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Rick Garrick — Wawatay News

Solar power system installed at Deer Lake Elementary School

Deer Lake recently completed the largest solar project undertaken in the Sioux Lookout zone by installing a solar power system in the community’s elementary school.

Expanded polystyrene foundations to be introduced to north

Moose Cree’s William Small is planning to introduce a new polystyrene foundation system to First Nation communities through his company — Eco Fab Structures Inc.

Long Lake #58 signs onto land management agreement

Long Lake #58 is looking to get more businesses off the ground by signing on with the federal government’s Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management.

Full Moon Memory Walk co-founder honoured at LUNSA Annual Powwow

The life of Full Moon Memory Walk co-founder Lynne Sharman was honoured during a special dance at the Lakehead University Native Student Association’s Annual Powwow.

Gearldton youth wins award for multiple-choice ending book

Geraldton’s Lennox Michon recently won an award for his multiple-choice ending book Impossible at the 4th Annual Writing Contest in Thunder Bay.

Free, prior and informed consent applied to forests

The Forest Stewardship Council has added the concept of free, prior and informed consent to its forest management standards around the world.

Youth check out entrepreneurship and business opportunities

Entrepreneurship for youth was the focus of Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund’s recent Nishnawbe Kids Business Program at the Landmark Inn in Thunder Bay.

Wasaya Airways is OK: CEO Tom Morris

Wasaya Airways CEO Tom Morris says the 25-year-old First Nations airline is not in financial straights as indicated in a December 2013 letter to the ownership chiefs.

Regional chief questions federal budget’s lack of infrastructure funding

Regional Chief Stan Beardy is questioning the lack of First Nations capital infrastructure funding in the recent federal budget.

Traditional medicines book launched

Pic River’s Raphael Moses recently launched his Holistic Adventures book on traditional medicines at DefSup’s Feb. 21 Book Market and Launch.

Rapping dad featured at Embrace Life Forum

Rapping dad Derek Clark was a hit during the 10th Embrace Life Forum, held Feb. 18-19 in Thunder Bay.

Moose Cree First Nation benefits from saveONenergy program

The Ontario Power Authority’s saveONenergy Aboriginal Conservation Program is a hit in Moose Cree First Nation.

Constance Lake wins housing award — 106 homes over 15 years

Constance Lake’s consistent house-building efforts were rewarded with the 2014 Community Innovation Housing Award at the 12th Annual First Nations Northern Housing Conference.

Sandy Lake’s midget champions headed to Northern Bands

Sandy Lake was among the big winners at the Little Bands tournament in Sioux Lookout and now some of the players from the midget team are heading back for the upcoming Northern Bands Hockey Tournament.

Moose Cree expands fishing and hunting business

Moose Cree First Nation now offers more than 7,000 square miles of prime fishing, hunting and outdoor tourism adventures across the James Bay Lowlands.