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Premier Brad Wall invites Calgary energy companies to relocate to Saskatchewan – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 29, 2017 By Dan Healing THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY _ Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall is taking a turf war with Alberta to its economic heart, inviting energy companies based in Calgary to move their headquarters to his province. In a letter to Whitecap Resources (TSX:WCP) dated Monday, Wall offers to subsidize relocation […]

by ahnationtalk on March 29, 20179 Views

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Hydrostor Inc. and NRStor Inc. announce partnership to develop Advanced Compressed Air Energy Storage projects across Canada

TORONTO, March 28, 2017 – Hydrostor Inc., a global leader in Advanced Adiabatic Compressed Air Energy Storage (A-CAES) and NRStor Inc., Canada’s premier energy storage project developer, announced today a partnership to jointly develop utility-scale energy storage projects across Canada. The companies will build on their experience together delivering an A-CAES solution for Ontario’s Independent […]

by pmnationtalk on March 29, 20177 Views

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Final Public Engagement Sessions by the Expert Panel on National Energy Board Modernization

OTTAWA — The Expert Panel on National Energy Board (NEB) Modernization will conclude its public engagement sessions this week in Montréal on Tuesday, March 28, and Wednesday, March 29. The panel will hear presentations and discussions from Canadians and Indigenous peoples on the themes in its Terms of Reference. To register for a session or […]

by pmnationtalk on March 28, 201714 Views

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Budget 2017 invests in Canada’s transition to a clean economy

Wind-powered electricity central to Canada’s energy transition Ottawa, Ontario, March 22, 2017 – Jean-François Nolet, vice-president of policy and communications at the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) released this statement following the release of the 2017 Federal Budget. “The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) applauds the Federal Government’s commitment to continue its transition to a […]

by pmnationtalk on March 24, 201710 Views

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Budget 2017: Electricity Key to Building Canada’s Low-Carbon Future – CEA

Ottawa (March 22, 2017) – In reaction to the federal budget tabled today, the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) welcomes the government’s commitment to supporting tomorrow’s low-carbon economy and spurring innovation. “Canada’s future prosperity will be built on a foundation of clean, sustainable growth and Canada’s electricity sector operates at the nexus of economic growth and […]

by pmnationtalk on March 24, 20179 Views

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Half of disconnected electricity customers have been reconnected after ban: OEB – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 23, 2017  TORONTO _ The Ontario Energy Board says that one month after a ban on winter electricity disconnections took effect, about half of the affected customers remain disconnected. The provincial government last month banned electricity distribution companies from disconnecting people’s electricity for non-payment during the winter. Service had to also be […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 201725 Views

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Indigenous Communities Get Clean Energy Boost in Budget, New Network

OTTAWA, March 23, 2017  – Indigenous communities in Canada are at the forefront of the transition to a clean energy economy, representing an investment of more than $30 billion in the past five years alone, and leaders in the Indigenous Clean Energy sector have two more reasons to celebrate this week: on Wednesday the federal […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 201717 Views

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Pembina: Budget 2017 lays foundation for Canada’s clean growth economy

Pembina Institute reacts to the Government of Canada’s 2017 budget March 22, 2017 OTTAWA — Erin Flanagan, federal policy director at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the Government of Canada tabling of Budget 2017: “Budget 2017 enables Canada’s long-term climate success by making sure our future economic competitiveness is intimately […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 201712 Views

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Making sense of Ontario’s cap and trade program

March 22, 2017 Today, the first auction of allowances under Ontario’s cap and trade program was held. While the auction results won’t be made public until April 3, 2017, some analysts expect that most of the 28 million allowances put up for auction will be sold. If you want to know more about cap and […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 201711 Views

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Public sessions on renewable energy projects

22 March 2017 FREDERICTON (GNB) – The Department of Energy and Resource Development and NB Power are teaming up to host a series of public information sessions on community renewable energy projects. “Your government is listening and understands that job creation and economic development are what matter most to New Brunswickers,” said Energy and Resource […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201724 Views

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Media Advisory – National Forum in Ottawa to Discuss First Nations, Resources and Our Energy Future

