The Government of Canada is investing $33,750 to assist with repairs to Mississagi Provincial Park in Elliot Lake, Ontario. The funding will help with the cost of upgrading its boat launch, docks, playground equipment, amphitheatre and log cabin. It’s hoped that the enhancements will increase park activity and visitation.
The provincial park, which is operated seasonally by the City of Elliot Lake from May to September, is also used by neighbouring First Nations for education, traditional teachings and ceremonies.
“I would like to thank the Government of Canada and FedNor for supporting the upgrades to Mississagi Provincial Park, which is used extensively by area residents and visitors to the region,” says Dan Marchisella, Mayor, Elliot Lake. “This investment will help boost park traffic, which in turn will help with its operational sustainability.”
Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and Minister responsible for FedNor, announced the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program investment in late December. “The Government of Canada recognizes the importance of investing in key community infrastructure that will benefit area residents and visitors alike,” says Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and Minister responsible for FedNor. “The upgrades to the log cabin and amphitheatre will help provide meeting and education space for community groups, while repairs to the dock and boat launch will provide greater accessibility.”
The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150) funding, delivered in Northern Ontario through FedNor, is part of the Government of Canada’s coordinated approach to mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation. FedNor is delivering this program with an allocation of $10.4 million over two years, ending March 31st, 2018. These investments across Canada are aimed at creating jobs, boosting economic activity, strengthening communities, and celebrating Canada’s rich heritage and history.