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Housing

Building it Right Northern & Aboriginal Housing Forum February 21-23, 2012

on Wed, 01/18/2012 - 05:05

 


Our vision for northern housing is for every family to have a home that his healthy, well-constructed, well-maintained & energy efficient.
A good housing strategy is composed of partnerships, which build capacity as well as homes, using as many local materials as is ecologically or economically practical.

 

Date and Location
February 21 - 23, 2012, Canad Inns Polo Park, Winnipeg, MB

Special Room Rate:
$102
plus tax, to book a room call 1-888-332-2623 and quote Group Number 195433

Streams:

  • Northern Housing Management
  • Employment & Training in Forestry & Construction
  • Northern Housing Technology
  • Forestry Practices
  • Community Planning

Forum Description:
Northern and Aboriginal communities are faced with many challenges in improving their housing. There are numerous models of successful partnerships in northern housing management and technology such as Frontiers Foundation’s Standing Tree to Standing Home program.

House delivered at Lanark Highlands, Ontario

on Fri, 04/29/2011 - 17:15

 

 

Brand new 4 bedroom frame house was delivered officially at midday last Saturday March 26, 2011 in Lanark Highlands, Ontario, a good 1 hrs. drive West of Ottawa.
The construction of this house began in earnest last mid November 2010 supervised by Steve Bulloch.

Master of Ceremonies was Honorary Mohawk Chief Larry Niford, longtime Board member and volunteer with Frontiers Foundation/Operation Beaver.
In attendance were: His Worship Peter McLaren, Mayor of Lanark Highlands Township; Sonia Holiad and Bill Sammon of The Advocates’ Society; Steve Coleman of Rideau Lumber and Mrs. Coleman; Rev. Don Wilmer of St. Andrew’s United Church of Lanark and friends, neighbours and relatives. FF Board member Ron Cook and Operation Beaver Vice-President Roland Niganobe drove all the way from Toronto to attend as well as author James Bacque, his wife Elizabeth and daughter Susan (from Peterborough, Ontario).

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Volunteer gets funding for solar power project in Nahanni Butte community in the North

on Thu, 03/03/2011 - 04:29

 

 

Solar Panels in Nahanni Butte: thanks to volunteer David Overall. Photo: David Orvall

David Overall found funding for a solar power project in the Nahanni Butte community where he is volunteering for Frontiers Foundation.

It really is amazing and shows the added benefits that can come from our volunteers.

From David's blog:

After more than a year of research, planning, and hair-pulling, my renewable energy project is finally finished. Working with the Government of the Northwest Territories, the Arctic Energy Alliance, and the Naha Dehe Dene Band, I have been able to acquire a 5kW photovoltaic array for Nahanni Butte. We are officially the first community in the Dehcho to incorporate solar power into the community grid - but hopefully not the last.

The array and work crew arrived over the weekend, and they have spent the past 4 days installing it on the roof of our community gym.

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