Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Lim wants contractors to be able to use lumber in six storey buildings. She feels the move would help the local Abitibi Bowater mill and other sawmills, and OSB facilities. Lim says that's just one way the Province can help the region's forest industry.
The Northwestern Ontario Municipal Association is calling on the Provincial Government to upgrade the region's electricity transmission line. Vice President Dave Canfield says the Northwest is going to need an increase in power to deal with the Ring of Fire and other emerging opportunities. Canfield says Southern Ontario wouldn't stand for an outdated electricity system, yet the government expects the North to accept one. Canfield spoke on behalf of NOMA at the Pre-Budget consultations in Thunder Bay.