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Abitibi transfers heritage land in Kenora


April 17, 2007
By Pulp & Paper Canada

Abitibi-Consolidated has officially transferred its Tunnel Island property to the City of Kenora.

Abitibi-Consolidated has officially transferred its Tunnel Island property to the City of Kenora.

The property is designated a heritage area and represents roughly 300 acres of undeveloped land, in Lake of the Woods, in Kenora. The city now owns the property on behalf of the Common Ground Working Group, a partnership shared by Grand Council Treaty #3 and the city, until a final stewardship entity can be legally set up to acquire the land.

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The Common Working Group is a local initiative made up of representatives from the City of Kenora, Grand Council Treaty #3, and the three First Nations that formed the original Rat Portage Band. Tunnel Island contains numerous significant archaeological sites that date back 7,000 years. The Common Working Group is in the process of seeking to form a legal entity that will manage the heritage area.

Abitibi-Consolidated is proud to actively contribute to the Common Ground Working Group and to the future development of this heritage area, said Thor Thornstein, senior vice president, newsprint. We are confident that this initiative will benefit all Kenora area communities.

Thornstein drew a parallel between the property transfer in the area and its Kenora paper mill, saying, we also remain open to finding a similar sustainable solution that will breathe new life into our former Kenora paper mill site, thus helping diversify the regional economy.


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