‘Traffic garden,’ greenhouse, charging station among plans for Hydro One grant money

By Sandi Krasowski  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter This week, 35 Indigenous communities, charities and municipalities, including four in the Thunder Bay region, received $25,000 in funding from the Hydro One Energizing Life Community Fund. The funding aims to support initiatives that promote physical, emotional and psychological safety and well-being. EcoSuperior was among the four regional recipients, which also included the Children’s Centre Foundation Thunder Bay, Ojibways of Onigaming First Nation and Wunnumin Lake First Nation. “Whenever we receive funding support, it’s, it’s very important to EcoSuperior because we are not-for-profit without core funding,” said Ashley Priem, the centre’s co-executive director. The funds will be directed toward the creation and installation of what Priem calls Thunder Bay’s first traffic garden. “It’s like a playground in a space that’s designed to provide…

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