With the Ontario government’s support, the following twelve businesses are expanding or developing new products and services that will strengthen Ontario’s economy by creating new jobs:
- More than 28 kilometres of Highway 17 near Terrace Bay will be re-surfaced, creating about 45 new jobs.
- Lopes Mechanical Ltd., a Sudbury-based mining services manufacturer, is expanding and upgrading its facilities. This project will create 35 new jobs and help the company to compete in international markets.
- Upgrades to the Cochrane airport and the expansion of a small business will create up to 11 new jobs. In addition, a new access road connecting the Detour Gold Mine with Ontario Northland’s rail facilities will create about 30 new construction jobs.
- Gay Lea Foods Co-operative is creating 20 new jobs in Teeswater by increasing production of Ontario-made dairy products, and expanding the market for local farmers.
- The launch of six new businesses in North Bay, creating 12 new jobs. The following five ventures are being supported through the Young Entrepreneur Program:
- Cribz Furniture in Callander ($25,000), a retail children’s furniture store will create one job.
- Kelly Natural Healthcare in North Bay ($25,000), a homeopathy and holistic nutrition business will create one job.
- Creator’s Edge in North Bay ($25,000), a craft supply store will create one job.
- Pure Envy in North Bay ($25,000), a beauty salon and spa will create two jobs.
- J. Brooks Academy of Music in North Bay ($20,400), an academy providing music, vocal and piano lessons will create one job.
- One venture is receiving support through the Northern Ontario Entrepreneur Program: En Bas / Downstairs Café in North Bay ($22,575), a café with art gallery is creating six jobs.
- Green’s Meat Market and Abattoir Ltd., a Wingham-based food processor, is expanding its facility and increasing production. This project will create 4 new jobs and support local farmers.
- In addition, this summer more than 100,000 Ontario students will find jobs and gain important work-related experience through the province’s Summer Jobs Programs.
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