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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Dryden puts airport expansion, business needs on its radar
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,” ...
Aboriginal Affairs at the table for food distribution network
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...
Northwest rice harvester gaining popularity
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...
Northwestern-produced hunting show enters second season
Marc McNay is living the dream.The fledgling Dryden-based television producer is set to air the second season of his outdoor show on Wild TV with a screening party in his hometown.A welder by trade, the chance to finally host his own show was the fulfilment of a life-long ambition for McNay, wh...


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