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Historical building seeing new life in SudburyIn 2009, Susan Thompson and some investors purchase the Muirhead’s building in downtown Sudbury. Built in 1903 and the first brick block in Sudbury, the structure was once in danger of demolition, but is now seeing new life with studio and live-work spaces. By: Northern Ontario Business staffSusan Thompson’s heart sank when, in 2009, she learned yet another heritage building in downtown Sudbury was facing the threat of demolition.Built in 1903, the Muirhead’s building was the city’s first brick block, and as head of the Downtown Sudbury Village Development Corp., Thompson had advocated...
Service roads, bridge contracts awarded By: Northern Ontario Business staffTeranorth Construction and Engineering has landed a $7.3-million contract for work on Highway 11 near Burk’s Falls.Service roads providing highway access are being upgraded to accommodate more traffic, which has increased since the four-laning expansion on Highway 11 was completed in 2012.Work begi...
Goldcorp backs off from Osisko takeover Goldcorp says it will not up the ante in its hostile takeover of Osisko Mining. By: Northern Ontario Business staffGoldcorp says it will not up the ante in its hostile takeover of Osisko Mining.The Vancouver-based gold miner said it’s not amending its $3.6-billion offer to acquire all of the outstanding common shares of Osisko.Goldcorp’s offer was set to expire April 22 at midnight.Osisko announced a proposed a...
Sustainability key feature of architecture schoolConceptual supplied. By: Lindsay KellyTerrance Galvin takes a practical approach to architectural design. Principle number one? Don’t throw away the old for the new. Catalogue the available materials and repurpose them where possible.“These days you call it sustainable,” said Galvin, founding director at the Laurentian Architecture Lau...
Ring of Fire infrastructure money will be in provincial budgetRing of Fire money will be included in the Wynne government’s upcoming spring budget, said Ontario’s finance minister Charles Sousa during a pre-election stop in Sudbury. By: Darren MacDonaldOntario's finance minister was in Sudbury, April 22, sounding upbeat and promoting his budget, which will be released May 1.But while long on positivity, Charles Sousa was short on specifics, even though many items expected to be in the budget were leaked April 1. Sousa said he was almost glad budg...
Junior miner still not buying Ontario’s argument A Sudbury-based junior gold miner that’s suing the Ontario government for $110 million still maintains the province fell short of its legal duty to consult with a First Nation that “evicted” the company from a remote area of northwestern Ontario following a series of disputes in 2011. By: Northern Ontario Business staffA Sudbury-based junior gold miner that’s suing the Ontario government for $110 million still maintains the province fell short of its legal duty to consult with a First Nation that “evicted” the company from a remote area of northwestern Ontario following a series of disputes in 2011.Northern Super...
Passenger rail provides “substantial economic benefit”Passenger rail service in the Algoma district generates between $38 million and $48 million in annual economic activity. By: Northern Ontario Business staffPassenger rail service in the Algoma district generates between $38 million and $48 million in annual economic activity.BDO Canada has prepared a preliminary socio-economic impact assessment of the Algoma Central Railway (ACR), which is in danger of being axed by Canadian National Railway (CN) in 2...
Government infrastructure money found herePPP Canada announced April 14 that it’s taking applications for “Round Six” of the P3 Canada Fund. By: Northern Ontario Business staffPPP Canada announced April 14 that it’s taking applications for “Round Six” of the P3 Canada Fund.PPP Canada is a federal Crown corporation with a funding program that supports the construction model involving public-private partnerships (P3s) in a number of categories.The $1.2-billion fund was fir...



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