Regional News

Greenhouse allows year-round veggie cultivationA Northern Ontario-built greenhouse will allow the growth of fruits and vegetables year-round. By: Northern Ontario Business staffUsing state-of-the art design and technology, an all-season greenhouse is now bearing fruit and vegetables, including cucumbers, lettuce, tomatoes, and peppers, in Espanola. Cambrian College’s applied research division, Cambrian Innovates, along with its partners, Ontario Centres of Excellence (O...
Nipissing entities benefit from provincial fundingNorth Bay will get provincial funds for a feasibility study on a new breakwater at its waterfront. By: Northern Ontario Business staffThe Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corp. (NOHFC) is providing $1.4 million to three Nipissing-area projects.Canadore College will receive $906,860 to expand operations at the Innovation Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Production (ICAMP). The facility provides Canadian manufacturing compan...
Essar cites imports for low Q1 earningsEssar Steel Algoma is reporting lower earnings in the first quarter of 2015 than during the same period in 2014. By: Northern Ontario Business staffEssar Steel Algoma earned less in the first quarter of its fiscal 2016 year than the same period in the previous year, according to a press release.On Aug. 27, the company issued a report on its earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) for the first quarter of the ...
Nordex secures loan financingNordex Explosives of Kirkland Lake is using a $2-million loan to repay debt and as working capital. By: Northern Ontario Business staffNordex Explosives Ltd. of Kirkland Lake has secured $2 million in funding from NIL Funding Corp.The funding comes in the form of an unsecured loan agreement, which came into effect on August 26. It matures on Aug. 26, 2017, and pays interest at a rate of 15 per cent per annum. Nordex must make m...
Medical diagnostics company lands $800KDr. Baoqing Guo, a research associate with Advanced Medical Research Institute of Canada at Health Sciences North, shows clinical tissue samples, stored in liquid nitrogen, used for cancer treatment research. By: Jonathan MigneaultA Toronto-based medical diagnostics company with strong roots in Sudbury recently secured around $800,000 from angel investors mainly based in Sudbury. “We’re very pleased about the support we’ve had from the Sudbury folks,” said Dr. Ken Pritzker, the president and CEO of Rna Diagnostics. W...
City looks to make life easier for film industryThe City of Greater Sudbury hopes a new bylaw can streamline applications from the local film industry for shoothing permits around town. By: Jonathan MigneaultThe City of Greater Sudbury hopes a new bylaw can streamline the process for film productions applying for shooting permits around town.The city has a bylaw in place for film indusry permits, but it dates back to 2005.“Since then, we’ve had a whole lot more filming,” said Emily Trottier, a busi...
Research to study mental health in minersMichel Larivière, clinical psychologist and associate director at CROSH. By: Lindsay KellyA new research project at the Centre for Research in Occupational Safety and Health (CROSH) at Laurentian University will study the mental health of miners at Vale’s Sudbury operations.Dubbed Mining Mental Health, the three-year, $400,000 study will be funded entirely by Vale, with voluntary p...
Bottle cutter changes entrepreneur’s lifeSudbury entrepreneur Patrick Lehoux invented the kinkajou bottle-cutting device in 2012, and has shipped it to more than 70 countries. By: Jonathan MigneaultThanks to a good idea and a lot of perseverance, a Sudbury entrepreneur was able to change his life for the better. In 2012, when the crowdfunding website Kickstarter was still a novel concept, Patrick Lehoux decided to test the waters of public opinion online and see if he could receive fun...



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