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Cliffs wins victory in Ring of Fire court caseIt’ll be up to Natural Resources Minister Bill Mauro to decide if Cliffs Natural Resources gets permission for an overland transportation route into the Ring of Fire. By: Ian RossIt’ll be up to Natural Resources Minister Bill Mauro to decide if Cliffs Natural Resources gets permission for an overland transportation route into the Ring of Fire.On July 30, an Ontario Divisional Court set aside a decision reached by the Ontario Mining and Lands Commissioner last September that...
Travels inspire Sudbury caterer’s dishesStephanie Piché has operated Legacy Catering in Sudbury since 2012. Originally headed for law school, Piché was inspired to go into the hospitality industry based on a love of food, wine and travel. By: Lindsay KellyContemplating her livelihood after high school, Stephanie Piché was headed for a career in law, but a family tradition of cooking and a love of food and wines pulled her in another direction.Today, she’s the proprietor of Legacy Catering, a catering and events-planning business based out of her hom...
Kenora hotels going big on renosThe Best Western Lakeside Inn and Conference Centre in Kenora is undergoing extensive floor-by-floor renovations geared toward re-establishing the iconic waterfront hotel as a premier party. By: Ian RossKenora’s evolution into a prime northwestern Ontario tourist and resort community means area hotels are raising their game with new renovations, rebranding and by introducing modern amenities.One of the community’s iconic waterfront landmarks is the Best Western Lakeside Inn and Conference Centre, ...
Sudbury golf club opens doors for eventsSasha Bruno, Idylwylde Golf and Country Club's food and beverage manager, shows off the view from the club's patio. With the patio, Idylwylde's main banquet facilities can host up to 300 people. By: Jonathan MigneaultTo last more than 100 years Sudbury's Idylwylde Golf and Country Club has had to constantly change its role in the community.The private golf club, nestled between Sudbury’s Ramsey Lake and Lake Nepahwin, has made efforts to open its doors to more events overlooking its picturesque location.“Over t...
Banquet hall expanding into corporate serviceThe Grand Gardens in Sault Ste. Marie has been offering banquet and catering service since 2010, with a focus on strong customer service and highquality food. By: Lindsay KellyThe word ‘no’ isn’t in Heather Lang’s vocabulary.As head of marketing and sales at The Grand Gardens in Sault Ste. Marie, Lang takes her cue from owners Ken Goodship and Lee Gauthier, who, since launching the banquet and catering business in 2010, have made customer service a priority.“We always sa...
Kenora Event Centre project at conceptual stageThe Kenora Recreation Centre is on track to be expanded into a twin-pad sports complex and event venue to attract and accommodate larger sports tournaments and conference business to the northwestern Ontario community. By: Ian RossTurning Kenora into a four-season tourism destination is the thinking behind a development process to establish a twin-plex arena and conference centre.Located on beautiful Lake of the Woods and close to Winnipeg, the community of 15,000 has always had spectacular scenery going for it and a tourism...
Collège Boréal offers an alternative for conferencesCollège Boréal’s Au pied du rocher restaurant was established in 2011 as a teaching lab for the school culinary arts students. Since then it has also allowed the college to host a number of events, ranging from weddings to conferences. By: Jonathan MigneaultA community college is not often the first place that comes to mind for hosting events and business conferences.But Sudbury's Collège Boréal became a robust venue for a wide variety of events almost by accident.In the fall of 2011, the French-language college launched its culinary arts program, and...
Kenora’s Grace Anne II provides five-star floating comfortDominique Kyle, director of marketing and client services of the Grace Anne II  and executive chef Nicki Dartiailh offer first class amenities aboard the vintage luxury yacht. By: Ian RossIt’s more than your standard party boat.Walking up the gangway and into the mahogany-panelled main salon of the Grace Anne II is akin to stepping through a passageway into a Gatsbyesque era of wealth and privilege.Known as the “Lady of the Lake,” the 85-foot luxury wooden yacht has been a familiar ...



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