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Greenstone mining show slated for Thunder Bay

The municipality of Greenstone is hosting a mining expo in Thunder Bay this spring to showcase development and job opportunities in this rural northwestern Ontario community.

Welcome Kathleen! Let's talk about revenue sharing

Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Harvey Yesno said revenue sharing from natural resources projects is a “high priority” on the meeting agenda with Ontario's new premier.

Union calls for coroner's inquest in Sudbury mine death

The union representing Vale miners in Sudbury said a Ministry of Labour (MOL) report on the death of miner Stephen Perry reinforces the need for increased safety measures to protect workers.

Former ambassador named Lakehead U chancellor

Career diplomat and political strategist Derek Burney has been chosen as the eight chancellor of Lakehead University . “Dr.

T-Bay waterfront hotel, condo permits issued

Construction permits for the foundation and parking garages for the hotel and two condominiums at Prince Arthur’s Landing were issued by the City of Thunder Bay to Manshield Construction .

Dragons' Den auditions coming to Timmins

Open Dragons’ Den auditions are coming to Timmins Feb. 6. Entrepreneurs from the region have another chance to face the Dragons for a shot at receiving financial backing for their business ventures. The auditions will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Credit union amalgamation proposed

Two credit unions in northwestern Ontario have entered into discussions to merge by May 1.

Sault innovation centre hires business development manager

Sault Ste. Marie businessman Gerry Bugyra has been hired as business development manager at the city’s innovation centre. In his new role, Bugyra will work with business incubator clients at the Sault Ste.

Northern colleges create partnership

Canadore College has signed a memorandum of understanding creating a partnership with all the Northern Ontario colleges including, Confederation College , Sault College , Cambrian College , Collège Boréal and Northern College .

Waubetek seeking award nominees

Waubetek Development Corp. is seeking nominees for its 2013 Business Awards, which will be bestowed next fall. Categories include new entrepreneur of the year, business merit, business achievement and youth entrepreneur of the year.