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Steelworkers give to health and safety research

The United Steelworkers has donated $50,000 towards the newly established research chair position at Laurentian University ’s Centre for Research in Occupational Safety and Health (CROSH) in Sudbury .

Sault MPP not admitting to cabinet post

Before Sudbury MPP Rick Bartolucci could even officially announce his resignation from politics on Feb. 7, media speculation immediately turned to a Liberal party colleague to the west as his likely successor to a coveted provincial cabinet post.

Young entrepreneurs sought for $100,000 prize

Young business owners are being sought for a $100,000 award from the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC).

Fedeli wants WSIB bill repealed

Upon recall of the Ontario Legislature this month, the Liberals and their new leader need to repeal Bill 119 and its crippling tax on small businesses, independent tradespeople and contractors, Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli said.

Deadline looms for Aboriginal youth conference

Limited spots are still available for the 2013 Aboriginal Youth Business Conference being hosted by Waubetek Business Development Corp. March 7 and 8. The conference is open to Aboriginal youth, aged 15 to 29, in Waubetek’s service area.

Miners meet in Toronto

The Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada 's (PDAC) annual convention takes place March 3-6 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

Health and safety work acknowledged

Dr. Tammy Eger of Laurentian University ’s school of human kinetics has been named the recipient of the university’s 2012-2013 Research Excellence Award. “Success in research is measured in many ways, and Tammy has excelled in each of them,” said Dr.

Kirkland Lake Gold completes cage project

The service cage project has been completed at Kirkland Lake Gold .

NORCAT hosting student business plan contest

The Northern Centre for Advanced Technology (NORCAT) wants students to come up with ways to make their lives easier as part of its 2013 student business plan competition.

Mansour named Dura 21 distributor

Dura 21 Inc. has signed a distribution agreement with Mansour Mining Technologies Inc. , a market leading supplier of mining products throughout Canada. The agreement names Mansour Mining Technologies Inc.