Ontario issues draft strategy for Far North development
Ontario is asking First Nations and other stakeholders to provide input into a draft strategy for developing land in the Far North.
Spearheaded by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, the Far North Land Use Planning Strategy will set out dedicated protected areas and identify opportunities for mineral exploration, and for developing infrastructure, tourism and energy. It will encompass social, environmental and economic issues.
Last year the province issued a discussion paper on the strategy.
Five First Nation communities in Ontario have completed community based land-use plans. They are the Pikangikum, Cat Lake, Slate Falls, Pauingassi and Little Grand Rapids.
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