Hay River Snags Fish Plant Funding

Hay River, NT – In early January, folks in the Hub received welcome news that the federal government was investing more than $6.6 million towards the Hay River Fish Plant. Together with the GNWT commitment of $2.2 million, more than $8.8 million is in place to ensure completion of the project. “The Government of Canada’s investment in the Hay River Fish Plant will not only support economic growth in the North, but it will also ensure residents have a healthy, local and reliable source of fish,” said NWT MP Michael McLeod. The investment will support the construction of a new 1,600-square-metre fish plant in the community, capable of processing approximately 1.4 million kilograms of locally caught fish into a variety of high-quality products for both sale and export. It includes the construction of the building, cold storage, loading docks, parking, and driveways. The Government of Canada previously invested $1.45 million through the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency’s (CanNor) Strategic Investments in Northern Economic Development (SINED) program for processing equipment, design and site planning for the facility. “Investments in infrastructure are critical to growing and diversifying our economy,” said Wally Schumann, NWT Minister of Infrastructure. “This includes investments in buildings like the Hay River Fish Plant.”

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