Regional News

North Bay business incubator geared to new arrivals Contractors were ready to install siding and signage on the new incubator in North Bay sponsored by the North Bay and District Multicultural Centre. By: Ian RossFirst-time entrepreneurs in North Bay now have new downtown digs to call home.The North Bay and District Multicultural Centre has created an entrepreneurial proving ground for business start-ups with the opening of a new incubator.The centre has leased and renovated a two-storey commercial building...
See ya in court, CN The City of Thunder Bay wants a judge to determine if CN Rail bears responsibility to maintain a damaged bridge that provides a vital link for the neighbouring Fort William First Nation (FWFN). By: Northern Ontario Business staffThe City of Thunder Bay wants a judge to determine if CN Rail bears responsibility to maintain a damaged bridge that provides a vital link for the neighbouring Fort William First Nation (FWFN).After months of acrimonious negotiations between the city and North America’s largest rail carrier on how ...
Four Northern communities in running to host repositoryUsed nuclear fuel is currently stored in 73-tonne reinforced concrete containers, known as dry storage casks, on the grounds of nuclear power generating plants. This photo was taken in the Darlington Nuclear Waste Management Facility. By: Jonathan MigneaultFour Northern Ontario communities are in the running to potentially host a deep underground repository for Canada's nuclear waste.“The communities of Elliot Lake, Blind River, Manitouwadge and White River were assessed as having strong potential to meet the site selection requirements of the APM (A...
Schumacher business expanding into Western marketsPorcupine Canvas has rebranded and is expanding into new markets across Canada. By: Lindsay KellyOver the last 32 years, Porcupine Canvas has become a household name in mining and industry. But just when it’s started hitting its stride, the Schumacher-based company decided to change it up.In 2014, the company underwent a rebranding initiative to reboot the business, updating its long-time tent...
Timmins centre helping businesses in productivityhe Productivity and Innovation Centre at Northern College in Timmins is helping small and medium-sized enterprises across northeastern Ontario find efficiencies. By: Lindsay KellyCompanies in northeastern Ontario looking to streamline their businesses to be more productive and efficient can now sign up for assessments through the Productivity and Innovation Centre (PIC).Based in Timmins, the centre is a collaborative effort of NEOnet, the Timmins Economic Development Corp. ...
Retention efforts underway in HearstThe Hearst Economic Development Corp. is continuing its attraction and retention efforts with the aim of stemming the outmigration of youth and bolstering workforce development. By: Lindsay KellyWhen Sylvie Fontaine moved back to Hearst in 2012, statistics on the outmigration of youth from the area shocked her.“With the 2011 census, we lost close to 10 per cent of our population; out of that 10 per cent, six per cent were youth aged 18 to 34, so that’s a lot of people,” said Fontaine, dire...
Timmins hosts first feature film By: Northern Ontario Business staffThe Timmins Economic Development Corporation (TEDC) and Tourism Timmins announced the filming of Two Lovers and A Bear as the first feature film being shot in Timmins.Written and directed by Kim Nguyen, the film is being co-produced by Max Films and Scythia Films.“The film industry is an important ...
Sault hires consultants for harbour project By: Northern Ontario Business staffThe City of Sault Ste. Marie has hired the consulting team of KPMG and AECOM to navigate the first phase of an in-depth study on a proposed commercial harbour.The Port of Algoma concept is a partnership between the city and Essar Steel Algoma to address aging infrastructure at the company’s private...



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