Friday, January 7, 2011
Forestry Minister Michael Gravelle says he understands Atikokan Renewable Fuel's disappointment. The company had hoped to receive it's wood allocation rights already, but instead had to lay off employees because of a lack of wood. Gravelle says he's working towards getting word out soon. Gravelle says he met with Forestry officials in Toronto and he hopes to make more wood allocation announcements in the near future.
Posted by The Giant 105.3 News at 3:21 PM
Violence against aboriginal women will be discussed in Sioux Lookout and Thunder Bay this week. The Status of Women committee is traveling across Canada, and B.C. MP Cathy McLeod says they want to hear from community members. McLeod says they realize that the issue is prevelant across the country and they want to hear about community based solutions. McLeod says they will be releasing a report with recommendations to the Federal Government in the Spring.
Minister of Northern Development Michael Gravelle is clearing the air. The Thunder Bay Superior North MPP says he's not playing favourites when it comes to the future site of a Ring of Fire processing plant. Gravelle is reacting to the Mayor's recent comments saying the MPP should heavily promote Thunder Bay. Keith Hobbs stated recently that Gravelle should push for his riding rather than the entire North.