Greenhouse allows year-round veggie cultivation
By: Northern Ontario Business staffUsing state-of-the art design and technology, an all-season
greenhouse is now bearing fruit and vegetables, including cucumbers, lettuce,
tomatoes, and peppers, in Espanola. Cambrian College’s applied research division, Cambrian Innovates, along with its partners, Ontario Centres of Excellence (O...
Nipissing entities benefit from provincial funding
By: Northern Ontario Business staffThe Northern
Ontario Heritage Fund Corp. (NOHFC) is providing $1.4 million to three
Nipissing-area projects.Canadore College
will receive $906,860 to expand operations at the Innovation Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Production (ICAMP). The facility provides Canadian
Essar cites imports for low Q1 earnings
By: Northern Ontario Business staffEssar Steel Algoma earned less in the first quarter of its fiscal 2016 year than the same
period in the previous year, according to a press release.On Aug. 27, the
company issued a report on its earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation
and amortization (EBITDA) for the first quarter of the ...
Nordex secures loan financing
By: Northern Ontario Business staffNordex Explosives Ltd. of Kirkland Lake has secured $2
million in funding from NIL Funding Corp.The funding comes in the form of an unsecured loan
agreement, which came into effect on August 26. It matures on Aug. 26, 2017,
and pays interest at a rate of 15 per cent per annum. Nordex must make m...
Medical diagnostics company lands $800K
By: Jonathan MigneaultA Toronto-based medical diagnostics
company with strong roots in Sudbury recently secured around $800,000
from angel investors mainly based in Sudbury.
“We’re very pleased about the
support we’ve had from the Sudbury folks,” said Dr. Ken Pritzker,
the president and CEO of Rna Diagnostics.
City looks to make life easier for film industry
By: Jonathan MigneaultThe City of Greater Sudbury hopes a new
bylaw can streamline the process for film productions applying for
shooting permits around town.The city has a bylaw in place for film
indusry permits, but it dates back to 2005.“Since then, we’ve had a whole lot
more filming,” said Emily Trottier, a busi...
Research to study mental health in miners
By: Lindsay KellyA new research project at the Centre
for Research in Occupational Safety and Health (CROSH) at Laurentian
University will study the mental health of miners at Vale’s Sudbury
operations.Dubbed Mining Mental Health, the
three-year, $400,000 study will be funded entirely by Vale, with
Bottle cutter changes entrepreneur’s life
By: Jonathan MigneaultThanks to a good idea and a lot of
perseverance, a Sudbury entrepreneur was able to change his life for
In 2012, when the crowdfunding website
Kickstarter was still a novel concept, Patrick Lehoux decided to test
the waters of public opinion online and see if he could receive