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Now entering its 10th year of operation, Vortex Aerospace Services has completed assembly on 30 of Bombardier’s CL-415 Superscooper aircraft at North Bay’s Jack Garland Airport.
Vortex Aerospace marks a decade assembling water bombers Vortex Aerospace Services began as a pitch by Jody Joyal to convince Bombardier Aerospace’s amphibious group to keep its water bomber production facilities in North Bay.When the order book for the CL-415 Superscooper began drying up in the early 2000s, the Montreal-based aviation giant mothballed the final assembly plant at Jack Garland Airport.Joyal, a former employee and now president at Vortex, was teaching at Canadore College’s aviation campus when a Bombardier vice-president contacted him ...


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Biomass association takes root
The former staff of Nipissing University’s Biomass Innovation Centre has regenerated themselves as the Biomass North Development Centre.In a July 2 news release, the North Bay-based not-for-profit group announced it is now taking memberships from communities, organizations and businesses engage...
Nip U axes biomass centre
Nipissing University’s Biomass Innovation Centre is no more. After a six-year run, staff members Dawn Lambe and Francis Gallo issued a May 22 news release of the North Bay university’s decision to “shelve” BIC as part of an ongoing “restructuring effort and new strategic direction.” BIC ...
North Bay goes stratospheric this fall
The City of North Bay and Canadore College are expected to unveil the activities planned for the community’s inaugural Space Week in early October. Mayor Al MacDonald and Canadore president George Burton, Space Week co-chairs, are scheduled to speak at a May 22 press conference at the colleg...
North Bay digs into Mining Week
Mining apparel entrepreneur Alicia Woods is the headliner during North Bay Mining Week festivities this week. The founder of Covergalls, a Sudbury women’s workwear company, and sales director at MacLean Engineering will be speaking at the CIM Northern Gateway luncheon, May 5 at the Davedi Clu...


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