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Feds support tourism development for Stanjikoming

The federal government is investing $28,000 to assist Stanjikoming First Nation in exploring the development of a tourism operation.

“The Government of Canada is proud to work with aboriginal partners on projects that create economic development opportunities and build community capacity,” Tony Clement, the minister responsible for FedNor, said Monday.

Hyer calling for passport fees cut

Thunder Bay-Superior North MP Bruce Hyer has introduced legislation calling on the federal government to negotiate a joint reduction in passport fees with the United States in order to boost tourism between the two countries.

“Cutting passport fees would encourage tourism in Canada from the United States, and would make it easier for Canadians to travel,” Hyer reasoned.

Liberals to blame for job losses

NDP natural resources critic Sarah Campbell said the McGuinty government should be held accountable for the loss of jobs in the forestry industry in Northern Ontario.

Terrace Bay Pulp, of the Buchanan group of companies, is now for sale following a three-month suspension of operations, which makes it unlikely for the company to re-open at the end of January as initially announced.