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McGuinty Government Helps Northwest Outfitter Convert Lodges To Solar Power
A fly-in fishing and hunting outfitter in Northwestern Ontario is tapping a green energy source to reduce operating costs.
The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) has provided $24,300 to enable Ogoki Frontier Inc. to convert lights, generators and water pumps at six remote outpost camps from gasoline and propane power to a solar power system. The outpost camps are off the hydro grid and are located in the Ogoki watershed north of Lake Nipigon.
- Ogoki Frontier offers deluxe fly-in hunting and fishing vacations.
- Resource-based tourism is a key segment of the North’s tourism industry; Northwestern Ontario attracts 65 percent of those visitors.
- 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.
“Our government believes that converting to alternative energy sources will help northern tourist operators cut energy costs and offer a quieter and more ecologically sound wilderness experience for their visitors.”