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On Tuesday January 21, Charla made a deputation to the Standing Committee on Finance & Economic Affairs. Her presentation covered the issues most relevant to our regional economy, including mining, forestry, transportation, procurement, Bombardier, skilled trades and immigration.
The goal of Ontario’s proposed Ontario Forest Sector Strategy is to sustainably grow the forest sector, create opportunity for Ontario families, support industry and encourage innovation and new investment, while ensuring the sustainability of forests. In this letter to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, the Thunder Bay Chamber outlines its support for the Strategy.
Under ERO#019-1020, the MNRF is proposing a long-term approach that would no longer require duplicative authorizations or a regulatory exemption under the ESA for forest operations conducted in Crown forests in accordance with an approved forest management plan under the CFSA. In this letter to Troy Anthony, Crown Forests and Lands Policy Branch of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, the Thunder Bay Chamber outlines its support for the changes proposed in ERO#019-1020 and asks that it be approved and finalized as soon as possible.
On Thursday, January 9th Charla presented feedback on the proposed 2020 City budget. Video and full text of the deputation here.
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Our Members are Amazing!
In this Member Minute, we asked Jim from Eat Local Pizza what he loves about being in business. We might as well have asked him what makes Eat Local Pizza so successful, because the answer would have been the same either way. Jim is hooked on connections with our community, opportunities to empower people, and the hope of making things better from the inside out….
ITEC 2000 joined us in March of this year. Their heavy-equipment sales and service operation is out on Gardner Road in Rosslyn and employs about 35 people full-time. You may have met some of the team at one of our events, especially Jen – she comes out to lots of things – and now you can get the low-down on their business in their Member Profile.