Regional News

Egg Farmers of Canada hatching a plan for new housing standards By: Ella MyersAbraham Frey's 450 free range hens live out their lives in a spacious barn, and run through green fields in the summer.The egg farmer from the Township of Sables-Spanish River has been raising chickens since the 1980s and always prioritised the chickens' health, and he thinks consumers are st...
Sault media company expands into Guelph By: Northern Ontario Business staff A Sault Ste. Marie-based digital media company continues to expand its empire across Ontario. Village Media announced the Feb. 8 launch of GuelphToday.com, an online news offering in Guelph. The new media service will employ staffers who were recently laid off at the Guelph Mercury when its ...
Sault CDC gets federal fundingSault Ste. Marie By: Northern Ontario Business staffSault Ste. Marie’s Community Development Corp. is receiving $900,000 in FedNor funding to provide small business development.The funds will be used to provide business counselling and access to capital services, as well as support community strategic planning initiatives over a three-year perio...
Commissioning of Matheson graphite facility underwayThe graphite micronization facility in Matheson By: Northern Ontario Business staffThe commissioning of Great Lakes Graphite’s micronization facility in Matheson is currently underway.An electrical safety inspection was conducted this week, all facility permits are now in place, and employees have been hired to begin operations at the plant.The facility will produce microniz...
Dragons’ Den auditions coming to Sudbury Feb. 20Margot Woodworth’s tree seedling business picked up after she appeared on Dragons’ Den in 2011. By: Northern Ontario Business staffBudding Northern Ontario entrepreneurs will have an opportunity to pitch their business ideas for a chance to appear on the TV show Dragons’ Den during auditions in Sudbury later this month.Auditions will be held on Saturday, Feb. 20 at the Best Western hotel in downtown Sudbury. It is the onl...
Better functionality, capacity highlights of Sault expansionWhen complete, renovations at the Sault Ste. Marie Airport will result in a new airline counter, new washrooms for the hold room, and a new food provider. By: Lindsay KellyThe year 2015 marked a banner period for the Sault Ste. Marie Airport: it reached a new milestone for passenger travel and ushered in a suite of renovations to modernize the facility.On Nov. 20, the airport processed its 200,000th passenger (over 12 months), a new benchmark. Most of the increa...
Company fined for fatal fall at old missile silo By: Northern Ontario Business staff Seavale Inc. pleaded guilty and was fined $100,000 in a provincial offences court on Jan. 29 after a visitor to its self-storage facility in North Bay fell through an open hole and was killed. Seavale’s facility is at the former Bomarc missile site on Highway 11 north of the city. The site ...
Laurentian to help train Ivory Coast mine workersBruce Jago, executive director, Goodman School of Mines By: Northern Ontario Business staffLaurentian University’s Goodman School of Mines has forged an agreement to provide training and education to mine workers in Ivory Coast, Africa.Representatives of the university signed a memorandum of collaboration with representatives from the Groupement des professionnels des mines de Côte d’...



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