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Northern leaders state their case at Good Roads conference By: Northern Ontario Business staffCommunity leaders from across northeastern Ontario brought their issues and concerns to the attention of the provincial cabinet ministers and bureaucrats at the annual Rural Ontario Municipal Association/Ontario Good Roads Association combined conference in Toronto.A news release from the Federatio...
Tulloch Engineering acquires Hamilton firm By: Northern Ontario Business staffTulloch Engineering is expanding into southern Ontario with the acquisition of Hamilton’s A.J. Clarke and Associates.A.J. Clarke will keep its name but will operate as a division of Tulloch. The combined workforce will reach more than 250 technical and professional staff.“We are excited about our p...
Province doles out infrastructure millions By: Northern Ontario Business staffThe province announced funding for 78 projects to build and repair infrastructure across the province, including 26 projects in Northern Ontario.Funding comes from the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund (OCIF), which helps pay for bridges, roadways, water mains, and sewage treatment systems....
Fraser Institute, junior miners slam Ontario Mining Act The uncertainty created by the Ontario government in its mishandling of First Nations consultation were cited by the Fraser Institute in its choice to drop the province down in its annual rankings of global mining-friendly jurisdictions. By: Northern Ontario Business staffThe uncertainty created by the Ontario government in its mishandling of First Nations consultation were cited by the Fraser Institute in its choice to drop the province down in its annual rankings of global mining-friendly jurisdictions.Ontario placed 23rd, falling nine spots from last year’s surve...
Delays force Rentech to borrow to finish pellet plantsConstruction at Rentech’s Atikokan site. By: Northern Ontario Business staffA California wood pellet manufacturer, which landed a long-term supply contract to fuel the Atikokan Generating Station, said it needs to borrow money to finish off rebuilds at its two Northern Ontario mills.Rentech said the cost to acquire and construct pellet plants in Atikokan and Wawa was highe...
Provincial mining safety report due out in MarchThe Ontario Ministry of Labour will be releasing its final Mining, Health, Safety and Prevention Review report in late March. By: Jonathan MigneaultThe Ontario Ministry of Labour said it's on track to release its final Mining, Health, Safety and Prevention Review report in late March.William Lin, a ministry spokesperson, said the review's final report will focus on six key issues related to mining health and safety.Those key issues are: the in...
Thunder Bay airport assesses runway, terminal improvementsAs one of the Ontario’s busiest airports, the Thunder Bay International Airports Authority is looking to make terminal and runway improvements in 2016. By: Ian RossIt’s a plan-ahead year for management at the Thunder Bay International Airports Authority with design work in the queue on a little-used runway and the terminal building.Ed Schmidtke, manager of business development, said architectural and engineering work will start this year to assess the conditi...
Red Rock lodge offers seclusion, access to natureNipigon River Adventures and Lodge in Red Rock is a favourite social and corporate gathering spot on the North Shore of Lake Superior for guided fly-fishing excursions and wildlife viewing. By: Ian RossRay Rivard calls the North Shore of Lake Superior one of the least exposed and underappreciated areas of Ontario.The owner-operator of Nipigon River Adventures and Lodge in Red Rock wants to change the perception of this rugged stretch of coastline stretching from Grand Marais, Minn. to Sault Ste. ...



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