Provincial funds to help Thunder Bay area farms increase production

Provincial funds to help Thunder Bay area farms increase production
March 13, 2018 – Northwestern Ontario Day Starter
The province is helping Thunder Bay area farms expand and diversify crops through nearly $1 million in funding. (CBC)

The Ontario government is giving Thunder Bay area farms a cash injection to help increase production and diversify crops.

March 13, 2018 – Northwestern Ontario Day Starter

About $994,000 in funding was announced Monday. It will go to a project being run by the Thunder Bay Agricultural Research Association and will help 23 area farms install better drainage on 1,390 acres of land;  it will also fund the clearing of another 354 acres to increase available farmland.

“It extends their season, potentially, on the front end and the back end,” Thunder Bay-Atikokan MPP Bill Mauro, who was at the announcement, told CBC News. “It increases the yield.”

“And it does make some land that previously might not have been plantable, plantable,” he said.

The funding is coming through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation.

THUNDER BAY – DAY STARTER – Good Morning, it is March 13, 2018. For the city of Thunder Bay, you are waking up to a dusting of fresh snow. Environment Canada is calling for cloudy skies with a 30 percent chance of flurries early this morning. Skies should clear. Today high will be minus 1. The UV index 3 or moderate.

COOK COUNTY – A Thunder Bay man has died in Grand Portage on the weekend. The Cook County Sheriffs Office, Grand Portage Ambulance and First Responders and Cook County Ambulance responded to a residence in the Bay Estates area of Grand Portage around 5 am, on Sunday. Full Story.

THUNDER BAY – SPORTS – West Ham United of the English Premier League have formed a partnership with Thunder Bay, Ontario based, Thunder Bay Chill. The partnership was formed through Global Image Sports, the North American partnership mechanism of West Ham United. Full Coverage.

The lowest prices for a litre of gasoline continues to be in Dryden. Fuel prices across the region range from $1.089 in Dryden, $1.184 at the Husky on Chipman Street in Kenora,  In Thunder Bay, the lowest price in the city is $1.2o at the Safeway on Arthur St W. Out on the Fort William First Nation, gas prices range from $1.037 at K & A to $1.139 at First Class Gas. You can get the latest gas prices, including Cook County MN at GasPrices on NetNewsLedger.

Day Starter is a new daily feature on NetNewsLedger – Thank you for being one of our dedicated readers, or if you are new here, thanks for spending a part of your day with us.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Thunder Bay at Twitter: