Kathleen Wynne makes rare stop in North Bay

NORTH BAY – Premier Kathleen Wynne was in North Bay last Friday as she finished up a whirlwind week-long trip through Northern Ontario, where she announced a variety of new investments.

Over the course of seven days Wynne made stops in 18 northern communities, starting in Kenora, working her way over to the James Bay Coast, and concluding with a visit to North Bay.

Kathleen Wynne took a tour of the Ontario Northland refurbishment and repair facility on Aug. 12.
Kathleen Wynne took a tour of the Ontario Northland refurbishment and repair facility on Aug. 12.

During her tour of the north Wynne made several announcements and unveilings promoting the government’s commitment to supporting job creation, economic growth and quality of life across northern Ontario.

“Connecting communities is a top priority for us as a government and that is exactly why we are working to build strong sustainable infrastructure in every corner of the province,” said Wynne, during her stop at the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission.

 “We are making record investments, in roads, bridges, transit, hospitals and schools. We are building the province up because we know the quality of life of people today is effected by the jobs created by building that infrastructure and is effected by the infrastructure that is completed.”

While at the Ontario Northland refurbishing and repair centre she officially unveiled the first refurbished passenger coach for Polar Bear Express train. The coach is the first of 16 that will be refurbished over the next three years.

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