FedNor loses $8.7 million from tourism in the North

Last week, FedNor gave more than $8.7 million to travel operators, organizations and communities in Northern Ontario to help with the pandemic’s resurgence.

A press release from the federal funding agency says the pandemic has had an “undeniable impact” on the travel sector. Dipping into the Tourism Aid Fund should help prepare for the return of travelers and holidaymakers.

Thunder Bay Superior Northern and Indigenous Affairs Minister Patty Hajdu on June 4 announced an investment totaling $8,750,385 to support 58 tourism projects in the region.

In North-west:

$500,000 from the City of Thunder Bay Economic Development Commission to restore Waterfront Pool 6.

$500,000 to Wilderness North to support operations and alleviate financial pressures caused by the pandemic.

$100,000 to Tamarack Island Wilderness Lodge Inc. to prepare the premises of the house for the winter.

$100,000 to Obabicon Bay Camp to develop an event site at Lake of the Woods.

$100,000 Mylie’s Place Resort Ltd. for the project of reconstruction of the coastline

$100,000 to Canada’s Fly In Outposts Ltd. build two guest cabins at the outpost

$100,000 to Wolf River Campground to upgrade motorhome infrastructure and services.

$100,000 to Rendez-vous restaurants of Fort Frances Ltd. build an open terrace

$100,000 to Pasha Lake Cabins Inc. to update and modernize their activities.

$95,000 to Rainy Lake Outfitters Inc. to support the construction of a guest house.

$90,030 Maynard Lake Lodge to design and install a solar energy system on arrival.

$80,526 to Mahkwa Lodge Corporation to winterize their property for four season use.

$65,000 to Indiaonta Resort for the construction of an aviary for handling, storing and freezing wildlife.

$63,210 at Kashabowie River Resort Ltd. repair and insulate the building, build a pavilion and equip other recreational resources

$53,776 Silver Muskie Lodge to improve road access and solar power system expansion.

$43,875 to the Atikokan Township Corporation to upgrade the Little Falls Community Center.

$25,000 to Tinker’s Places Ltd. update and expand its activities

$14,175 Fort William Curling and Athletic Club Inc. for the purchase of new ice making equipment.

$3,415 to the Municipality of Machin to create a tourism promotional video.

In the north-east:

$500,000 to the Municipality of Callander to complete coastal infrastructure upgrades.

$500,000 to Patterson Kaye Resort to build four cottages and refurbish 11 others in Bracebridge.

$494,250 to the City of Parry Sound to complete the Bobby Orr Hall of Fame design.

$492,184 from the Wikwemikong Development Commission to support the second phase of the Point Grondin Park Development Project.

$357,500 to the City of Gravenhurst to improve Muskoka Wharf and create a new product…

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