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Aecon cuts nine in Timmins office By: Northern Ontario Business staffA lack of work in the project pipeline has led Aecon Group to cut nine salaried positions at its Timmins mining contracting office.“We’re scaling back,” said Aecon spokeswoman Nicole Court. “The business did experience, over the course of the last few years, some challenges in securing new work. It...
Thunder Bay port secures transatlantic serviceThe Muntgracht discharges wind turbine parts at Thunder Bay’s Keefer Terminal, Nov. 10. By: Ian RossThe Thunder Bay Port Authority has an arrangement with a Dutch partner, the Spliethoff Group of Amsterdam, to offer monthly transatlantic marine service to Europe in 2015.Shippers in northwestern Ontario and Western Canada can now arrange to send partial shiploads of cargo, and even containers, to ...
Sudbury chamber seeking award nominees By: Northern Ontario Business staffThe Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce will accept nominations for its 18th annual Business Excellence Awards until Jan. 9.The awards recognize businesses and entrepreneurs whose achievements and contributions to the community distinguish them from their peers.Categories include Business Start...
Entrepreneur launches e-commerce food ventureAndew Moorey, founder of 180 Foods. By: Ian RossA change in lifestyle toward healthier eating was the inspiration behind Thunder Bay businessman Andrew Moorey’s launch of an e-commerce venture this fall.180 Foods is a new side venture for Moorey, the president of Global Hydration, a water purification and treatment system company.The aim of 180 ...
New Thunder Bay ski hill owners aim for year-round operation Freezing November temperatures meant the start of snowmaking for Jason Gerry and Grant Brodeur, the new owners of the Loch Lomond Ski Area. (Supplied photo) By: Ian RossTwo Thunder Bay ski enthusiasts have made their wildest dreams come true.Business partners Jason Gerry and Grant Brodeur are the new owners of Loch Lomond Ski Area.The pair has ambitious plans to brush out more runs on the 290-acre property and transform the hill into a year-round destination.Gerry...
Broadband service expands on ManitoulinBroadband service has been expanded across Manitoulin Island, including in Little Current (pictured). (FILE PHOTO) By: Northern Ontario Business staffCell and mobile broadband service, including high-speed internet service, has been expanded on Manitoulin Island.NetCentral Community Communications Network (NetCentral), the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corp. (NOHFC) and Rogers teamed up on a public-private investment to make it happen.Seven n...
Sault gets nod for waterfront renewalSault Ste. Marie was awarded a Brownie Award for the reclamation efforts on its waterfront. (FILE PHOTO) By: Northern Ontario Business staffSault Ste. Marie’s efforts to redevelop its waterfront are being noticed by the Canadian Urban Institute (CUI).The institute awarded the city the RENEW Excellence in Project Development: Neighbourhood Scale award at its annual Brownie Awards gala, held Oct. 29 in Toronto.The Sault Ste. Marie wa...
North Bay in the clouds over satellite testsSwiss Space Systems spent a week at North Bay’s Jack Garland Airport conducting a first round of drop-tests of its sub-orbital flight technology. By: Northern Ontario Business staffThe European satellite company encamped at Canadore College’s Aviation Campus in North Bay recently concluded the first phase of flight tests of a new technology designed to deliver small satellites into orbit.Swiss Space Systems (S3) spent a week conducting drop-tests at Jack Garland Airport to as...



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