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Our successes

Since 1987, FedNor has administered a variety of programs to meet the changing economic needs of Northern Ontario communities. Below you can read about FedNor-supported projects that have helped strengthen businesses and communities across this great region.

Northern Ontario COVID-19 Heroes

The coronavirus pandemic has tested people, businesses and communities across Northern Ontario, the country and around the globe. Eager to help, some local businesses have risen to the challenge, demonstrating their ingenuity and flexibility to join the fight against COVID-19.

Espanola Coffee Roasters, a well-grounded business

Dan Massicotte enjoys fine coffee, so much so that he roasts his own. In 2015, the Espanola electrician decided to share his passion with his community, offering the only locally roasted coffee. Lacking business experience, Massicotte turned to LaCloche Manitoulin Business Assistance Corporation (LAMBAC) for critical guidance and a micro loan.

Business at Trestle Brewing Company is hopping

Trestle Brewing Company is a relative newcomer to the Parry Sound waterfront. The independently owned craft brewery opened its doors on June 28, 2018. Its name is a nod to the ionic CPR Trestle bridge that was built in 1908 and spans the Seguin River in downtown Parry Sound.

Upgrades to Cloverbelt Country Meats Cooperative helping “meat” demand

As the old adage goes, timing is everything. In 2019, Cloverbelt Country Meats Cooperative, located just west of Dryden, Ontario, upgraded its abattoir, thanks in part to a FedNor investment of $150,000. The funding assisted with an expansion to the plant’s working area, improvements to its drainage, lighting and heating systems and the purchase of new equipment for slaughter, processing, value-added production, storage and packaging.

Unique hi-tech lab creates innovative solutions to improve workplace health and safety issues

Laurentian University in Sudbury is home to an innovative workplace simulator that is helping address key on-the-job health and safety issues. A FedNor investment of more than $286,000 was instrumental in establishing the state-of-the-art research lab operated by the Centre for Research in Occupational Safety and Health (CROSH).

ICT Partnerships to Connect Northern Ontario Businesses to Global Opportunities

Northern Ontario’s Information and Communication Technology Networks (ICTNs) recognize that access to technology is crucial to the economic and cultural success of Northern Ontario. Blue Sky Net, NEOnet and Parry Sound Muskoka Community Network with FedNor support have been working tirelessly for nearly 20 years to connect northern communities to the rest of the world.

Lecours Motor Sales – Shifting Gears to Diversify and Grow

The co-owner of Lecours Motor Sales used to hold his breath every time one of the three local sawmills entered into contract talks because it inevitably led to a community-wide hold on spending. To minimize the impact on his business, Jean Lecours Jr. set his sights on servicing and repairing commercial fleet vehicles.

Sault Firm’s Innovative Digital Technology Connects Parents and Childcare Providers

A Sault Ste. Marie entrepreneur has launched an innovative digital service that connects parents with childcare service providers. Using their mobile devices, parents may research options, register with service providers and apply for subsidies all through a single point of access, called Childcare Connect.

Fortin Discovery Lab – An Innovative Talent Development Think Tank

The Fortin Discovery Lab, which opened November 5, 2014, is the brainchild of Tom Fortin, founder of Ontrak Control Systems. Located in the NORCAT Innovation Mill in Sudbury, the goal of the centre is to develop entrepreneurial talent.

Harnessing the Sun to Grow a Green Economy

Heliene is a solar panel manufacturing plant located in the west end of Sault Ste. Marie. It opened its doors in 2010 with a specific goal in mind: to capitalize on the transforming energy sector that is moving toward clean, renewable power generation.

Canyon Country Co-op – What lies in store?

A friendly face greets each customer at Canyon Country Co-op in Dorion, located about 80 kilometres east of Thunder Bay on Highway 11. The community store opened in the spring of 2018, providing its 340 residents with convenient access to staple items. In recent years, attrition, fire and highway expansion had closed Dorion’s only three stores, forcing community members to trek to either Thunder Bay or Nipigon to shop.

Laying Groundwork for Growth in White River

The Township of White River, located 315 km north of Sault Ste. Marie, is enjoying an economic boom. The recent influx of workers is primarily due to the opening of the local sawmill (now called White River Forest Products) in 2013 after the White River Economic Development Corporation, Pic Mobert First Nation and private investors formed a partnership to purchase the shuttered mill. The result is a state-of-the-art sawmill that employs 160 people and supports the jobs of an additional 250 in the region.

