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$85M power upgrade underway (05/04)

Brascan Power Corp., the parent company of Sault Ste. Marie’s Great Lakes Power Ltd., is investing $85.8 million to upgrade 164 kilometres of transmission lines between Sault Ste. Marie and Wawa in northeastern Ontario. Comstock Canada Ltd.

Bio oil to power up the Sault (05/04)

Sault Ste. Marie could be the site of one of the world’s first commercial uses of a cogeneration plant powered by bio oil.

Energy to grow on (04/04)

No one could ever claim that Laurence McKay is stuck in the dark ages. McKay, owner of Northern Lights Energy Systems on St. Joseph Island, is in the alternative energy business.

Wind farm agreement signed (03/04)

The signing of an agreement to explore the development potential of a wind farm along the north shore of Lake Superior is being hailed as a success by the Pays Plat First Nation.

Power plant expanding (03/04)

The Ministry of Northern Development and Mines is contributing $4.5 million toward the acquisition and future expansion of the Weyerhaeuser power plant in Sturgeon Falls.

Insurance woes stall business plan (03/04)

Flying over Northern Ontario, one sees a land below, dotted by glittering sapphire pools of seemingly pristine lakes. It is a picture-postcard image that Murray Jardine says hides a darker truth.

Synfuel targets spring construction (01/04)

Synfuel Technology Inc. encountered resistance when the public had a chance to voice their concerns over the development of a $230-million power plant in Thunder Bay. The concerns relate to Sec.5 of Ministry of Environment regulations.

Water repairs carry hefty price tag (03/04)

A water intake repair that one First Nation community in the North believed would only require the replacement of a diesel motor, has been tagged at more than $1.2 million.

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