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Ontario Powering Economic Development in Northwestern Ontario

Posted on Monday, April 11, 2022 10:54 AM

New Transmission Line Delivering Affordable, Reliable Electricity Across the Region

Ontario is delivering on its promise to provide reliable, affordable electricity across the province with the activation of the East-West Tie, a new 450 km transmission line that runs from Wawa to Thunder Bay. This new transmission infrastructure will provide flexibility and capacity that is essential for building prosperous communities and supporting future Northern economic development initiatives, including the...

Recognition of Years of Dedicated Fire Service

Posted on Monday, April 11, 2022 10:40 AM

Press Release: April 8, 2022 Wawa Volunteer Firefighters Recognized for Years of Dedicated Service On Tuesday, April 5, 2022, Mayor Tait and Wawa Fire Chief Kevin Sabourin presented Deputy-Chief Pierre Gauthier with a 20-Year Fire Service Exemplary Medal and Certificate, sent on behalf of Ontario’s Solicitor General. Friends, family and members of the Wawa Volunteer Fire Department attended the presentation to honour and recognize Pierre’s 20 years of dedicated and continuous service to Wawa’s...

Bringing Passenger Rail Back to Northeastern Ontario

Posted on Monday, April 11, 2022 09:07 AM

Reinstating service between Timmins and Toronto will make travel more convenient and spur economic growth

The Ontario government is investing $75 million to bring passenger rail service back to Northeastern Ontario, restoring a key transportation option that was previously cancelled in 2012. Service will be reinstated between Timmins and Toronto, helping to connect Northern Ontario as the government invests in unlocking the full economic potential of northern industries, resources and minerals.


Ontario Moving Ahead with Twinning Highway 11/17 Between Thunder Bay and Nipigon

Posted on Monday, April 11, 2022 09:03 AM

Province awards contract to get shovels in the ground this year

The Ontario government has awarded a contract to widen Highway 11/17 from two to four lanes between Thunder Bay and Nipigon. The project, which also includes building two new bridges over Pearl River, will improve road safety, reduce travel times and create hundreds of good-paying jobs in the North.

“Awarding this contract for this critical stretch of Highway 11/17 is an exciting milestone that will get shovels in the ground this year,”...

Ontario Building A Stronger Northern Industrial Sector

Posted on Friday, April 08, 2022 11:32 AM

Revitalized northern electricity program reduces energy costs, allowing businesses to make transformational investments and create jobs

The Ontario government is strengthening Northern Ontario’s industrial sector by reducing electricity costs through the new Northern Energy Advantage Program (NEAP) so businesses can invest more money in hiring and training workers, and making transformational changes to their operations.

“Under previous governments, energy costs chased good jobs and investment out...