Alliance giving voice to Northern farmers
By: Lindsay KellyA new, Temiskaming-based organization will give a pan-Northern voice to the interests of farmers across the North.Advocacy, research and innovation, and the development of agricultural products through to commercialization are the three main pillars behind the mandate of the Northern Ontario Farm I...
Thunder Bay ponders legal route after bridge impasse with CN
By: Northern Ontario Business staffThe City of Thunder Bay is considering its legal options after reaching an impasse with CN Rail on reopening a vital dual purpose bridge between the city and Fort William First Nation.The James Street swing bridge, owned by CN, was damaged by fire last October. It was immediately repaired by the ra...
Sault call centre hiring
By: Northern Ontario Business staffMassachusetts-headquartered
Agero Inc. has said it will hire hundreds of new employees in 2014 across its
four regional sites, including its Canadian call centre in Sault Ste. Marie.Agero provides vehicle
and driver safety, security, and information services, including roadside
Forestry rep heading Timmins chamber
By: Northern Ontario Business staffThe new head of the board of directors for the Timmins Chamber of Commerce is a key player in the forestry industry.Al Thorne, who was elected president for the 2014-2015 year,
is the chief forester for Tembec in Ontario.“The expertise and experience of this year’s board of directors
Kerr Mines, San Gold Corp. plan merger
By: Northern Ontario Business staffSan Gold Corp. and
Kerr Mines Inc. have entered an agreement to merge the two companies.Kerr Gold controls
a 26-kilometre-long section of the Cadillac-Larder Lake Break that straddles
the Ontario-Quebec border, including the McGarry and Cheminis gold mines in the
Kirkland Lake area, and the rec...
Sioux Lookout gears up for growth
By: Ian RossVicki Blanchard, Sioux Lookout’s economic development manager, is an admitted “map freak.”When she started at her new position in early March with marching orders to make this town of 5,500 “investment ready” for development, Blanchard referred to her love of cartography to begin strategizing.The t...
Temiskaming gets waterfront money
By: Northern Ontario Business staffThe City of Temiskaming Shores has received $999,000 to complete its waterfront
revitalization initiative.The work will
include enhancements along Lake Temiskaming in the communities of New Liskeard
and Haileybury. Specifically, the funding will be used to establish a permanent
MP asks for federal review of Ontera sale
By: Northern Ontario Business staffIn taking his cue from North Bay Mayor Al McDonald, Nipissing-Timiskaming MP Jay Aspin has filed a request to the federal competition commissioner to review the sale of Ontera by the provincial government to Bell Aliant.More than 40 unionized positions are being chopped at the former telcom arm of ...