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Northern College launches e-learning platformNorthern College launched its e-learning platform on May 26. On hand were (from left) Christine Heavens, executive director of Community, Business Development and Employment Services at Northern College; Fred Gibbons, president of Northern College; Graham Reid, manager of Health, Safety, Environment, and Security at Primero Mining Corp.; and Tania Shaw, manager of communications at Primero Mining Corp. By: Northern Ontario Business staffNorthern College’s Northern Training Division has launched a new online e-learning platform, which will allow employers and individuals to access short-form training programs from any location with internet access.The new platform will provide access to an array of workplace training courses. In...
Worker dead in St Andrew Goldfields incidentSt Andrew Goldfields’ Holt Mine, east of Timmins, was the site of a fatality on May 23. By: Northern Ontario Business staffA 22-year-old woman is dead following an incident at St Andrew Goldfields’ Holt Mine, the second fatality at the site in less than a year.In a news release, the company said employee Alexie Dallaire-Vincent was killed in an underground rail haulage accident on May 23. The Holt property is locat...
Samantha Espley takes home the hardwareSamantha Espley of Sudbury was honoured at the Engineers Canada Awards Gala in Calgary, May 21. By: Northern Ontario Business staff Samantha Espley of Sudbury was honoured at the Engineers Canada Awards Gala in Calgary, May 21. The general manager of the Vale’s Mines and Mills Technical Services Department received the Award for the Support of Women in the Engineering Profession. Espley, a graduate of the University of ...
Take a dip in the infrastructure pool By: Northern Ontario Business staffOntario government is taking a glance at infrastructure needs beyond the Golden Horseshoe.The province announced May 21 that consultations will begin to prioritize community needs outside the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area.As part of its Moving Ontario Forward, the government has set aside a...
FedNor airdrops funding to remote First Nations By: Northern Ontario Business staffWebequie First Nation’s airstrip is going under the microscope with federal money arriving to conduct a redevelopment plan.On May 20, FedNor Minister Greg Rickford announced a $1.36 million grant is going to the remote community for an airport plan to evaluate commercial options, conduct an en...
New aviation boss at WasayaThunder Bay-based Wasaya Airways have snagged a 25-year aviation management veteran as its new president-CEO. By: Northern Ontario Business staffThunder Bay-based Wasaya Airways have snagged a 25-year aviation management veteran as its new president-CEO.Michael Rodyniuk will take the controls of the First Nation-owned air carrier on June 8.He takes over from Tom Morris who is retiring after 21 years.Since 2010, Rodyniuk had been vice-p...
Queen’s Park intends to pay contractors on time By: Northern Ontario Business staff Queen’s Park may be slow in passing prompt payment legislation for the construction industry, but it wants to hold up its end of the bargain on provincial contracts. That’s earned them praised from the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce who views a policy as a “win for small business.” The p...
Harte Gold bulks up with Sudbury contractor By: Northern Ontario Business staff Toronto’s Harte Gold has hired Sudbury’s Technica Mining to mine a 70,000-tonne high-grade bulk sample and start construction of surface infrastructure at its Sugar Zone Deposit, near Hemlo in northeastern Ontario. The $20-million contract includes $5 million in the form of Harte Gold common...



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