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...
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...
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 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 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...