5 more sites join Wataynikaneyap Power group
A power transmission company looking to connect remote First Nations to the provincial energy grid is expanding.
At a news conference in Thunder Bay on Tuesday, Wataynikaneyap Power announced that five more communities have joined the power consortium.
The company, a partnership between Goldcorp Inc. and the Central Corridor Energy Group and its First Nations members, is developing a power transmission line to remote communities and the Musselwhite Mine north of Pickle Lake.
With the addition of Deer Lake, Keewaywin, McDowell Lake, North Spirit Lake and Poplar Hill First Nations, 18 communities are now equal partners in the power transmission company.
“We are pleased to welcome the five Keewaytinook Okimanak communities, who joined our company today,” Wataynikaneyap Power spokeswoman Margaret Kenequanash said Tuesday.
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