First Nation, engineering firm breaking new ground on joint ventureIn his 25 years in the engineering
profession, Eric Zakrewski calls his Thunder Bay company’s business
venture with Fort William First Nation a “gold star example” in
Northern Ontario of a successful partnership between the private
sector and an Aboriginal community.Now entering its fifth fiscal year,
Oshki-Aki Limited Partnership is creating employment and mentorship
opportunities for Fort William members to learn and build skills
toward permanent careers in the consulting and engineeri...
An educational program in northwestern Ontario
is exposing First Nations youth to prospective careers in the natural
During the last week of July, 55 participants
gathered for a science camp at Confederation College and Lakehead
University in Thunder Bay.
Since 2000, Outlan...
Thunder Bay’s North Star Air
announced it has signed a “strategic business agreement” with
Webequie First Nation.Webequie joins nine other First Nation
communities in an alliance with the regional passenger and freight
carrier. The other communities are Muskrat Dam, Sachigo Lake, Cat
A national task force is being established to find ways to eliminate diesel power generation on remote First Nation communities.Provincial and territorial energy and mines ministers meeting in Halifax decided that the reduction or elimination of diesel fuel would “reduce harmful emissions, strength...
The Timiskaming First Nation (TFN) and wpd
Canada, a Mississauga-based green energy company, are partnering on a
proposed $300 to $350-million wind energy development project.
The proposed 120-megawatt Silver Centre Wind
Project is slated for the Lorraine Valley, an unorganized township