Regional News

North Bay innovation centre marks $2-million expansionICAMP in North Bay is located at the Canadore College campus. By: Northern Ontario Business staffICAMP 2.0 celebrated its official opening in North Bay on April 29.It’s a $2-million expansion of the Innovation Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Production (ICAMP) located at Canadore College, where companies can develop and test new technologies.Since 2013, ICAMP has helped more than 200...
BonTerra acquiring Larder Lake propertyKerr Mines’ Larder Lake property will now become BonTerra’s. By: Northern Ontario Business staffBonTerra Resources Inc. will acquire a 100 per cent interest in Kerr Mines’ Larder Lake property, located east of Kirkland Lake and near Virginiatown.Vancouver-based BonTerra announced on April 28 it had received TSX approval to move forward with the acquisition of the property. It had first mad...
Essar settles iron ore supply dispute with CliffsEssar Steel Algoma in Sault Ste. Marie By: Northern Ontario Business staffEssar Steel Algoma has settled its contract dispute with Cliffs Natural Resources for the supply of iron ore pellets to its Sault Ste. Marie steel plant.According to a news release, the settlement, which resolves all claims between the parties, is subject to documentation and requisite court ap...
Sault airport expanding maintenance hangarJD Aero, which supplies maintenance, repair and overhaul services to the airline industry, operates out of the Sault Ste. Marie Airport. By: Northern Ontario Business staffThe Sault Ste. Marie Airport is embarking on a major expansion of its hangar space to allow its primary tenant, aircraft maintenance provider JD Aero, to expand its services.The $5.8-million project will allow JD Aero to expand their existing footprint by 10,000 square feet to more than 80,000 s...
Communities seek representation on passenger rail committeeCN Rail owns the line that runs between the Sault and Hearst. By: Northern Ontario Business staffA new residents’ association hopes to have input into future decision-making around the Algoma Central Rail passenger line that runs between Sault Ste. Marie and Hearst.On April 12, residents from roughly 20 remote communities located along the line gathered to form the Mask-Wa Residents Associ...
Ontario company allowing salons to dispose of waste more efficientlyShane Price and staff with one of the waste vehicles. By: Ella MyersAmanda Benincasa’s business is beauty, and now her work beautifying people is keeping the environment beautiful too.The owner of Evoke Salon and Spa — located in Thunder Bay — opened her doors three years ago, and was dismayed by the waste disposal options available to salons.“As an owner, I st...
Northwestern company opening composting facility over summerOn the Eco Depot staff are: Jaiyd Sedgwick, Jodi McGauley, Celine Bourret, John Staal and Dan Agombar. By: Ella MyersNorthwestern Ontario may see the opening of a new composting facility as soon as this summer.Eco Depot Waste Diversion applied for approval from the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) in March, and anticipates they’ll be able to start operations at their Oliver Paipoonge facilit...
Thunder Bay inventor lifts loads the easy wayMachine shop owner Mike Rudnicki expects sales of his Overhauler truck rack to pick up steam this year. By: Ian RossMike Rudnicki would rather do all the heavy lifting with the push of a button.The inventive owner of a Thunder Bay custom machine shop, Rudnicki Industrial, is hitting the market this year with a new pickup truck accessory that’s quickly turning peoples’ heads.Dubbed the Overhauler, the patent ...



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