Timiskaming & Region Feature

Located along the waterfront, the train station is no longer used to shuttle passengers in and out of Cobalt, but remains a heritage building and a town treasure.
Cobalt train station undergoing intense restorationAfter purchasing the Cobalt train station earlier this spring, Winnie Kammermayer and her team set to work renovating the 105-year-old building. A lick of paint here, a minor repair job there, and Kammermayer figured she would be ready to open her new upcycling business.But scraping off a chunk of thick, layered paint revealed the heritage building’s original oak ceilings, and suddenly the project took on an entirely new significance.“We were just going to repaint the ceiling, repaint a...


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Nordex secures loan financing
Nordex Explosives Ltd. of Kirkland Lake has secured $2 million in funding from NIL Funding Corp.The funding comes in the form of an unsecured loan agreement, which came into effect on August 26. It matures on Aug. 26, 2017, and pays interest at a rate of 15 per cent per annum. Nordex must make m...
Kirkland Lake wades into the deep end of event attraction
Kirkland Lake is looking to play its way into the sports tourism field.While nothing will come close to replacing gold mining as the town’s main industry, sports tourism is being suggested as one way to promote economic diversification in the northeastern Ontario community of 9,000.Wilf Hass, t...
WB Melback finds success with local support
The story of New Liskeard company WB Melback is as much about the power of community as it is about the business acumen of an industry veteran.Launched in 2013, Melback provides project management and general contractor services to the mining, forestry and energy sectors across Canada, speciali...
Trio of communities awarded improvement funding
The communities of Cobalt, Coleman Township and Latchford are embarking on a unique partnership that will enhance economic development for all three communities.In April, the trio was awarded $301,500 by FedNor to jointly hire an economic development officer (EDO) for a three-year term.“We’re t...


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