Get your motor running, a tourism success story

The Temiskaming Loop, a motorcycle touring route that guides riders along winding roads in the picturesque countryside of northeastern Ontario, is listed as one of the top 10 motorcycle rides in North America, according to the website,

Breathing new life into aging cast iron waterlines is not a pipe dream

Municipalities across Northern Ontario and around the globe are grappling with the problem of poor water quality and flow associated with aging cast and ductile iron waterlines. Typically, the practice has been to dig up the roadway and affected sections of pipe to replace them, which is a costly, time-consuming and disruptive venture.

Make No Bones About It, RegenMed’s Advances Offer Patients New Treatment Options

When people register their consent for organ and tissue donation, they offer hope to those awaiting surgery. While most of us are familiar with life-saving organ transplants, Thunder Bay’s Lake Superior Centre for Regenerative Medicine (RegenMed) is enhancing the lives of patients through the gift of tissue.

Getting Good Wood on It = A Home Run for the Forest Industry

The Indigenous Sharing and Learning Centre at Laurentian University in Sudbury stands in stark contrast to other campus buildings. With its design inspired by the wigwam, a traditional Indigenous building, the centre is made of wood. The result is not only visually appealing, it also highlights the material's strength and flexibility.

Say cheese, please: A Sudbury success

The owner of Nickel City Cheese couldn't be happier with her decision to pursue her dream. On a one-year sabbatical from her mainstream job, Nicole Paquin opened the family-operated business in Greater Sudbury in August 2018, marking the culmination of four years of research and training.

Sowing the Seeds of Success

Jeff Burke is carving out a niche market in Northwestern Ontario for his locally grown and ground flour. The owner of Brule Creek Farms near Kakabeka Falls recalls the steep learning curve he faced when he bought his 17-acre farm in 2008 and began construction of a stone mill. Having been raised on a dairy farm, grain was a new venture for him. However, Burke’s degree in biology and environmental studies held him in good stead.

Forging Ahead: Lofthouse Manufacturing invests in technology

Lofthouse Manufacturing, located in Burk’s Falls, manufactures forged and machined brass and aluminum parts. The largest employer in the region bounded by North Bay to the north and Huntsville to the south, Lofthouse is committed to reinvesting its profits into new technology to remain globally competitive.

Lights, Camera, JOBS!

Between 2015 and 2017, over 100 feature-length films and television productions were shot in Northern Ontario, compared to 65 projects during 2012 to 2014.

Local Foods = the Right Ingredient for Superior Success

Superior Foods, a food distributor and meat processor based in Thunder Bay, is carving a niche for itself as a sustainable partner in the regional food system in Northwestern Ontario. With owner Luis Alves at the helm, the company’s focus is directed at local procurement.

NADF wins prestigious planning excellence award for its Community Planning Toolkit

Since winning the Planning Publications Award from the Canadian Institute of Planners in May 2018 for its Comprehensive Community Planning Toolkit: Finding Bimadizowin, NADF is continuing to explore ways in which it can help First Nation communities take charge of their futures.

Waubetek Business Development Corporation: Promoting tourism on Manitoulin Island

The Manitoulin Hotel and Conference Centre has been welcoming visitors since first opening its doors in the town of Little Current in 2013. The 58-room facility, which houses conference rooms, a full-service restaurant featuring Aboriginal-themed dining and picturesque views of Lake Huron’s North Channel, is wholly owned and operated by First Nations people.

Photo - Rita Gordon, Co-Owner of Gordon’s Park and Dark Sky Preserve, credits the Tourism Excellence North Program for helping her to capitalize on her business’ full potential.

Tourism Excellence North Program Exceeds Industry Expectations

Northern Ontario tourism operators are singing the praises of a three-year project designed to help them put their best foot forward. With a FedNor investment of $375,000, Tourism Northern Ontario, in partnership with Explorer’s Edge, developed and offered a series of tools and training solutions based on a similar program offered in Atlantic Canada.

Photo - Digital Engineering President Les Perrault (on the right) and one of his managers, David Turner, are reviewing notes about what they covered in the Productivity Cluster Program offered by the Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium.

Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium empowers manufacturers to improve productivity and competitiveness

Al Diggins, Chair, Treasurer and General Manager of Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC), could not be more pleased with the results of a two-year program designed to help Northern Ontario manufacturers enhance their productivity, competitiveness and business management capacity.

Photo - Noreen Cox with Patricia Area Community Endeavours is impressed with the calibre of Gary Beardsley’s gunsmithing business.

Targeting a Niche Market

An entrepreneurial spirit and an unwavering passion for his craft are what drive Gary Beardsley, owner of Great Northern Gun Works in the northwestern community of Vermilion Bay. Today, the retired resort operator and animal nutritionist is finding success in a new niche market.

Photo - Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program investment sheds new light on Rankin Arena.

Scoring a brighter future for Rankin Arena

Batchewana First Nation has reduced the operational costs of its sports complex thanks to a FedNor investment of $100,000. The funding was provided through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program to commemorate the country's 150th anniversary of Confederation.

Photo - Whitesand First Nation is prepping the site where its Bio-Economy Centre will be located.  Building will commence in late summer 2018. Photo credit: Great North Bio Energy.

Whitesand First Nation: The Path to a Prosperous Future

"We're on the road to a new future," said an upbeat David Mackett who is leading the Community Sustainability Initiative in Whitesand First Nation. On October 20, 2017, the Government of Canada and the Province of Ontario announced a joint investment of $3.76 million, including $949,539 in FedNor funding, to develop an industrial park in support of bio-mass electrical production and new business growth opportunities.

Photo - Andreas Zailo, owner and founder of ASM Innovations (pictured on the right) and Alex Coulson, employed through the Youth Effects program (pictured on the left), are hoping to break ground with their innovative year-round greenhouse that is designed to address food supply challenges in remote communities.

Youth Programs: a win-win for youth and small business

Two pilot youth programs launched by the Northwestern Ontario Innovation Centre in 2017 with funding from FedNor, are helping innovative entrepreneurs grow their businesses while providing qualified young people with valuable on-the-job experience.

Photo - Meredith Armstrong parlayed her experience as a youth intern into a highly successful career in Northern Ontario's tourism sector.

FedNor’s Youth Internship Initiative: Mapping Success

Since its inception 30 years ago, FedNor has played a key role in helping more than 1761 young post-secondary graduates land their crucial first job. FedNor introduced its youth internship initiative in 1997 to help curb the outflow of talented young people in Northern Ontario.

Photo - The Bucket Shop’s new production facility can now accommodate even the biggest mining equipment like this underground articulated truck designed for hauling.

The Bucket Shop: mining global growth opportunities

In 2016, the owners of The Bucket Shop in Timmins embarked on an ambitious plan to expand the family business. The manufacturer of specialty buckets, parts and attachments for large equipment used in the mining industry not only wanted to meet the growing needs of its clients in Ontario, but explore export markets.

Photo - A reception, such as this one organized in a private home, provides theatre goers with a plot outline so they can enjoy and understand an upcoming play.

The Language of Theatre

Théâtre du Nouvel-Ontario, or TNO as it is commonly known, is embracing technology to expand its audience by making French shows more accessible to English-speaking people. The move, one of many for the theatre, is also helping increase box office sales.

Photo - Armed with a spray foam gun, T & T Spray Foam is helping clients save money on their utility bills by reducing unwanted heat loss.

T&T Spray Foam – Insulating West Nipissing with savings

Brothers Nikolas and Sebastien Toulouse come from a family that’s been in the construction business for several generations. When the ambitious, hard-working young men from Sturgeon Falls, Ontario decided to strike out on their own in 2016, they ran into difficulty trying to secure a loan from traditional lending institutions. That’s when the pair turned to Economic Partners Sudbury East/West Nipissing Inc. for help with establishing their spray foam insulation company.

Photo - Alla Reznik, a senior scientist with the Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute, has developed a new and accurate method to detect breast cancer in women.

Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute – Staying Abreast of Innovation

There’s a unique device under development in Thunder Bay that could radically change the way in which breast cancer is detected. Currently, mammography is used to highlight changes in the breast, including abnormal density of tissue that can be associated with cancer. However, dense tissue can also be a cyst, benign tumour, fibroid or even an infection.

Photo - Tealia Carrière is gaining invaluable experience working with Alexander Knecht, President of Knight Manufacturing Inc.

