Saturday, June 12, 2010

FedNor cash injection for Thunder Bay

There's FedNor money coming to Thunder Bay. Kenora MP Greg Rickford has announced 1.1 million dollars worth of federal tax dollars for 5 areas. Lakehead University will use the money to build a lab to work with LED lights.  Confederation College gets funding to improve its Geographic Information Systems.   The Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund receives money to provide business loans.   The Northwestern Ontario Development Network will be able to continue to coordinate economic development in the region.   As well, 5 organizations in the city get funding to hire interns.  Critics have said the Harper government is backing away from FedNor, but Rickford says the announcement states otherwise.