Government of Canada

01/10/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/10/2019 13:10

Improved visitor accommodations to benefit Webequie First Nation

Government of Canada investment supports business and economic development outlook for remote Northern Ontario Indigenous community

January 10, 2019 - Webequie, ON - Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario - FedNor

The remote Ojibway community of Webequie First Nation will benefit from increased accommodations for visiting tourists and workers as a result of a Government of Canada investment of $439,875. The FedNor funding will enable the community to purchase and install seven modular mobile trailer units to be used as additional accommodations for outside guests.

The Honourable Bob Nault, Member of Parliament for Kenora, made the announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for FedNor.

As a result of this investment, 49 additional rooms will be made available through Webequie Contractors Lodging LP, a community-owned accommodation enterprise. In addition to providing much-needed temporary lodging, revenues generated by the new accomodations will help Webequie First Nation in its efforts to provide additional services such as meals and catering to guests and visitors.