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Mining Readiness Strategy Moving Forward


July 23, 2012 - The City of Thunder Bay, Fort William First Nation and the Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC) are pleased to announce that SNC Lavalin, in association with with Edward Hoshizaki Development Consulting, is the team chosen to develop and implement the comprehensive Mining Readiness Strategy and Integrated Economic Development Plan (2012-2015).

SNC Lavalin is a global engineering firm with significant experience in mining, transportation, energy, aboriginal consultation and business development, including project work in Northern Ontario. Edward Hoshizaki Development Consulting specializes in economic development plans, telecommunications, business development and strategic planning. Both firms have local offices in Thunder Bay.

“I am very pleased to see the Mining Readiness Strategy is going forward,” said Mayor Keith Hobbs. “This demonstrates Council’s priority to creating jobs and positions Thunder Bay and Fort William First Nation as a regional exploration and mining service centre.” 

On April 30, Thunder Bay City Council approved the implementation of a comprehensive Mining Readiness Strategy: A Regional Economic Development Plan, in concert with partners Fort William First Nation and the CEDC. Key focus areas of the strategy include: transportation, energy, workforce planning, industrial land use and business development, housing supply and regional stakeholder consultation.

Contact:  Tim Commisso, City Manager, City of Thunder Bay, (807)625-2224
               John Mason, Project Manager-Mining Services, CEDC, (807)625-2480