A FONOM-enal feel good event
By: Northern Ontario Business staffFederation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) reps returned home from their annual meeting
feeling good after getting plenty of face time with Premier Kathleen
Wynne and her cabinet ministers.“Over the past year, we have attended
literally dozens of meetings with decision makers,” said A...
Sudbury chamber celebrates the best in business
By: Northern Ontario Business staffCatch words like innovative, economic driver and success
were uttered loud and often Tuesday night at the Caruso Club in Sudbury.Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce used those words to describe this year's
slate of winners for the 16th annual Bell Business Excellence Awards.The chamber handed out...
Natural resources minister tours Sudbury
By: Northern Ontario Business staffJoe Oliver,
Canada’s minister of natural resources, highlighted the extension of the
Mineral Exploration Tax Credit for an additional year under Economic ActionPlan 2013 while visiting a former mine site on the Podolsky property in Sudbury
on May 16.“Mining workers
and communities across Canada...
Laurentian University to lead mining research project
By: Northern Ontario Business staffAn innovative geoscience
research project involving universities and mining industry sponsors from
across Canada is being supported by the largest research grant ever awarded by
the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) through its
Collaborative Research and Development prog...
High energy prices no shock to Timmins chamber
By: Northern Ontario Business staffThe Timmins Chamber of Commerce said it's taking action to push the province in reducing soaring energy costs.At the Ontario Chamber of Commerce's annual general meeting in Chatham-Kent, May 3-5, the Timmins chamber said it successfully lobbied to have energy price reductions among the Ontario cham...
City planner left her mark on Thunder Bay
By: Ian RossKatherine Dugmore, who guided Thunder Bay's award-winning waterfront revitalization project, through its most formative stages, died March 24.She was 50 and had been diagnosed with cancer two years ago.Dugmore, the city's waterfront manager, had worked with contractors, designers and developers in ...
Thunder Bay contractor teams up with Quebec driller
By: Ian RossA Thunder Bay contractor has hooked up with one of Canada’s premier drilling companies to establish a presence in northwestern Ontario.Val d’Or, Quebec-based Orbit Garant Drilling announced March 27 that it had struck a strategic partnership with George Contracting Group.“They’re a very young and a...
Laurentian student excels at international mining competition
By: Northern Ontario Business staffA LaurentianUniversity PhD student distinguished herself at an international mining
competition in Russia for graduate students April 24-26.Kim Trapany, who
works for Mining Innovation, Rehabilitation and Applied Research (MIRARCO) in
Sudbury, won the best graduate student and best scientist pri...