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The Ring of Fire Infrastructure Development Corporation is an opportunity to “create a vision from the moon” of what one of the first planned mining camps in Ontario will be like. Maurice (Moe) Lavigne, for one, is eager to get going on that.
The vice-president of exploration and development for KWG Resources Inc., has ideas for what the development corporation should do first when it is up and fully running.
Northern Development and Mines Minister Michael Gravelle announced Thursday it would start with an interim board of public servants and “transition” to a more mature board of partner members from first nations, industry and governments.
Some were critical that is taking too long to happen. “In my biggest fantasy, I would have liked to have seen the Ontario government start that particular process five years ago, but they didn’t,” said Lavigne on Thursday.
Still he considered the official establishment this week of the “devco” — headquartered in Thunder Bay — a step forward.
Planning the infrastructure to support development in the Ring of Fire chromite deposits, an undeveloped area of the province located 540 kilometres northeast of Thunder Bay, is something new for just about everyone. Read the rest of this entry »