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Economic Development Commission

About the Economic Development Commission

Mayor and Council of the Municipality of Sioux Lookout formed an Economic Development Commission in July 2007 with a specific mandate and Terms of Reference. The term of the Commission members runs concurrent with the term of Council.

The Economic Development Commission Terms of Reference is By-Law No. 77-15.

The members of the Economic Development Commission are:

  • Alana Anderson
  • Candace Widmeyer
  • Ron Bird
  • Nick Costello
  • Christine Hoey
  • Alan Howie
  • Adam McCarty
  • Cllr. Donald Fenelon
  • Cllr. Connor Howie
  • Vicki Blanchard, Economic Development Manager, Staff Resource

The 2021 Economic Development Commission Meetings will resume in the fall- please check back for more information. You can also contact the Municipal Office to find out the date and time of the upcoming meeting: 807-737-2700. 


The Economic Development Commissions meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 5:00 p.m. in the second-floor Boardroom at the Centennial Centre, 54 Front Street.


The Economic Development Commission has partnered with  PACE, the Northwest Business Enterprise Centre, the Canada Ontario Business Service Centre and the Sioux Lookout Chamber of Commerce to allow small business owners easy access to education and training opportunities via video-conference to the Canada Manitoba Business Service Centre. The video-conference site is located at the Sioux Lookout Public Library and is available at no cost and anyone in the community. For more information, please visit the Video Conferencing Seminars page.

The Economic Development Office

The Economic Development Manager, Vicki Blanchard, located in the Heritage Railway Station, 53 Front Street, Main Floor, Sioux Lookout.

2015 Economic Development Strategy 

Contact Information:

Tel: 807-737-2700 ext. 2228
Fax: 807-737-3436
Cell: 807-738-2122

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