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Sudbury, Nevada developing partnerships

The Canada Nevada Business Council (CNBC) is developing memorandums of understanding (MOUs) with Sudbury -based businesses and organizations in the areas of health care, education and tourism.

NORCAT hosting founder

Stuart MacDonald, the founder of travel service website , will be a guest speaker at the Northern Centre for Advanced Technology (NORCAT) on Feb. 13. The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in NORCAT’s upper atrium in Sudbury.

Resolute building Atikokan sawmill

Montreal's Resolute Forest Products is building a new $50-million sawmill in northwestern Ontario, near Atikokan. In a Jan.

Deadline for mining video contest March 20

Ontario high school students have until March 20 to enter the So You Think You Know Mining video contest, which encourages students to explore the ways in which mining affects their lives.

Northern Policy Institute members named

The Liberal government's long-awaited Northern Policy Institute is finally starting to take shape. Ten appointees from seven Northern Ontario communities were named Feb. 1 to serve on the inaugural board of directors.

Sudbury homebuilders elect 2013 board

Marc Levasseur will continue in a second term as president of the Sudbury & District Home Builders’ Association .

Junior gold miner suing Ontario government

Solid Gold Resources is suing the Ontario government for $100 million in damages stemming from a consultation flare-up involving the province and a northeastern Ontario First Nation community over an exploration project near Lake Abitibi.

Safe employers wanted

The search is on for Canada’s safest employers. Canadian Occupational Safety is seeking nominees for its 2013 Canada’s Safest Employers awards.

Tembec reports loss

Tembec reported a net loss of $10 million in its first quarter, ending the end of December, on consolidated sales of $376 million.

Entrepreneurs optimistic

Canadian entrepreneurs started the new year with a healthy boost of optimism, according to the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). The Business Barometer® index jumped three points to 65.7 in January.