KIASHKE ZAAGING ANISHINAABEK (KZA) / GULL BAY FIRST NATION (GBFN) - When the diesel generators that powered KZA were officially switched off after 60 years, silence filled the air and six eagles flew overhead.  

“Finally, you can have a clear thought, you can hear the crickets, you can hear the birds,” said Mashkawiziiwin Energy Projects Coordinator AJ Esquega. “That’s the sound of solar kicking in… that’s the sound of less diesel to our community, that’s the sound of clean air. And you can see that the birds are already thanking us.”