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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 ...


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Producer to cultivate grain crop in Cochrane
Jamie Draves didn’t set out to become a quinoa producer. But after a health scare eight years ago, he’s become a believer in the nutritional benefits of the plant, and is now working to commercialize a growth and production operation in Northern Ontario through his company, Katan Kitchens.In 20...
Investment company backs ag growth, expansion
“Investing with operators to build great Canadian farms.”For the last two years, that guiding creed has led Area One Farms to secure agricultural investments with producers in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario, and now the North has entered onto its radar.The investment fund, which is...
Power rebate program made permanent
Persistent lobbying by municipality and business leaders has paid off as the Northern Industrial Energy (NIER) program has been made a permanent fixture.The provincial government announced April 7 that the program will be funded at $120 million annually.NIER reimburses large power consumers, specif...
Power producer wins global adjustment case
Northland Power announced it has won a global adjustment case against the Ontario Electricity Financial Corporation (OEFC).The Toronto-headquartered independent power producer announced that the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has ruled in its favour in relation to its dispute with the OEFC.North...


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