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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...

Thunder Bay News

Thunder Bay ponders legal route after bridge impasse with CN
The City of Thunder Bay is considering its legal options after reaching an impasse with CN Rail on reopening a vital dual purpose bridge between the city and Fort William First Nation.The James Street swing bridge, owned by CN, was damaged by fire last October. It was immediately repaired by the ra...
Thunder Bay grain shipments keep flowing
The grain surge continues on Thunder Bay’s waterfront.A long winter with record ice conditions on the Great Lakes has meant grain movers and shakers are playing catch-up as last year’s record harvest from Western Canada is still making its way to market.In a July 2 release, the port authority repor...
Entrepreneurship paying off for TBay designer
After graduating from the multimedia productions program at Confederation College, Trevor Waytowich did what a lot of grads his age did: he moved to Toronto to find work.Several years later, when the hectic lifestyle took its toll, he returned home to Thunder Bay, but work in his field was limited....
Real estate firm buys Thunder Bay hotels
Temple Hotels announced it is acquiring two hotel properties in Thunder Bay, the Days Inn North and Day Inn & Suites, for $26.5 million.The 92-guestroom Days Inn North, which opened in 2007, is located on Golf Links Road. The 92-room Days Inn & Suites, which opened in 2002, is located on Sibley Dri...

Thunder Bay Community Profile

Quick Facts  2012 Municipal Tax Rate 

Population: 121,596

Location: 70 km from the Minnesota border 

Commercial occupied: 0.04694259
Industrial occupied: 0.05533678
Target Growth Areas  Real Estate 

Health Sciences

Information technology


Average cost of a four-bedroom home: 193,000

 Developments for 2013  Top 5 Employers 


Mining Sector


Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre: 2,694

Lakehead University: 2,100

Lakehead District School Board: 2,200

St. Joseph's Care Group: 1,700

Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board: 1,500

City of Thunder Bay: 1,855