James McKenny Rae

First Nation-owned power company aims to connect communities

Create: 01/12/2017 - 03:45

Wataynikaneyap Power is connecting 17 remote First Nation communities currently served by diesel generation to Ontario’s provincial electricity grid. The company held a meeting in North Spirit Lake on Nov. 9, where Franz Siebel, Research Director of Keewaytinook Okimakanak (KO) Research Institute, said that they hope to have a “final route” for the transmission project decided by summer 2017.

North Spirit Lake holds Mining Exploration Agreement Review

Create: 10/22/2016 - 00:51

A community meeting was held to discuss a potential mining exploration agreement in North Spirit Lake First Nation (NSLFN) at the Victoria Linklater Memorial School on Sept. 22. NSLFN Chief and Council invited Michael McDonald, a lawyer representing NSLFN, to talk with community members about a potential mining exploration agreement and the possible construction of a lithium mine on the first nation’s territory.

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