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Snow and grow in Timmins The City of Timmins placed 42nd in an annual ranking by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) for the best Canadian cities and economic regions for starting and growing a business. By: Northern Ontario Business staffThe City of Timmins placed 42nd in an annual ranking by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) for the best Canadian cities and economic regions for starting and growing a business.Prairies cities, particularly in Alberta, ranked in the top nine, followed by Collingwood, Ont. in ten...
Northern projects benefit from FedNor fundingThe Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation will develop an industrial park to capitalize on growth in the mining sector with $500,000 from the federal government. (FILE PHOTO) By: Northern Ontario Business staffFedNor is providing funding for three Northern Ontario enterprises in the areas of mining and agriculture.The Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation, located on the North Shore of Lake Huron, will receive $500,000 to build an industrial park to capitalize on immediate and long-term economic opportuni...
Laurentian gets patent for medical testA patent has been granted to Laurentian University for a test developed by Dr. Amadeo Parissenti (pictured) and Dr. Baoqing Guo that helps in the treatment of breast cancer. (FILE PHOTO) By: Northern Ontario Business staffLaurentian University has been awarded a patent for the RNA Disruption Assay (RDATM), a technology that aids in the treatment of breast cancer. The test was developed by Laurentian University professor Dr. Amadeo Parissenti and by his research associate Dr. Baoqing Guo of Health Sciences North....
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 ...



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