First generating station of hydroelectric project completeThe 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 project is a partnership between
Moose Cree First Nation and Ontario Power Generation (OPG), which
gives the Moose Cree a 25 per cent stake in the project. Job
creation, employment and the involvement ...
Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy is calling for government and industry to address legacy and potential future issues of hazardous industrial wastes on Aboriginal territory in Northern Ontario.“We need high-level action from government and industry that brought these contaminants into our territo...
Ottawa and Queen’s Park made separate funding announcements on April 4 toward training Aboriginal workers for mining-related jobs in northwestern Ontario and the Far North.Federal Natural Resources and FedNor minister Greg Rickford announced in his home riding of Kenora that $5.2 million is going t...
Wahnapitae 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...
A 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.,...