Rural Economic Development (RED) Program
News release

For Immediate Release

November 29, 2005

Ontario Government Supports Kapuskasing Tourism Revitalization

Invests In Kapuskasing Train Station And Ron Morel Memorial Museum Project

Kapuskasing - The Ontario government is supporting tourism revitalization in Kapuskasing through an investment to highlight local heritage and culture, said Maria Van Bommel Parliamentary Assistant (Rural) to the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

"Ontario's success depends on building strong communities, a strong economy and a healthy environment in rural and Northern Ontario," said Van Bommel. "Today's announcement supports our plan to invest in the prosperity of our people and focuses on boosting cultural tourism in Kapuskasing."

The government will contribute $824,500 to create a welcome centre at the Kapuskasing Train Station and revitalize the Ron Morel Memorial Museum to enhance tourism.

"We are pleased to be moving forward with this important project. The facility will depict the northern hospitality, rich heritage and culture of Kapuskasing. It will revitalize the tourism for the community by offering cultural learning experiences and enticing visitors to extend their stay in Kapuskasing," said Town of Kapuskasing Mayor, Jean Claude Caron.

Today's investment was made through the Rural Economic Development (RED) program, which invests in projects that support sustainable rural economies and community partnerships -- a key part of the government's plan for rural Ontario. Through the RED program, the Ontario government and its rural partners are building stronger communities that work better for the people who live in them. For more information about RED or Ontario's rural plan, visit

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