HuffPost Canada closed in 2021 and this site is maintained as an online archive. If you have questions or concerns, please check our FAQ or contact

staking claim

The largest player in the efforts to develop large-scale mining in Ontario’s Ring of Fire is signalling that it is looking
The First Nation band closest to the Ring of Fire says the Ontario government is failing to live up to promises it made to
Ontario has pledged $1 billion for infrastructure development in the province’s Ring of Fire, pressuring Ottawa to cough
The Huffington Post Canada has been named as a finalist for three Canadian Association of Journalists awards. Business reporter
Ontario and Matawa First Nations have reached a momentous agreement that paves the way for progress in developing the lucrative
For crying out loud, I continue to be astonished with our collective Canadian obsession over the Klondike Gold Rush while northern Ontario's rich and vibrant mining history is completely ignored by the Toronto media establishment, especially the CBC.
The highly touted Ring of Fire mineral belt in Northern Ontario is expected to generate nearly $2 billion in tax revenues
Located 500 kilometres northeast of Thunder Bay, the Ring of Fire mining camp contains billions worth of chromite -- among
Ontario’s mining minister says Ring of Fire negotiations are “productive and encouraging,” despite a series of setbacks including
If Canadians knew the truth about the dismal on-reserve education systems, they’d fight for equality. Paul Martin is convinced
Fed up with aboriginal people dependent on taxpayer funding, tired of suicide and poverty and drug addiction on reserves
If I were to make a PSA about the difference between mainstream schools and northern Aboriginal schools, I would start with a shot of a classroom in the Ontario's south. I'm in a classroom in the Orangeville, Ontario area. I show them pictures, a bit of video, and talk about our students in Canada's Aboriginal Communities. I tell them to imagine the classroom they're in is actually in the north. They're drinking bottled water or their parents are boiling it for five minutes for safety. Their food is three to five times as expensive as in the south. They realize that, in the short time they've been on this planet, they have had so much.
WEBEQUIE, Ont. — Eric Jacob sprinted to his pickup truck following an abrupt late night call. A seldom-seen shipment of large
It's important to note that Aboriginal people were excluded from participating in the economy for much of Canadian history. To state that not being able to leave the reservation so to speak was a hindrance to doing business is the understatement of the century. Many Canadians don't realize that in a very short period of time the explosion of Aboriginal business in Canada is the most under-reported good news story in a generation. It's important to note that Aboriginal Peoples were excluded from participating in the economy for much of Canadian history. To state that not being able to leave the reservation so to speak was a hindrance to doing business is the understatement of the century.
Mining giant Cliffs Natural Resources' decision to halt work on the largest project in northern Ontario's Ring of Fire region has aroused a sudden interest in the lumbering development. The opposition at Queen's Park pounced to lay blame on the province for the squandered opportunity. While no one denies that Cliffs' move is a game changer, the looming question is whether it's a game ender. Fault will inevitably be assigned: was it that First Nations were "anti-development"? Was the province too slow or too unorganized to act? Or did the miner misjudge how quickly they could put a shovel in the ground? Any attempt to analyze what went wrong, and whether it can be put right, must go far beyond those surface level questions.
Canada has been singled out as the country with the most risk of conflict with aboriginal communities in a new study examining
Ontario needs to leverage much more value-added manufacturing from its rich mineral resources like South Africa and Finland. The Ring of Fire will create thousands of mining, transportation and supply and service jobs. But thousands of additional, well paying, value-added jobs could be secured if Ontario successfully attracts one or more stainless steel mills.
One of the major concerns about chromite is about the reliability of the top three producers which account for almost 80 per cent of world supply. South Africa and Kazakhstan have political stability issues while India is concerned about security of supply for its own industrialization, making the high-quality chromite deposits in Ontario enormously attractive.
Ontario’s Ring of Fire region could devolve into the “wild west” of resource development, if the province doesn’t immediately
Approximately 500 kilometres north of Thunder Bay, in the James Bay Lowlands, sits an estimated $30-50 billion worth of untapped mineral resources. When developed, this exciting discovery will potentially transform the region, create thousands of jobs and enhance the future economic prosperity for Ontario. Realizing the full potential of the Ring of Fire is an extremely complex undertaking.