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Ontario's ecosystem at serious risk

Budget and staff cutbacks at the Ministries of Environment and Natural Resources have placed Ontario's ecosystems, biodiversity and parts of the economy at "serious risk of deterioration," says the province's environmental commissioner.

From snowplows to solar panels

When snowplow contractor John Hook first started building his own solar energy project at his Powassan home in 2006, little did he know it would be the first step on the road to his renewable energy business called Active Energy.

Sustainable Energy Centre on track for Cambrian College

Nearly a year and a half after its official unveiling Sudbury’s Cambrian College’s Sustainable Energy Centre is fast approaching the end of its first phase of development, with the potential for a fall ground-breaking at the Sudbury campus.

Abitibi-Consolidated to build biomass boiler in Fort Frances

At a time when mill closures are becoming a familiar sight throughout the forestry industry, Abitibi-Consolidated Inc. has announced an $84.3 million investment to construct a new biomass energy generator at its Fort Frances pulp and paper mill.

'Green' building design LEEDs the way

The story of Laurentian University’s Living with Lakes Centre will be the story of Greater Sudbury’s celebrated re-greening efforts.

The price of fuel sparks Tri-Town survey

With fuel prices regularly higher in the region than in outlying areas, the Tri-Town & District Chamber of Commerce is surveying members as the first step towards coping with the problem.

Scoping the North for solar potential

A Toronto renewable energy developer won’t confirm if Thunder Bay is in the running as the site for one of Canada’s first, and North America’s largest, solar farm.

Installing solar to replace diesel generators

Outfitters and remote lodge owners are slowly gaining a measure of energy independence from their fuel-hogging diesel generators.

Go West: TBay firm eyes Alberta oil sands projects

Alberta’s runaway oil and gas industry has stretched its labour and manufacturing capacity to its limits.

Keeping business in the family

Jukka Ovaska knows the 5 P’s -- Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance -- intimately.