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In conversation with Neskantaga Chief Chris Moonias as Ontario Ring of Fire concerns abound

On the shores of Attawapiskat Lake, deep in the Ring of Fire region in northern Ontario, sits Neskantaga First Nation – a community of about 350 people that can only be accessed by plane or an ice road in the winter. Many residents, who have for years dealt with challenges …

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Doug Ford says ‘world is watching’ plans to mine Ring of Fire to build EV batteries

Descrease article font size Increase article font size Premier Doug Ford says a controversial push to mine a mineral-rich area of northern Ontario is being carefully watched around the world. The Ford government is facing a legal challenge from some local First Nations communities who say they have not been …

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Battles brewing as Ontario, Canada push Ring of Fire mining to boost EV plan

The lawyer representing a number of First Nations communities opposed to the Ford government’s plans for the Ring of Fire is cautioning that the province’s long-term electric vehicle battery manufacturing strategy might be a “fool’s errand.” Premier Doug Ford agreed to enter into a pact with the federal government to …

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Ring of Fire topped agenda at recent meetings between Ford and Trudeau, docs show

An all-season road to Ontario‘s Ring of Fire — a region with rich deposits of critical minerals needed for battery manufacturing — appears to have been a primary preoccupation for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Premier Doug Ford during four successive meetings in the latter half of 2022. Federal briefing …

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Treasure, conflict, and survival in Canada’s peatlands

18:56 The power of peat: Canada’s secret weapon against climate change Hiking in the Hudson Bay Lowlands is like a game of hopscotch — in a swamp. A tapestry of colourful mosses indicates where it’s safe to step: the green and white spots are drier, while the rich red and …

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