After years of inaction, it looks like the wheels have been set in motion by the Ontario Government to finally get the Ring of Fire development off the ground.

“We have now announced that we are looking at each First Nations independently and making bilateral deals with each of them,” Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli stated.

“I think it is a very exciting opportunity for having many of the First Nations along the proposed route of the Ring of Fire transportation corridor involved in the environmental assessment.”

The First Nations in Webequie, who are the closest to the Ring of Fire, has already started getting down to business. They have started their environmental assessment between themselves and Camp Esker which is the Ring of Fire site.

“We’re starting to see activity all along the corridor. Where we have had more than 10 years of inaction, we are seeing some true partnerships forming.”

The Ring of Fire is believed to be the world’s largest concentration of chromite, which is largely used for chrome plating and stainless steel.