Exploring Entrepreneurship by building Confidence, Competencies, Capital and Connections

A youth entrepreneurship placement program—known as IION-YEPP and based in North Bay—is producing some impressive results. Developed by Innovation Initiatives Ontario North, commonly referred to as IION, IION-YEPP links high potential youth with industry partners who have a proven capability and expertise in innovation and entrepreneurship.

Photo - Cooling off in Nipigon’s new splash pad, a welcome addition to the Township’s Paddle to the Sea Park.

Splash Pad – Cooling Off in the Northern Sun

On warm summer days, squeals of delight can be heard ringing out from the new splash pad in the Township of Nipigon. It’s one of numerous projects in Northern Ontario that has benefitted from Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program funding to commemorate the country’s 150th anniversary of Confederation.

Photo - Cooling off in Nipigon’s new splash pad, a welcome addition to the Township’s Paddle to the Sea Park.

Phoenix Building Components – Supporting Renewal

Phoenix Building Components, a manufacturer and distributor of engineered wood building products, is breathing new life into former Kent Trusses in Sundridge, Ontario. On April 24, 2017 the formerly shuttered operation re-opened signaling an economic renewal in the region.

Photo - CEMI works with a variety of partners to introduce new technologies, practices, and knowledge to improve the production and safety of mines.

CEMI – 10 years of Rock Solid Results

The Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI) is celebrating an important milestone this year. Established a decade ago in Sudbury, the goal of the national not-for-profit organization is to address the mining industry’s challenges by introducing new technologies, practices, and knowledge to improve the production and safety of mines.

Photo - Nothing spells happiness more than a satisfied customer at Marr’s Perch Lake Lodge. Her smile says it all.

Atikokan Tourism - Reelin’ in the customers

Seeking a lifestyle change, Christine and Matt Rapp and their two children packed their bags in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in the spring of 2016 and headed north. Their destination was Marr’s Perch Lake Lodge, just outside of Atikokan, where Matt had spent many vacations. However, this time upon arrival, they were greeted with the keys to the resort as its new owners, and immediately got to work.

Photo - John Coccimiglio, Manager of Applied Research and Innovation (left) at Sault College, makes adjustments to a robotic cell with the help of Process Automation Student Matthew Lacasse and Professor Ron Chartrand (right).

Robotics: Just the ticket to future success

Recognizing that technology is the wave of the future, Sault College jumped at the chance in 2013 to establish a robotics lab that would become a key component of its Process Automation Program, expanding the College's applied research capacity.

Photo - Mass Spectrometer helps Crofters Food to back up claims about the health benefits of its products.

Crofters Food Ltd: Reaping the Fruits of Labour

Taking a business to the next level is no easy feat. It takes a solid plan, drive, strong management, the right conditions, and a lending hand.

Photo - Students at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine are applying what they learn in the classroom in communities across the North.

Just what the doctor ordered

Ten years after the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) opened its doors, a clear picture is emerging of the tremendous impact the institution is having on the region.

Photo - François Nadeau demonstrates his milk cooling system.

La Fromagerie—A tasty tale

After four years of university and a trip to Asia where cheese was limited and his craving for the product grew, François Nadeau found his life's passion and threw himself in cheese-making training in Québec and in France.

Photo - Students had the opportunity to work with coaches and mentors in each sector to perfect their ideas and business plans.

Youth Entrepreneurs Shine at 2015 Enterprise Olympics

It took the perfect pitch and an elite-level business plan for the regional champions to be crowned at the 2015 Enterprise Olympics. Following an exciting competition that included Dragon's Den-type word sparring sessions, two teams of future entrepreneurs secured first place in their respective regions, an honour that included a $1000 scholarship to a Northern Ontario university or college of their choice.

Photo - Innovation is on display as Marty Warkentin, Owner from Northern Survey Supply, highlights the features of its new miner operated survey system to prospective clients at PDAC 2016. With operations in Mattawa and Sudbury.

Showcasing Northern Ontario’s mining expertise to the world

Mining-related companies from across Northern Ontario are reporting increased sales and exports, with many signing new business deals, thanks to their participation at one of the world's premier international mining events.

Photo - The state-of-the-art innovation centre at Canadore College is helping entrepreneurs release their ingenuity and help businesses grow.

