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A gathering of microbrewers By: Northern Ontario Business staffSudbury’s Stack Brewing is hosting the Northern Ontario Microbrew Festival at the Grand Nightclub, Feb. 21.The full-day day event will showcase craft beer from Outspoken Brewing from Sault Ste. Marie, Thunder Bay’s Sleeping Giant Brew Company, Lake of the Woods Brewing from Kenora, Highlander Brewi...
Iconic Thunder Bay building sold, renos plannedA landmark Thunder Bay building has been sold to an award-winning local architect whose forte is restoring old buildings. By: Northern Ontario Business staffA landmark Thunder Bay building has been sold to an award-winning local architect whose forte is restoring old buildings.On Jan. 26, Thunder Bay city council authorized the sale of the Royal Edward Arms building in the city’s south end business core to Ahsanul Habib of Habib Architects for $500,000...
Essar seeks $1 million for blast furnace retrofitEssar Steel Algoma is seeking $1 million from the City of Sault Ste. Marie to help it get a mothballed blast furnace up and running, which would increase hot metal production and require 200 new jobs. (PHOTO SUPPLIED) By: Northern Ontario Business staffSault Ste. Marie’s largest single employer says it plans to add hundreds of jobs within the next few months with plans to bring an additional blast furnace back into service.In a letter to Sault Mayor Christian Provenzano, Kalyan Gosh, Essar Steel Algoma’s president and CEO, requests the city ...
Moody’s brands North Bay as a top performer By: Northern Ontario Business staffThe City of North Bay announced it has maintained its Aa2 credit rating with Moody’s Investors Service, a rating that’s reflective of “prudent fiscal planning and stable operations” as well as North Bay’s diverse economy.A city-issued news release said Moody’s recognizes the municipality’s ability ...
MaJIC to expand welding servicesFunding will allow the Materials Joining Innovation Centre in Kirkland Lake expand its services. (FILE PHOTO) By: Northern Ontario Business staffFederal government funding will allow the Materials Joining Innovation Centre (MaJIC) in Kirkland Lake expand its services.FedNor is providing the centre with $383,194 for two initiatives.Of the total, $351,694 will enable MaJIC to execute applied research initiatives in collaboration with net...
Sagamok, Ionic sign training and employment agreementSagamok Anishnawbek First Nation and Ionic Engineering have signed an agreement outlining their plan to work together on mining, forestry and power-generation projects in Sagamok’s traditional territory. (FILE PHOTO) By: Northern Ontario Business staffIonic Engineering of Lively (outside of Sudbury) and the Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation have signed an agreement that outlines how the two organizations will work together to pursue projects in the Sagamok traditional territories and beyond.Through the agreement, Ionic Engineering, an enginee...
Sudbury food co-op poised for expansionEat Local By: Lindsay KellyAmongst the crisp veggies, homemade sauces and fresh-cut meat, there’s another commodity doing brisk trade at Eat Local Sudbury: pride in, and demand for, locally produced food.Since its inception in 2004, from its retail outlet in downtown Sudbury, Eat Local has sold locally grown produce, meats a...
Training expertise can make learning more effectiveMiranda Rocca-Cirelli, owner of Creative eLearning Design in Sudbury, can streamline training and education so that employees are getting the full benefit of training. By: Lindsay KellyEmployers generally acknowledge the benefit of continual improvement, training and education for their workers, but Miranda Rocca-Cirelli believes if it’s not done effectively, they may not be getting the full benefit of the training.“I have seen organizations that recognize it’s not just about dev...



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