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Thunder Bay seeks opportunities to export power (3/02)

Thunder Bay may send a delegation to Silicon Valley to explore the possibility of exporting power there.

Native engineering program receives funding boost (3/02)

TransCanada Pipelines has donated $150,000 to the Native access program for engineering (NAPE) at Lakehead University. NAPE is a partnership between the corporate sector, the Aboriginal community and Lakehead University.

Energy association announces $9-billion energy project (3/02)

By Michael Lynch The Northwest Energy Association has announced a massive three-phase, $9-billion energy project that could generate up to $24 billion in revenue through increased economic activity.

First Nations get connected (3/02)

By Michael Lynch Remote First Nation communities in Northern Ontario will soon have the option of connecting to multimedia services, including high-speed Internet access, tele-health, e-commerce and tele-education.

Fire-management officials not concerned by lack of snow (3/02)

By Michael Lynch Those making predictions in March about the severity of the upcoming forest fire season in Northern Ontario are doing little more than guessing, Ontario forest fire management officials say.

College responds to industry needs (3/02)

In response to the forest industry's need for highly skilled employees, Thunder Bay's Confederation College and Negahneewin College of Indigenous Studies are launching a forestry worker/operator program and forestry technician progr

Northwestern recreational facilities to get facelift (3/02)

Four recreational facilities in northwestern Ontario will receive a total of $321,000 from the federal government. The infrastructure spending will enhance facilities at Dryden, Red Lake, Ignace and Savant Lake.

Declining population base prompts concerns (3/02)

Northwestern Ontario mayors are concerned about a declining population base in the region, and are looking at ways to combat the problem.

International Working Conference at Quetico Centre (3/02)

An International Working Conference on Ecosystem Health will be held at Quetico Centre May 12 to 16, 2002.

Ministry supports industrial, commercial airport development (3/02)

Northern Development and Mines has given the Thunder Bay Airport Authority $1.8 million to develop a light industrial/commercial subdivision. The airport already has its first tenant.