Media Advisory – National Forum in Ottawa to Discuss First Nations, Resources and Our Energy Future OTTAWA, March 21, 2017  – The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is convening a National Energy Forum titled “Inclusive Prosperity in Our Energy Future” taking place March 22-23 at the Delta City Center in Ottawa, ON. Delegates will gather to […]

by pmnationtalk on March 21, 201746 Views

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The Assembly of First Nations Invites You To Attend 2017 National Energy Forum

The Assembly of First Nations Invites You To Attend 2017 National Energy Forum National Energy Forum ‘‘INCLUSIVE PROSPERITY” Delta Hotels Ottawa City Centre 101 Lyon Street, Ottawa, Ontario OBJECTIVES: Solidify First Nations’ rights in the energy landscape Amplify First Nation roles in energy decision making to support traditional values; and, Explore domestic and international opportunities for First Nations across the energy spectrum. THE FORUM WILL INCLUDE: […]

by pmnationtalk on March 20, 201750 Views

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Energy Sector Transformation a Key Component of Canada’s Low-Carbon Future – The Conference Board of Canada

Ottawa, March 20, 2017— Canada’s commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions brings with it a commitment to improve the way we produce, transport, and consume energy. It influences all sectors of the economy, government actions, and household decisions, according to a new report from The Conference Board of Canada. Shaping the Canadian Low-Carbon Economy outlines […]

by pmnationtalk on March 20, 201710 Views

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Not So Fast: Three Factors Could Stop Keystone Pipeline from Ever Being Built – Smarter Shift

March 19, 2017 In spite of Donald Trump’s January 24 executive order inviting TransCanada Corporation to reapply for permission to build the Keystone XL pipeline, there are three good reasons to think the pipeline may never be built, DeSmog Canada reported last week. “U.S. approval, while a great leap forward for TransCanada, doesn’t guarantee the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 201718 Views

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NFN chief applauds hydro fee cut – The Nugget

March 17, 2017 Nipissing First Nation Chief Scott McLeod applauds the province’s decision to exempt on-reserve First Nation households from hydro delivery charges. “There are so many cases where I hear delivery charges for electricity far exceed the cost of the bill. Some delivery charges are more than $200,” McLeod said Thursday. “It’s a big […]

by ahnationtalk on March 17, 201715 Views

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Nault congratulates Ontario government’s bold step to reduce electricity rates

March 16, 2017 Ottawa, ON – Honourable Bob Nault, Member of Parliament for the Kenora riding, applauds the provincial government’s recent step to reduce electricity costs through Ontario’s Fair Hydro Plan and the Rural or Remote Rate Protection (RRRP) Program. “Electricity is a necessity for everyone. In this day and age, people shouldn’t have to […]

by pmnationtalk on March 16, 201730 Views

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OWA Spring 2017 Newsletter – Renew

Welcome to RENEW – a quarterly publication of the Ontario Waterpower Association. This edition celebrates Ontario’s proud history of waterpower. With the support of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport’s Ontario 150 Program, the OWA will be undertaking public outreach and education featuring the almost forty (40) facilities that have been providing reliable, affordable […]

by ahnationtalk on March 14, 201720 Views

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Nunavut’s lack of funds keeps Iqaluit hydro dam in long-term limbo – Nunatsiaq Online

QEC looks at cheaper forms of alternative energy March 09, 2017 Nunavut’s minister responsible for the Qulliq Energy Corp., said this week that although the QEC’s Iqaluit hydroelectric project has been “on hold” since 2014, it remains part of an ongoing effort to find alternatives to the diesel-powered generation of electricity. The government and the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 9, 201720 Views

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Premier’s Commitment to Reduce Hydro Costs for First Nations Communities

London, Ontario March 2nd, 2017 – Today Premier Kathleen Wynne made a commitment to eliminate hydro delivery charges for those First Nations living on-reserve.  This glowing statement will give much needed relief to First Nations communities, especially those in remote areas, where hydro costs were crippling.  Ontario’s Fair Hydro plan would lower electricity bills by […]

by pmnationtalk on March 7, 201726 Views

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Energy Forum Draft Agenda Available! AFN National Energy Forum – Inclusive Prosperity in our Energy Future – March 22-23, 2017

