Monday, January 30, 2012
The Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute spoke to council to give them an overview on how the organization has grown since Council's initial 5 million dollar investment. CEO Michael Power says before the investment the Regional Health Sciences Centre had 3 supported Scientists now there is 13. Power says the TBRRI has brought in 70 million dollars in direct and indirect economic activity. Power says the next step is to commercialize the research being done here and to see the economic success stay.
EcoSuperior is surprised the Federal Government has cut short its registration period for the ecoEnergy for Houses program. The program provides money to homeowners who make improvements to their home that will save energy. Executive Director Ellen Mortfield says the program was supposed to end in March. People already signed up for the program have until June 30th to have their follow up home evaluation.