Bell Aliant must share Ontera fibre optic line with Eastlink
By: Northern Ontario Business staffThe federal Competition Bureau has determined the controversial sale of Ontera to Bell Aliant would prevent competition for telecommunication services in 16 northeastern Ontario communities.As a result, the enforcement agency said Bell Aliant has reached a long-term agreement to lease Ontera’s tele...
Thunder Bay follows the money for new arena
By: Northern Ontario Business staffThe City of Thunder Bay will be on the hunt for government funding to build a proposed waterfront arena and convention hall.The municipality’s committee of the whole accepted the third phase of a feasibility study on the Thunder Bay Event and Convention Centre on Sept. 29. The matter moves to city ...
Timmins policy manager receives national award
By: Northern Ontario Business staffFormer Northern Ontario Business reporter Nick Stewart won a national award for his advocacy work with the Timmins Chamber of Commerce.The manager of policy, research and communications took home the Staff Person of the Year Award at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s annual general meeting in Char...
Sudbury inventor pitching to Dragons
By: Northern Ontario Business staffSudbury’s Alicia
Woods, who designs coveralls for women, will pitch her product on the season
premiere of the TV show Dragons’ Den on Oct. 15.Woods launched
Covergalls — a coverall tailored to fit a woman’s shape and meet her personal
needs — in 2013 after being dissatisfied with the garments a...
Sault innovation centre hosting workshops
By: Northern Ontario Business staffThe Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre has launched the
Business Accelerator Series, a sequence of workshops aimed at helping business owners
and entrepreneurs at various stages of their ventures.The series kicks off on Oct. 9 with The Business Model:
Revisited and Reinvented, featuring guest sp...
Winners named at 28th annual NOBA
By: Northern Ontario Business staffMore than 400 business leaders from across the North celebrated the 28th Annual Northern Ontario Business Awards on Thursday September 25th, 2014 at the Comfort Suites and Quattro Conference Centre in Sault Ste. Marie.One of the largest annual gathering of its kind in Northern Ontario, NOBA first l...
Province approves Essar’s refinancing plan
By: Northern Ontario Business staffEssar Steel Algoma has received final approval for its refinancing plan.The Ontario
Superior Court of Justice approved Essar’s Plan of Arrangement, deeming it fair
under the Canada Business Corporations Act. The decision follows a vote of
support for the plan by 92 per cent of 9.875 per cent of ...
Domtar, Espanola reach tax agreement
By: Northern Ontario Business staffThe Town of
Espanola and Domtar Inc. have reached an agreement that resolves
outstanding tax matters.No details of the
agreement were provided, but in a press release, the two parties indicated the
agreement settles outstanding matters with respect to the mill's assessed value
from 2009-2016 a...