Winnipeg institute breathes new life into outdoor research stationFor most of its 47-year existence, the
public perception of the Experimental Lakes Area (ELA), southeast of
Kenora, took on an almost Area 51 aura.“People have known about ELA, but
that’s about it,” said Matt McCandless, executive director of the
International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), a
Winnipeg policy think tank now operating the 27,000-hectare former
federal research station. “They don’t know what happens about ELA
or haven’t been able to see it. That’s something w...
A popular food co-operative in
northwestern Ontario has grown its online presence in bridging the
gap between farmers and devotees of locally produced food.Dryden’s Cloverbelt Local Food Co-op
launched a regional food map last winter, basically pinpointing and
identifying who grows and produces...
Airports are not just places to catch a
flight; they‘re fast becoming economic drivers in the many Northern
communities.Future economic opportunities for
Dryden may come by air rather than down the Trans-Canada Highway.“We’re getting more deliberate in
focusing on the aviation side of things,” ...
One of the North’s most extensive and
meaningful social enterprise ventures will finally take off next year
with the construction of a First Nations regional food distribution
centre in Sioux Lookout.Town economic development manager Vicki
Blanchard said discussions are underway with Aboriginal...
Kailey Divers’ first appearance at
the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair last fall proved to be a
productive trip for the northwestern Ontario wild rice harvester.For the owner of Canadian Pure Wild
Rice, the 10 days spent at the annual show in Toronto last November
was a launching pad that has ga...