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In The Riding: October 7th

Another great week in Thunder Bay-Atikokan which featured anniversaries and productive meetings.

It all began with celebrating the 100th anniversary for St. Casimir’s Parish, which not only provides those within the parish community a place to pray to God, but also delivers vital social care, diverse cultural activities, and recreational events within Thunder Bay.

I enjoyed a delicious burger at the Marina as part of Ontario Agriculture Week. Our farmers, processors, transporters and retailers work hard to grow and process some of the tastiest, highest quality food in the world.

I also delivered remarks on Victoria Avenue West about Thunder Bay’s first Public French language school that will open at the former Edgewater School site in September 2023.

The province provided $1.2 million to help with this venture, including the installation of an elevator and renovate the washrooms.

The school will be able to accommodate 257 students with education being offered from kindergarten all the way to Grade 8.

Wednesday saw our government unveil a more than $2 million investment, through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC), to support the manufacturing sector in Thunder Bay.

Our investments are going to the following recipients:

$970,000 Itec 2000 Equipment Limited
$267,374 Canada Concrete Corporation
$217,920 Thunder Bay Hydraulics
$195,000 EcoCarbon Foam
$132,814 Lakehead Ironworks Incorporated
$111,071 Ludwig Saw Shop
$99,300 Peterson Machine and Supply Incorporated
$90,210 KMH Industries
$44,089 Secure Orbit Incorporated (formerly known as Countermeasures Security Solutions Incorporated)
$7,967 North West Industries Incorporated.

We are proud to support the manufacturing sector locally, and excited to see these companies expand and grow their businesses.

Also happy to see our government invest Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) dollars to help the Borderland Snowmobile Club to reroute 25 kilometres that uses the Little Turtle road between Mine Centre and Atikokan. I used that trail to take part in Snowarama in support of Easter Seals Kids.

As we head into the Thanksgiving weekend, I am hoping you can get out and reflect on the beauty of our region and take in as much of the breathtaking, colourful transformation of a Northwestern Ontario fall.

Make sure you keep up with me on my social media platforms.

You can also reach out to my office with your questions and concerns about our wonderful community.

Happy Thanksgiving!