North Bay innovation centre marks $2-million expansion
By: Northern Ontario Business staffICAMP 2.0 celebrated
its official opening in North Bay on April 29.It’s a $2-million expansion
of the Innovation Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Production (ICAMP) located
at Canadore College, where companies can develop and test new technologies.Since 2013, ICAMP
has helped more than 200...
BonTerra acquiring Larder Lake property
By: Northern Ontario Business staffBonTerra Resources Inc. will acquire a 100 per cent interest in Kerr Mines’ Larder Lake property,
located east of Kirkland Lake and near Virginiatown.Vancouver-based
BonTerra announced on April 28 it had received TSX approval to move forward
with the acquisition of the property. It had first mad...
Essar settles iron ore supply dispute with Cliffs
By: Northern Ontario Business staffEssar Steel Algoma
has settled its contract dispute with Cliffs Natural Resources for the supply
of iron ore pellets to its Sault Ste. Marie steel plant.According to a
news release, the settlement, which resolves all claims between the parties, is
subject to documentation and requisite court ap...
Sault airport expanding maintenance hangar
By: Northern Ontario Business staffThe Sault Ste. Marie Airport is embarking on a major expansion of its hangar space to allow its
primary tenant, aircraft maintenance provider JD Aero, to expand its services.The $5.8-million
project will allow JD Aero to expand their existing footprint by 10,000 square
feet to more than 80,000 s...
Communities seek representation on passenger rail committee
By: Northern Ontario Business staffA new residents’
association hopes to have input into future decision-making around the Algoma
Central Rail passenger line that runs between Sault Ste. Marie and Hearst.On April 12,
residents from roughly 20 remote communities located along the line gathered to
form the Mask-Wa Residents Associ...
Ontario company allowing salons to dispose of waste more efficiently
By: Ella MyersAmanda Benincasa’s business is
beauty, and now her work beautifying people is keeping the
environment beautiful too.The owner of Evoke Salon and Spa —
located in Thunder Bay — opened her doors three years ago, and was
dismayed by the waste disposal options available to salons.“As an owner, I st...
Northwestern company opening composting facility over summer
By: Ella MyersNorthwestern Ontario may see the
opening of a new composting facility as soon as this summer.Eco Depot Waste Diversion applied for
approval from the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC)
in March, and anticipates they’ll be able to start operations at
their Oliver Paipoonge facilit...
Thunder Bay inventor lifts loads the easy way
By: Ian RossMike Rudnicki would rather do all the
heavy lifting with the push of a button.The inventive owner of a Thunder Bay
custom machine shop, Rudnicki Industrial, is hitting the market this
year with a new pickup truck accessory that’s quickly turning
peoples’ heads.Dubbed the Overhauler, the patent