North Spirit Lake is exploring the possibility of developing a hydroelectric generating station nears its community.
The station would allow the community to modernize operations and reduce costs.
The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation has provided $100,000 for this project under its Northern Energy Program, which helps northern organizations pursue clean alternatives and reduce demand on non-renewable energy sources.
The funds will help the community assess the viability of the project through a study. The study will determine site conditions, water level variations, plant-capacity and energy production as well as assess costs and ecological benefits.
Well, our short summer up here in Northern Ontario is beginning to fade. Summer is so precious to all of us in the north and this year we started very late...