Grain export port aims to generate more two-way traffic Compared to the deep freeze and
ice-choked waterways of the last two winters, it was practically
summer sailing for the opening of the Port of Thunder Bay in late
March.The MV Tecumseh arrived in the western
Lake Superior port, March 28, to load 20,000 tonnes of wheat and
canola for Sorel, Que.The following day, the season’s first
saltwater vessel, the MV Federal Barents, pulled into port to load
21,000 tonnes of lentils bound for Turkey.It was a day shy of tying the port
record for the...
Amanda Benincasa’s business is
beauty, and now her work beautifying people is keeping the
environment beautiful too.The owner of Evoke Salon and Spa —
located in Thunder Bay — opened her doors three years ago, and was
dismayed by the waste disposal options available to salons.“As an owner, I st...
Northwestern Ontario may see the
opening of a new composting facility as soon as this summer.Eco Depot Waste Diversion applied for
approval from the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC)
in March, and anticipates they’ll be able to start operations at
their Oliver Paipoonge facilit...
Mike Rudnicki would rather do all the
heavy lifting with the push of a button.The inventive owner of a Thunder Bay
custom machine shop, Rudnicki Industrial, is hitting the market this
year with a new pickup truck accessory that’s quickly turning
peoples’ heads.Dubbed the Overhauler, the patent
Years of discarding his wood chips at a
Thunder Bay sawmill and not seeing a dime in return got Vince Rutter
thinking.The founder of Rutter Urban Forestry, a
Thunder Bay tree care company, views his segue into a biomass energy
company as a viable avenue to make better use of wood residuals.“Whe...