Rail heritage could foster tourismThe swing bridge at Little Current on
Manitoulin Island is celebrating its centenary this year, and a local
advocate hopes to see the anniversary act as a catalyst to make way
for railway heritage tourism in the area.A single-lane bridge that follows
Highway 6 into Little Current, it’s the only land access connecting
the island, located in Georgian Bay, to the mainland.
The steel structure, built for rail
passage in 1913 by the Algoma Eastern Railway, swings open every
hour, on the hou...
The engineer who
last inspected the Algo Centre Mall in Elliot Lake before its roof collapsed has
been charged by the OPP.Robert Wood, 64,
of Sault Ste. Marie has been charged with two counts of criminal negligence
causing death and one count of criminal negligence causing bodily harm.
He is e...
Domtar Inc. has been fined for environmental violations
related to its Espanola operations.On Dec. 17, Domtar was sentenced in Ontario Provincial
Court for violating the Fisheries Act and was ordered to pay $75,000, of which $67,500 will
be directed to the Environmental Damages Fund.Domtar plead...
The Wikwemikong Development Commission (WDC), located on
the Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve, is getting $1 million from the Ontario
government to build a new small business centre.The WDC will build a 9,000-square-foot business centre on
the First Nation, located on Manitoulin Island, which ...
Wind generation hasn’t been an easy
proposition for the Mother Earth Renewable Energy (MERE) project. In
its first year of operation, the $12.5-million, 4-megawatt wind
turbine project run by the M’Chigeeng First Nation encountered more
than a few snags that held up production. From a delay in ...