Sudbury builder up for national award
By: Northern Ontario Business staffSudbury firm ZagMar Builders Inc. is a finalist in two categories for the 2013 National SAM Awards,
presented by the Canadian Home Builders’ Association.The awards,
sponsored by MASCO and Delta Faucet, celebrate excellence in new homes, home
renovation, innovative technology and construction, ou...
Essar Steel Algoma secures $25-million loan agreement
By: Northern Ontario Business staffEssar Steel Algoma has secured a $25-million loan agreement with an institutional investor.This agreement
reinforces the company’s liquidity position heading into the customary seasonal
raw material inventory build, according to a news release.“We continue to
make strides in securing the reliabi...
Sault gets funding for local film projects
By: Northern Ontario Business staffThe province is providing $1.9 million for two film
productions that were filmed in Sault Ste. Marie.P23 Entertainment Inc. received $1 million in Northern Ontario
Heritage Fund Corp. (NOHFC) funding (a $500,000 loan and a $500,000 grant) for
their film project The Masked Saint, a feature-length...
Sault gets nod for energy innovation, conservation
By: Northern Ontario Business staffSault Ste. Marie is one of three communities to receive a provincial award for its energy
conservation efforts.The Community
Conservation Awards is a collaborative effort of the Ontario Power Authority
(OPA) with the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) and the
Fort William First Nation trains up to be mine-ready
By: Ian RossWally Bannon isn't one to let
opportunity slip away.Fort William First Nation's economic
development officer knows having a skilled workforce is key for
Aboriginal people to maximize the benefits from resource development.“From my background (as a business
adviser) with the Nishnawbe Aski Natio...
Doug Murray engineers plan for Thunder Bay
By: Ian RossDoug Murray isn't promoting himself as
the new guy with all the answers.But the CEO of the Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC) is searching for
some good ones in casting a wide net across the community.The CEDC's board of directors nabbed the forest industry veteran last ...
Metal fabricator finds Saskatchewan success
By: Ian RossGaining a foothold in the Alberta
oilsands hasn't been as easy as John Jurcik anticipated.It's been feast or famine to secure
work in Western Canada for the president of Venshore Mechanical, a
Thunder Bay general contractor and pipe fabricator.
Alberta has been a tough nut for
Thunder Bay sho...
Thunder Bay machine shop keeps open mind, open door
By: Ian RossMike Rudnicki's Thunder Bay machine
shop is a mecca for inventors and entrepreneurs with big ideas.The owner and president of Rudnicki
Industrial has built a stellar reputation as an innovator, a sounding
board, a troubleshooter, and, most especially, a helping hand for the
less mechanically in...