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First Nations receive federal funding (8/02)

Several First Nations communities in the North were beneficiaries of a $1.7 million federal package for economic development projects.

Clearcut accusations denied (8/02)

Clergue Forest Management is fending off accusations by an environmental group that accuses them of skirting provincial clearcut regulations. Earthroots claims the Sault Ste.

$200M upgrades underway (9/02)

A major chlorine dioxide leak left Weyerhaeuser and the community of Dryden in reactionary mode, sabotaging the company’s good intentions to spend millions on upgrades on the plant this year.

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.