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Red Lake amps up electricity fight

Red Lake amps up electricity fight

There's a “looming electrical power crisis” in Red Lake , one of the world's gold mining capitals, and its economic development officer is looking to garner regional support to push for transmission line upgrades.
Communities of Opportunity: Sioux Lookout

Communities of Opportunity: Sioux Lookout

Florence Bailey is as excited today as she was in 2008 when she started her career as the economic development officer with the Municipality of Sioux Lookout.
Communities of Opportunity: Kenora

Communities of Opportunity: Kenora

Many cottagers and retirees annually flock to Kenora to take advantage of the natural beauty of Lake of the Woods. Now community leaders want people to consider making the place not just a permanent home, but a place to bring investment dollars too.
Communities of Opportunity: Dryden

Communities of Opportunity: Dryden

Industry and business investment will find an ideal place to grow in the City of Dryden .
Aquaculture president pledges to keep ELA afloat

Aquaculture president pledges to keep ELA afloat

A Manitoulin Island fish farmer will rally support to keep the Experimental Lakes Area in northwestern Ontario operating for years to come.
Red Lake gas pipeline gets FedNor support

Red Lake gas pipeline gets FedNor support

The construction of a natural gas pipeline to Red Lake is being supported with a $2.7 million investment by FedNor.
Angel investors helping entrepreneurs succeed

Angel investors helping entrepreneurs succeed

Northern Ontario Enterprise Gateway (NOEG) could be considered a matchmaking service, but its clients aren't looking for love. Instead, they are seeking private investors willing to take a chance on their entrepreneurial ideas.
Kenora cruise ship won't haul anchor

Kenora cruise ship won't haul anchor

The co-owner of an iconic Lake of the Woods cruise ship said he's committed to keeping the M.S. Kenora on that city's waterfront.
Closure of sawmill has community looking for answers

Closure of sawmill has community looking for answers

Sioux Lookout Mayor Dennis Leney is asked what future job prospects there are that will keep working families and young people in his northwestern Ontario community.
Dedication to craftsmanship pays off for Lough Electric

Dedication to craftsmanship pays off for Lough Electric

M.C. Lough Electric in Dryden is not a place for clock watchers. Drive by their Kennedy Road shop at 6 a.m. or on Sunday mornings, and you'll likely see pickup trucks in the parking lot of the family-run electrical contracting firm.