Snow and grow in Timmins
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 funding
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 test
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 deal
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 report
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
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
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 humming
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 ...