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Abandoned mine tailings threaten Pickle Lake development

Abandoned mine tailings threaten Pickle Lake development

Pickle Lake Mayor Karl Hopf said his northwestern community is being “handcuffed” by a one-size-fits-all provincial policy that’s stonewalling future development.
Pickle Lake looks for a development road map

Pickle Lake looks for a development road map

A corridor to the Ring of Fire may not bring instant riches for the Township of Pickle Lake, so the end-of-the-road community is out to blaze its own path of prosperity.
Economic development under the microscope

Economic development under the microscope

Economic development in Dryden is in for a badly needed reboot.
Sioux Lookout digs into new opportunity

Sioux Lookout digs into new opportunity

Sioux Lookout is out to chart a new future. The northwestern Ontario town of 5,000 is embarking on a community exercise to draft a new five-year economic development and strategy plan starting in 2015.
Filmmaker goes home to document Red Lake mining life

Filmmaker goes home to document Red Lake mining life

Abudding Toronto filmmaker has paid an artistic and captivating tribute to his hometown of Red Lake with the release of his first feature-length documentary.
Northwest rallies to find fresh food solution on Northern reserves

Northwest rallies to find fresh food solution on Northern reserves

There’s a will, but is there a way? First Nations and northwestern Ontario municipal leaders are diving into the details this summer on how to tackle the exorbitant costs of delivering food and consumer goods to remote fly-in reserves.
Winnipeg institute breathes new life into outdoor research station

Winnipeg institute breathes new life into outdoor research station

For most of its 47-year existence, the public perception of the Experimental Lakes Area (ELA), southeast of Kenora, took on an almost Area 51 aura.
Province funding economic development opportunities

Province funding economic development opportunities

Ontario is helping communities in the Kenora and Timiskaming areas explore new economic development opportunities in order to help create jobs and generate new revenue sources and increased business. Through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corp.
New labour deal for Domtar Dryden workers

New labour deal for Domtar Dryden workers

More than 550 unionized employees at Domtar’s pulp mill and woodland operates voted in favour of new four-year deals on April 30.

Dryden-area mine project moves to the talking stage

Treasury Metals announced it’s crossed a project milestone for its advanced Goliath Gold Project, east of Dryden in northwestern Ontario.