Investments in the Riding

$1.7 Million Investment to Social Services Relief Fund

Our government is investing nearly $1.7 million through the Social Services Relief Fund in two projects to help create 16 housing units in the Thunder Bay District.

Supporting Hospital Upgrades, Repairs in Thunder Bay

Happy to make this announcement on behalf of Deputy Premier and Minister of Health Sylvia Jones

Multiple Health Investments throughout the Region

I was in Nipigon on Thursday where I announced just over $800,000 in funding for hospitals in the District as part of our Health Infrastructure Renewal Program.

Nipigon District Memorial Hospital received $111,938, North of Superior Health Care Group received $482,720 and the Sante Manitouwadge Health Hospital received $243,514.

NOHFC Investments in Atikokan

While in Atikokan I was happy to announce that BIO Energy Power, Branch Seine River Lodge and Beaten Path Nordic Trail will share a combined total of $610,057 from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation. These investments will help expand the operations of these businesses.

Atikokan Hospital Upgrade Announcement

I was at the Atikokan hospital on Wednesday to announce $794,057 for upgrades to the hospital sprinkler system under the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund. This is part of our governments investment of over $182 million dollars in 131 hospitals and 64 community health care providers in Ontario.

NOHFC Funds Flowing Through Thunder Bay – Atikokan

Another exciting announcement of NOHFC Funds on behalf of the Minister of Northern Development Greg Rickford

Supporting Hospital Upgrades and Repairs

Pleased to make this announcement this morning on behalf of Deputy Premier and Minister of Health Sylvia Jones

Ontario Promoting Safe Inclusive Skateboarding Environment in Thunder Bay

An exciting announcement of NOHFC Funds on behalf of the Minister of Northern Development Greg Rickford

Building Better, More Modern Facilities in Thunder Bay – Atikokan

On behalf of Minister Merrilee Fullerton I’m happy to announce funding to upgrade and repair facilities in Thunder Bay-Atikokan. Organizations that recieved funding are; Beendigen, Dilico Anishinabek Family Care, Northwestern Ontario Metis Child & Family Services, Shelter of Hope, and Community Living Atikokan.

Ontario Helping Local Non-Profits Improve Community Services

It was a pleasure to get a tour of the RFDA Thunder Bay Regional Food Distribution Association facility on Syndicate Avenue South

In conjunction with Minister Neil Lumsden our government is proud to announce Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) dollars for both the RFDA and the Kamview Nordic Centre

Productive Meetings

Productive Meeting with Public Education Members

A productive meeting in the Constituency Office with Matthew Roy, Carlos Santander-Maturana and Bobbi Piccolo

Welcoming Mayor Landry and ROMA Chair Jones to the Legislature

Happy to welcome Shuniah Mayor Wendy Landry as well as ROMA Chair Robin Jones to the legislature for productive conversations

Meeting with Charla Robinson

My pleasure to sit down with Charla Robinson today in the Constituency Office

I look forward to further conversations with the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce and Thunder Bay CEDC

Meeting with Waterfront Trail Rotary Community Action Team

Enjoyed my meeting today with Warren Philp and the Waterfront Trail Rotary Community Action Team (WTRCAT) at my Constituency Office

Meeting Ontario Professional Firefighters Association Representatives

I had the pleasure of meeting with the Ontario Professional Firefighters Association, including representatives from the Thunder Bay Fire Service, recently at Queen’s Park.

Meeting with Intact Insurance

I met with executives of Intact Insurance to discuss the rising cost of insurance for many in the Northwest and the claims handling process causing concerns for many businesses associated with the industry.

Discussing Northern needs with Northern DSSAB’s

I recently met with executives from 4 Northern Ontario District Social Services Administration Boards to discuss needs for the North and how to address some of the more pressing files.

Events in the Riding

Opening of NAN Offices Thunder Bay

I was happy to attend the opening of the new NAN offices in Thunder Bay

Tour of George Jeffrey Children’s Centre

Really enjoyed my visit today to the George Jeffrey Children’s Centre to see the facility and all of the great work that the staff do

I look forward to further productive conversations to help infants, children, and adolescents in Northwestern Ontario

NOHFC Announcements

NOFHC Funded Interns in Atikokan

I was pleased to announce that the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation provided over $96,000 to three organizations in Atikokan for interns. The Atikokan Literacy Inc, Caron’s Auto and The Atikokan Museum each received funding to assist in hiring needed interns to help them achieve their goals.

NOHFC Funded Intern in Nipigon

While in Nipigon I had the opportunity to meet Sam Hendricken who is the new financial intern for the Township of Nipigon. Nipigon received $35,000 in funding from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation. Congratulations Sam and all the best for your future.

NOHFC Funded Interns in Red Rock

I visited the Red Rock Township office to congratulate Braedon Plemel on his new internship position. The township received $35,000 form the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation for the position. While there I met with Councillors Nancy Gladun and Gord Muir as well as members of the administration, who began their employment with the township as interns, Congratulations Braedon.