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Feds inject $1.2 million into the NorthAn $800,000 investment from FedNor will provide for streetscape improvements on Gore Street in downtown Sault Ste. Marie. (FILE PHOTO) By: Northern Ontario Business staffFedNor announced an injection of $1.2 million into the Northern Ontario economy.The biggest single chunk will go to Sault Ste. Marie for streetscape improvements in its downtown core. The $839,500 investment will go towards sitting areas, lighting fixtures, new paving stones and sidewalks along...
Alliance giving voice to Northern farmersThe newly formed Northern Ontario Farm Innovation Alliance will give a voice to agricultural interests Northern Ontario. Its focus centres on advocacy, research and innovation. By: Lindsay KellyA new, Temiskaming-based organization will give a pan-Northern voice to the interests of farmers across the North.Advocacy, research and innovation, and the development of agricultural products through to commercialization are the three main pillars behind the mandate of the Northern Ontario Farm I...
Thunder Bay ponders legal route after bridge impasse with CN The City of Thunder Bay is considering its legal options after reaching an impasse with CN Rail on reopening a vital dual purpose bridge between the city and Fort William First Nation. By: Northern Ontario Business staffThe City of Thunder Bay is considering its legal options after reaching an impasse with CN Rail on reopening a vital dual purpose bridge between the city and Fort William First Nation.The James Street swing bridge, owned by CN, was damaged by fire last October. It was immediately repaired by the ra...
Sault call centre hiringAgero Inc. will hire new workers in 2014 for its call centre in Sault Ste. Marie. (FILE PHOTO) By: Northern Ontario Business staffMassachusetts-headquartered Agero Inc. has said it will hire hundreds of new employees in 2014 across its four regional sites, including its Canadian call centre in Sault Ste. Marie.Agero provides vehicle and driver safety, security, and information services, including roadside assistance, cons...
Forestry rep heading Timmins chamberThe Timmins Chamber of Commerce has elected officers for its board of directors for the 2014-2015 year. (FILE PHOTO) By: Northern Ontario Business staffThe new head of the board of directors for the Timmins Chamber of Commerce is a key player in the forestry industry.Al Thorne, who was elected president for the 2014-2015 year, is the chief forester for Tembec in Ontario.“The expertise and experience of this year’s board of directors is impressiv...
Kerr Mines, San Gold Corp. plan mergerKerr Mines (pictured) and San Gold Corp. have agreed to join the two companies. (PHOTO SUPPLIED) By: Northern Ontario Business staffSan Gold Corp. and Kerr Mines Inc. have entered an agreement to merge the two companies.Kerr Gold controls a 26-kilometre-long section of the Cadillac-Larder Lake Break that straddles the Ontario-Quebec border, including the McGarry and Cheminis gold mines in the Kirkland Lake area, and the rec...
Sioux Lookout gears up for growthSioux Lookout economic development manager Vicki Blanchard wants to make the town of 5,500 more “investment ready.” By: Ian RossVicki Blanchard, Sioux Lookout’s economic development manager, is an admitted “map freak.”When she started at her new position in early March with marching orders to make this town of 5,500 “investment ready” for development, Blanchard referred to her love of cartography to begin strategizing.The t...
Temiskaming gets waterfront moneyThe waterfront in Haileybury will get a facelift as part of ugprades being done across Temiskaming Shores. (FILE PHOTO) By: Northern Ontario Business staffThe City of Temiskaming Shores has received $999,000 to complete its waterfront revitalization initiative.The work will include enhancements along Lake Temiskaming in the communities of New Liskeard and Haileybury. Specifically, the funding will be used to establish a permanent farmers' market,...



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