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Kapuskasing Hydro Project Underway

Posted on June 9, 2010
Construction of Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG) $2.6-billion Lower Mattagami Project in Kapuskasing is underway. The northern hydroelectric generating  project will increase Ontario’s supply of renewable power by about 440 megawatts. OPG’s partner in the project is the Moose Cree First Nation, which will have up to a 25 per cent equity share in the project. Brad Duguid, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure says that the project will help northern Ontario move toward a leadership role in developing a sustainable provincial energy supply while creating [...]

Nunavut Joins Climate Registry

Posted on September 28, 2009
The Territory of Nunavut has become the last provincial or territorial jurisidiction in Canada to join the  the Climate Registry, a non-profit collaboration among North American states, provinces and territories. This is a first step to tracking its greenhouse gas emissions. Nunavut Premier Eva Aariak said Nunavut recognized the "urgency" of the situation and is taking steps to curb emissions. Canada is expected to announce a mandatory reporting and reduction plan after the United Nations climate change conference in Copenhagen this December. [...]

Feds Fund Northern Hydro

Posted on June 1, 2009
Hydroelectric transmission lines and generation in Whitehorse, Yukon, may be the first infrastructure to get funding under the federal government's $1-billion Green Infrastructure Fund, part of the Government of Canada's Economic Action Plan. Brian Jean, parliamentary Secretary to John Baird, along with Yukon Premier Dennis Fentie, announced yesterday that the enhancement of existing hydro power infrastructure at the Mayo hydro facility along with Phase 2 of the Carmacks-Stewart transmission line will get federal funding. "By proactively developing [...]

Winds from the North

Posted on February 3, 2009
NaiKun Wind Energy Group Inc. and the Council of the Haida Nation have formed a partnership that could lead to the development of Canada's first offshore wind energy project. The NaiKun project is located in British Columbia's Hecate Strait, between Haida Gwaii (the Queen Charlotte Islands) and the mainland. The partnership will be a commercial limited partnership to operate and maintain the NaiKun wind energy project after it has been built--with construction only set to begin in 2012, this is just a first step in a long process. Why long? Environmental [...]

Canada and Nunavut Partner to Strengthen Community Infrastructure Across Nunavut

Posted on September 5, 2008
Ottawa, Ont.-Yesterday, the federal government announced $24.4 million in joint funding to support economic and community projects-including three new community halls, one new community arena, three energy efficiency upgrades, a community hall retrofit and a job training program-in Nunavut communities. The Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund assists smaller communities across Canada in meeting their infrastructure needs in areas such as water, wastewater treatment, culture, recreation, tourism, and "green" projects that reduce community environmental impacts [...]

Feds Support Northern Broadband

Posted on August 29, 2008
Fifty-six remote communities across Northwest Territories and Nunavut will soon benefit from enhanced broadband access, which will improve community sustainability in Canada's North. Diane Ablonczy, secretary of state (small business and tourism), on behalf of Lawrence Cannon, minister of transport, infrastructure and communities, along with Darrell Ohokannoak, chairman of the Nunavut Broadband Development Corp (NBDC), and Darrell Beaulieu, president and CEO of Falcon Communications GP Ltd, today announced federal support of $36,415,295 for the expansion [...]
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