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  • Thompson

    $52M Loan For Thompson Airport Project

      A $52-million loan from the Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) will push the redevelopment of the Thompson Regional Airport forward. The $135-million project will include a new airport terminal building, a new water treatment facility and upgraded transportation and water infrastructure. The airport is a hub providing essential passenger and cargo services to communities in northern Manitoba and western Nunavut. The airport serves as a regional catchment area for 37 northern communities which includes many First Nations – 15 of…

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  • Destination BC

    Destination BC Launches Digital Mentorship Program 

    Destination BC is helping tourism businesses to “Power Up” across the province through a new digital mentorship program which will award successful applicants a digital service package valued at up to $5,000. The Power Up! application-based program will provide 75 eligible B.C.-based, small and medium sized tourism businesses, sole proprietors, and non-profits across the province with free access to digital audit and technical services designed to improve their digital marketing activities and use of technology. “Power Up is the latest…

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  • Federal Government Launches Tourism Relief Fund

    Canadian tourism businesses and organizations can now apply for support to welcome back visitors. The federal government made the announcement July 12, as part of the launch of its new $500-million Tourism Relief Fund. “Our government has been there for the tourism sector since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis and (this adds) another tool to the suite of COVID supports that will help it recover and prepare for future growth and create jobs,” said Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic…

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  • Feds Announce Support for Black Entrepreneurs, Business Owners

    The federal government is creating a new national program to help Black Canadian entrepreneurs recover from the COVID-19 crisis and help grow their businesses. The prime minister announced the $221 million initiative Sept. 9, which will include both private and public funding. “The pandemic has shone a light on the inequalities that disproportionately hurt Black Canadians, and has underscored the need to restart our economy in a way that allows all Canadians an equal chance to succeed,” said Justin Trudeau…

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