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North Bay airport to host annual industry conventionNorth Bay’s Jack Garland Airport By: Northern Ontario Business staffNorth Bay's JackGarland Airport will host industry professionals from across the country next week during the annual convention of the Airport Management Council of Ontario (AMCO).The 31st annual convention will take place Oct. 3-5 at the Best Western Hotel and Conference Centre in North Bay. I...
Industrial fabrics manufacturer reduces workforce by 20 Fabrene announced in August it had laid off 20 workers from its North Bay shop. By: Northern Ontario Business staffThere has been a major layoff at one of North Bay’s biggest employers.Fabrene, owned by Indiana-based Berry Plastics, has cut its workforce by a total of 20 hourly and salaried workers.It happened in mid-August “through a combination of early retirements and permanent layoffs,” Eva Schmitz, Be...
Progress coming on North Bay recommendations for changeSince North Bay received the Baylor Report in June, complete with recommendations on how to improve the city and its prospects, work has been steadily underway as the city and its economic development arm tick off the boxes one by one. But for George Burton, progress still isn’t happening fast enough. By: Lindsay KellySince North Bay received the Baylor Report in June, complete with recommendations on how to improve the city and its prospects, work has been steadily underway as the city and its economic development arm tick off the boxes one by one. But for George Burton, progress still isn’t happening fast ...
Canadore launches new film program, production facilityCanadore College is introducing a new post-production film program to add to its film and TV programming, starting in 2017. A state-of-the-art post-production facility is being built to support the new programming. The new post-production film facility will be open to any project being produced across the North. By: Lindsay KellyThe future of film and television production in North Bay is about to get brighter with a new investment by Canadore College in its film programming and facilities.In June, the school announced it would start offering a one-year post-production graduate certificate program in addition to the b...
Interpaving and Sudbury both charged in pedestrian deathInterpaving and the City of Greater Sudbury have been charged in an incident stemming from September, 2015. By: Northern Ontario Business staffThe Ontario Ministry of Labour has laid charges against the City of Greater Sudbury and Interpaving Ltd. in the death of a pedestrian in September, 2015.The charges come as the one-year anniversary of the death of 58-year-old Cécile Paquette approaches. She was killed last year at the corner of...
Dealing with demographicsInducing a wave of new immigration is being posed as a solution to keep northwestern Ontario’s economy humming at sustainable levels. By: Kris Ketonen Northwestern Ontario must work to attract new residents from other places if current economic levels are going to be maintained. That was the message at Common Voice Northwest’s conference on Sept. 23 in Thunder Bay, which drew people from across the region to the Victoria Inn to discuss the...
“Sky the limit” for Sudbury film industryNorthern Ontario Film Studio CEO David Anselmo introduces the guest speakers, including Paul Bronfman, chair and CEO of William F. White International Inc., during the first training symposium at Northern Ontario Film Studios in Sudbury, Sept. 22. By: Aaron Pickard Paul Bronfman, chair and CEO of William F. White International Inc., said he is pleasantly surprised by the success of the film industry in Sudbury and Northern Ontario. Bronfman was one of several keynote speakers at a Sudbury training symposium at Northern Ontario Film Studios to offer beh...
Intake clinic for aluminum powder set for Oct. 3-4 in SudburyJanice Martell started the McIntyre Powder Project after her father, Jim Hobbs, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2011. By: Lindsay KellyOn Oct. 3 and 4, Sudbury will host the second of two intake clinics for miners who believe their health has been negatively impacted by the inhalation of McIntyre Powder while working at Northern Ontario mines.First introduced in 1943, McIntyre Powder was finely ground aluminum that miners work...



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