ENERGY FORUM DRAFT AGENDA AVAILABLE! AFN National Energy Forum – Inclusive Prosperity in our Energy Future – March 22-23, 2017 Greetings, Please be advised that the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Energy Forum – Inclusive Prosperity in our Energy Future will be taking place March 22-23, 2017 in Ottawa, ON.  Find the draft agenda […]

by ahnationtalk on March 7, 201792 Views

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AFN 2017 National Energy Forum

AFN 2017 National Energy Forum “INCLUSIVE PROSPERITY “ Delta Hotels Ottawa City Centre 101 Lyon Street, Ottawa, Ontario OBJECTIVES: Solidify First Nations’ rights in the energy landscape Amplify First Nation roles in energy decision making to support traditional values; and, Explore domestic and international opportunities for First Nations across the energy spectrum. THE FORUM WILL […]

by pmnationtalk on March 6, 201785 Views

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Ontario Cutting Electricity Bills by 25 Per Cent

System Restructuring Delivers Lasting Relief to Households Across Province March 2, 2017 Office of the Premier Ontario is lowering electricity bills by 25 per cent on average for all residential customers as part of a significant system restructuring that will address long-standing policy challenges and ensure greater fairness. Starting this summer, Ontario’s Fair Hydro Plan […]

by pmnationtalk on March 2, 201750 Views

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Pattern Development Completes Largest Wind Power Project in British Columbia

February 28, 2017 Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern Development) announced the completion of its 184.6 megawatt (MW) Meikle Wind power project located in British Columbia, approximately 33 km north of Tumbler Ridge. “Meikle Wind is now the largest wind facility in British Columbia, increasing the installed wind power capacity in the province by 37%,” said […]

by ahnationtalk on February 28, 201718 Views

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Canadian Solar Industry Ready for Alberta’s New Solar Program

EDMONTON, Feb. 27, 2017 – The Canadian solar industry is primed to participate in the Government of Alberta’s newly launched Residential and Commercial Solar Program – a 36 million dollar program supporting the installation of solar electricity generation on residential, multi-residential and small commercial roofs across the province with the goal of achieving 10,000 new […]

by ahnationtalk on February 28, 201728 Views

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MPs Recommend Reversing Harper-Era Fisheries Act Amendments – Smarter Shift

February 27, 2017 A House of Commons committee is calling on the Canadian government to reverse Harper-era amendments to the federal Fisheries Act that eroded habitat protection and helped clear the way for faster approval of fossil megaprojects. When those changes went into effect in 2012, the Act “narrowed its focus from protecting all fish […]

by ahnationtalk on February 27, 201719 Views

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Hearings & Applications – The NEB is now accepting applications to participate in our review of the NGTL Peace River Mainline Abandonment Project

The NEB is now accepting applications to participate in our review of the NGTL Peace River Mainline Abandonment Project. NT5

by aanationtalk on February 24, 201761 Views

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OEB: Winter Disconnections and Launch of Review of Customer Service Rules

Feb 23-2017 The OEB has issued a Decision and Order amending the licences of all Ontario electricity distributors to ban the disconnection of residential consumers for the period through April 30, 2017, and to require that disconnected homes be reconnected as soon as possible at no charge. This Decision and Order follows the passage of […]

by aanationtalk on February 24, 201745 Views

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Yukon College: Renewable energy is the focus of upcoming Arctic Entrepreneurship workshop

February 23, 2017 WHITEHORSE—Over 50 people from Alaska, Yukon, Northwest Territories and the lower 48 states will convene in Whitehorse for The Future of Arctic Entrepreneurship Symposium on Friday, March 3 and Saturday March 4. Innovators, experts, community members, scholars and policy makers will share best-practice examples of current Arctic renewable energy projects. They will […]

by pmnationtalk on February 24, 201742 Views

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Opinion: Inuit of northern Quebec see their future in renewable energy – Montreal Gazette

February 23, 2017 Almost half a century after signing the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement, Inuit could soon be selling power to Hydro-Québec. That says a lot about what we have accomplished over the past 50 years. On Tuesday in Ivujivik, two Inuit-owned economic development organizations in northern Quebec signed a historic memorandum of […]

by aanationtalk on February 23, 201740 Views

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Makivik and FCNQ Sign Historic Agreement to Create New Company to Develop Renewable Energy in Nunavik

