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Swiss Space Systems has introduced the concept of an unmanned, reusable space shuttle to launch satellites into orbit. Canadore College in North Bay has signed on to facilitate some of that research and innovation.
Swiss satellite company picks North Bay as test siteCanadore College and the City of North Bay are entering a bold new frontier in aviation and aeronautics.Swiss Space Systems (S3) is setting up a shop and testing site at the college’s aviation campus at Jack Garland Airport to allow the pioneering European satellite company to continue development of a revolutionary new system that delivers small satellites into orbit.The announcement was hailed at a press conference in late June as a major foundational achievement in developing a new phase of ...


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Toyota recognizes Manitoulin Transport
Toyota Canada has recognized Manitoulin Transport with its 2014 Parts Carrier of the Year Award.For the past 14 years, Toyota has awarded the honour to the parts logistics company that has a “relentless focus on customer service with best performance transit time, quality and response,” accordi...
ONR coaches head for shop refurbishment
After years of political promises, the Polar Bear Express passenger coaches are finally in the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission (ONTC) shops for some major upgrades.The Crown agency announced Nov. 17 that the three-year, $17-million refurbishment program is underway in North Bay.Among th...
Transport Canada eases drone regulations
Transport Canada is implementing new rules that will make it easier for operators to use unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for work.Under the new exemptions, a Special Flight Operations Certificate will not be required for UAVs under 2 kilograms and certain operations involving UAVs under 25 kil...
North Star Air shares the wealth with First Nations
North Star Air presented its first revenue sharing payments to two northwestern Ontario First Nation communities as part of a business partnership agreement struck last summer.The Thunder Bay-based air carrier held a Nov. 7 ceremony at the company’s headquarters to officially present the payments t...


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