Beef farmers look to gain ground in the Clay Belt After the turn of the last century, the
provincial government set about creating a “New Ontario” by
offering land and cash to populate the Great Northern Clay Belt with
first-time farmers.That top-down and ill-conceived
strategy to colonize the North turned out to be an expensive failure
that was finally put out of its misery by Premier Mitch Hepburn in
the 1930s.These days, there’s a grassroots
movement afoot by the Beef Farmers of Ontario (BFO) who are
eyeballing this prairie-like str...
Carving out more passing lanes may be
the answer to improve motorist safety on Highway 11, says the
Temiskaming Shores and Area Chamber of Commerce.A recent meeting with the Ministry of
Transportation (MTO) confirmed what the chamber’s highway committee
chair Helene Culhane already suspected, t...
In the early days of Nor-Arc Steel
Fabricators, company president Mario Léveillé jokingly remembers
there was plenty of finger-pointing going on at the Earlton shop.“People would walk in and say
(gesturing), I want a conveyor from there to there, and make it
happen.”Designing, fabricating and i...
Food producers in
the northeast are getting a $3.7-million boost to help clear land and install
tile drainage in aid of their farming operations.Funding from the Northern
Ontario Heritage Fund Corp. (NOHFC) was announced by Premier Kathleen Wynne on
Aug. 12, the last day of her week-long trip a...
Cobalt, famed for its 1903 silver rush,
is regarded as the birthplace of Canadian hard rock mining.But it’s all new territory for Gary
Thompson of Brixton Metals who’s hoping to rekindle some of that
magic with an exploration program to the north of that historic
mining camp.The CEO of the Vanc...