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The North Shore LNG Project is a collaboration of five municipalities located along the north shore of Lake Superior. We are Manitouwadge, Marathon, Schreiber, Terrace Bay and Wawa situated on the Highway 17 corridor between Thunder Bay and Sault Ste. Marie in Northwestern Ontario. Together, our municipalities have a population of 11,000 and share a long history in the development of Canada’s natural resource economies of mining, forestry and tourism. Located at the top of the Canadian Shield and deep within the Boreal forests, the rugged and majestic terrain of Lake Superior has created a rich cultural heritage for the residents and businesses who continue to call the North Shore their home.  

Marathon

The spirited community of Marathon is home to approx. 3,355 residents and is an industrial, service and retail hub on the north shore of Lake Superior midway between Sault Ste. Marie and Thunder Bay. Marathon is well-established with a growing economy supported by the Hemlo Gold Mines and many small and medium sized businesses. There is always something to do in this vibrant community from kayaking, golfing, fishing and swimming, to shopping or making use of one of its excellent indoor recreation facilities. Marathon is a full-service, completely modern town that is poised for growth and economic prosperity.

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Schreiber

Schreiber is an active and engaging municipal township in Northern Ontario with a burgeoning economy and a population of approx. 1,200 residents. Schreiber has a rich cultural heritage and is unique in its geography as it is located on the northernmost point of Lake Superior along Highway 17.  Schreiber’s majestic topography provides visitors and residents with the ideal spot to explore the rugged beauty that is Northern Ontario. Nature enthusiasts can enjoy sightseeing, camping, wildlife viewing, canoeing, fishing, hiking and more while maintaining a relatively close proximity to Schreiber’s local services and amenities.

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Terrace Bay

The beautiful full-service town of Terrace Bay is situated east of Thunder Bay at the top of Lake Superior in Ontario, Canada and offers natural attractions, shopping, accommodations, and dining. The Township boasts a multitude of sandy beaches on the shores of Lake Superior, spectacular views of the lake and remarkable outdoor and recreational experiences. The pulp and forestry industry has a long history in Terrace Bay, and the town is currently home to approximately 1,800 residents with another 1,200 people residing in nearby Schreiber.

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Manitouwadge

The Township of Manitiouwage is a vibrant and friendly community in Northern Ontario with a developing economy supported by the forestry, mining and tourism industries. The friendly community is located in the Thunder Bay District, at the north end of Highway 614, 331 kilometres (east of Thunder Bay and 378 kilometres (235 mi) north-west of Sault Ste. Marie. Pristine lakes, rivers and rugged natural landscapes surround the community, which features plenty of year-round recreational activities and is home to approx. 2,105 residents.  A healthy mixture of shops, restaurants, hotels and businesses provide a full range of services, conveniences and amenities to Manitouwadge’s residents and visitors alike.

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Wawa

The Municipality of Wawa is located 225 kilometres north of Sault Ste. Marie and is a safe and friendly Northern Ontario community of approximately 3,000 residents. The community has a strong and growing economy with major business sectors in the mining, forestry, four-season tourism, retail and personal services industries. The town is home to a fully serviced hospital, state-of-the-art communication infrastructure and land and buildings available for immediate development at a lower cost than many other towns.  Wawa is at the geographical center of Ontario, is accessible by water, air, land and rail and provides unique outdoor adventure experiences and breath-taking views of Lake Superior’s shoreline.

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