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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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,...
Sioux Lookout digs into new opportunity
Sioux Lookout is out to chart a new future.The northwestern Ontario town of 5,000 is embarking on a community exercise to draft a new five-year economic development and strategy plan starting in 2015.With new and ongoing activity in the resource sector, there’s some meat on the bone for economi...
Filmmaker goes home to document Red Lake mining life
Abudding Toronto filmmaker has paid an artistic and captivating tribute to his hometown of Red Lake with the release of his first feature-length documentary.Cliff Caines’ 78-minute film, “A Rock and a Hard Place,” is a nostalgic and critical portrait of a resource-dependent town built upon some...


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