Province awards $37 million in road contracts
By: Northern Ontario Business staff The province has
awarded $37 million in roadwork for northeastern Ontario in 2016.A list of the
projects and their value follows:-$16.995 million for
2.7 kilometres of Highway 6 south of Nairn Centre and 21.5 kilometres of
Highway 17 east of Nairn Centre;-$10.926 million
for 22.2 kilometres o...
Province introducing mandatory truck driver training
By: Northern Ontario Business staffThe province is
introducing mandatory entry-level training for Class A truck drivers, which
will become effective July 1, 2017.Drivers applying
for their Class A licence — a commercial licence that authorizes the holder to
drive heavy trucks and tractor-trailers weighing more than 4,600 kilogra...
Laurentian U opens executive learning centre
By: Northern Ontario Business staffLaurentian University in Sudbury has opened its $3.1-million Executive Learning Centre.The centre,
constructed on the third floor of the school’s Fraser building, is a
mutli-media connected lecture theatre with a dedicated lounge and five seminar rooms,
all equipped with the latest presentation ...
Junior miner appeals duty to consult case
By: Ian RossIt’s back to court for Northern
Superior Resources.The Sudbury junior miner is heading to
the Ontario Court of Appeal after its $25-million lawsuit against the
Ontario government was dismissed by a Superior Court judge in late
May.After taking a few weeks to consult
with his lawyer, company pr...
Cambrian to offer national welding course
By: Northern Ontario Business staffCambrian College in Sudbury has teamed up with welding
oversight body CWB Group to offer a new welding course.The CWBi Acorn program will be offered through the
Sudbury school’s corporate training division. CWBi Acorn is a new national
initiative to provide standardized training, testing, assess...
Development charges are harming home builders, councillors told
By: Darren MacDonaldCosts associated
with building homes and apartments in Greater Sudbury are hurting the industry,
city councillors were told June 21.At a public
meeting held as part of the city's decision to freeze development charges this
year, Laura Higgs, of the Sudbury Home Builders Association, said constr...
Laurentian prof bestowed prestigious geology prize
By: Northern Ontario Business staffDr. Daniel Kontak,
an earth sciences professor at Laurentian University, has been named the 2016
winner of the Duncan R. Derry Medal, awarded by the Geological Association of
Duncan Derry Medal is awarded annually by the association’s Mineral Deposits Division
to the out...