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Mentorship program uses fashion to teach businessWorking from the My Ol’ Blues workshop in Gore Bay, girls in the Tweeny Project learn the ins and outs of business from mentor Kathy Antonio. This year’s cohort includes (from left) Bella Jefkins, April Torkopoulos, Jorja Croft, and Jordan Bailey. By: Lindsay KellyAt the tender age of 14, April Torkopoulos has already garnered experience in fashion design, retail work, modelling, marketing, planning, customer service, and résumé writing.A participant in the Tweeny Project, Torkopoulos spends her summers in the My Ol’ Blues workshop, where owner Kathy An...
Manitoulin Brewing Co. introduces first beerNishin Meawasige (left) and Blair Hagman have launched Swingbridge Ale, the first brew out of Manitoulin Brewing Company, based in Little Current. By: Lindsay KellyFor the denizens of Manitoulin Island, who flock to the popular vacation spot when the warm weather hits, summer is filled with sun, lakes, barbecues — and now, a homegrown beer.In June, Manitoulin Brewing Company (MBC) launched its signature brew, Swingbridge Ale, joining the growing number o...
Kayak festival bolstering city’s tourism cachetTimmins’ annual kayak festival is garnering attention from key sponsors, marking its most successful year in 2015. By: Lindsay KellyTimmins’ little kayak festival is starting to attract some big attention.Festivals and Events Ontario, the non-profit organizational body that promotes events in the province, named the Great Canadian Kayak Challenge and Festival one of the Top 100 Festivals for 2015 for excelling within the in...
Manitoulin beer enters retail marketSwingbridge Ale, produced by Manitoulin Brewing Company By: Northern Ontario Business staffIn time for the long weekend, The Beer Store in Little Current, on Manitoulin Island, is making available Swingbridge Ale, the first beer produced by the Manitoulin Brewing Company (MBC).The company anticipates the product will be more widely available at Beer Stores between Sudbury and Sault St...
Essar calls 2015 “milestone year”Essar Steel Algoma in Sault Ste. Marie By: Northern Ontario Business staffEssar Steel Algoma is calling 2015 a “milestone year,” after announcing the close of its fiscal year on July 27.The company reported $194.9 million in EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization), compared to a loss of $55.2 million in 2014.A highlight of the year was...
Northern rep joins provincial tourism boardIan McMillan, executive director of Tourism Sault Ste. Marie By: Northern Ontario Business staffA Northern voice has been added to the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO).Ian McMillan, executive director of Tourism Sault Ste. Marie, has been elected to the board for a two-year term. Twelve other representatives join him on the board.“On behalf of TIAO’s staff and membership, I ...
Essar getting $60 million for plant upgradesEssar Steel Algoma has received $60 million in government funding to revamp its Sault Ste. Marie steel mill. By: Northern Ontario Business staffThe provincial and federal governments are providing a combined $60 million in funding to help Essar Steel Algoma upgrade its Sault Ste. Marie steel mill.The funding will enable the company to adopt world-class technologies that will improve its production processes, and increase the range and ...
North Bay driller cashes in on innovationA North Bay drilling company received $170,000 from the National Research Council’s (NRC) Industrial Research Assistance Program fund. By: Northern Ontario Business staff A North Bay drilling company received $170,000 from the National Research Council’s (NRC) Industrial Research Assistance Program fund. The money for the drilling services company is earmarked for the development of a data acquisition system to capture and record essential production data fro...



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