Green Report

Bob Jeffery, vice-president of the SUN Co-operative's board of directors, said the organization's planned solar farm, located near the former Murray Mine site, would resemble the one pictured.
Sudbury green group wants $1-million solar farmSUN Co-operative, a Sudbury not-for-profit organization, has made progress over the winter months toward the construction of a $1-million solar farm on Vale-owned mine property.Bob Jeffery, vice-president of the SUN Co-operative board, said the group has made an application with the Ontario Power Authority’s (OPA) Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) program, which offers small green power generators a chance to sell power to the provincial grid at a guaranteed rate.“We're waiting for what they call a ...


Green Report

Tire-recycling plant to process OTR tires
Success for Ellsin Environmental has come in incremental steps — inches as opposed to leaps and bounds —but Bob MacBean recognizes that’s the way it goes when you’re innovating new technology.MacBean, CEO of Environmental Waste International, Ellsin’s parent company, said its Sault Ste. Marie ...
Container farms enable indoor growing
For two friends named Eric, food production wasn’t even on their radar until a few years ago when they alighted on the idea of shipping container farms.Eric Bergeron and Eric Amyot, both of Cornwall, Ont., owned an internet marketing company and a tree-service company, respectively, until their...
Marijuana facility promises jobs for Wahgoshig
A former federal government-run forestry nursery in Swastika will soon be the home of a medicinal marijuana production facility, which represents a unique collaboration between industry and the Wahgoshig First Nation.DelShen Therapeutics is currently undertaking a multi-million-dollar retrofit ...
Dig the proposed regs on aggregate pits
Changes are coming to the province’s Aggregate Resources Act.Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry Bill Mauro announced Oct. 21 that the regulations surrounding the management of open pits and quarries are being strengthened and the government wants feedback from industry groups, municipal ass...


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