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First generating station of hydroelectric project complete

First generating station of hydroelectric project complete

The Lower Mattagami hydroelectric redevelopment project has reached a milestone, completing the 67 megawatt (MW) Little Long generating station, the first of four station upgrades in the multi-year, $2.6-billion project.

Respect treaty rights on resource extraction says chief

Anishinabek Nation leader Isadore Day said First Nations “can and will” play a valuable role in resource extraction in Ontario and the discussion with the government needs to start on recognizing and respecting treaty rights and traditional territory
Panel puts decisions in hands of First Nation

Panel puts decisions in hands of First Nation

Information on government programs is available at every turn, but what are the tangible ways in which it can be used to assist First Nations with sustainability? The inaugural Lands and Economy Summit, held in October in Serpent River First Nation,

Anishinabek, province extend natural resource co-operation

The Anishinabek Nation and Ontario have signed their fifth memorandum of understanding to ensure coordination on natural resource management issues.

First Nations power company signs deal with Aecom

Wataynikaneyap Power signed a memorandum of understanding with Aecom to build a new transmission line in northwestern Ontario. The company is 50 per cent owned by 18 First Nation communities and Goldcorp.

First Nation power company grows community membership

Wataynikaneyap Power added five more communities into its First Nation-led transmission initiative for northwestern Ontario.
Serpent River establishing environmental review panel

Serpent River establishing environmental review panel

Serpent River First Nation (SRFN) is developing its own environmental review panel to vet community projects that would work in conjunction with the current provincial and federal environmental review processes.
Métis spa owner follows her heart

Métis spa owner follows her heart

It took 16 years for Brigitte McLean to reach her goal of opening a spa, but her ambitions haven’t ended. “It took a long time to get here and now there is no stopping me at this point and dreaming never ends.
Compass Carriers enjoying growth, success

Compass Carriers enjoying growth, success

In one year, Compass Carriers in Timmins has grown from one truck to 10, currently operating seven days a week around the clock. The Aboriginal business, which is part of the Mattagami Group LP, got its start following a discussion at a restaurant.
Native forestry company, Cochrane plant reach 20-year agreement

Native forestry company, Cochrane plant reach 20-year agreement

It took 11 months of negotiations, but Island Falls Forestry and True North Hardwood Plywood in Cochrane have reached a 20-year harvesting agreement. Island Falls is owned by Taykwa Tagamou First Nation, located 15 kilometres east of Cochrane.