ICAMP—A Sandbox for Industry

The desire to fulfill a specific need often spurs innovation. Take the example of Mel Peddie's company, WB Melback, which specializes in industrial maintenance and support. In addition to its other services, the New Liskeard firm repairs thermal presses used in the production of oriented strand board (OSB), an engineered, wood-based panel.

Photo - The owner of Maltese Grocery in Thunder Bay, Dave Maltese, is spending a far smaller portion of his day making meat patties thanks to his new appliance, purchased under the Sustainable New Agri-Food Products (SNAP) program.

New Agri-food Program Makes Business Growth a SNAP

Launched as a pilot program in 2014, the Sustainable New Agri-Food Products (SNAP) program is designed to assist small agri-food producers and processors across Northern Ontario purchase equipment with one goal in mind.  The equipment is to be used for new products and value-added processing to help successful applicants increase production and sales, create jobs and expand their markets.

Photo - Board and staff members of the NOA meet in Sault Ste. Marie.

Northern Ontario Angels—Synonymous with Success

Rna Diagnostics, a bio-tech company based in Sudbury, is in the final testing stages of a new service that aims to improve care for cancer patients, as well as their rates of survival. According to John Connolly, VP Corporate Development, the company has developed a new test to better determine which patients are most likely to benefit from chemotherapy, helping oncologists quickly switch unresponsive patients to other treatments.

Photo - Marie-France Vézina of l’Accueil francophone of Thunder Bay searches the AFNOO directory for French-language services.

AFNOO: Dedicated to success of Northwestern Ontario Businesses

With an eye on broadening their client base and increasing their corporate profile, entrepreneurs routinely assess marketing and promotional opportunities as they arise. But who can businesses in Northwestern Ontario turn to for help in raising awareness about their products and French language services?

Photo - Les Tabachak, owner of Wildly Canadian in Thunder Bay, displays his all-natural, all-Canadian products and signature selections

Successful Francophone Program Opens New Markets

The Entrepreneurs Francophones Plus Initiative (EFP), created to help Francophone businesses reach new markets, increase commercial activity and grow their operations, was an instant hit across the region.

Photo - With keen attention to historical detail, the fully restored wooden steamship SS Bigwin looks much as it did when it traversed the waters in Lake of Bays back in the early 1900’s

SS Bigwin: Cruising Lake of Bays in Historical Style

Today, local and seasonal residents, along with visitors to the picturesque region of Muskoka, are recapturing a sense of that time and tradition with a cruise aboard the fully restored SS Bigwin on Lake of Bays.

Photo - Symboticware CEO Kirk Petroski and Technician Andrew Tiernay examine one of the company’s signature software devices, the SymBot. Weighing in at five pounds, the compact unit is used to collect and relay data from remote locations such as underground mines for monitoring mobile equipment in real time

Emerging Technology: A Sudbury ICT company is modernizing mining globally.

When Kirk Petroski started his information technology venture in 2008 to research and develop smart software applications, he realized his best opportunity for growth and success was right in his own back yard: Northern Ontario's mining industry.

Photo - A calm evening was the backdrop for a successful inaugural launch of a 400,000 cubic-metre balloon at the Timmins Stratospheric Balloon base on September 8, 2014.

Up, Up and Away in a Stratospheric Balloon: Timmins new payload

Back when a Stratospheric Balloon Base was officially opened at Timmins Airport nearly two years ago, it was anticipated the leading edge facility would give the local economy a bit of a lift. It appears the results have risen well above expectations - literally.

Photo - Robert Martel of Meadowview Alpaca Farm in Bruce Mines, Ontario, sells another package of alpaca yarn to a visitor at The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto.

Northern Ontario at The Royal: Best in Show

The Northern Ontario Pavilion is the culmination of year-round planning by FedNor in partnership with the NECO Community Futures Development Corporation in North Bay. Since 2001, this productive partnership has evolved out of FedNor’s goal to support business growth and competitiveness, jobs, economic diversification and innovation within the agriculture and equine sectors across the North.

Photo - At PARO’s Enterprise Centre in Thunder Bay, women entrepreneurs gather for another professional development workshop that provides mentorship and networking opportunities; one of several programs the centre offers that enhance enterprise development.

