The Lakehead Region Conservation Authority is welcoming back its Chair Bill Bartley. He was re-elected last night as was Shuniah's Donna Blunt as Vice-Chair. The LRCA held its monthly meeting last night, where they were told they are getting a 22 thousand dollar grant from the Ministry of Environment for the Mission Marsh's 25th Anniversary.
More positive news for the forest industry in northwestern Ontario. Sioux Lookout Mayor Dennis Leney says the Hudson Mill has re-opened. Leney says Buchanan Forest Products hopes to have a full crew of 100-plus people by May or end of June. He stresses the future looks bright for the mill and for the community.
The Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund's new Executive Director is Brian Davey. Davey says he's excited to get to work on a number of initiatives that he hopes will boost the number of Aboriginal entrepreneurs in the region. Davey is replacing Harvey Yesno who went on to become the Grand Chief of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation.
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