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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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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...
Province to spend half-billion on Northern highways
The Ontario government announced $527 million is being earmarked for highway construction in the North.Some of the key construction projects include the ongoing four-laning of Highway 11-17 between Thunder Bay and Nipigon. A 20-kilometre stretch has been completed with a further 17 kilometres under...
Transport Canada invests in northern airports
The airports in Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury have received federal funding to make some upgrades to the facilities.The Sault facility received $1,022,640 for the replacement of a runway sweeper, snowblower, an airfield rotating beacon, wind direction indicators, approach light transformers, an...


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