News State of the North summit kicking off this week SHARE ON: Taylor Ablett, staff Monday, Mar. 30th, 2015 The Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities is taking part in a State of the North Summit this week. It’s a first time event for Ontario, which will look at challenges and opportunities in the north. Six well known names will be on the panel, including Kapuskasking Mayor Al Spacek and Lawrence Martin, the Grand Chief of the Mushkegowuk Council. Mining, forestry and farming are represented at the event which focuses on northern opportunities but also the hurdles impeding those opportunities.