Roundtable with Aime Dimatteo, Director General, FedNor

On Thursday, February 23, your chamber and community stakeholders participated in a roundtable discussion with Aime Dimatteo, Director General, FedNor. Mr. Dimatteo provided an overall discussion of FedNor including its priorities(community economic development, business growth and competitiveness, and innovation), funding considerations, and explained how the application process has been streamlined and improved going forward. Mr…

Public Comment: Class Environmental Assessment for Activites of MNDM related to Mining Act

The Ministry of Northern Development and Mines (MNDM) is developing a class environmental assessment (Class EA) for its activities under the Mining Act that are subject to the Environmental Assessment Act. These activities include discretionary tenure decisions related to surface rights, mining rights and chattels, and Ministry-administered mine rehabilitation activities. As part of the planning…

Bridging Urban Aboriginal and Business Communities Forum

A panel of experts spoke this morning on  how to successfully build working relationships with the growing aboriginal population. The session was moderated by Dr. Pierre Zundel, from the University of Sudbury.     Panellists included: Cultural Issues: Suzanne Shawbonquit, Aboriginal People’s Council of Sudbury Demographic Profile: Dr. Darrel Manitowabi, Professor, University of Sudbury Opportunities…