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Wesdome Mines appoints new CEOWesdome’s Eagle River Mine is located near Wawa. By: Northern Ontario Business staffWesdome Gold Mines has appointed Duncan Middlemiss as its president and CEO.Middlemiss had been president and CEO of St. Andrew Goldfields before it was acquired by Kirkland Lake Gold in January.Middlemiss takes over from Rolly Uloth, who had held the position for the last three years. Uloth w...
Porter adds sixth Thunder Bay flightSince Porter Airlines touched down in Thunder Bay in 2009, they’ve been rewarded with a million passengers between the northwestern Ontario city and the regional airline’s hub at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. By: Northern Ontario Business staff Since Porter Airlines touched down in Thunder Bay in 2009, they’ve been rewarded with a million passengers between the northwestern Ontario city and the regional airline’s hub at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. To return the favour, Porter will add a sixth daily flight between the two air...
Ring of Fire developer hires rail experts for corridor studyKWG Resources’ Moe Lavigne hosts engineers from China Rail. By: Northern Ontario Business staff KWG Resources has signed on CANARAIL Consultants to conduct a rail feasibility study for the Ring of Fire and for its development partners, China Railway First Survey & Design Institute. Quebec-based CANARAIL provides consulting and engineering services for mining and freight railways, and ...
Sudbury French college anoints new presidentDaniel Giroux is the new president at Collège Boréal in Sudbury. By: Northern Ontario Business staffCollège Boréal in Sudbury has a new president.Daniel Giroux will become the French post-secondary school’s fifth president on Sept. 1. He replaces Pierre Riopel, who held the position for three years, and announced he would be stepping down from the role this past January.“I am honoured and th...
Transport Canada pulls plug on passenger rail subsidy Passenger rail in the Algoma district has hit the skids with no immediate federal funding help. By: Ian Ross Passenger rail preservationists are facing a steep grade after Transport Canada pulled a critical federal subsidy to restore the northeastern Ontario service. Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau made it known during a trip to Sault Ste. Marie on July 20 that his government would no longe...
Development without Indigenous input illegal, says RaeBob Rae, Advisor, Matawa Chiefs Council. By: Lindsay KellyThe need to consult Indigenous people before development takes place is not a conceit of a particular political party or the whim of the current government, said former parliamentarian Bob Rae. It’s the law, he said, and municipalities would be wise to heed that notion so progress can move forw...
First Nations contractor digs into gold projectOnikaajigan Construction Limited Partnership is overseeing management of New Gold’s mine construction camp northwest of Fort Frances. By: Ian RossA First Nation-owned construction company is cutting its teeth on a new gold mine project under development in northwestern Ontario.Onikaajigan Construction Limited Partnership is running a 600-man camp for the construction workforce that’s building New Gold’s Rainy River open-pit gold mine, 65...
Northwest water monitoring program showing successStudents learn water-quality monitoring techniques during provincially sanctioned training at the Keewaytinook Okimakanak Centre of Excellence in Dryden. By: Lindsay KellyBarry Strachan is so confident in the Keewaytinook Okimakanak (KO) Northern Chiefs Council’s Safe Water Project, he’s willing to bet his reputation on it.“I’ll go on record right now and say we can expect positive change without one dollar being spent on infrastructure,” said Strachan, KO’s pub...



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