Province invests in local, regional Indigenous transportation initiatives

By  Austin Campbell Local Journalism Initiative Reporter  The province is providing funding to help First Nation communities with transportation. On June 13, MPP Kevin Holland announced the Thunder Bay Friendship Centre, Marten Falls First Nation, and the Red Rock Indian Band are set to receive $225,000 in funding from the Ontario government to enhance transportation infrastructure. The funding is provided through the Indigenous Transportation Initiatives Fund (ITIF) to support economic growth, mobility and transportation safety in First Nations communities across Ontario. Speaking with Dougall Media on June 19, Holland outlined how this funding will be used by the groups involved – which will each receive around $75,000 – and how improvements in infrastructure stand to benefit vital quality-of-life services. He also touched on the importance of inclusivity, collaboration, and economic…

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