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Fowler lands highway contract

Fowler Construction of Bracebridge has been awarded an $8.4 million provincial highway contract in northeastern Ontario. The province said 80 jobs will be created from reconstructing 25 kilometres of Highway 60 through Algonquin Provincial Park.

Arena, community hall received FedNor funds

FedNor continues to shell out funds this week for renovations to community halls and hockey rinks through its Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund. On Jan.

Small business loan program expanded

Women in remote communities in northwestern Ontario will have more access to small business loans.

Province funding invasive species work

Sault Ste. Marie’ s Invasive Species Research Institute has received $112,400 in provincial money to hire an intern and train volunteers to identify and map invasive terrestrial plants in the Sault area.

Red tape frustrating farmers

Red tape is having a negative impact on Canadian farmers, according to the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB).

Northwest leaders want more say on Endangered Species Act

Northwestern Ontario municipal leaders say they were left out of the discussion on how the province plans to implement its controversial Endangered Species Act. In a Jan.

Sudbury contractor fined in 2011 fatality

Terranorth Construction and Engineering was fined $115,000 in a Thunder Bay court following a fatality on a highway project in 2011. The Sudbury -based contractor was working on a $12.

Anishinabek Nation seeking awards nominees

The Anishinabek Nation is seeking nominees for its awards of excellence.

IAMGOLD updates mineral resources

IAMGOLD Corp. has announced a mineral resource update for its Cote Gold project, located halfway between Timmins and Sudbury . The vast majority of the project's mineral resources are now classified as indicated.

A FedNor funding frenzy

Community halls, rinks and rec centres across Northern Ontario are receiving funding from FedNor's Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund. The North Bay YMCA received $90,000 for renovations to the public change rooms.