The Government of Canada announced an investment of $612,000 to help the Municipality of Markstay-Warren, 40 km east of Sudbury, expand and upgrade its infrastructure and provide necessary services to existing businesses in the community.
The Federal Economic Development Agency for Northern Ontario (FedNor) funding, provided through the federal government’s Northern Ontario Development Program (NODP), will enable the Municipality of Markstay-Warren to run the existing water main underground approximately 600 meters along Kukagami Lake Road from Highway 17 to its anchor tenant and provide a local business with access to a reliable water source that is needed for its future expansion plans. The new water infrastructure would assist the municipality’s goal to diversify the Kukagami Lake Road area for future industrial development as outlined in their economic development strategic plan. Three new jobs will be created and an additional eight maintained as a result of the expansion project.
“This is an investment in the future of the Municipality of Markstay-Warren, the Nickel Belt region and all of Northern Ontario. Important infrastructure investments such as these help to generate jobs and stimulate local economies and pave the way for long-term prosperity throughout the region.” said Marc G. Serré, MP for Nickel Belt and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Official Languages.
“Today’s funding announcement is a welcome show of support for our community and will allow the municipality to extend municipal services to new businesses in the area. This investment from FedNor will create more economic growth opportunities for the people and businesses in the Markstay-Warren area, and supports our long-term economic diversification strategy,” said Ned Whynott, Mayor, The Municipality of Markstay-Warren.
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