FedNor investing in regional projects
Tim Brody - Editor
The Government of Canada is investing in the region’s tourism sector.
On April 6, Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services and Minister responsible for FedNor, announced FedNor investments totaling $1.7 million for 10 projects in the Kenora region funded through the Tourism Relief Fund (TRF).
Among the 10 projects benefiting from the funding is Lac Seul Floating Lodges. The full list of projects can be found at
Lac Seul Floating Lodges received a $100,000 non-repayable contribution from FedNor to construct a new all-season waterfront facility. “To be completed Fall 2022, the new facility will allow the organization to expand its operating season and maintain operations in pandemic conditions. The new facility will be fully heated, feature laundry and cleaning areas to support increased sanitization measures, and include separate staff areas and a fully accessible gender neutral public washroom,” FedNor informed.
“We are deeply focused on supporting the tourism sector through their economic rebuild. Today’s funding will champion jobs, businesses and regional recovery efforts, and encourage visitors to discover Kenora and Northwestern Ontario’s fantastic tourist destinations,”
“Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada’s tourism sector was generating $102 billion in annual economic activity, 1.8 million jobs and accounted for over two percent of GDP,” the federal government shared, adding, “The sector has been one of the hardest hit by the pandemic. During these challenging times, the Government of Canada is stepping up efforts to ensure that tourism businesses and organizations, as well as municipalities and Indigenous communities dependent on the sector, are resourced and ready to start back up as our economy reopens.”
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