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Marijuana facility promises jobs for Wahgoshig

Marijuana facility promises jobs for Wahgoshig

A former federal government-run forestry nursery in Swastika will soon be the home of a medicinal marijuana production facility, which represents a unique collaboration between industry and the Wahgoshig First Nation.
Dig the proposed regs on aggregate pits

Dig the proposed regs on aggregate pits

Changes are coming to the province’s Aggregate Resources Act. Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry Bill Mauro announced Oct.
Canadian Solar acquires Sault solar farms

Canadian Solar acquires Sault solar farms

Guelph-based Canadian Solar has acquired three solar farms located in Sault Ste. Marie in a deal worth $270 million. The solar farms, which have a total capacity of 59.
Cochrane power station seeking new contract

Cochrane power station seeking new contract

The community of Cochrane is hopeful that time is all that’s needed to secure a new energy-generation contract with the province to keep its cogeneration plant up and running.
Sault biotech firm gets research funding

Sault biotech firm gets research funding

A Sault Ste. Marie pest management firm received federal funding to search for the next generation of organic tree pesticides.
Government money down for drains

Government money down for drains

The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund has earmarked almost $2 million for agricultural infrastructure project in northeastern Ontario.
FONOM supports Energy East pipeline

FONOM supports Energy East pipeline

Kapuskasing Mayor and Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) president Al Spacek reiterated his group’s support for the Energy East Pipeline Project.
Hydro rates are killing businesses: Ont. Chamber

Hydro rates are killing businesses: Ont. Chamber

Like many businesses in Ontario, hydro rates make up the second highest operating cost, after payroll, for Barrydowne Paint. “Whether times are good, or times are bad, the electricity cost stays the same,” said Barrydowne Paint co-owner Kelly Scott.
Sudbury world-renowned for its remediation program

Sudbury world-renowned for its remediation program

Researchers from as far away as Russia and Norway will gather in Sudbury for the Mining and Environment International Conference at Laurentian University, June 20-25.
Agriculture grows in Timmins

Agriculture grows in Timmins

A farmers’ co-op, greenhouses to accommodate large-scale sustainable crops, an online farmers market: the range of ideas proposed by stakeholders to grow Timmins’ agri-food sector is vast and creative.