Ring of Fire Ontario

PM Dishing 'Some Baloney' On Tories, Ring Of Fire

CP | Jordan Press, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.25.2016 | Canada Politics

Tony Clement can't be happy.

Sunny Freeman

‘Canada's Next Oilsands' Sold For Peanuts

HuffingtonPost.com | Sunny Freeman | Posted 03.23.2015 | Canada Business

A junior miner will soon be the biggest player in Ontario’s fledgling Ring of Fire mining development, after agreeing to pay US$20 million for the p...

Feds' Ring of Fire Funding Gets 'F' Grade

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.10.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The Ring of Fire mineral region is no closer to development than it was a year ago, says an Ontario Chamber of Commerce report card that give...

Federal, Ontario Governments To Spend More Than $785K On 'Ring Of Fire' Study

CP | Adam Miller, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.01.2015 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Some of Canada's most remote and impoverished First Nations communities isolated within northern Ontario's so called Ring of Fire region are...

What Really Needs to Happen to Make the Ring of Fire a Reality

Chief Cornelius Wabasse | Posted 02.22.2015 | Canada Politics
Chief Cornelius Wabasse

If Ring of Fire development is to be successful, the question should not be whether the development is happening fast enough. It should be whether the process is taking place based on a foundation of recognition and respect for Webequie First Nation and the other Indigenous nations who call this land home. No longer can our Treaty be ignored and violated. New agreements cannot be reached while existing ones are treated as if they don't exist.

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...

Sunny Freeman

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's p...

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...