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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...

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Thunder Bay Generating Station test-fires on imported pellets
The Thunder Bay Generating Station conversion from coal to biomass is on track for completion by year’s end, according to Ontario Power Generation.Brent Boyko, OPG’s biomass business development director, said there’s been a successful test-burn at the generating station and the first batch of spec...
The big reveal of Thunder Bay’s arena plan
More details will emerge Sept. 15 on the capital costs and design of Thunder Bay’s proposed hockey arena and convention hall.Pricewaterhouse Coopers, the city’s consultants, will be presenting the feasibility study and the $109-million project’s business plan at the city’s committee of the whole, f...
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...

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