SUDBURY -- Sudbury's SNOLAB received a big, new chunk of federal money this week, $40-million in funding over the next three years.

The money is coming from Ottawa through the Canada Foundation for Innovation.

Government officials say investments in places like Sudbury SNOLAB allows these facilities to continue to tackle big issues, including the COVID-19 pandemic.

SNOLAB executive director Nigel Smith said this money, along with co-funding from the province and support from mining giant Vale, will mean world-class experiments will be attracted to Sudbury, providing great opportunities for Canadian researchers and industry.