Ivujivik, Québec, February 21, 2017 – Inuit leaders from Makivik Corporation and the Féderation des Cooperatives du Nouveau Québec (FCNQ) are pleased to announce the creation of a jointly owned company to develop renewable energy projects in Nunavik. It will be a 100% Inuit owned company. The FCNQ and Makivik Presidents signed a Memorandum of […]

by aanationtalk on February 23, 201755 Views

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Council of Canadians: Major overhaul needed at NEB amidst crisis of confidence

February 21, 2017 Can the government be trusted to make the needed changes? Ottawa, ON — As the National Energy Board (NEB) Modernization panel stops in Gatineau tomorrow, the federal government needs to put an immediate freeze on current pipeline proposals until impartial oversight is established. That’s the central message in a long list of […]

by pmnationtalk on February 22, 201729 Views

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Best Available Technologies in Federally-Regulated Pipelines report now online

From National Energy Board Technology combined with a strong safety culture will improve pipeline safety February 22, 2017 – Calgary, Alberta – National Energy Board The National Energy Board (NEB) has published a report entitled Best Available Technologies in Federally-Regulated Pipelines (Report) that provides a detailed overview of the current state of technology and best […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 201741 Views

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Panel weighs future of Canada’s National Energy Board – Business In Vancouver

The National Energy Board (NEB) is broken. So say First Nations and environmentalists unhappy with the NEB’s recent approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. The Trudeau government agrees and is currently seeking input on how to overhaul it. A five-person expert panel on modernizing the NEB was in Vancouver this month for two days […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 201727 Views

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Wind Energy: Sustainable Environment, Sustainable Communities – Pembina Institute

February 16, 2017 The Pembina Institute and Capital Power are working together to identify and act on issues around the growth of commercial wind power in Alberta. We believe expanding renewable energy and achieving provincial climate change objectives is best accomplished with a high degree of social and community acceptance. See our Wind Energy: Sustainable Communities, […]

by pmnationtalk on February 17, 201737 Views

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Moose Cree FN: Electricity Relief

February 14, 2017 – Electricity Relief Starting January 2017, you should see two ways in which your electricity bills have decreased! Read More. NT5

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Contract to support Life-Extension Program and help ensure continued low-cost power

February 14, 2017 Tiverton, ON – Bruce Power and Hatch Ltd. have entered into a contract to support Bruce Power’s Life-Extension Program. Hatch, a Canadian and employee-owned engineering, procurement and construction management firm, will provide feeder mock-up design services for the Major Component Replacement Feeders Program. This mock-up design project will simulate critical parameters found […]

by pmnationtalk on February 14, 201727 Views

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Government, First Nations reach agreement to advance Sisson Mine project

February 10, 2017 FLORENCEVILLE-BRISTOL (GNB) – The provincial government and New Brunswick’s six Maliseet First Nations have reached an accommodation agreement concerning the development of the Sisson Mine. “Your government has listened to New Brunswickers and recognizes that job creation and economic development are what matters most to them,” said Premier Brian Gallant. “These agreements […]

by pmnationtalk on February 10, 2017105 Views

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Carbon Levy Rebates Are Too Generous, Alberta Opposition Contends – Smarter Shift

February 10, 2017 After batting away overheated claims that its carbon levy would crash a precarious provincial economy, the Alberta government is now facing allegations that its carbon tax and rebate program is too good. On January 2, the day after the levy took effect, Environment Minister Shannon Phillips called a news conference to release […]

by ahnationtalk on February 10, 201738 Views

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Alternatives North Makes Recommendations for GNWT Energy and Climate Plan

February 8, 2017 Alternatives North has released its submission to the GNWT Climate Change Strategic Frame-work and Energy Strategy consultations. The submission (attached) was prepared by Alternatives North in response to the territorial government‟s request for input into its development of complementary plans for energy use and for combatting climate change. Submission highlights include: –   […]

by ahnationtalk on February 10, 201747 Views

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Inuvik’s ‘precarious’ fuel situation threatened by proposed cut to winter ferry service – CBC

‘It would be a real emergency,’ says mayor, if backup gas well were to fail Feb 08, 2017 A proposed cut to Dempster Highway winter ferry service has Inuvik’s mayor worried about a potential emergency with the town’s fuel supply. N.W.T.’s draft budget for 2017-2018 proposes slashing the $1.8 million spent annually on keeping the […]

by ahnationtalk on February 9, 201734 Views

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NB Power invites local entities to participate in renewable energy project

