The Elliot Lake – Blind River area will share about $800,000 to improve housing, mental health and addictions programs. Huron Lodge in Elliot Lake is getting $250,000 for its assisted living program and another 100-thousand is earmarked for the assisted living program at the North Shore Tribal Council. The tribal council is also getting almost $210,000 for its mental health program. In addition, a First Nation treatment centre in Blind River gets $136,000 to help people recovering from drug addictions. The grants were part of a larger $2.6 million announcement by the Ontario government for the entire Algoma District.