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Opasatika Outfitter Takes A Shine To Solar Power

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Opasatika Outfitter Takes A Shine To Solar Power

McGuinty Government Helps Energy Conversion Project

A tourist operator in Northeastern Ontario is tapping a clean energy source to reduce operating costs.

The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) has provided $51,860 to enable Rufus Lake Outfitters to convert from diesel to a solar power generating system.  The camp is off the hydro grid and is located in a sheltered bay on Rufus Lake, south of the Town of Opasatika.

Quick Facts

  • Rufus Lake Outfitters is located approximately 40 miles south of the village of Opasatika and 56 miles south west of the town of Kapuskasing, off Highway 11.
  • The NOHFC’s Northern Energy Program is designed to help northern businesses and organizations capitalize on energy opportunities, pursue clean alternatives and reduce their demand on external energy sources.

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“Our government believes that opting for alternative energy sources will protect the northern ecology and help northern tourist camps thrive and take advantage of the growing eco-tourism market.”

Michael Gravelle

Minister of Northern Development and Mines



Rural and North