08 February 2017 FREDERICTON (GNB) – NB Power is inviting municipalities, co-operatives and not-for profit organizations to participate in a new program to integrate small-scale renewable energy projects onto the provincial power grid. These groups, known as local entities, are asked to submit plans to NB Power under the Community Renewable Energy – Local Entities […]

by pmnationtalk on February 8, 201765 Views

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Panel looking at future of the NEB heading to a skeptical Vancouver – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 6, 2017 By Ian Bickis THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY _ A cross-country tour of the panel looking into the future of the National Energy Board heads to Vancouver this week, where many expressed dismay at the workings of the regulator following its approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion last year. The […]

by ahnationtalk on February 7, 201741 Views

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Wind Power – Sustainable communities, sustainable development

A Commitment to Responsible Wind Energy Development A new joint initiative – Wind Energy: Sustainable Communities, Sustainable Environment – between the Pembina Institute and Capital Power will generate ideas for strengthening the environmental, social, financial and technical elements that contribute to responsible wind development with community support. Stakeholder and Expert Engagement Through a workshop in […]

by pmnationtalk on February 6, 201743 Views

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​’Estimates of convenience’: Researcher says Alberta spills data too positive – JWN Energy

Feb. 3, 2017 EDMONTON _ A researcher says the agency that monitors Alberta’s energy industry has underestimated the impact of tens of thousands of spills going back decades. Kevin Timoney, an Edmonton-area consulting biologist, used sophisticated statistical analysis, an extensive research review and comparisons with other jurisdictions to conclude the Alberta Energy Regulator doesn’t have […]

by ahnationtalk on February 3, 2017161 Views

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LNG developer weighs options; Northeast Midstream assessing provincial program’s impact on North Shore plan – Thunder Bay Chronicle Journal

Feb 2, 2017 The proponent of a project to bring liquefied natural gas to Lake Superior’s North Shore is looking into whether the project is still feasible under the province’s new Natural Gas Grant Program. “We do not know” if the North Shore project will fit in the funding criteria of the province’s new program, […]

by ahnationtalk on February 3, 201749 Views

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NEB Technical Briefing to the Expert Panel Conducting the NEB Modernization Review

2 February 2017 On 29 November 2016, the NEB had the opportunity to provide a technical briefing to the Expert Panel conducting a review of the NEB’s structure, role and mandate (otherwise known as the Modernization Review). The NEB’s presentations and opening remarks are available on the “2016 Presentations and Speeches” page. NT3

by pmnationtalk on February 3, 201741 Views

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British Columbia adds $2.1 million to support First Nations clean energy

Feb. 02, 2017 PRINCE GEORGE – The Province is increasing funding for First Nations clean-energy projects by approximately $2.1 million over three years as part of its commitment to action on climate change. The funding will be prioritized to help remote Aboriginal communities not connected to the BC Hydro grid to end their reliance on […]

by pmnationtalk on February 2, 201775 Views

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Presentation – Speech for the Indian Resource Council

January 31, 2017 National Energy Board Chair/CEO Peter Watson Check against delivery Good afternoon Elders, Chiefs, Councillors and other delegates. I would first like to thank the Indian Resource Council for allowing me to speak to the IRC members here today on the lands of the Enoch Cree Nation and the traditional territory of the Treaty […]

by pmnationtalk on February 1, 201777 Views

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Support for Expanding Natural Gas Across Ontario – Ontario

Jan 30, 2017 “The Natural Gas Grant program will improve access, affordability and choice for people living in rural and Northern Ontario. We welcome this approach, and look forward to seeing the positive impacts this program will have across the province.” -Lyn‎n Dollin, President, Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) “Chiefs of Ontario congratulates the […]

by ahnationtalk on February 1, 201737 Views

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Expanding Natural Gas to More Communities Across Ontario

Province Launching New Natural Gas Grant January 30, 2017 10:15 A.M. Ministry of Infrastructure Ontario is expanding access to natural gas for communities that do not currently have service, including those in rural and Northern Ontario and First Nations communities. The province has heard from people who have asked for service to be expanded to […]

by pmnationtalk on January 30, 201766 Views

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