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Webequie joins the North Star club

Webequie joins the North Star club

Thunder Bay’s North Star Air announced it has signed a “strategic business agreement” with Webequie First Nation. Webequie joins nine other First Nation communities in an alliance with the regional passenger and freight carrier.
Ministers want First Nations on the grid

Ministers want First Nations on the grid

A national task force is being established to find ways to eliminate diesel power generation on remote First Nation communities.
First Nation partners on wind farm

First Nation partners on wind farm

The Timiskaming First Nation (TFN) and wpd Canada, a Mississauga-based green energy company, are partnering on a proposed $300 to $350-million wind energy development project.
Metis mining supplier set to open second shop

Metis mining supplier set to open second shop

Two years after operating out of a small garage in Elk Lake, a growing Kirkland Lake mining services company is making a move into the northwest.

New legislation has far-reaching implications for First Nation-industry relations

A new transparency act for the mining industry may go too far when it comes to First Nations, says the Mining Association of Canada.
First Nation, engineering firm breaking new ground on joint venture

First Nation, engineering firm breaking new ground on joint venture

In his 25 years in the engineering profession, Eric Zakrewski calls his Thunder Bay company’s business venture with Fort William First Nation a “gold star example” in Northern Ontario of a successful partnership between the private sector and an Abor
Green energy and Aboriginal business, best of both worlds

Green energy and Aboriginal business, best of both worlds

Today, Aboriginal business is waking up from a long forced hiatus through the efforts of organizations such as The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB).
Everyone benefits when Aboriginal enterprise succeeds

Everyone benefits when Aboriginal enterprise succeeds

Waubetek is a First Nation-owned, not-for-profit entity that serves First Nations and Aboriginal businesses in northeastern Ontario. Waubetek’s core activity is to provide business financing to on- and off-reserve enterprises.

Ontario invests in Aboriginal development

Ontario is investing in 16 projects through the Aboriginal Economic Development Fund that will create jobs, support new skills training opportunities and improve economic outcomes for Aboriginal people in northwestern Ontario.
Isadore Day elected new Ontario regional chief

Isadore Day elected new Ontario regional chief

Isadore Day has been elected the new Ontario regional chief for the Chiefs of Ontario .