Gov­ern­ment in­vests in Fogo Is­land

Tourism, fish­ery in­dus­tries tar­geted for de­vel­op­ment

The Pilot - - Classified - BY JOSH HEALEY

Both the fed­eral and pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ments have an­nounced fund­ing to help fa­cil­i­tate eco­nomic growth on Fogo Is­land, shar­ing the news via press re­lease.

Scott Simms, MP for Coast of Bays-Cen­tral-Notre Dame, an­nounced the At­lantic Op­por­tu­ni­ties Agency would be in­vest­ing nearly $324,000 into the is­land.

“The Gov­ern­ment of Canada is work­ing with com­mu­nity and busi­ness part­ners to cap­i­tal­ize on op­por­tu­ni­ties in tourism and the fish­ery to cre­ate new em­ploy­ment and eco­nomic growth,” said Simms.

Fur­ther­more, the Depart­ment of Tourism, Cul­ture, In­dus­try and In­no­va­tion also promised a con­tri­bu­tion of $100,000 for projects.

With these in­vest­ments, the Town of Fogo Is­land is plan­ning to up­grade and ex­pand its network of hik­ing trails.

JOSH HEALEY/THE BEA­CON

A tourist walks in front of the renowned Fogo Is­land Inn.

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