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Workshop offering business advice to Aboriginal women

Women of Aboriginal descent are being invited to participate in a one-day workshop on business basics. Hosted by the Waubetek Business Development Corp. and Sudbury’s Regional Business Centre, Aboriginal Women Business Day will be held Feb.

Passenger traffic increases at Sault airport

The Sault Ste. Marie Airport has shattered records in 2012, posting new highs for both passenger and aircraft traffic. Passenger traffic reached an historical record since the Sault Ste. Marie Airport Development Corp. took over ownership in 1998.

Canadore offers new program

In order to meet the needs of a qualified workforce, Canadore College ’s Board of Governors passed a motion to deliver a new Applied Management Certificate program at its January meeting.

Northern College unveils plan

Northern College unveiled its 2013-2016 strategic plan to members of the public. The plan outlines the college’s vision, mission and strategic directions for the next three years and will come into effect on April 1, 2013.

Sudbury Xstrata mine and mill workers reach tentative deal

Xstrata Nickel in Sudbury and Mine Mill Local 598/CAW reached a tentative deal for a new collective agreement, Feb. 1. Although union's agreement expired at midnight Jan.

New NADF director promoting entrepreneurship

Brian Davey was introduced Jan. 31 as the new executive director of the Thunder Bay -based Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund (NADF). He moves up from his position as a special initiatives advisor in the not-for-profit organization's resource services.

Canadian chamber gives a shout-out to Sudbury mining

A fully-integrated mining industry has given Canada a global “competitive edge,” said the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in a report released Jan. 30.

Ontario chamber indicates business confidence is high

The Ontario Business Confidence Index shows that 72 per cent of Ontario businesses are confident in their own outlook with 60 per cent planning to expand over the next five years.

Manitoulin ferry to analyze passenger numbers

FedNor is providing $46,200 to the Owen Sound Transportation Company (OSTC) to figure out how to increase ridership on the Chi-Cheemaun ferry.

Sault College president postpones retirement

Less than two months after announcing his retirement, Ron Common has postponed his exit as president of Sault College . The school made the announcement in a Jan.