BMI purchased the former mill site, envisioning its redevelopment not as a discreet project, but as a catalyst for all of Red Rock and the surrounding region. Aligned with the core themes of the Township’s Community Development Strategy, the Mill Redevelopment Concept Plan (2022) outlines BMI’s aspirations for future of the former mill site and its conceptual redevelopment. While the Concept Plan has and will continue to evolve as a result of community input and business interest, the intent is to inspire innovation and attract reinvestment in the site, in Red Rock, and in the wider region.
In October 2023 we held a community BBQ. The BBQ was attended by over 500 folks and it was a great time to showcase progress, bond with our neighbour's and gather input from the community.
First Nations heavy-cargo port partnership in Northern Ontario
The northernmost heavy-cargo port on the Great Lakes is being developed in partnership with the BMI Group and the Red Rock Indian Band.
Once a busy timber and mill town, Red Rock is emerging as a dynamic recreational and strategic transportation node connecting the Great lakes to the Nakina, Webequie, Marten Falls, Ring of Fire, Community Infrastructure Corridor.
Shielded by the Red Rock Mountains and the northern coast of Nipigon, Red Rock's natural harbour has an unparalleled view of Lake Superior and door-step access to nature, trails, prime fishing and hunting.
The Red Rock Integrated Marine Supply Chain, RRIM SC, is a joint partnership between the BMI Group and the Red Rock Indian Band to connect the Great Lakes seaway to existing transportation infrastructure from the Red Rock port through to the Trans-Canada Highway and the northern Community Infrastructure Corridor.
The partnership brings together one of the Netherlands' premier custom shipbuilders, Neptune Marine and our partnership experience with HOPA Ports in Niagara to develop a uniquely efficient and robust shipping and transload solution purpose-built to support the mining, First Nations, and heavy industry needs of Northern Ontario.
From the North to the BMI multimodal hub in Niagara and from the Niagara to the North, this is a partnership that connects people and place to new potential.
"We have the capacity, our people have the capability, and we want to make them shine; we want to give people a good life." Chief Marcus Hardy, Red Rock Indian Band
From March 5-8, our partnership team will be at PDAC, the World's Premier Mineral Exploration & Mining Convention, followed by the Timmins-based Canadian Mining Expo in June.
Attendees can look for the team with the orange BMI, Red Rock Indian Band Badges, to learn more.