Regional News

Canadore offering new film programCanadore College in North Bay By: Northern Ontario Business staffCanadore College in North Bay is offering a new post-production film program, and building a state-of-the-art production facility to support it.The college currently offers broadcast television and digital cinematography programs, and it’s expected the one-year post-production graduate certific...
Agri-food group working on university pollinator projectThe Rural Agri-Innovation Network in Sault Ste. Marie will be part of a pollinator monitoring project led by the University of Guelph. By: Northern Ontario Business staffThe Rural Agri-Innovation Network (RAIN) in Sault Ste. Marie is working with the University of Guelph to monitor pollinators in Northern Ontario.It’s part of a larger university project examining pollinator information across the province, and marks the first time pollinator monitoring will expa...
Timmins clerk named head of provincial bodyStephane Palmateer, clerk for the City of Timmins By: Northern Ontario Business staffThe clerk for the City of Timmins has been named president of the provincial body governing municipal managers, clerks and treasurers.Stephane Palmateer was sworn in as president of the Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario (AMCTO) during the closing ceremonies of t...
Steelworkers rain on Essar Algoma’s bid processEssar Steel Algoma’s largest union said it was not involved in the sale process that allowed a New York hedge fund to emerge as the best bet to take over the Sault Ste. Marie steel plant. By: Northern Ontario Business staffEssar Steel Algoma’s largest union said it was not involved in the sale process that allowed a New York hedge fund to emerge as the best bet to take over the Sault Ste. Marie steel plant.Local 2251 is emphatic that it “was NOT involved in the selection of KPS (Capital Partners) as a successful...
Domtar, Dryden settle up on back taxesDomtar and the City of Dryden have worked out a deal to lessen the sting of a tax refund to the northwestern Ontario community’s largest industrial player. By: Northern Ontario Business staff Domtar and the City of Dryden have worked out a deal to lessen the sting of a tax refund to the northwestern Ontario community’s largest industrial player. The municipality and the company jointly announced June 20 that an agreement had been reached to reduce the back taxes owned by the city...
Timmins bucket shop expanding to new spaceThe Bucket Shop in Timmins is embarking on a $10-million expansion, which will include state-of-the-art equipment in ventilation, fume extraction, cutting, and bending. By: Lindsay KellyThe Bucket Shop is all tapped out.Its 26,000-square-foot shop in the west end of Timmins, where the company manufactures and refurbishes equipment buckets for surface and underground mining, has no more room for office space, phone or Internet lines, bay space, or electrical capacity.“We've rea...
Sudbury native, OSC boss receives geoscience award Maureen Jensen, chair and CEO of the Ontario Securities Commission. By: Northern Ontario Business staff Maureen Jensen, chair and CEO of the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC), is the recipient of the 2016 Canadian Professional Geoscientist Award. Her career as a mineral exploration geologist, a corporate leader and later as a capital market regulator spans more than 35 years. Jen...
Manager named for Matheson graphite facilityGraphite micronization mill in Matheson By: Northern Ontario Business staffGreat Lakes Graphite has appointed Ted Luczak as general manager for its micronization facility in Matheson.A professional licensed electrical technician, Luczak worked for several years in various capacities at the Kidd Creek metallurgical facility in Timmins, for Xstrata Copper, and for Falco...



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