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Northern College seeks approval for water technician program (03/04)

In an attempt to replenish the water treatment sector with qualified technicians Northern College is seeking approval from the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities to deliver a two-year water technicians co-op program.

Winds of change require backing of government RFP, developer says (01/04)

If the McGuinty government is going to make good on its commitment to shut down coal-fired plants by 2007 and deliver more renewable energy to consumers, they need to come out with a policy this winter to encourage green energy developers and the inv

Abitibi Consolidated targets complete forest certification by 2005 (9/03)

Abitibi-Consolidated’s Fort William Woodlands Division has added 800,000 hectares of forested land under certification.

Green power ripe for developments (02/04)

Fitting into what appears to be part of the government’s plan to introduce renewable energy, a northwestern engineering firm is looking at diversifying its traditional ship-repair business to eke out a market in the green-power sector.

Lack of standards tarnish aquaculture industry, operator says (11/03)

Gord Cole flings a handful of feed pellets into the swirling waters of the floating pen hoping to coax a fish to rise. In the mesh-lined cage below, a shadowy swarm of thousands of rainbow trout dart about like wayward torpedoes.

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