Archive for September, 2009

Conserve the Light energy efficiency and conservation conference begins in Thunder Bay

Posted on September 3, 2009, by mleung, under Uncategorized.

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Conserve the Light a Provincial First Nations and Métis Energy Efficiency and Conservation Conference begins in Thunder Bay

Minister of Energy and Infrastructure to speak today at 6:30pm

(Thunder Bay, ON. September 3, 2009) The Conserve the Light conference, which started today at the Valhalla Hotel, has attracted over 200 First Nations leaders, community representatives and Métis to Thunder Bay from across Ontario.

This conference is part of the Energy Efficiency & Conservation Measures for Aboriginal Communities (EEMAC) program developed by Charles Fox Consulting Inc. (Thunder Bay) and funded by the Ontario Power Authority. The main goal of the program was to introduce and implement energy efficiency and conservation measures throughout all 134 First Nations communities in Ontario. This program consisted of four main components: the Conserve the Light Gathering conference, Education and Awareness, Energy Conservation Kits, and the Energy Retrofit Pilot.

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L’ONTARIO APPUIE LES PROJETS D’ÉNERGIE VERTE POUR LES COMMUNAUTÉS DES PREMIÈRES NATIONS ET MÉTIS

Posted on September 3, 2009, by mleung, under Uncategorized.

L’honorable George Smitherman, vice-premier ministre et ministre de l’Énergie et de l’Infrastructure, fera une annonce à propos d’initiatives ayant pour but d’aider les communautés de Premières nations et métis qui souhaitent entreprendre des projets d’énergie renouvelable.

Les initiatives appuient les principaux objectifs de la Loi sur l’énergie verte, dont développer des sources d’énergie renouvelable, offrir des possibilités aux communautés des Premières nations et métis et encourager le développement économique, notamment dans le Nord de l’Ontario.

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Ontario to support First Nations and Métis green energy opportunities

Posted on September 3, 2009, by mleung, under Uncategorized.

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The Honourable George Smitherman, Deputy Premier and Minister of Energy and Infrastructure will make an announcement about initiatives to assist First Nations and Métis communities interested in renewable energy projects.

The initiatives help address key objectives of the Green Energy Act, including developing renewable energy, providing opportunities for First Nations and Métis, and encouraging economic development, including opportunities in northern Ontario.

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Thunder Bay site of historic Gathering of Traditional and Christian First Nation and Métis Elders from across Ontario

Posted on September 2, 2009, by mleung, under Conserve the Light.

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Thunder Bay site of historic Gathering of Traditional and Christian First Nation and Métis Elders from across Ontario

Gathering to bring recommendations on Protecting Mother Earth through energy conservation to the Conserve the Light conference

(Fort William First Nation/Thunder Bay, ON, September 1, 2009) The Teepees, Sweat and Teaching lodges are now in place on Animiki wadjiw (Mount McKay). Each has been carefully erected in accordance with regional traditions, for the unprecedented gathering of over eighty First Nations and Métis Elders who will discuss how they can protect Mother Earth through energy conservation.

These Elders from across Ontario representing a cross section of experiences, backgrounds and home communities begin deliberations and ceremonies today on Animiki wadjiw (Mount McKay to the west of Thunder Bay). This is in preparation for the Conserve the Light conference (http://www.conservethelight.ca), beginning on September 3 until September 4, 2009.

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Two Feathers Forest Products Receives Federal Government Funding

Posted on September 1, 2009, by mleung, under Uncategorized.

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Two Feathers Forest Products Receives Federal Government Funding

(Two Feathers Forest Products LP, Ontario, Sept.1, 2009)  Eagle Lake First Nation received $829,000 from the recent Community Adjustment Fund (CAF) announcement. This will support the Two Feathers Forest Products LP (TFFP) value added initiative. TFFP is a partnership involving Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation, Pikangikum First Nation, Eagle Lake First Nation and Finnish based Wood Tech Group.

TFFP will develop two value-added forest products processing facilities, one at the Municipality of Red Lake and the other at Eagle Lake First Nation. The Red Lake site will house the primary sawing facility including log sorting, grading, and chipping facilities with a 9.9MW biomass cogeneration plant to generate electricity for sale into the Ontario power grid. Wood processed at the Red Lake site will be trucked to a planer mill at Eagle Lake First Nation for further value adding to specialized components and assembly ready building packages.

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