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Sudbury lagging in business attraction, says industry groupThe head of Sudbury’s mining supply association said the city should be copying North Bay’s airport business park in creating more industrial space and incentivizing new business to come to town. By: Jonathan MigneaultSudbury is lagging behind other northeastern Ontario cities when it comes to attracting new business in the mining supply and services sector, said the executive director of the Sudbury Area Mining Supply and Service Association.Dick DeStefano said the City of North Bay, in particular, has done mor...
Miners raise $60,000 for cancer researchMiners for Cancer raised $60,000 at its annual golf tournament. The board includes (clockwise from bottom) co-founder Wayne Tonelli, Denis DesForges of Sandvik Remanufacturing, Samantha Kuula  of SNOLAB, Devon Eastwood of Element Mining Ltd., Joni Mascioli of Vale, Mandy Brosseau of Vale, and Phillip Perras, formerly of Vale Protection Services. (PHOTO SUPPLIED) By: Northern Ontario Business staffWith the swing of a golf club, Miners for Cancer has raised more than $60,000 for equipment, patient care and research in Northern Ontario.“This has been our largest and most successful golf tournament to date, and we couldn’t have done this without the help of the 180 participants and the over ...
Redaction request rejected by mall inquiry judge By: Northern Ontario Business staffA request to omit portions of a report on the Elliot Lake roof mall collapse has been rejected by the presiding judge.The request was made by Robert Wood, who was charged with two counts of criminal negligence causing death and one count of criminal negligence causing bodily harm under the Cri...
Kenora seeks to grow its tourism pieThe new Whitecap Pavilion on Kenora’s waterfront has been one of the building blocks in the transformation of the local economy from milltown to full-fledged resort community. By: Ian RossEconomic development officer Jennifer Findlay has to show a visitor Kenora’s latest addition to its tourism portfolio, the Tall Pines Marina.A secluded and sheltered spot on one of Lake of the Woods’ many bays is helping to build the community’s branding profile as a premier resort town.A Winnipeg ...
Suites offer comfort for weary business travellersNicole Guertin and Jocelyn Blais offer their guests an experience apart from the regular hotel room stay. At Presidents’ Suites in Haileybury, guests stay in apartment-like suites with full amenities for one- or multi-night stays. By: Lindsay KellyTo say it was impulse for Nicole Guertin to purchase a century-old mansion while on a brief 2003 visit to Haileybury is a gross understatement.But Guertin, who, along with her partner, Jocelyn Blais, is the proprietor of Presidents’ Suites and Prospector’s House guest homes, was so struck by the be...
Park upgrade seeks mining industry supportA plan is underway to rehabilitate the RockWalk Park in Haileybury, which has suffered from neglect in recent years. The proposed $800,000 facelift is seeking industry support. By: Lindsay KellyThe rock samples at RockWalk Park in Haileybury may be billions of years old, but even ancient boulders need a facelift once in a while.A volunteer group dubbing itself the RockWalk Park Committee, along with Northern College, is eager to rejuvenate the park, which has suffered from neglect in rece...
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...



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