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Science North receives $7.3 M from federal, provincial governments

Science North received more than $7.3 million in joint federal/provincial funding March 17 to upgrade, renovate and improve Science North. The governments of Canada and Ontario are each providing $3,651,140.
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Science North received more than $7.3 million in joint federal/provincial funding March 17 to upgrade, renovate and improve Science North.

The governments of Canada and Ontario are each providing $3,651,140.

As a result of the funding, the Northern Ecosystem Project, the Object Theatres and the Vale Inco Cavern will undergo upgrades to maintain the facility and its infrastructure thus extending its capacity and better serving visitors and clients.

The announcement was made at a press conference by federal Industry Minister and Parry Sound-Muskoka MP Tony Clement and Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services and Sudbury MPP Rick Bartolucci.

"This investment to upgrade the Science North building through three separate projects will greatly benefit the Sudbury area," Clement said, in a press release.

"This is another fine example of the many different ways Canada's Economic Action Plan is building lasting infrastructure to benefit the people of Sudbury.”

“Science North has attracted millions of visitors over the years and is an important contributor to Greater Sudbury’s economy,” Bartolucci said. “By working closely with the federal government, we are helping maintain infrastructure that generates local tourism and provides new opportunities for Sudburians.”

“This is wonderful news, and Science North is thrilled to be a recipient of this new stimulus funding,” Jim Marchbank, Science North CEO, said.  

“This investment means that Science North can transform a large portion of the visitor experiences in the science centre.  By next April, visitors will enjoy several new and thought-provoking exhibits.  It will translate into new tourism opportunities, adding repeat, first-time and longer stays from tourists, which benefits Science North and the community as a whole.”




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