Tuesday, June 14, 2011
A political studies professor at Lakehead University says she is surprised by Canada's decision to recognize the Libyan rebels as the true government of the country. Laure Paquette thinks it might be premature given that the outcome of the civil conflict isn't clear enough. She believes that if somehow their leader, Colonel Gaddafi, manages to make it out of this conflict, we can "kiss our Libyan oil good-bye"
The long job of shipping parts from Thunder Bay's port to Dorion's Wind Park is about to get underway. Harbour Master Guy Jarvis says the prep work is almost done and once the trucks start rolling it'll take about 2 and a half months to complete. Jarvis says the final ship load of parts should arrive next weekend.
The Provincial Government is rolling out a slew of funding for Northwestern Ontario. Northern Development Minister Michael Gravelle says 8.6 million dollars is being used to offer training programs to First Nations. 16.6 million dollars will be used to improve cell service in the far north, and almost 5 million will go towards providing natural gas service to Red Lake, Balmertown and Cochenour.