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Nipigon Tower and Trails – sky high views

Nipigon tower promises ‘incredible’ view to attract tourists 

CBC News Posted: Jan 07, 2015 3:03 PM ET Last Updated: Jan 07, 2015 3:03 PM ET

Northern Development Minister Michael Gravelle and Nipigon Mayor Richard Harvey stand in front of an image of the Nipigon waterfront development plan, at the town offices on Wednesday.

Northern Development Minister Michael Gravelle and Nipigon Mayor Richard Harvey stand in front of an image of the Nipigon waterfront development plan, at the town offices on Wednesday. (Township of Nipigon)

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Visitors to Nipigon are expected to get a panoramic view of Lake Superior and the distant countryside once a lookout tower is constructed in the community.

The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund is providing $1 million for the project and other aspects of a tourism development plan, Northern Development minister Michael Gravelle announced Wednesday.

Nipigon Mayor Richard Harvey said he expects the tower will boost tourism in the area.

“We’re gonna have a 360 degree view that will be looking into Greenstone,” he said.

“We’ll be looking probably almost over to Rossport. We’ll be seeing all the way out to St. Ignace Island, possibly right over to the American border. It’s gonna be an incredible view up there.”