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Nuclear waste storage proposal sparks protest

Nuclear waste storage proposal sparks protest

A proposal to develop a permanent nuclear waste storage facility on the north shore of Lake Huron is causing controversy amongst the area's First Nations communities.
First Nation rolls into transportation sector

First Nation rolls into transportation sector

Serpent River First Nation is laying the groundwork to become a northeastern Ontario transportation hub.
Company examines site options for processing plant

Company examines site options for processing plant

An Aboriginally-owned mining company still has Atikokan in its sights for an iron ore processing plant despite delays in accessing a former open pit mine.
MAATS training program builds First Nation capacity

MAATS training program builds First Nation capacity

Building capacity and business ventures for First Nation people is the focus of the impact benefit agreement (IBA) signed between Northgate Minerals Corporation and Matachewan First Nation.
Northern universities focus on attracting First Nations

Northern universities focus on attracting First Nations

With First Nations representing an ever-increasing portion of the Canadian population, Northern Ontario universities are using a number of ways to engage and accommodate them.
First Nations prosper through energy projects

First Nations prosper through energy projects

The Moose Cree First Nation have hit upon the secret to true independence. The community is shaking out the final details of a landmark equity deal struck with Ontario Power Generation (OPG) as part of the province's $2.
Rural communities vie to be sustainable licence holders

Rural communities vie to be sustainable licence holders

Frustration is mounting as three communities vie to be the new sustainable licence holders (SFL) for the Crown land surrounding Marathon , Manitouwadge and Pic River . Competition is fierce and other organizations are jockeying for the same spot.
New tool targets Aboriginal youth for mining careers

New tool targets Aboriginal youth for mining careers

Start them young. It's the rationale behind a recruiting tool designed to attract more Aboriginal youth into mineral exploration and mining careers.
Mining company supports First Nation blockade at McFauld's Lake

Mining company supports First Nation blockade at McFauld's Lake

Noront Resources Ltd. (NOT:TSX) is supporting the actions of its exploration partner Marten Falls First Nation to block exploration in the Ring of Fire area of the James Bay Lowlands.
First Nation pushes back against 'Ring of Fire' mine, rail project

First Nation pushes back against 'Ring of Fire' mine, rail project

A Thunder Bay mineral symposium of the Matawa First Nations tribal council in February could be a raucous affair. The aggressive push by Cliffs Natural Resources and Canada Chrome to develop a $1.