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North to build biotech business case (9/03)

Northern Ontario has been approved by the Minister of Enterprise Opportunity and Innovation to develop a strategic business plan to support a biotechnology cluster that will further diversify the northern economy.

Synfuel moves on $230M power plant (8/03)

Groundbreaking to develop a $230-million power plant on Fort William First Nation in Thunder Bay may get underway early 2004.

Policies needed to spur growth of fish farming industry, association head says (7/03)

Like a school of fish, northern aquaculture operators and processors are finding protection in numbers by banding together to form a united front to promote the region's fish farming industry.

Energy sector projects sought (7/03)

First Nations in the North are seeking opportunities for economic development in the energy sector and need to be involved in provincial plans for hydro generation, says Grand Chief Stan Beardy of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN).

Pic River powered by hydro projects (7/03)

Consistency in leadership from a 22-year standing government representative is the key reason why the economy of Pic River First Nation continues to improve in spite of the softwood lumber crisis, an economic development officer for the First Nation

Tax incentive program remains untapped (7/03)

The scientific research and experimental development tax incentive program (SR&ED) can be considered a bottomless pit, says a federal scientist.

Biodiesel plant first anchor tenant (5/03)

The beginnings of a biodiesel manufacturing plant could take shape in Sudbury as early as this year as an Ottawa-based green technology company prepares to set up shop as an anchor business in the city’s eco-industrial park.

College catches wind of energy education opportunities (5/03)

Plans to implement an energy program at Cambrian College in Greater Sudbury are taking shape.

Innovators see opportunity, energy in cow dung

Twenty-seven years ago when David Leskowski lived on a Saskatchewan farm and made plans to build an anaerobic digester, he came to one conclusion; it was not the right time.

Bioterrorism threat breeds ideas (5/03)

It is hard to decide whether Louis Brown’s neighbours are either very worried or feel very safe living next to the founder of a company specializing in ways to protect people from bio-terrorism.