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Newspaper publisher honoured by collegeAbbas Homayed (centre), was Cambrian College’s 2015 recipient of the Dr. Fred Sheridan Award, presented by Chris Sheridan (right) and Cambrian President Bill Best. By: Northern Ontario Business staffAbbas Homayed, publisher of Northern Ontario Business, received the Dr. Fred Sheridan Award from Cambrian College, the college’s highest honour.Introduced in 1992, the award is named for a visionary who was a long-time friend and supporter of Cambrian College and who, until his death in 1990, g...
Winners from northwestern Ontario named Influential WomenNorthwestern Ontario winners of the 2015 Influential Women Awards include (back) Kerrie Atkinson, Cathy MacDonald, Marie Clarke, Suzanne Tighe, Holly Prince, Cathy Woodbeck and Nancy Angus; (front) Andrea Novoa, Jessica Bjorkman, Ruth Bjorkman, Veronique Bjorkman, and Julia Stolz. By: Northern Ontario Business staffInfluential Women from northwestern Ontario were celebrated on Thursday night in Thunder Bay.The 18th annual Influential Women of Northern Ontario Awards were handed out during a gala evening celebrating successful women from around the North. The event is hosted by Northern Ontario Business.A ...
Algoma rebrands sustainability eventThe Sustain Algoma Expo will take place July 25 in Desbarats. By: Northern Ontario Business staffAlgoma’s annual sustainability event will emerge for its seventh year with a new name and a new focus.The Sustain Algoma Expo — formerly the Green Expo — will be held Saturday, July 25, form 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in Desbarats. The fun family event will feature products and services from food produce...
Province funding economic development opportunitiesKenora is a recipient of $50,000 to prepare a strategic plan to find opportunities to diversify the economy. By: Northern Ontario Business staffOntario is helping communities in the Kenora and Timiskaming areas explore new economic development opportunities in order to help create jobs and generate new revenue sources and increased business.Through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corp. (NOHFC), the province is investing nearly $96,0...
Architect, mining exec to receive doctoratesLaurentian University will bestow honorary doctorates on architect Douglas Cardinal and mining exec Peter Crossgrove this spring. By: Northern Ontario Business staffA distinguished architect and a mining-industry executive are amongst six recipients who will be bestowed with honorary doctorates from Laurentian University this spring.Douglas Cardinal, an internationally renowned master builder, who has been a guest speaker at the Laurentian School of Archit...
Influential Women named in northeastern OntarioNortheastern Ontario winners of the 2015 Influential Women Awards include (from left) Crystal Kaufman, Diana Fuller Henninger, Alicia Woods, Barbara Nott, Nancy Bruneau, Gayle Broad, and Karen Bird. By: Northern Ontario Business staffThe northeastern Ontario winners of the 2015 Influential Women Awards were named on Monday night in Sault Ste. Marie.This marks the 18th year for the annual gala event, which celebrates the success and achievement of women role models from around the North. The Influential Women of Northern On...
Nip U axes biomass centreNipissing University’s Biomass Innovation Centre is no more. By: Northern Ontario Business staff Nipissing University’s Biomass Innovation Centre is no more. After a six-year run, staff members Dawn Lambe and Francis Gallo issued a May 22 news release of the North Bay university’s decision to “shelve” BIC as part of an ongoing “restructuring effort and new strategic direction.” BIC ...
Tbaytel names new V-P of sales, marketing By: Northern Ontario Business staff Tbaytel named Kathleen Jones as its vice-president of sales, marketing and communication. She originally began working at the Thunder Bay phone and internet provider in 2001 and joins the executive management team after serving as the company’s director of marketing and communications s...



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