Government of Canada Investment in Local Infrastructure to Boost Tourism and Strengthen the Social and Economic Outlook for the Municipality of West Nipissing

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September 13, 2016 – Sturgeon Falls, ON – Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario – FedNor

Marc Serré, Member of Parliament for Nickel Belt, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and Minister responsible for FedNor, today announced an infrastructure investment of $95,000 in the Municipality of West Nipissing to increase tourism, create jobs and enhance economic activity throughout the region.

The FedNor funding, provided through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150), will enable the Municipality of West Nipissing to replace the roof at the Sturgeon River House Museum and revitalize the boardwalk and multi-use trail system that connects the museum to the Cache Bay Wetlands. Identified as a local priority in the municipality’s tourism development strategy, this project will help strengthen community infrastructure and attract tourists to the area by ensuring the museum and the nature trails provide a safe and welcoming environment.

Quick facts

  • Canada CIP 150 is designed to leave a lasting legacy by supporting the rehabilitation or improvement of existing community infrastructure assets and facilities across the country that promote community and cultural benefits for the public.
  • FedNor is delivering this program in Northern Ontario with an allocation of $10.4 million over two years, ending March 31, 2018.


“Municipalities, First Nations and organizations across the country are benefiting from new infrastructure investments that are delivering community and cultural benefits for all Canadians. The Government of Canada is proud to lead the way in the revitalization of important community assets that are generating new opportunities to create high-quality, middle-class jobs and a strong economic foundation for our nation.”

– The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and Minister responsible for FedNor

“I’m thrilled that West Nipissing and communities across the Nickel Belt region are capitalizing on the historic infrastructure funding made available to them through our government. The investment announced today will help create jobs, boost economic activity, strengthen local infrastructure, while celebrating Canada’s rich heritage and history as part of our nation’s 150th anniversary celebrations.”

– Marc Serré, MP for Nickel Belt

“The Sturgeon River House Museum is an important piece of local history that plays an intricate role in the social and economic well-being of our community. I’m pleased that the Government of Canada recognized the significance of this facility and I am proud that our continued partnership is once again yielding positive results for the people, businesses and communities of our region.”

– Mayor Joanne Savage, Municipality of West Nipissing

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Barclay Babcock
Communications Officer – FedNor


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