Regional News

Arena hinges on government moneyThe City of Thunder Bay is on the hunt for the provincial and federal governments to fund two-third of a proposed arena and convention hall. The venue will house the farm team of the Winnipeg Jets. By: Ian RossThe City of Thunder Bay will be chasing government money this winter toward funding a proposed arena and convention centre to house a professional hockey team.The third phase of the feasibility study for the Thunder Bay Event and Convention Centre was approved by city council in late September. It ...
Timmins chamber seeking award nominees By: Northern Ontario Business staffThe Timmins Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for its 2015 Nova Business Excellence Awards. Awards will be presented during an April 16 gala at the McIntyre Arena in Timmins.Fourteen awards are given out in the following categories: service excellence; innovation achievement; productiv...
Manitoulin fishery expanding By: Northern Ontario Business staffThe Purvis Bros., a fishery based on Manitoulin Island, is getting money to expand aquaculture in Northern Ontario by one millions pounds per year through the purchase and installation of new equipment.The commercial fishery, which has had operations in Lake Huron since the 1880s, sells whitefi...
Sudbury home builders group elects new board By: Northern Ontario Business staffThe Sudbury & District Home Builders’ Association has announced its new board of directors for the 2014-2015 year.Louie Zagordo, president of SLV Homes, will take on the role of president during this term.Involved with the association since the mid-1990s, Zagordo brings a passion for the industr...
Sudbury council votes to deregulate store hoursAs opponents heckled from the public gallery, Greater Sudbury councillors repealed three bylaws restricting shopping hours on Dec. 9 with surprisingly little debate for an issue that has divided local politicians for decades. By: Northern Ontario Business staffAs opponents heckled from the public gallery, Greater Sudbury councillors repealed three bylaws restricting shopping hours on Dec. 9 with surprisingly little debate for an issue that has divided local politicians for decades.The decision was effective immediately, meaning stores can open on Boxing ...
Thunder Bay port bustling with grain haulsThe Port of Thunder Bay registered more than eight-million tonnes of cargo during the current shipping season, a first since 2008. By: Northern Ontario Business staffThe Port of Thunder Bay registered more than eight-million tonnes of cargo during the current shipping season, a first since 2008.The authority said Dec. 4 that it expects to approach the nine million mark by the time the season closes next month, which would set a 17-year high.Above-average grain ...
Temex adds to Timmins-area gold property By: Northern Ontario Business staffTemex Resources Corp. is adding to its Timmins-area Juby gold property with the purchase of the Byberg property.Temex has signed an agreement to purchase Byberg from Silver Eagle Mines for a 100 per cent interest in the property. The property will add to its Juby exploration project, which is l...
Wellgreen moves to TSX By: Northern Ontario Business staffCommon shares of Wellgreen Platinum Ltd. have been approved for listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX).Effective at market opening on Thursday, Dec. 4, the company’s shares will commence trading on the TSX under the symbol WG. Concurrent with the TSX listing, Wellgreen’s shares will be del...



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