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The City of Thunder Bay is on the hunt for the provincial and federal governments to fund two-third of a proposed arena and convention hall. The venue will house the farm team of the Winnipeg Jets.

The City of Thunder Bay will be chasing government money this winter toward funding a proposed arena and convention centre to house a professional hockey team.The third phase of the ... more >>

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Manitoulin fishery expandingPosted: 12/15/2014 12:36:19 PMPurvis Bros. fishery, based on Manitoulin Island, is getting...
Montoro raises cash for Serpent River propertyPosted: 12/12/2014 12:44:46 PMInternational Montoro Resources Inc. is raising funds to con...
Canadore gets donated chopper airframePosted: 12/12/2014 12:04:52 PMBell Helicopter has donated a helicopter airframe to Canador...
Sudbury home builders group elects new boardPosted: 12/11/2014 11:35:05 AMThe Sudbury & District Home Builders’ Association has announ...
Vale, Steelworkers enter into early contract talksPosted: 12/10/2014 2:34:45 PMUnited Steelworkers Local 6500 president Rick Bertrand commi...
Probe, Noront recognized by mining associationPosted: 12/10/2014 10:02:56 AMDr. David Palmer, president and CEO of Probe Mines, and Noro...
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Sudbury council votes to deregulate store hoursPosted: 12/10/2014 2:32:09 PMAs opponents heckled from the public gallery, Greater Sudbur...
Temex adds to Timmins-area gold propertyPosted: 12/8/2014 4:20:23 PMTemex Resources Corp. is adding to its Timmins-area gold pro...

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