A new business in the Burk’s Falls area will get a provincial boost to help with its start-up.

Parry Sound-Muskoka MPP Norm Miller announced Friday that Ontario is investing $144,000 in the launch of Missing Link Adventure Tours (MLAT) and Santosha Farm.

The all-season tourism and agri-food business will offer retreat packages for cyclists, family winter activities like cross-country skiing, and meals made with its own fresh produce.

The investment will help construct a multi-use facility and guest accommodations.

As well, the Village of Burk’s Falls will receive $46,890 towards its Almaguin Regional Economic Development Plan.

Funding for both projects is through the province’s Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation.

“Ontario is pleased to invest in Missing Link Adventure Tours, which will help attract visitors to our region,” said MPP Norman Miller. “We commend the Village of Burk’s Falls for working with other Almaguin Highlands municipalities to achieve common goals that benefit the local economy.”

At the announcement, Burk’s Falls Reeve Cathy Still said the regional economic development plan could not have gone forward without the province’s support.

She added, “The communities in the Almaguin Highlands area are dedicated to diversifying our economies and we are glad that the NOHFC is investing in the launch of a new business.”