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Province awards $37 million in road contractsThe province has awarded new contracts for roadwork for 2016. 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...
With plan in place, passenger rail supporters press Ottawa to release subsidy Passenger rail supporters are pressing Ottawa to release a subsidy to restore the Sault Ste. Marie-to-Hearst service. By: Ian RossSupporters of a cancelled passenger rail service are waiting on Ottawa to make good on a commitment to release a federal subsidy to allow a new railroader to take over operations on the Sault Ste. Marie-to-Hearst corridor.As the wilderness tourism season got underway in June and lodge owners al...
Province introducing mandatory truck driver trainingTruck Training Schools Association of Ontario photo 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 centreThe Executive Learning Centre at Laurentian University 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 Northern Superior Resources 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 courseCambrian College in Sudbury 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 toldThe construction industry in Sudbury is hurting from high development charges. 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 prizeLaurentian University in Sudbury 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 Canada.The prestigious Duncan Derry Medal is awarded annually by the association’s Mineral Deposits Division to the out...



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