Armstrong Area Tourist Camp Goes Solar
McGuinty Government Helps Kab Lake Lodge Reduce Operating Costs
A Northwestern Ontario fishing and hunting resort is reducing operating costs and stabilizing its power supply by going solar.
The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) has provided $47,269 to Kab Lake Lodge to convert from a diesel-powered system for generating electricity to a new solar system. The resort is located about 100 kilometres north of Thunder Bay on Highway 527 and does not have grid electrical power.
- Kab Lake Lodge is a unique drive-to resort that offers a full range of outdoor activities for the entire family.
- Ontario is committed to obtaining an additional 10 per cent of the province’s generating capacity from renewable sources by 2010.
- 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.
“There’s no shortage of potential visitors to our beautiful region. The challenge is reaching them. I am pleased that our government is helping tourism outfitters reduce operating costs and free up more resources for attracting visitors.”