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Agricultural sector joins outcry in plant proposal (8/02)

Timiskaming dairy farmers are prepared to go to court, if necessary, to stop the construction of a hazardous waste incinerator in Kirkland Lake and protect their livelihood.

Sewage plant upgrades pegged at $43M (8/02)

A pre-engineering study in Sault Ste. Marie is recommending a $23.5-million upgrade to the city's east-end water pollution control plant, and an additional $19.48 million to install secondary treatment technology.

SynFuel stoked to build (8/02)

SynFuel Technologies is moving ahead with plans to build a power plant at Thunder Bay's Valley Camp terminal.

Brascan acquires generating plant in Sault (9/02)

Brascan Power, the energy subsidiary of the Brascan Corp. conglomerate, announced earlier this month it is prepared to pay $30 million in cash to purchase the remaining 50 per cent of the Lake Superior Power Generating Plant in Sault Ste. Marie.

60,000 opposition letters sent to ministry (9/02)

Opponents of a toxic waste incinerator for Kirkland Lake have delivered 60,000 letters to the Ministry of Environment.

Bennett challenges consultant's report (9/02)

Bennett Environmental, proponents of a contaminated-soil recycling plant proposed for Kirkland Lake, intends to challenge a consultant's report stating the facility would pose an unacceptable risk to the environment, if only they can get a copy.

Dryden, Weyerhaeuser review emergency-response efforts (9/02)

Several meetings between the City of Dryden and Weyerhaeuser have been held to determine how effectively the city and the mill responded to the July 30 chlorine dioxide gas leak at the mill.

Environmental cleanup expected to get underway (9/02)

Site remediation is expected to get underway in the near future at Fort William First Nation industrial site.

City inks deal to tap wind resource (9/02)

The City of Greater Sudbury has established the legal framework that will allow them to move forward in the development of a wind farm. Late last week city councillors signed a deal with Toronto's Northland Power Inc. and Repower Wind Corp.

City sees power in cash crops (2/03)

An organization in northeastern Ontario has identified an opportunity to diversify and expand the economy of the North under the Kyoto Protocol.