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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 ...


Transportation News

Manitoulin Transport acquires Westcan business
Manitoulin Transport has acquired the less-than-truckload (LTL) and freight divisions of Westcan Freight Systems.Edmonton-based RTL-Westcan Group of Companies serves customers across western Canada and the Northwest Territories in the petroleum, oil and gas, pulp and paper, mining, agriculture, ...
Rail operator sought for Algoma line
The working group that secured a one-year reprieve for Algoma Central Railway’s Hearst-to-Sault Ste. Marie passenger line is now seeking interest from third-party firms to operate the service.A request for expressions of interest was issued Sept. 3, and firms have until Sept. 19 to make submis...
Porter looks to sell Toronto terminal
Porter Aviation Holdings Inc. (PAHI), the parent company of Porter Airlines, is looking to sell its passenger terminal at Billy Bishop airport in Toronto.In a news release, the company said it would look to lease back the terminal and there would be no change to its airline operations. It said ...
Rickford lights the way
Kenora MP and federal Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford delivered a $549,112 cheque for a new lighting system at the Red Lake Airport.The money is specially earmarked for the installation of an omni-directional approach lighting system and replacement of the airfield lighting control panel.F...


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