Saturday, March 16, 2013

Horizon Wind Still Bogged Down In Red Tape

The proposed Big Thunder Wind Park is still bogged down in government red tape waiting to be approved by the Ministry of Environment.  Horizon Wind spokesperson Kathleen MacKenzie says the next step is for the government to allow for online public comments.  MacKenzie doesn't believe a spring election call will affect the approval process.

Icebreaker Expected In Harbour Tonight

Watch for the icebreaker Samuel Risley in the harbour starting today. Port Manager Tim Heney says they expect the Canadian Coast Guard vessel sometime tonight. It will be plowing through the ice to get the port ready for the new shipping season.

Red Lake Looking For New Logo

You could be the artist behind Red Lake's new logo and tag line.  The public is invited to submit their design, which will help with branding the municipality.  Economic Development Officer Bill Greenway says it could mean more opportunities for the community.  Submissions are being accepted till April 2nd.

Contact North Registration Increases

Ontario's distance education and training network is pleased to announce an increase in their number of registrations.  Contact North has seen at 14-percent increase in this fall, compared with last year.  Vice President of Recruitment Services Debby Sefton says as a whole, the numbers have skyrocketed.  Sefton says that Dryden saw a 49-percent increase.