Thunder Bay Feature

Inbound cargoes have added to the freight mix for the Port of Thunder Bay and generated more two-way freight movement. (Authority photos)
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...

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Dealing with demographics
Northwestern Ontario must work to attract new residents from other places if current economic levels are going to be maintained. That was the message at Common Voice Northwest’s conference on Sept. 23 in Thunder Bay, which drew people from across the region to the Victoria Inn to discuss the...
Province funds Thunder Bay training centre
The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund is spending $1 million for a new trades training building in Thunder Bay.The money will be used to relocate the Carpenters' Local 1669 Training Centre to the Innova Business Park and construct a modern training facility.The new building will have two classroo...
Churchill’s loss is Thunder Bay’s modest grain gain
The indefinite suspension of grain exports through the Port of Churchill should provide a modest bump to port activity in Thunder Bay. Workers at the remote Manitoba port were notified July 25 that grain shipments were being halted Aug. 2 for the remainder of this year. The decision was ...
No ice means strong start to port season
Summer-like sailing conditions on the Great Lakes have contributed to a fast season-opening start for the Port of Thunder Bay. In its monthly report, the port authority said the volume of cargo moved over its docks this spring was 20 per cent higher than the five-year average, and 11 per cen...


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