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Energy company, Sault reach land dealElementa has acquired land from the City of Sault Ste. Marie which will be the site of the company’s waste-to-energy commercial plant. (PHOTO SUPPLIED) By: Northern Ontario Business staffOriginal story provided by Dave Helwig at Sootoday.com.Elementa Group Inc. has closed a land deal with the City of Sault Ste. Marie, acquiring 15 acres of property to build its long-awaited energy-from-waste commercial plant.The deal closed in early October, said Jayson Zwierschke, Elementa’s pr...
Accountability, co-operation among recommendations in Elliot Lake reportJustice Paul Bélanger has released his final report from the Elliot Lake Inquiry, which investigated the circumstances surrounding the collapse of the Algo Centre Mall roof in June 2012. (FILE PHOTO) By: Northern Ontario Business staffThere’s plenty of blame to go around in the collapse of the Algo Centre Mall roof, according to a biting report released from the Elliot Lake Inquiry on Oct. 15.In the report, commissioner Justice Paul Bélanger said human error, occurring on multiple levels over the building’s 33-year history, ...
Former Marathon EDO becomes a CAO Daryl Skworchinski, CAO, Town of Marathon. By: Northern Ontario Business staffMarathon’s former economic development manager has been appointed as the new chief administrative officer of the North Shore municipality.Daryl Skworchinski is leaving his position as Confederation College’s director of its eastern campuses to start his new position on Oct. 27.He replaces Brian Toc...
Creature comforts for Thunder Bay ag community Woodstar Farm, Murillo. By: Northern Ontario Business staffA Thunder Bay area dairy farmer and a cheese maker received more than $800,000 from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund to expand their operations.Peggy and Gert Brekveld of Woodstar Farm in Murillo received $410,682 to build a new barn to grow their herd of milkers from 58 head to 90. In a Oct. 7 r...
Being fast and flexible keeps Corbeil injection molder hummingDon Champagne, owner of North Bay Plastic Molders, inspects a stack of  shop floor mats produced on one of his six injection molding machines in his Corbeil shop. By: Ian RossDon Champagne’s first foray into entrepreneurship almost crash landed before it off the ground.After the Corbeil native established North Bay Plastic Molders out of his garage in 1985, the venture almost came to a screeching halt when his first would-be customer hung him out to dry.A local mining ...
Turning around North Bay’s downtown Real estate developer Brad Minogue is renovating a fire-gutted commercial building in North Bay’s downtown to open the 22,000-square-foot space to new professional tenants. By: Ian RossBrad Minogue walks off the space inside the darkened and historic Cochrane Block building in downtown North Bay where contractors are framing new offices and work spaces for tempered glass and LED lighting.The local real estate developer picked up the vacant and fire-damaged 22,000-square-foot land...
Canadore builds on its aviation legacy with expansion plans, partnershipsCanadore College president George Burton is championing North Bay’s next wave of growth with an expansion of its Aviation Campus at Jack Garland Airport, new programming, and industry partnerships. By: Ian RossGeorge Burton glances around the 17,000 square feet of hangar at Canadore College’s Aviation Campus, stuffed with helicopters and turboprop aircraft, and predicts big things are coming over the horizon in the next five years.Since arriving back at his alma mater to take the job as president of the ...
Another million-tonne month at Thunder BayMarine grain shipments through the Port of Thunder Bay remained strong through September. By: Northern Ontario Business staffMarine grain shipments through the Port of Thunder Bay remained strong through September.The port authority reported more than 900,000 tonnes of Western Canada grain were loaded at elevators during the month, nearly 50 per cent more than during the same period last year.Grain volumes at the end of ...



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