Regional News

Intake clinic for aluminum powder set for Oct. 3-4 in SudburyJanice Martell started the McIntyre Powder Project after her father, Jim Hobbs, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2011. By: Lindsay KellyOn Oct. 3 and 4, Sudbury will host the second of two intake clinics for miners who believe their health has been negatively impacted by the inhalation of McIntyre Powder while working at Northern Ontario mines.First introduced in 1943, McIntyre Powder was finely ground aluminum that miners work...
Canadian Chamber backs Northern-conceived resolutionsThe Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce had a resolution regarding the steel industry successfully adopted by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce this week. By: Northern Ontario Business staffThe business concerns of two Northern communities were recognized by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce (CCC) this week, with the passing of resolutions designed to help lobby the federal government for change.Resolutions drafted by the Timmins and Sault Ste. Marie Chambers of Commerce were adopt...
Tenaris to recall laid off employeesTenaris AlgomaTubes in Sault Ste. Marie By: Northern Ontario Business staffTenaris AlgomaTubes will recall between 120 and 150 employees that have been laid off from its Sault Ste. Marie plant.In a Sept. 13 announcement, the company said it would restart the mill in November, following a temporary shutdown in March precipitated by “the impact of unfairly traded impor...
Co-op building Dryden propane storage facilityFederated Co-operatives (FCL) is establishing a new propane storage facility in Dryden. By: Northern Ontario Business staff Federated Co-operatives (FCL) is establishing a new propane storage facility in Dryden. The facility will be located in the Norwill Industrial Park and will distribute propane to customers throughout northwestern Ontario. It becomes operational this November. Saskatoon-based FCL is a wholesa...
Timmins plant sold to Swiss companyCalabrian's facility in Texas By: Northern Ontario Business staffSwiss company INEOS has purchased Calabrian Holdings Corp., which is building a liquid sulphur dioxide manufacturing plant in Timmins.INEOS announced on Aug. 2 it had acquired 100 per cent of the shares of Calabrian, which is headquartered in Texas.Calabrian began construction of its Timmins p...
Sudbury businessman, new team owner presses for new arenaDario Zulich, the new owner of the Sudbury Wolves. By: Northern Ontario Business staff A Sudbury developer heralded a “new era” for his hometown’s Ontario Hockey League (OHL) franchise. “Our objective moving forward is clear,” said Dario Zulich, the new owner of the Sudbury Wolves. “The Wolves organization will become a model OHL franchise and a preferred destination for aspir...
Kingsway development going strongA new retail development along Sudbury’s Kingsway Boulevard is now open for business. By: Ella MyersNorm Bouffard has transformed one of Sudbury’s many rocky hills into a retail and commercial stronghold over the last several months, and it’s officially open for business.The local businessman and developer is convinced the Kingsway shopping district in the city’s east end is the future core ...
Sudbury telecommunications company founder built his skills at local Science CentreBusiness partners Jeff Rainville, Jason Legault and Alex Levesque doubled their workspace and staff at their growing Sudbury telecom company. By: Ella MyersIf you go to Sunwire Inc., you’ll have to look behind the scenes for its CEO and founder, Jason Legault. Legault likes to work hands-on at the Sudbury-based telecommunications company. His roots are in electronics and programming, and that’s where he shines, according to business partner Ale...



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