The province of Manitoba and the federal government have announced more than $1.1 million will go to cheese producing company Bothwell Cheese. The New Bothwell-based facility will use the money to modernize its facility.

“Our goal is to retain and grow our world-class food enterprises to meet the growing demand for protein-rich foods while fostering job creation within the agriculture sector,” says Manitoba Agriculture Minister Ralph Eichler. “This funding will allow Bothwell Cheese to create more jobs and process more milk right here in Manitoba, while also promoting water conservation.”

According to a news release, the company states it will also be completing a new waste-water treatment centre, which will have new water recycling equipment that will significantly reduce the company’s overall water usage.

Twenty full-time jobs will be created from the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) grant. Upon completion of the upgrades, the company anticipates increasing its exports by $24 million annually. The construction will take approximately three years.

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