Temiskaming eyes airport authority model
By: Ian RossSome management changes are in store
for the Earlton-Timiskaming Regional Airport.The assets of the small rural airport
are being transferred from a joint municipal services board to an
airport authority in 2017.Temiskaming Shores Mayor Carman Kidd
said following the governance model of similar...
Kapuskasing emerging as agri-food hub for the North
By: Lindsay KellyA decision five years ago to flag
agriculture as a priority sector is paying off in Kapuskasing, and
the area is now re-emerging as an agricultural hub in the North.Last year, the Kapuskasing Economic
Development Corporation purchased the federal government’s defunct
experimentation farm with a...
Sundridge truss mill shuts down
By: Northern Ontario Business staffBayToday.com reported that Kent Trusses in
Sundridge has shut down.
An email from the company general manager Chuck
Melanson to BayToday said: "We are experiencing a temporary
production shutdown and will have an update for customers no later
than Monday, August 29th."
The company is the larg...
Temiskaming chamber lobbies for Highway 11 passing lanes
By: Ian RossCarving out more passing lanes may be
the answer to improve motorist safety on Highway 11, says the
Temiskaming Shores and Area Chamber of Commerce.A recent meeting with the Ministry of
Transportation (MTO) confirmed what the chamber’s highway committee
chair Helene Culhane already suspected, t...
Timmins farmers aiming to raise 3,000 birds
By: Lindsay KellyAfter meeting at agricultural school,
Harold and Patsy Schmidt married, found work outside the food
industry, and started a family, all the while holding out for their
long-time dream: a farm of their own.Today, the couple is living out their
aspirations on 65 acres in Timmins — called Acres of...
After 40 years in business, Nor-Arc still looking to grow
By: Ian RossIn the early days of Nor-Arc Steel
Fabricators, company president Mario Léveillé jokingly remembers
there was plenty of finger-pointing going on at the Earlton shop.“People would walk in and say
(gesturing), I want a conveyor from there to there, and make it
happen.”Designing, fabricating and i...
North’s ag industry gets $3.7 million for land prep
By: Northern Ontario Business staffFood producers in
the northeast are getting a $3.7-million boost to help clear land and install
tile drainage in aid of their farming operations.Funding from the Northern
Ontario Heritage Fund Corp. (NOHFC) was announced by Premier Kathleen Wynne on
Aug. 12, the last day of her week-long trip a...
Developer eyes Sault for automotive fuel system plant
By: Northern Ontario Business staffA new tenant is
setting up shop at Sault Ste. Marie’s small business incubator.Purus Fuel Technologies
(PFT) has secured space at the Millworks Centre for Entrepreneurship, located
at the multi-use complex on the grounds of the former St. Marys Paper mill.Launched in 2013
by former Sault Ste. M...