Open houses are taking place once again in Northwestern Ontario as part of Hydro One's Waasigan Transmission Line.

On Tuesday residents in Dryden are invited out to the Royal Canadian Legion between 5 and 8 p.m. to meet with representatives from the utility on the project.

The line consists of a double circuit 230 kilovolt line from Thunder Bay to Atikokan before switching to a single circuit 230 kilovolt line from Atikokan to Dryden.

It is capable of transferring 350 megawatts of power between the three communities, enough according to Hydro One to power 11 new mines.

Residents in Atikokan will be able to speak with project officials at the Legion in that community between 5 and 8 p.m.

In addition to construction of the line, upgrades will also be made at the McKenzie transformer station.

Next week a pair of open houses will be held in the Thunder Bay area, the first taking place at the Kaministiquia Community Hall, which has been a focal point of opposition

to the line, and will take place on Tuesday June 20th from 5 to 8 p.m.

The second will take place on Thursday June 22nd from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Oliver Road Community Centre.

At all four open houses residents will be able to review the draft Environmental Assessment Report, which was released just last month, and will see the rout of the proposed line.