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Kam Valley Industries owner Tyler Bragnalo is overseeing the city’s new advanced manufacturing lab on the campus of Confederation College, which is being outfitted with the latest in milling equipment technology.
College hosts advanced manufacturing lab Tyler Bragnalo wasn’t sure how he would adjust to working in a post-secondary environment.The owner of Kam Valley Industries had moved lock, stock and lathe to Confederation College last year to run his machining and design business, but also oversee its new advanced manufacturing lab.“I thought it would be a pain in the butt,” said Bragnalo of mentoring college students and working hand-in-hand with a not-for-profit organization in the Northwestern Ontario Innovation Centre.“I have to run a bu...

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Thunder Bay chamber hands out the hardware
The business and community winners were numerous at the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce’s annual Business Excellence Awards, April 11. Pilatus Centre Canada was selected as a two-time winner with the Commitment to Quality Award and the Business Excellence Award for large companies. JB Eva...
Thunder Bay denied federal funds for event centre
The City of Thunder Bay will have to tweak its plans for an event and convention centre after the federal government denied its eligibility for funding from the Federal Gas Tax.In a news release, the city said it received a registered letter from the federal government indicating the proposed Th...
Thunder Bay banking on government arena money this spring
Confirmation on federal and provincial funding for a new Thunder Bay arena and convention hall likely won’t be announced until the end of April.Thunder Bay Mayor Keith Hobbs and city staff expressed optimism in a March 18 press conference that Ottawa and Queen’s Park will deliver on their request f...
Falconer flies high with provincial funding
Five Thunder Bay area businesses received a total of $485,000 from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund (NOHFC) to purchase new equipment or expand their shops.The talons of Skyline Falconry grabbed $11,820 for its bird control and management services with the use of trained falconry birds. The compa...


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