Poplar Hill School Capital Study

Mid May, Poplar Hill First Nation received notice from INAC of approval for "Non-Core Minor Capital Approval" on funding for a "School Capital Planning Study".

Consultants were interviewed and AGB Architects of Winnipeg were retained for services to prepare the "School Capital Planning Study".  Initial meeting was held May 31 in Poplar Hill and a "School Study Committee" was established with Mario Wassaykeesic appointed as Chairperson.

"Enrolment Projections" were accepted by INAC by letter dated October 26, 2006.

Opportunity is knocking! - Get in the renewable energy game now.

By Drew Hill, B.Sc., P.Eng.

Communities who've been thinking of launching a wind or other renewable energy project will soon see their window of opportunity closing before it's even opened.

There are various reasons for this, starting with the Ontario government's plan to promote green energy projects.

This month the Ontario Power Authority is scheduled to initiate its long awaited Standing Offer Program.

School Energy Audit

Keewaytinook Okimakanak Public Works initiated an energy consumption study of existing school buildings.  The investigated is supported by ANCAP Funding.

Field work investigation was conducted the week of October 23 - 27; visiting Kejick Bay (Lac Seul), Kasabonika, Bearskin Lake, Sachigo Lake, Keewaywin, Sandy Lake High School, Sandy Lake Elementary School & Muskrat Dam. (Eight schools in five days)

Ontario's Drinking Water will be safest in the World: Liberals

By The Canadian PressOct. 19, 2006TORONTO - The legal legacy of the Walkerton tainted-water tradegy will leave Ontario with the safest drinking water in the world, Environment Minister Laurel Broten said Wednesday as the province passed a new law that critics fear will prove a crushing financial burden to farmers and rural communities.

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