Sudbury lagging in business attraction, says industry group
By: Jonathan MigneaultSudbury is lagging behind other northeastern Ontario cities when it comes to attracting new business in the mining supply and services sector, said the executive director of the Sudbury Area Mining Supply and Service Association.Dick DeStefano said the City of North Bay, in particular, has done mor...
Miners raise $60,000 for cancer research
By: Northern Ontario Business staffWith the swing of a golf club, Miners for Cancer has raised
more than $60,000 for equipment, patient care and research in Northern Ontario.“This has been our largest and most successful golf
tournament to date, and we couldn’t have done this without the help of the 180
participants and the over ...
Redaction request rejected by mall inquiry judge
By: Northern Ontario Business staffA request to omit
portions of a report on the Elliot Lake roof mall collapse has been rejected by
the presiding judge.The request was
made by Robert Wood, who was charged with two counts of criminal negligence causing
death and one count of criminal negligence causing bodily harm under the
Kenora seeks to grow its tourism pie
By: Ian RossEconomic development officer Jennifer Findlay has to show a visitor Kenora’s latest addition to its tourism portfolio, the Tall Pines Marina.A secluded and sheltered spot on one of Lake of the Woods’ many bays is helping to build the community’s branding profile as a premier resort town.A Winnipeg ...
Suites offer comfort for weary business travellers
By: Lindsay KellyTo say it was impulse for Nicole Guertin to purchase a century-old mansion while on a brief 2003 visit to Haileybury is a gross understatement.But Guertin, who, along with her partner, Jocelyn Blais, is the proprietor of Presidents’ Suites and Prospector’s House guest homes, was so struck by the be...
Park upgrade seeks mining industry support
By: Lindsay KellyThe rock samples at RockWalk Park in Haileybury may be billions of years old, but even ancient boulders need a facelift once in a while.A volunteer group dubbing itself the RockWalk Park Committee, along with Northern College, is eager to rejuvenate the park, which has suffered from neglect in rece...
Feds inject $1.2 million into the North
By: Northern Ontario Business staffFedNor announced
an injection of $1.2 million into the Northern Ontario economy.The biggest
single chunk will go to Sault Ste. Marie for streetscape improvements in its
downtown core. The $839,500 investment will go towards sitting areas, lighting
fixtures, new paving stones and sidewalks along...
Alliance giving voice to Northern farmers
By: Lindsay KellyA new, Temiskaming-based organization will give a pan-Northern voice to the interests of farmers across the North.Advocacy, research and innovation, and the development of agricultural products through to commercialization are the three main pillars behind the mandate of the Northern Ontario Farm I...