New Sawmill In North Creates Buzz



    McGuinty Government Helps Wood Products Manufacturer Create Jobs

    TORONTO, April 15 /CNW/ -

    NEWS

    Ontario is helping Niska North, one of the largest cedar manufacturers in
eastern Canada, launch its new sawmill operation. The Province is investing
$1.5 million to help the business invest in equipment, renovations and
construction costs.
    The sawmill will create up to 40 jobs over the next three years. Niska
North produces high-quality cedar and white pine lumber and will make log
homes, flooring, decking and other products. Ontario invested $320,000 in 2008
to help the company get started.
    Promoting growth and investment in northern Ontario
(http://www.mndm.gov.on.ca/nordev/default_e.asp) is part of the government's
plan for a strong economy.

    QUOTES

    "We are committed to a strong, vibrant North. Investing in this new
sawmill is good for our families, good for our workers and good for the
economy."
    - Dalton McGuinty, Premier of Ontario

    "This new mill demonstrates how the forest industry remains the economic
lifeblood of many small northern Ontario communities and that it can adapt to
changing market demands and challenges."
    - Michael Gravelle, Minister of Northern Development and Mines and Chair
of the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC)

    "This investment will boost the local economy and help provide
much-needed employment in the Chapleau area."
    - Mike Brown, MPP, Algoma-Manitoulin

    
    QUICK FACTS

    -   The sawmill is located in the heart of the Boreal
        (http://webx.newswire.ca/click/?id=f15d222d395420f) and
        Great Lakes-St. Lawrence forests of northern Ontario.

    -   Local First Nations investors own 51 per cent of Niska North.

    -   Since October 2003, the McGuinty government has invested more than
        $400 million to help create 11,320 jobs and 251 co-op placements in
        the North.

    LEARN MORE

    Get involved in Ontario's growth plan for the North
(http://webx.newswire.ca/click/?id=a1c8881928de765).

    See how Ontario is helping new business
(http://www.mndm.gov.on.ca/nohfc/program_enjcp_e.asp) in the North.

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