Regional News

Working at height with no safety belt? By: Northern Ontario Business staffThe director of a Mississauga company pleaded guilty and was fined $3,000 in a North Bay courtroom for failing to ensure that workers on elevated work platforms were using safety belts.The workers were performing stucco work on the exterior of a five-storey office building in North Bay on October 2...
A $5.7-million week for Sudbury By: Northern Ontario Business staffSudbury MPP Rick Bartolucci may be retiring from provincial politics but the funding largesse keeps flowing in.The former Northern Development and Mines minister delivered almost $5 million from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund for renovations to a former school in Sudbury to make way for a healt...
Jay Aspin spreads the wealth By: Northern Ontario Business staffJay Aspin, MP for Nipissing-Timiskaming MP Jay Aspin delivered more than $2.3 million in federal funds for three economic development projects in the region.The South Temiskaming Community Futures Development Corporation received $1.6 million to provide small and medium-sized companies with access ...
Raitt gives them something to talk about After federal transport minister Lisa Raitt dropped $2.2 million in Sault Ste. Marie, April 14, to give the Algoma Central passenger service a one-year subsidy extension, she swung by the International Bridge to cash up Ottawa’s plans for new border infrastructure. By: Northern Ontario Business staffAfter federal transport minister Lisa Raitt dropped $2.2 million in Sault Ste. Marie, April 14, to give the Algoma Central passenger service a one-year subsidy extension, she swung by the International Bridge to cash up Ottawa’s plans for new border infrastructure.A further $7.5 million is being ea...
Ontario breaks the coal-burning habit The Thunder Bay Generating Station has burned the last of its coal, and Queen’s Park is rejoicing. By: Northern Ontario Business staffThe Thunder Bay Generating Station has burned the last of its coal, and Queen’s Park is rejoicing.The Ontario government is boasting that the province is the first North American jurisdiction to eliminate coal as a source of power generation. Built in 1963, the generating station was the oldest coa...
Thunder Bay port preps for monster grain move Rail traffic to Thunder Bay grain elevators in late March was light as the port prepared to handle a massive backlog of Western grain stranded on the Prairies. By: Ian RossIt could take a full year to clear up the massive backlog of Western Canadian grain and move it to market, said the CEO of the Thunder Bay Port Authority.“They say this could take until the next harvest to clean up, it’s that big,” said Tim Heney. “It’s going to be interesting (this spring) to watc...
Thunder Bay’s best in businessFORM Architecture Engineering. By: Northern Ontario Business staffThe Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce held its 20th annual Business Awards at the Victoria Inn, April 6. Here are the winners:Commitment of Quality Awards: Sweet Escape Cake Café & Bakery and Vector ConstructionBusiness Excellence Award (small): Primary Foto SourceBusiness Excellence Award (medium): ...
Sudbury beer earns nod at brewing awards By: Northern Ontario Business staffSudbury’s Stack Brewing has been acknowledged with a gold-medal standing at the 2014 Ontario Brewing Awards.The brewery, which launched in the spring of 2013, earned gold for its Biere de Garde, Les Portes de l’Enfer.Les Portes de L’Enfer is described as “pour(ing) a deep amber colour with pleas...



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