Crowdfunding campaign to fund Cobalt history book
By: Northern Ontario Business staffA crowdfunding campaign has been launched to fund a new history book about the Town of Cobalt —
and raise the community's profile in the process.Cobalt: Canada’s
Forgotten Silver Boom Town, written by historian and professor Dr. Douglas
Baldwin, is a 380-page, richly illustrated historical accou...
Wahgoshig, DelShen to announce medicinal marijuana project
By: Northern Ontario Business staffWahgoshig First Nation and DelShen Therapeutics are expected to announce details of a new
medicinal marijuana project in Kirkland Lake on Friday.DelShen, described
as a producer of pharmaceutical-grade medicinal marijuana, has purchased a
former government-built forestry nursery in Swastika, wit...
Fair trade, relationships the focus for Algoma company
By: Lindsay KellyHer extensive travels had shown Minna
Koskela-Wild the world in all its beauty — and, in many cases, its
poverty. But it was a trip to Nicaragua seven years ago that set her
on her current career path.While travelling with her infant
daughter, Anika, she encountered a woman who had few material...
First Nation consultancy seeks to eliminate barriers to employment
By: Ian RossFinding diamonds in the rough and
eliminating obstacles to employment are what drives Paul Giles of
Hardy Giles Consulting.The co-owner of the five-employee Fort
William First Nation-based company, who portray themselves as a group
of “outside-the-box thinkers,” is expanding their expertise int...
Greyhound service cuts spell opportunity for bus startup
By: Northern Ontario Business staffService cutbacks by Greyhound Canada in
northwestern Ontario have opened up an opportunity for a a new bus
company in Thunder Bay.Last July, Kasper Transportation began
offering a luxurious mini-bus service for average Joe prices to small
communities along the TransCanada Highway.The company do...
Thunder Bay utility contractor big on diversification
By: Ian RossGood things are in storage for Grid
Link Utility Contracting of Thunder Bay.The expanding company recently moved
from a cramped 3,000-square-foot shop near the waterfront in Port
Arthur to a spacious 42,000-square-foot building on the city’s
outskirts that once housed GRK Fasteners on Rosslyn R...
Port of Thunder Bay energized by fall wheat, general cargo
By: Ian RossThe coming winter freeze-up on the
Great Lakes means a rush of foreign-flagged and domestic shipping
into the Port of Thunder Bay for the annual late-season grain haul.October proved to be another strong
month for shipments of wheat and canola, according to the port
authority.The year-to-date t...
Lakehead faculty finds innovative uses for drones
By: Ian RossUnmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have
quickly become a cornerstone teaching and analytical tool for
professors and students in the faculty of natural resources at
Lakehead University in Thunder Bay.UAVs – also known as drones – are
have been a transformative data-gathering vehicle for both Lakeh...