Thunder Bay Feature

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...

Thunder Bay News

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 ...
Thunder Bay power plant fires up on biomass
Ontario Power Generation (OPG) announced Feb. 8 that its former coal-burning Thunder Bay Generating Station is officially fuelled on “advanced biomass.”The fuel, also known as a black wood pellet, has similar handling and storage characteristics to coal. It’s made from lumber mill sawdust and is im...
Iconic Thunder Bay building sold, renos planned
A landmark Thunder Bay building has been sold to an award-winning local architect whose forte is restoring old buildings.On Jan. 26, Thunder Bay city council authorized the sale of the Royal Edward Arms building in the city’s south end business core to Ahsanul Habib of Habib Architects for $500,000...
Thunder Bay port ready to wrap busy shipping season
With winter freeze-up and the Great Lakes shipping season coming to a close, the Port of Thunder Bay recorded its highest volume of cargo since 1998.The port authority marked a combined 9.3 million tonnes of grain, coal, potash, and other cargoes moving through the northwestern Ontario harbour thi...


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