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Program training equipment operators for construction, miningSault College By: Lindsay KellyA new program partnering Sault College with the Garden River First Nation is opening up doors for Aboriginal and Métis women looking to get into the trades.In 2015, the college’s Aboriginal Apprenticeship Centre will be offering two cohorts of the heavy equipment operator program to train women for...
Media outlets partner for extended news coverageA new agreement between Laurentian Publishing and Village Media will allow for extended digital news coverage across Northern Ontario. By: Lindsay KellyA pair of media companies has joined forces to provide extended digital news coverage across Northern Ontario.Sudbury-based Laurentian Publishing (owner of Northern Ontario Business) and Village Media of Sault Ste. Marie have entered a partnership that brings together its online platforms. Laurenti...
Development on the horizon at Sault airportTerry Bos, CEO at the Sault Ste. Marie Airport, said development is on the horizon for the facility, which received a new 20-year report on the airport last spring. By: Lindsay KellyOver the next five to 10 years, the Sault Ste. Marie Airport is projected to develop a business park, complete upgrades to its passenger terminal, and continue to grow passenger numbers, according to a report prepared for the airport’s development commission.Retained by the commission last year, co...
Program helps add value to agriculture venturesStillcroft Farm and Bakehouse of St. Joseph Island is among the recipients of federal funding to help expand its operation with value-added products. Bethany Higgins regularly sells out of her freshly baked bread from her booth at Sault Ste. Marie’s Mill Market. By: Lindsay KellyOn an early Saturday morning at Sault Ste. Marie’s Mill Market, Bethany Higgins fields orders for her freshly baked bread faster than she can bag the loaves. A lineup invariably forms, and her baskets empty long before the market closes for the day. If you want some of this bread, you have to get h...
Monitoring system creates efficiencies in maple syrup productionohn Cambridge, a seasonal worker at Thompson’s Maple Products, said Tap Track, devised by a trio of Sault Ste. Marie innovators, reduces down time, while saving money, during maple syrup production. By: Lindsay KellyWith 100 acres of maple trees to survey, it would often take John Cambridge an entire day walking the sugar bush to pinpoint a source of lost pressure in the tap lines at Thompson’s Maple Products, and even then, his success at diagnosing the cause of the problem — amongst 20,000 taps — could be du...
Aecon cuts nine in Timmins office By: Northern Ontario Business staffA lack of work in the project pipeline has led Aecon Group to cut nine salaried positions at its Timmins mining contracting office.“We’re scaling back,” said Aecon spokeswoman Nicole Court. “The business did experience, over the course of the last few years, some challenges in securing new work. It...
Thunder Bay port secures transatlantic serviceThe Muntgracht discharges wind turbine parts at Thunder Bay’s Keefer Terminal, Nov. 10. By: Ian RossThe Thunder Bay Port Authority has an arrangement with a Dutch partner, the Spliethoff Group of Amsterdam, to offer monthly transatlantic marine service to Europe in 2015.Shippers in northwestern Ontario and Western Canada can now arrange to send partial shiploads of cargo, and even containers, to ...
Sudbury chamber seeking award nominees By: Northern Ontario Business staffThe Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce will accept nominations for its 18th annual Business Excellence Awards until Jan. 9.The awards recognize businesses and entrepreneurs whose achievements and contributions to the community distinguish them from their peers.Categories include Business Start...



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