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 ...


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Agriculture grows in Timmins
A farmers’ co-op, greenhouses to accommodate large-scale sustainable crops, an online farmers market: the range of ideas proposed by stakeholders to grow Timmins’ agri-food sector is vast and creative. But they’re just the start of what could be an agricultural renaissance for the community.In ...
Field trials study biomass harvesting impact
Harvesting woody biomass in Northern Ontario for renewable fuels or value-added forest products hasn’t quite reached Scandinavian-type proportions, but some forestry researchers want to “get ahead of the curve” in measuring the environmental impact of potentially large-scale operations.Scienti...
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...


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