Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Thunder Bay's MPPs are touting the 10 million dollar increase to the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund. The cash boost was included in Tuesday's provincial budget. Thunder Bay Atikokan MPP Bill Mauro says it's good news for the region. The money for the NOHFC was originally announced several years ago. Mauro feels the province wide announcements for health care and education will also benefit the Northwest. Meanwhile, Minister of Northern Development Michael Gravelle is standing by his government's provincial budget. Gravelle says there wasn't specific money set aside for the region but there was projects that were mentioned such as the Ring of Fire and the expansion of Highway 11/17.