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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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Ontario company allowing salons to dispose of waste more efficiently
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 company opening composting facility over summer
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...
Thunder Bay inventor lifts loads the easy way
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 ...
Wood residuals could reap rewards for mines
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...


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