Thompson Local News

Federal government unveil new PrairiesCan office, commit $2.3 million to seven northern Manitoba projects

The federal minister for Northern Affairs was in town yesterday to announce over 2.3 million dollars that will go towards seven community projects in the north.


Dan Vandal made the announcement at the grand opening of the new PrairiesCan service office in Thompson.


One of the projects is getting 364 thousand dollars for the Thompson Community Development Corporation, which will go towards the winter weather testing sector through the government’s Community Economic Development and Diversification program.


Additionally, CEDF is getting 100 thousand dollars to deliver digital training to tourism businesses in Thompson, Flin Flon, and The Pas.


Also UCN is receiving over 380 thousand dollars to construct outdoor Indigenous gathering spaces at its campuses in Thompson and The Pas.


This comes as both provincial and federal governments announced a joint investment in the Hudson Bay Railway earlier this week.

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