Regional News

Stantec named green employer By: Northern Ontario Business staffStantec has been named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers.It’s the fourth consecutive year that the Edmonton-based design and consulting firm has received the award which recognizes employers with “robust environmental programs and policies that actively...
North Shore receives $419,000 in provincial fundingCommunities along Lake Superior’s north shore are receiving more than $419,000 from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund for seven projects. By: Northern Ontario Business staffCommunities along Lake Superior’s north shore are receiving more than $419,000 from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund for seven projects.The Town of Marathon is pocketing $148,160 to renovate its former visitor centre into office space for the local forest management corporation.The Township of Sc...
Sault receives $1.2 million provincial fundingSault Ste. Marie MPP David Orazietti delivered two cheques to the Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre of almost $1.2 million to develop two projects. By: Northern Ontario Business staffSault Ste. Marie MPP David Orazietti delivered two cheques to the Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre of almost $1.2 million to develop two projects.The Algoma Rural Agri-Innovation Network (RAIN) received $989,000 to undertake a regional tile drainage project and $170,660 will go toward establishin...
A big rural funding spread By: Northern Ontario Business staffThe Ontario government is providing $228,550 through the Rural Economic Development (RED) program to support a number of community projects in northeastern Ontario.No funding breakdown was provided by the province, but the projects include:- developing a branding strategy for Chapleau to increase t...
Working at height with no safety belt? By: Northern Ontario Business staffThe director of a Mississauga company pleaded guilty and was fined $3,000 in a North Bay courtroom for failing to ensure that workers on elevated work platforms were using safety belts.The workers were performing stucco work on the exterior of a five-storey office building in North Bay on October 2...
A $5.7-million week for Sudbury By: Northern Ontario Business staffSudbury MPP Rick Bartolucci may be retiring from provincial politics but the funding largesse keeps flowing in.The former Northern Development and Mines minister delivered almost $5 million from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund for renovations to a former school in Sudbury to make way for a healt...
Jay Aspin spreads the wealth By: Northern Ontario Business staffJay Aspin, MP for Nipissing-Timiskaming MP Jay Aspin delivered more than $2.3 million in federal funds for three economic development projects in the region.The South Temiskaming Community Futures Development Corporation received $1.6 million to provide small and medium-sized companies with access ...
Raitt gives them something to talk about After federal transport minister Lisa Raitt dropped $2.2 million in Sault Ste. Marie, April 14, to give the Algoma Central passenger service a one-year subsidy extension, she swung by the International Bridge to cash up Ottawa’s plans for new border infrastructure. By: Northern Ontario Business staffAfter federal transport minister Lisa Raitt dropped $2.2 million in Sault Ste. Marie, April 14, to give the Algoma Central passenger service a one-year subsidy extension, she swung by the International Bridge to cash up Ottawa’s plans for new border infrastructure.A further $7.5 million is being ea...



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