Dryden & Kenora Feature

The study of man-made impacts to fish and the aquatic environment is the foundational work among scientific researchers at the Experimental Lakes Area near Kenora. The former federal research station is now in its second year under the management of the International Institute for Sustainable Development.
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...


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Domtar, Dryden settle up on back taxes
Domtar and the City of Dryden have worked out a deal to lessen the sting of a tax refund to the northwestern Ontario community’s largest industrial player. The municipality and the company jointly announced June 20 that an agreement had been reached to reduce the back taxes owned by the city...
Abandoned mine tailings threaten Pickle Lake development
Pickle Lake Mayor Karl Hopf said his northwestern community is being “handcuffed” by a one-size-fits-all provincial policy that’s stonewalling future development.Drafting a new Official Plan for the township of 425 has stirred the pot on a four-decades-old environmental legacy issue that’s resul...
Pickle Lake looks for a development road map
A corridor to the Ring of Fire may not bring instant riches for the Township of Pickle Lake, so the end-of-the-road community is out to blaze its own path of prosperity.Mayor Karl Hopf isn’t pinning his hopes that mining in the Far North will be the saviour of his economically stagnating munici...
Economic development under the microscope
Economic development in Dryden is in for a badly needed reboot.A fresh set of eyes will be delving into the creation of a five-year strategy to guide the activity of the Dryden Development Corporation (DDC) to grow business from within and attract international investment.The municipality of 7,...


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