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April 8, 2016

NORTH BAY – Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli has announced that $1,247,400 has been awarded through the Ontario Trillium Foundation to several local groups aimed at fostering economic and social development in communities across Nipissing.OTF-April8-2016

Fedeli made the announcement today at the North Bay and District Chamber of Commerce, which is receiving $75,000 to review and assess methods of ensuring a sustainable walleye fishery in Lake Nipissing.

 “This funding will allow for an independent, third party perspective on issues affecting the walleye fishery to ensure we chart a prudent, science-based course forward,” says Fedeli.


Other grants included:


  • $700,300 for the Near North Mobile Media Lab to establish low-barrier digital creator spaces for youth in six communities across northern Ontario.


  • $150,000 for North Bay Granite Club to renovate, resurface, and rebuild six tennis courts.


  • $128,000 for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Bay and District to expand “Big Bunch”, a mentoring program creating positive opportunities for children and youth, and also towards creating a Youth in Care program to support the positive development of at-risk youth.


  • $80,600 for the Township of Chisholm to construct an accessible pavilion, improving the recreation activities available.


  • $58,400 for the White Water Gallery to create the Outsider Art collective to launch an anti-stigma campaign.


  • $55,100 for the Discovery Routes Trails Organization to create the capacity and collaboration needed to develop the proposed 380 kilometre Voyageur Cycling Route.

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