Greg Rickford Minister of Energy

Investing in Huron Central Railway in Northern Ontario

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Sault Ste. Marie – A well-functioning supply chain is critical for Ontario and Canada’s economy. The Governments of Canada and Ontario are committed to ensuring our supply chains are efficient and reliable to support economic growth, as well as resilient and adaptable to the impacts of climate change. Federal Minister of Transport, Omar Alghabra, and federal Parliamentary Secretary to the …

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Bringing Hundreds of Mining Jobs to North

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Environmental Assessment Approval Allows Critical Minerals Mining Project to Proceed in Marathon TORONTO – The Ontario government has approved an environmental assessment proposal to mine platinum group metals near Marathon, supporting the province’s priority of promoting Ontario’s mining sector. Generation PGM’s Marathon Palladium Project supports Ontario’s Critical Minerals Strategy by creating another North American source of palladium and is expected …

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Training Indigenous People for Well-Paying Jobs in Skilled Trades

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$77 million investment will make it easier for young people to start apprenticeships THUNDER BAY — The Ontario government is investing $1.5 million in three Thunder Bay training projects to make it easier for people in Northern Ontario to start rewarding careers in the skilled trades and address critical labour shortages in forestry and mining. Over 100 Indigenous people will get …

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Building More Accessible Communities in Blind River

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NORTH REGION – The Ontario government is providing $32,500 to the Town of Blind River to support upgrades to local public-use areas that will improve access for older people and/or people with disabilities. The funding is being made available through the Inclusive Community Grants Program which provides funding to municipalities, Indigenous groups, and community organizations for programs and infrastructure projects that …

Indigenous Veterans Day

Ontario Honours First Nation, Inuit and Métis Veterans

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TORONTO – Greg Rickford, Minister of Indigenous Affairs, issued the following statement marking Indigenous Veterans Day: “Today, on Indigenous Veterans Day, Ontarians come together to pay tribute to the tens of thousands of First Nation, Inuit and Métis people who served in the Canadian Armed Forces. We remember those who gave their lives in the line of duty and honour …

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Ontario Recognizes 7th Annual Treaties Recognition Week

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TORONTO — Greg Rickford, Minister of Indigenous Affairs, issued the following statement on Treaties Recognition Week: “This week, Ontario is marking the seventh annual Treaties Recognition Week by encouraging students and the public to learn more about treaties and how they form the basis of the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in this province. Treaties Recognition Week was introduced by the …

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Boosting Economic Development Opportunities in Indigenous Communities

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SCUGOG — The Ontario government is providing $25 million over the next three years to support economic development in Indigenous communities. This funding will help Indigenous businesses and communities recover after the COVID-19 pandemic, modernize business processes, remove barriers for Indigenous people pursuing an apprenticeship, and provide training opportunities. “Our government is proud to invest in Indigenous businesses, help create …

Greg Rickford Minister of Energy

Investing in Indigenous Tourism

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Funding will support and grow Ontario’s Indigenous tourism landscape MANITOULIN – The Ontario government is providing $300,000 to Indigenous Tourism Ontario (ITO) through the Pan-Regional Fund to create jobs and support unique and authentic Indigenous experiences across the province. This investment also supports a wide range of projects that unite communities — including cultural authenticity workshops, product development and itineraries, …

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Enhancing Snowmobile Trails in North

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More than $800,000 investment will ensure world-class trails remain safe and enjoyable BARRIE – The Ontario government is providing $834,904 through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) to the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs to improve snowmobile trails throughout Northern Ontario. This investment in local infrastructure will help boost economic growth, improve quality of life, and build strong, healthy communities. “Our government …

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Investing in Community Enhancements in Dryden

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More than $447,000 provincial investment to complete recreational trail enhancements DRYDEN – The Ontario government is providing $447,891 through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) to the City of Dryden to complete trail enhancements along the riverfront Signature Trail in Dryden. This investment in local infrastructure will help boost economic growth, improve quality of life and build strong, healthy communities in northwestern …