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Two Feathers Forest Products Receives Federal Government Funding

by NationTalk on September 3, 20093648 Views

Sept 1st, 2009
Media Release

(Two Feathers Forest Products LP, Ontario, Sept.1, 2009) Eagle Lake First Nation received $829,000 from the recent Community Adjustment Fund (CAF) announcement. This will support the Two Feathers Forest Products LP (TFFP) value added initiative. TFFP is a partnership involving Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation, Pikangikum First Nation, Eagle Lake First Nation and Finnish based Wood Tech Group.TFFP will develop two value-added forest products processing facilities, one at the Municipality of Red Lake and the other at Eagle Lake First Nation. The Red Lake site will house the primary sawing facility including log sorting, grading, and chipping facilities with a 9.9MW biomass cogeneration plant to generate electricity for sale into the Ontario power grid. Wood processed at the Red Lake site will be trucked to a planer mill at Eagle Lake First Nation for further value adding to specialized components and assembly ready building packages.

The CAF funding is an important step towards securing the jobs that will be created by manufacturing this product for export to overseas markets in Europe and Asia.

As part of the Federal funding process, an Environmental Screening Report has been undertaken. The complete document is available at http://www.twofeatherswood.com

TFFP’s President Terry Favelle stated, “We are pleased with our projects continued momentum and having reached this next step in Two Feathers funding. We thank our MP, Greg Rickford, for his continual support”. Favelle went on to say, “We look forward to working with MP Rickford and others to finalize funding and make Two Feathers Forest Products LP a reality.”

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To schedule an interview, please contact:
Don Huff, Environmental Communication Options, 416-972-7401 or email huffd@ecostrategy.ca

The TFFP partnership is jointly owned by Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation, Pikangikum First Nation, Eagle Lake First Nation, and Wood Tech Group Canada. The proposed wood processing facilities are to be located in the Municipality of Red Lake and at the Eagle Lake First Nation (west of Dryden). The project head office is located at Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation (east of Dryden).

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