First Nation takes proactive approach with mining companies
By: Jonathan MigneaultWahnapitae First Nation has taken a
proactive approach to promote environmental sustainability in its
dealings with mining companies like Vale, Glencore and KGHM.Since the early 1990s, the First
Nation, located northeast of Sudbury, has worked to develop
relationships with mining industry partn...
Corporation to align First Nations, industry on resource development
By: Lindsay KellyA new partnership between industry and
First Nations in northwestern Ontario could serve as a model for
sustainable development in First Nations communities.
The First Nations Mining Corporation
(FNMC) is an emerging partnership between SNC-Lavalin, Cementation
Canada Inc., Morris Group Ltd.,...
First Nation contractor digs into the resource sector
By: Ian RossMine site reclamation work has been a
saving grace for White Lake Resources Corporation, a contracting
company owned by the Pic Mobert First Nation.
When the forest industry tanked on the
north shore of Lake Superior, so did the company, which had been
harvesting wood for Marathon Pulp before...
First Nation caterer lands mine camp contract
By: Ian RossA First Nation caterer has struck gold
after teaming up with an international food and beverage provider.
Tina Gagnon, owner of Cree Quest, a
catering and event planning company, has landed a contract to handle
catering for the workforce at AuRico Gold’s Young-Davidson Mine in
CreeWest acquires airline, poised for expansion
By: Northern Ontario Business staffCreeWest GP Inc. is marking a
milestone, acquiring Northern Skies Air Service hangar and charter
service located in Sioux Lookout.
The $1.5-million acquisition, which was
a year in the planning, includes the hangar assets, the Navajo
Chieftain aircraft, and shares of the airline. It positions...
Aboriginal business program sets stage for dialogue
By: Ian RossResource extraction companies that take
huge investment risks are always looking for certainty in the areas
they operate.The Canadian Council for Aboriginal
Business (CCAB) says its Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR)
program is the “perfect conduit” to smooth the path for industry
to make ...
First Nation advances sawmill project
By: Ian RossA northwestern Ontario First Nation
community has been painstakingly assembling the wood building blocks
for a community revival.
Forest products will be the economic
cornerstone behind the development of Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek
(BNA), an Ojibway community once displaced by the Ontario g...
First generating station of hydroelectric project complete
By: Lindsay KellyThe Lower Mattagami hydroelectric
redevelopment project has reached a milestone, completing the 67
megawatt (MW) Little Long generating station, the first of four
station upgrades in the multi-year, $2.6-billion project. After going
online in mid-January, its total output is now 205 MW.The proj...