Regional News

Algoma U students claim first in business competition By: Northern Ontario Business staffA team of four Algoma University students claimed top honours at the ninth annual Northern Ontario Business Case Competition on March 27, after outscoring 13 teams from other Northern Ontario schools.For the first time in two years, two teams from Algoma U earned first and second place in the ...
Northern stores lauded for local produce promotionThe Food Basics store on Notre Dame Avenue in Sudbury was one of six Northern Ontario grocery stores recognized for their work in promoting Ontario-grown produce in their stores. (PHOTO SUPPLIED) By: Northern Ontario Business staffSix Northern Ontario grocery stores are being recognized for their in-store promotion of Ontario-grown produce.Foodland Ontario annually doles out the Ontario Retailer Awards to stores across the province that actively work to raise consumer awareness about the diversity of fruits and vegetabl...
Timmins to host youth business networking event By: Northern Ontario Business staffThe Business Enterprise Centre in Timmins will celebrate entrepreneurs who have completed the Starter Company program during the inaugural Building Momentum networking event on March 31.In the past year, 21 young entrepreneurs across northeastern Ontario have participated in the Starter Company ...
Northern College launches entrepreneur centreNorthern College has launched an entrepreneur centre, whose resources will be available to students, apprentices, and graduates in all fields of study. (PHOTO SUPPLIED) By: Northern Ontario Business staffNorthern College has launched an entrepreneur centre, which will deliver entrepreneurship training to the college’s post-secondary and apprenticeship students.The initiative is a joint project with the Business Enterprise Centre, Enterprise Temiskaming, the Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund, the P...
Iron junior preparing mineral estimate By: Northern Ontario Business staffNorthern Iron Corporation has retained a consultant to prepare a resource estimate of an iron property in northwestern Ontario.The Vancouver exploration junior announced March 24 that it has retained RPA Inc. to prepare an initial mineral resource estimate and supporting NI-43-101 technical report ...
North Bay airport unveils terminal renosThe renovation and expansion of the terminal building at North Bay’s Jack Garland Airport were publicly unveiled on March 24. By: Northern Ontario Business staffThe renovation and expansion of the terminal building at North Bay’s Jack Garland Airport were publicly unveiled on March 24.An airport news release said the new configuration provides the airport with the ability to better support the demand of current operators and passengers, and delivers 2,242 ...
Province granting $3.5 million for film production in Sault By: Northern Ontario Business staffThe province is funding six movie projects that are being filmed in Sault Ste. Marie.“Funding these types of projects leverages private sector investment, creates job and supports local businesses in our city,” MPP David Orazietti said in a news release. “These productions, which are filmed, pr...
Plan A Staffing Solutions expands with staffing softwareMel Morin, right, CEO of StaffStat, and Sherri Tomchick, president of Plan A Staffing Solutions, accepted their Bell Business Award earlier this year. They celebrated Nov. 6 the official launch of StaffStat, a software-based staffing solution. By: Jonathan MigneaultWhen Sherri Tomchick worked at Health Sciences North as a nurse on the surgical floor, she learned first-hand the importance of effective scheduling.“I learned from working at the hospital that it gets really hard to give high-quality care when there are not enough people working,” she said.Tomchic...



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