Timiskaming & Region Feature

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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Alliance giving voice to Northern farmers
A new, Temiskaming-based organization will give a pan-Northern voice to the interests of farmers across the North.Advocacy, research and innovation, and the development of agricultural products through to commercialization are the three main pillars behind the mandate of the Northern Ontario Farm I...
Temiskaming gets provincial windfall
The Ontario government, through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corp. (NOHFC), is investing in 17 new projects to help municipalities upgrade their infrastructure, farmers improve their land and businesses expand their operations in the Timiskaming-Cochrane area.Twelve strategic infrastruct...
Consulting firm gets innovation funding
Story Environmental, a Haileybury-based environmental consulting firm, has received $25,000 in federal funding to expand its operation.The funding will be used to innovate, develop the company’s product line, and create employment. The company does assessments, monitoring, and reporting for air,...
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...


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