Skyscraper  -LU - PowWow

Sign. Minute Muffler

Signature Ad

Signature Ad

Hagi

Big Box

News
Click here to see more
Subscribe
Community Calendar
Click here for full listings.
Poll
Would you consider taking your pet to the U.S. for veterinary care because of high costs here in Canada?



Total Votes: 195
View Results Past Polls
User Submitted Photo Gallery
Submit Your Own Photos
2014-01-29 at 17:01

First Nations, municipal leaders need to pick project and move forward: NOMA president

By Jamie Smith, tbnewswatch.com
Do you want to BREAK YOUR BANK?Banks put holds your cheques. They make you wait in line. Choose a better, quicker option. Visit XTRA CASH!Click here for full list of services

Dave Canfield's parents always told him a bird in the hand is better than two in the bush.

That's the way  the Northwestern Ontario Municipal Association president looks at at resource activity in the region. Not everyone in Northwestern Ontario believed the hype about Cliffs Natural Resources, he said.

And with their exit comes an opportunity for municipalities and First Nations communities to back Noront Resources' plan and work together to get the provincial and federal government moving forward with infrastructure.

It's the same on the forestry side as the industry is looking to pick up steam again starting next year.

First Nations and municipal leaders need to pick a project and go for it.

"That way there's no more excuses," Canfield, the Northwestern Ontario Municipal Association president said.

"Let's jump on this wagon and let's get this thing moving."

It's part of the Road to Resources strategy being developed by NOMA along with First Nations and other Northern partners to have more of a common voice.

Would you support using tax dollars to retrofit seniors homes with sprinkler systems?

Click here to submit a letter to the editor.

Click here to report a typo or error

Tbnewswatch.com(1)

iCar

Comments

We've improved our comment system.
ring of fire dude says:
This is as much a pipe dream as the Cliffs debacle. Never mind the infrastructure , how about getting the Natives educated and trained in these fields 1st . Infrastructure won't help these people better their lives it will just give them a means to escape the fiefdom of reserve life and onto the streets of the cities .
1/29/2014 7:30:09 PM
Comments for this story are semi-moderated. Read our comment guideline.

Add a new comment.
You must log in to add comments.
Create a new account
Forgot password?
Log In
 
 
© 2014 Dougall Media.