Regional News

Northern College launches entrepreneur centreNorthern College has launched an entrepreneur centre, whose resources will be available to students, apprentices, and graduates in all fields of study. (PHOTO SUPPLIED) By: Northern Ontario Business staffNorthern College has launched an entrepreneur centre, which will deliver entrepreneurship training to the college’s post-secondary and apprenticeship students.The initiative is a joint project with the Business Enterprise Centre, Enterprise Temiskaming, the Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund, the P...
Iron junior preparing mineral estimate By: Northern Ontario Business staffNorthern Iron Corporation has retained a consultant to prepare a resource estimate of an iron property in northwestern Ontario.The Vancouver exploration junior announced March 24 that it has retained RPA Inc. to prepare an initial mineral resource estimate and supporting NI-43-101 technical report ...
North Bay airport unveils terminal renosThe renovation and expansion of the terminal building at North Bay’s Jack Garland Airport were publicly unveiled on March 24. By: Northern Ontario Business staffThe renovation and expansion of the terminal building at North Bay’s Jack Garland Airport were publicly unveiled on March 24.An airport news release said the new configuration provides the airport with the ability to better support the demand of current operators and passengers, and delivers 2,242 ...
Province granting $3.5 million for film production in Sault By: Northern Ontario Business staffThe province is funding six movie projects that are being filmed in Sault Ste. Marie.“Funding these types of projects leverages private sector investment, creates job and supports local businesses in our city,” MPP David Orazietti said in a news release. “These productions, which are filmed, pr...
Plan A Staffing Solutions expands with staffing softwareMel Morin, right, CEO of StaffStat, and Sherri Tomchick, president of Plan A Staffing Solutions, accepted their Bell Business Award earlier this year. They celebrated Nov. 6 the official launch of StaffStat, a software-based staffing solution. By: Jonathan MigneaultWhen Sherri Tomchick worked at Health Sciences North as a nurse on the surgical floor, she learned first-hand the importance of effective scheduling.“I learned from working at the hospital that it gets really hard to give high-quality care when there are not enough people working,” she said.Tomchic...
Rickford announces $1M for Sudbury's airportFedNor Minister Greg Rickford announced details of $2 million in FedNor funding for several projects, including at the Greater Sudbury Airport and Science North. (PHOTO BY DARREN MACDONALD) By: Northern Ontario Business staffFedNor funding of $2 million was announced for a number of Sudbury projects on March 20, with half of that funding being used to help construct a new, $7-million hangar at the Sudbury Airport.Speaking at a news conference at the airport, Greg Rickford, minister for FedNor and natural resources...
Feds inject $5M for medical research labFedNor Minister Greg Rickford announced $5 million toward renovations of a former elementary school in Sudbury, which will become the new home of the Advanced Medical Research Institute of Canada. (PHOTO BY JONATHAN MIGNEAULT) By: Northern Ontario Business staffThe research arm of Health Sciences North in Sudbury is one step closer to expanding its facility thanks to a $5-million investment FedNor Minister Greg Rickford announced on March 20.The announcement follows another $5-million commitment the province made in 2014, and $1.75 million from the Ci...
Commercial port plans for Red RockThe former Norampac linerboard mill in Red Rock could be the future site of commercial port and export wood pellet plant. By: Ian RossA major commercial harbour and wood pellet plant may be in the works for the Township of Red Rock on the Lake Superior’s north shore.Two subsidiary companies of Essar Port Global and Riversedge Developments of Sault Ste. Marie have signed a memorandum of agreement to design, build and operate a por...



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