Northern ag forum slated for October
By: Northern Ontario Business staffNorthern Ontario farmers
are being invited to participate in a two-day forum to discuss the future of
agriculture in the North.The Northern
Ontario Agriculture Roundtable is scheduled to take place Oct. 28-29 at the Holiday
Inn in Sudbury. The goal is to set a collaborative framework for agricu...
Sault hosting fall energy conference
By: Northern Ontario Business staffThe Sault Ste.
Marie Innovation Centre will play host to an energy conference in November.Energy
Opportunities Conference: Making Things Happen! will take place Nov. 4-6. The
event will bring together professionals who have ties to the energy sector, who
are interested in knowledge exchange, co...
Remediation work paying off at former Cobalt mines
By: Lindsay KellyIt’s been a quarter-century since Agnico Eagle Mines actively mined silver in Cobalt, yet its presence is ubiquitous as remediation of old mine workings continues.Between 1905 and 1930, 100 mines and 18 mills were operating in Cobalt. The area’s mining heritage is rich, but it also comes with its s...
Phone app guides visitors through Temiskaming
By: Lindsay KellyWith a new smartphone app designed to capture a share of the tourism market, the rich and vibrant history of Temiskaming is now at visitors’ fingertips.Developed through Le Centre culturel ARTEM, the Temiskaming Interactive Circuit (TIC) comprises six tours that guide visitors through the area, enc...
Northern College eyes further auditorium upgrades
By: Ian RossSeating upgrades to a venerable Kirkland Lake public venue should be complete by summer’s end.By the end of August, 504 new seats will installed in Northern College’s auditorium and college administration are already formulating plans for a bigger facelift.The 45-year-old balconied amphitheatre has...
Publisher going strong after 240 titles
By: Lindsay KellyDeborah Ranchuk doesn’t seek out the books she publishes. They find her.Since 1992, Ranchuk has published 240 titles under White Mountain Publications from her shop in New Liskeard, which specializes in non-fiction, poetry, and books about the Baha'i faith. Although a concentration of authors over ...
Kirkland Lake manufacturer aims for bigger market share
By: Ian RossMaintaining the status quo doesn’t cut it with Nordex Explosives president and CEO Jim Taylor.“You’ve got to always be looking for something new. Whether it’s new clients, new ideas, or a new something, you’ve got to keep moving forward.”That philosophy and a well-rounded product line have propelle...
Mill building being billed as event space
By: Northern Ontario Business staffA former building
on the St. Marys Paper mill site in Sault Ste. Marie is being repurposed as an
event venue.Starting next June,
the 10,000-square-foot Machine Shop will be available for rent for a variety of
purposes, including weddings, community activities and corporate events. Featuring