PARO: Exceeding the Vision 20 Years later

After 20 years in business, PARO decided it was time to celebrate with a special full-day networking and tradeshow last November called “Exceeding the Vision”, featuring guest speakers and informative workshops. The event was capped off with an evening awards program honouring 20 successful women entrepreneurs who were once protégées of PARO programs and services.

Photo - Western Red Cedar encases the new Victoria Linklater Memorial School at North Spirit Lake First Nation in the heart of the majestic boreal forest of Northwestern Ontario.

Wood WORKS! Building for the future

It’s an inspiration that has evolved into an annual celebration. Each November, a select group of Ontario’s leading architects, engineers and project teams gather to salute creative design and construction over a diverse spectrum of buildings and structures using one of our greatest natural resources: wood.

Photo - In just over a decade, Parry Sound Area Municipal Airport has expanded its airfield into a full-fledged industrial park that's attracting new venture start-ups and companies from across central Ontario.

Ready for Take-off: Parry Sound Airport puts businesses in flight

From a 3,000 ft. paved runway and a trailer for a terminal in 1979, Parry Sound Area Municipal Airport has since become known as the 'Little Airport that Could'. Following a decade-long, five-phase plan to develop infrastructure essential for adding emergency services and attracting small and medium-sized businesses, the Airport's Industrial Expansion Project has landed a prestigious honour from the Ontario Association of Community Futures Development Corporations (OACFDC).

Photo - Entrepreneur of the Year Award at the Ontario Association of Community Futures Development Corporations' Conference recently.  At the awards ceremony were Carmen DeMarco of FedNor, Paula Mangotich of Kirkland & District CDC, Jim Taylor of Nordex Explosives Ltd. and Jeff King of FedDev Ontario.

Nordex Explosives Ltd. of Kirkland Lake: Ontario’s Top Entrepreneur

Nordex Explosives Ltd., a Kirkland Lake-based manufacturer, is the only Canadian company that produces explosives for use in mining, quarries and construction. The publicly traded company has steadily built a reputation as an industry leader in the manufacturing of high quality explosive products for its own clients as well as for other explosive distributors and manufacturers.

Photo - Designed by renowned Aboriginal Artist Stephen Peltonen, the distinctive Loon Vodka label reflects the pristine nature and wildlife of Northern Ontario.

Distillerie Rheault Distillery: The Spirit of Entrepreneurship

The clear, distilled beverage known as vodka may trace its origins and reputation to Eastern Europe but the Northern pulp and paper community of Hearst in Northern Ontario has recently caught the attention of vodka connoisseurs right across the province.

Photo - One of Northern Ontario’s most popular tourist attractions, Science North is easily recognizable for its ‘snowflake’ design created by Architect Raymond Moriyama who also designed the Ontario Science Centre.

Science North: Northern Ontario’s premiere tourist attraction turns 30

Long before Sudbury’s famous science centre moved off the drawing board and onto the picturesque shores of Ramsey Lake in downtown Sudbury, there was considerable apprehension that such a grand vision could be realized.

Photo - North Bay Mayor Al MacDonald and Nipissing-Timiskaming MP Jay Aspin watch as FedNor Youth Intern and WipWare technical specialist Corey Sloan demonstrates how a photoanalysis system developed by the company is used to measure the effectiveness of rock blasting in mining.

WipWare Inc: A North Bay company that “measures up” globally

“Because you can’t manage what you can’t measure”, is more than just a catchy marketing brand or corporate slogan. For an innovative software and systems technology company based in North Bay, Ontario, it is a plain-spoken and proven philosophy.

Photo - Nestled along pristine waterways and amid stately pine trees, the Town of Red Lake is the most north-westerly municipality in Ontario and home to one of the richest gold mining regions in the world.

Gold and Natural Gas: building a pipeline to better business in Red Lake

The half dozen town sites that make up the Municipality of Red Lake have been built historically by mining high grade gold ore in this beautiful wilderness region of northwestern Ontario.

Photo - The recently expanded boardwalk and docking slips in the Town of Little Current is one of several destinations and harbours on Manitoulin Island that has boaters and sailors charting a course for the North Channel of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay every summer.

Charting a Course: Lake Huron’s North Channel is a boater’s paradise

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a DVD promoting marine tourism and the North Channel marine communities of Lake Huron has proven to be worth more than ten-fold.

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