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...
begun on a $300-million hydroelectric generating station on New Post Creek north
of Smooth Rock Falls.The 28-megawatt project
is a collaboration between Ontario Power Generation (OPG) and Coral Rapids Power, a company owned by Taykwa Tagamou Nation. The Peter Sutherland Sr.
A new partnership
will help expand grid connections to 16 remote First Nation communities in
Northwestern Ontario.On Aug. 27, WataynikaneyapPower — which represents 20 First Nation communities in the Far North — signed
a partnership agreement with FortisOntario Inc. and Renewable Energy Systems ...
Two northwestern Ontario First Nations
are receiving a combined $720,000 in provincial funding for drinking
water and drainage infrastructure.Residents of Whitesand First Nation and
Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation will benefit from important
infrastructure projects thanks to joint funding fr...
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...