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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 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...
Restoration planned for Thunder Bay heritage site
It’s hosted country musician Gene Autry, Canadian prime minister John Diefenbaker and Queen Elizabeth II. Now the Royal Edward Arms building in downtown Thunder Bay is getting new life following its purchase by a local developer.In late January, architect Ahsanul Habib, proprietor of Habib Architec...
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).After months of acrimonious negotiations between the city and North America’s largest rail carrier on how ...


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