Rural Economic Development (RED) Program
For Immediate Release
June 6, 2008
Fort Frances Has a Story to Tell
McGuinty Government Supports Fort Frances Heritage Tourism Project
Ontario is helping Fort Frances bring its heritage to life through exciting improvements to tourism attractions.
The province is investing $250,000 to help the town:
The funding is part of the Rural Economic Development Program which invests in community-based projects in three priority areas:
"The McGuinty government is pleased to help the Town of Fort Frances share its rich heritage while ensuring its future economic growth," said Leona Dombrowsky, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.
"The Town of Fort Frances is excited to receive funding through the Rural Economic Development Program for our ongoing project," said Roy Avis, Mayor for the Town of Fort Frances. "Based on the results of a Business Retention and Expansion Study in 2005, and with the completion of Phase I of the Heritage Tourism Project in 2007, moving ahead with Phase II will bring us closer to our economic development goals."
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