Ring of Fire Ontario

Sunny Freeman

Largest Player In Ontario's 'Ring Of Fire' Looking For An Exit

HuffingtonPost.com | Sunny Freeman | Posted 09.19.2014 | Canada Business

The largest player in the efforts to develop large-scale mining in Ontario’s Ring of Fire is signalling that it is looking to unload its $3.3-billio...

Sunny Freeman

First Nation Not Happy With Ontario's 'Ring Of Fire' Plan

HuffingtonPost.com | Sunny Freeman | Posted 09.05.2014 | Canada Business

The First Nation band closest to the Ring of Fire says the Ontario government is failing to live up to promises it made to the community and has negle...

'Ontario Will Have Only One Chance To Get It Right In The Far North'

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.18.2014 | Canada Business

Exploitation of Ontario's Far North offers the potential for huge economic benefits but could also result in conflict and large-scale environmental de...

Horwath Silent On Ring Of Fire Development Plans

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.26.2014 | Canada Politics

THUNDER BAY, Ont. - NDP Leader Andrea Horwath won't say how much the New Democrats would invest in the mineral-rich Ring of Fire in northern Ontario i...

Sunny Freeman

Ontario Vows Serious Money For Massive Mining Project

HuffingtonPost.com | Sunny Freeman | Posted 04.28.2014 | Canada Business

Ontario has pledged $1 billion for infrastructure development in the province’s Ring of Fire, pressuring Ottawa to cough up matching cash and daring...

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Major Breakthrough On 'Canada's Next Oilsands'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sunny Freeman | Posted 03.26.2014 | Canada Business

Ontario and Matawa First Nations have reached a momentous agreement that paves the way for progress in developing the lucrative but lumbering Ring of ...

MP Vouches For Mega Mining Project

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.21.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Despite an absence of new funding in this year's federal budget, the Conservative government says it still fully supports development of the ...

Feds Fear Social Services Costs In Massive Mining Project

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.05.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The federal government may struggle to keep up with a growing need for mental-health and other social services in First Nations communities l...

Sunny Freeman

The Ridiculous Obstacles To Being A First Nations Entrepreneur

HuffingtonPost.com | Sunny Freeman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

WEBEQUIE, Ont. — Eric Jacob sprinted to his pickup truck following an abrupt late night call. A seldom-seen shipment of large appliances had been st...

Harper, Wynne Meet To Talk Ring Of Fire

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.04.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Premier Kathleen Wynne has emerged from a meeting with Stephen Harper satisfied that she has the prime minister's ear on a massive mineral de...

Ontario Surprised Over Ring OF Fire Comments

CBC | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Business

Ontario says it was taken by surprise when it heard Prime Minister Stephen Harper dismiss the development in the Ring of Fire region as Ontario&apo...

Liberals Killing Ring Of Fire Project: Critics

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ontario's governing Liberals are killing development of the Ring of Fire — believed to have the economic potential of Alberta's oilsands ...

Peat Fuel for Ring of Fire and Aboriginal Communities

Stan Sudol | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business
Stan Sudol

Currently, isolated First Nations depend on very expensive diesel fuel that must be supplied by trucks on winter roads or flown in. Amazingly, most of the swampy lowlands and many parts of the Canadian Shield throughout northern Ontario contain a source of energy that has been used for centuries in Europe -- peat fuel.

B.C. First Nation Leader's 'Ring Of Fire' Advice

CP | By Erica Lenti, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

TORONTO - A First Nations leader from B.C. says aboriginal communities in Ontario's Ring of Fire could benefit from striking a balance between mining ...

Wynne: Ring Of Fire Development Can't Go Ahead Without This

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.22.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says the governing Liberals must address environmental and First Nations concerns before moving ahead with de...

Mining Firm May Ditch 'Canada's Next Oilsands'

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.21.2013 | Canada Business

TORONTO - A major player in developing the much-touted Ring of Fire project in northern Ontario says it will consider pulling out if the Ontario gover...

Sunny Freeman

Will Ring Of Fire Be 'Wild West' Of Mining?

HuffingtonPost.com | Sunny Freeman | Posted 10.11.2013 | Canada Business

Ontario’s Ring of Fire region could devolve into the “wild west” of resource development, if the province doesn’t immediately make environment...

Developing the Ring of Fire Could Transform the Region

Hon. Michael Gravelle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business
Hon. Michael Gravelle

Approximately 500 kilometres north of Thunder Bay, in the James Bay Lowlands, sits an estimated $30-50 billion worth of untapped mineral resources. When developed, this exciting discovery will potentially transform the region, create thousands of jobs and enhance the future economic prosperity for Ontario. Realizing the full potential of the Ring of Fire is an extremely complex undertaking.

Sunny Freeman

Can He Turn The Tide For These Struggling First Nations?

HuffingtonPost.com | Sunny Freeman | Posted 10.07.2013 | Canada Business

Staking Claim is a multi-part series exploring the proposed Ring of Fire mining development in Ontario and how the First Nations communities are prepa...

Ring Of Fire No Magic Bullet: Rae

CP | Will Campbell, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Former Liberal leader Bob Rae says natural resource projects such as Ontario's massive Ring of Fire aren't a "magic bullet" to eliminate pov...

Getting it Right in the Ring of Fire

Anna Baggio | Posted 11.30.2013 | Canada Business
Anna Baggio

You've likely heard about the Ring of Fire boom in Ontario's Far North. What seemed a race to extract chromite, nickel and other minerals from beneath the pristine boreal forest and tundra appears to have slowed to a stroll. The slowdown creates an opportunity in the effort to protect the environment and the rights of First Nations.

Sunny Freeman

Is This First Nation Ready For A $50-Billion Juggernaut?

HuffingtonPost.com | Sunny Freeman | Posted 09.30.2013 | Canada Business

Staking Claim is a multi-part series exploring the proposed Ring of Fire mining development in Ontario and how the First Nations communities are prepa...

Clement: 'Ring Of Fire' Will Be Canada's Next Oil Sands

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 09.19.2013 | Canada

Ontario’s “Ring of Fire” mining project promises to be the economic equivalent of another oil sands, Treasury Board President Tony Clement says....

Ontario First Nation Has Its Own Plan

CP | Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.19.2013 | Canada Politics

FORT HOPE FIRST NATION, Ont. - Charlie Okeese says he has a better idea for First Nations than protesting in city streets with banners and drums.Like ...

McGuinty Met Secretly With Harper To Push Ring Of Fire Project

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.19.2013 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Ontario needs Ottawa's help to develop the Ring of Fire in the province's north, Premier Dalton McGuinty said Thursday.The premier said he m...