Friday, May 13, 2011
Confederation College is going green. The provincial government is providing a million dollars towards the creation of a new bioenergy learning and research centre. President Pat Lang says the facility will heat the REACH facility and the Shuniah building. Wastewood from across the Northwest will be used to heat the two buildings.
The Norwester Escarpment Protection Committee isn't giving up their fight against the proposed Big Thunder Wind Park. Wind Concern Ontario President John La Foret says Horizon is going to be holding a series of meetings this week. Public information sessions are being held in Neebing and Thunder Bay on Tuesday and Wednesday. La Foret is speaking at an anti-wind farm rally on Monday at the Best Western Norwester Hotel.
All the information you need for a successful fishing trip in northwestern Ontario is now just a mouse-click away. The Ministry of Natural Resources has put all of its fishing data on-line for the first time. Matt Garvin is a spokesperson for the MNR and says the amount of information available is pretty impressive. Garvin says the guide to eating sport fish in Ontario and fishing regulation guidelines are also included in the on-line data base.