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Traffic increase highlight of airport reviewTraffic at the Sault Ste. Marie Airport has increased by 59.7 per cent since the airport’s development corporation took over ownership in 1998. (FILE PHOTO) By: Northern Ontario Business staffA discussion about the steady increase in passenger traffic and facility improvements was a highlight of a November strategy session of the Sault Ste. Marie Airport Development Corp.Passenger traffic has increased from 121,991 passengers in 2010 to 194,783 in 2014, a 59.7 per cent increase. The ...
Coroner announces inquest into North Bay construction death By: Northern Ontario Business staffThe coroner’s office for the north region will conduct an inquest into the death of a North Bay construction worker.Perry Brooks, 50, died on Oct. 9, 2012 from injuries he received while working on a construction site in North Bay. An inquest is mandatory under the Coroners Act.The inquest will ...
Porcupine Gold Mines signs exploration deal with First Nations By: Northern Ontario Business staffPorcupine Gold Mines, a subsidiary of Goldcorp, has signed a resource development agreement with four First Nations communities, which will allow for continued exploration in the Timmins area. Negotiations began more than five years ago.Participating First Nations include Mattagami First Nation,...
First Nation drops lawsuit against Red Lake gold miner By: Northern Ontario Business staffRubicon Minerals and Wabauskang First Nation have reached settlement and exploration accommodation agreements over the company’s advanced Phoenix Gold mine project near Red Lake.The First Nation will drop its lawsuit against Rubicon over its mine closure plan and has agreed to support the company’s...
Sudbury miner strikes exploration deal with First NationKGHM's Victoria Mine conceptual. By: Northern Ontario Business staffSteve Miller, chief of the Atikameksheng Anishnawbek First Nation, said his community has struck a “first-of-its-kind” advanced exploration agreement with KGHM International regarding the Victoria base metal mine project, west of Sudbury.The community, also known as Whitefish Lake First Nation, for...
Toyota recognizes Manitoulin TransportToyota Canada has recognized Manitoulin Transport with its 2014 Parts Carrier of the Year Award. (PHOTO SUPPLIED) By: Northern Ontario Business staffToyota Canada has recognized Manitoulin Transport with its 2014 Parts Carrier of the Year Award.For the past 14 years, Toyota has awarded the honour to the parts logistics company that has a “relentless focus on customer service with best performance transit time, quality and response,” accordi...
Canadore College expanding aviation campusCanadore College has broken ground for an expansion of its Aviation Technology Campus at North Bay’s Jack Garland Airport. By: Northern Ontario Business staffCanadore College has broken ground for an expansion of its Aviation Technology Campus at North Bay’s Jack Garland Airport.The college announced Nov. 21 that construction of the Advanced Composites Fabrication, Repair and Test Centre (ARC-TC) has officially started.The facility is being built beside...
Sudbury miners don’t innovate? No way, says Ionic CEOSudbury-based Ionic Engineering has developed a number of robotic manufacturing systems for the mining sector, including this high-capacity robotic copper stripping system destined for a refinery in South Korea. By: Jonathan MigneaultThe president and CEO of the Sudbury-based Ionic Engineering group of companies says he was shocked when he read Greg Baiden, the CEO of Penguin Automated Systems, say Sudbury mining companies lack innovation.“I do absolutely no work in this city. I wouldn't want to and I don't need to,” Baiden sai...



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