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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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Creature comforts for Thunder Bay ag community
A Thunder Bay area dairy farmer and a cheese maker received more than $800,000 from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund to expand their operations.Peggy and Gert Brekveld of Woodstar Farm in Murillo received $410,682 to build a new barn to grow their herd of milkers from 58 head to 90. In a Oct. 7 r...
Another million-tonne month at Thunder Bay
Marine grain shipments through the Port of Thunder Bay remained strong through September.The port authority reported more than 900,000 tonnes of Western Canada grain were loaded at elevators during the month, nearly 50 per cent more than during the same period last year.Grain volumes at the end of ...
Thunder Bay follows the money for new arena
The City of Thunder Bay will be on the hunt for government funding to build a proposed waterfront arena and convention hall.The municipality’s committee of the whole accepted the third phase of a feasibility study on the Thunder Bay Event and Convention Centre on Sept. 29. The matter moves to city ...
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...

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