Regional News

Dragons’ Den auditions coming to Sudbury Feb. 20Margot Woodworth’s tree seedling business picked up after she appeared on Dragons’ Den in 2011. By: Northern Ontario Business staffBudding Northern Ontario entrepreneurs will have an opportunity to pitch their business ideas for a chance to appear on the TV show Dragons’ Den during auditions in Sudbury later this month.Auditions will be held on Saturday, Feb. 20 at the Best Western hotel in downtown Sudbury. It is the onl...
Better functionality, capacity highlights of Sault expansionWhen complete, renovations at the Sault Ste. Marie Airport will result in a new airline counter, new washrooms for the hold room, and a new food provider. By: Lindsay KellyThe year 2015 marked a banner period for the Sault Ste. Marie Airport: it reached a new milestone for passenger travel and ushered in a suite of renovations to modernize the facility.On Nov. 20, the airport processed its 200,000th passenger (over 12 months), a new benchmark. Most of the increa...
Company fined for fatal fall at old missile silo By: Northern Ontario Business staff Seavale Inc. pleaded guilty and was fined $100,000 in a provincial offences court on Jan. 29 after a visitor to its self-storage facility in North Bay fell through an open hole and was killed. Seavale’s facility is at the former Bomarc missile site on Highway 11 north of the city. The site ...
Laurentian to help train Ivory Coast mine workersBruce Jago, executive director, Goodman School of Mines By: Northern Ontario Business staffLaurentian University’s Goodman School of Mines has forged an agreement to provide training and education to mine workers in Ivory Coast, Africa.Representatives of the university signed a memorandum of collaboration with representatives from the Groupement des professionnels des mines de Côte d’...
Province investing in Highway 583Photo © GDB Constructeurs By: Northern Ontario Business staffSudbury firm GDB Constructeurs has won a $2.1-million contract to rehabilitate a highway river crossing south of Hearst.The province is providing the funding to rehabilitate the Obijou River crossing on Highway 583, which runs south of Hearst. Work will begin this spring and is expected to be c...
Sudbury firm wins awards for engineeringSudbury’s water treatment plant being reconstructed. (R.V. Anderson photo) By: Northern Ontario Business staffA Sudbury firm has been recognized for engineering excellence.R.V. Anderson (RVA) was recognized by the Ontario Public Works Association (OPWA) during its annual awards presentation on Jan. 28.The firm earned one award for work on the Sudbury wastewater treatment plant upgrades, which involved...
Sault chamber picks new executive director By: Northern Ontario Business staff Rory Ring is the new executive director of the Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce. He replaces Shelley Barich who exited after 28 years. Ring’s first official day on the job is Feb. 16. “We knew that this would be the most important decision that we would collectively make as a board,” sa...
Headway in HearstDestination Hearst: On Dec. 28, the Town of Hearst held its fourth annual networking celebration at the Inovo Centre. Destination Hearst aims to connect employers with youth seeking to return to Hearst. By: Lindsay KellyFour years after returning to Hearst to combat youth outmigration, Sylvie Fontaine said there are signs that the community’s youth attraction and retention strategy is working.Dec. 28 marked the fourth edition of Destination Hearst, an annual networking event held at the Inovo Centre that invit...



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