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Kirkland Lake’s Nordex Explosives is expanding its presence to British Columbia by establishing a new sales and manufacturing facilities later this year. The company is the exclusive Canadian manufacturer and distributor of Buttbuster through a relationship with Johnex Explosives of Australia.
Kirkland Lake manufacturer aims for bigger market shareMaintaining the status quo doesn’t cut it with Nordex Explosives president and CEO Jim Taylor.“You’ve got to always be looking for something new. Whether it’s new clients, new ideas, or a new something, you’ve got to keep moving forward.”That philosophy and a well-rounded product line have propelled the Kirkland Lake explosives maker’s expansion into Western Canada.The 44-year-old, publicly-traded firm is a manufacturer and distributor of emulsion and ANFO (ammonium nitrate/fuel oil) products f...

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Remediation work paying off at former Cobalt mines
It’s been a quarter-century since Agnico Eagle Mines actively mined silver in Cobalt, yet its presence is ubiquitous as remediation of old mine workings continues.Between 1905 and 1930, 100 mines and 18 mills were operating in Cobalt. The area’s mining heritage is rich, but it also comes with its s...
Phone app guides visitors through Temiskaming
With a new smartphone app designed to capture a share of the tourism market, the rich and vibrant history of Temiskaming is now at visitors’ fingertips.Developed through Le Centre culturel ARTEM, the Temiskaming Interactive Circuit (TIC) comprises six tours that guide visitors through the area, enc...
Northern College eyes further auditorium upgrades
Seating upgrades to a venerable Kirkland Lake public venue should be complete by summer’s end.By the end of August, 504 new seats will installed in Northern College’s auditorium and college administration are already formulating plans for a bigger facelift.The 45-year-old balconied amphitheatre has...
Publisher going strong after 240 titles
Deborah Ranchuk doesn’t seek out the books she publishes. They find her.Since 1992, Ranchuk has published 240 titles under White Mountain Publications from her shop in New Liskeard, which specializes in non-fiction, poetry, and books about the Baha'i faith. Although a concentration of authors over ...

Timiskaming & Region Community Profile

Quick Facts  2010 Municipal Tax Rate 

Population: 10,442

Location: 222 km northeast of Sudbury 

(Between North Bay and Timmins on Highway 11)

Main Industry: Agriculture


Commercial occupied: 0.0358365
Industrial occupied: 0.0431221
Target Growth Areas  Real Estate 

Solar Energy



Commercial and Industrial development

Average cost of a four-bedroom home: $225,000

 Developments for 2011  Top 5 Employers 

30-megawatt solar farm

Expansion of the Dymond Industrial Park

Community Leadership Program

School Boards: 534 employees

Miller Paving: 250 employees

Georgia-Pacific: 204 employees

Elk Lake Planning Mill: 141 employees

Temiskaming Hospital: 135 employees