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Local businesses receive funding from FedNor

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A few local and regional businesses have received funding from FedNor.

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This Kirkland District community development corporation received just over $93,000.

In a press release, FedNor officials say “with a non-repayable investment of $93,400, the Kirkland & District Community Development Corporation will develop an inventory database of digitized tourism assets, as well as a website regional. The project will be carried out in collaboration with the eight municipalities in the Community Futures Development Corporation watershed, as well as the Kirkland Lake Multicultural Center and the Kirkland Lake & District Chamber of Commerce. When completed, this investment will enhance the region’s assets, increase opportunities for enhanced visits, extend the summer season and stimulate employment. Thanks to this initiative, a full-time job will be created. “

Meanwhile, “with a non-repayable contribution of $75,000, the Township of Larder Lake in the Temiskaming region will install a new lighting system at the Larder Lake ski area, covering all five trails. The project is designed to attract more visitors and make the popular destination a safe outdoor space. Larder Lake Ski Resort is a multi-season, multi-use township-owned facility, attracting over 75% of its visitors from outside the region. It offers many outdoor activities, including sledding, skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snowshoe trails, and hiking trails.

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And finally “A non-refundable investment of $96,250 will enable the Haileybury Beach Motel to modernize its accommodations to improve the tourist experience. As a key player in the Lake Temiskaming Tour tourism cluster, this funding will allow the recipient to make improvements to their facilities, strengthening local tourism by attracting more tourists to the area as local businesses continue to recover. of the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, improvements to this downtown waterfront facility will include completing kitchen upgrades and renovations, purchasing software to streamline reservations, installing new flooring, insulation and cladding, and a variety of other small projects. When completed, this initiative will create five jobs and maintain two others, while improving the tourism experience in the region.