A gathering of microbrewers
By: Northern Ontario Business staffSudbury’s Stack Brewing is hosting the Northern Ontario Microbrew Festival at the Grand Nightclub, Feb. 21.The full-day day event will showcase craft beer from Outspoken Brewing from Sault Ste. Marie, Thunder Bay’s Sleeping Giant Brew Company, Lake of the Woods Brewing from Kenora, Highlander Brewi...
Iconic Thunder Bay building sold, renos planned
By: Northern Ontario Business staffA landmark Thunder Bay building has been sold to an award-winning local architect whose forte is restoring old buildings.On Jan. 26, Thunder Bay city council authorized the sale of the Royal Edward Arms building in the city’s south end business core to Ahsanul Habib of Habib Architects for $500,000...
Essar seeks $1 million for blast furnace retrofit
By: Northern Ontario Business staffSault Ste.
Marie’s largest single employer says it plans to add hundreds of jobs within
the next few months with plans to bring an additional blast furnace back into
service.In a letter to
Sault Mayor Christian Provenzano, Kalyan Gosh, Essar Steel Algoma’s president
and CEO, requests the city ...
Moody’s brands North Bay as a top performer
By: Northern Ontario Business staffThe City of North Bay announced it has maintained its Aa2 credit rating with Moody’s Investors Service, a rating that’s reflective of “prudent fiscal planning and stable operations” as well as North Bay’s diverse economy.A city-issued news release said Moody’s recognizes the municipality’s ability ...
MaJIC to expand welding services
By: Northern Ontario Business staffFederal
government funding will allow the Materials Joining Innovation Centre (MaJIC)
in Kirkland Lake expand its services.FedNor is
providing the centre with $383,194 for two initiatives.Of the total, $351,694
will enable MaJIC to execute applied research initiatives in collaboration with
Sagamok, Ionic sign training and employment agreement
By: Northern Ontario Business staffIonic Engineering
of Lively (outside of Sudbury) and the Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation have
signed an agreement that outlines how the two organizations will work together
to pursue projects in the Sagamok traditional territories and beyond.Through the
agreement, Ionic Engineering, an enginee...
Sudbury food co-op poised for expansion
By: Lindsay KellyAmongst the crisp veggies, homemade sauces and fresh-cut meat, there’s another commodity doing brisk trade at Eat Local Sudbury: pride in, and demand for, locally produced food.Since its inception in 2004, from its retail outlet in downtown Sudbury, Eat Local has sold locally grown produce, meats a...
Training expertise can make learning more effective
By: Lindsay KellyEmployers generally acknowledge the benefit of continual improvement, training and education for their workers, but Miranda Rocca-Cirelli believes if it’s not done effectively, they may not be getting the full benefit of the training.“I have seen organizations that recognize it’s not just about dev...