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Small town aims to make its mark (2/03)

BY SCOTT HUNTER HADDOW If they build it, tourists will come. This is the premise the Town of St. Charles is using to promote its Landmark Decision Contest.

Retail developer awaits nod to proceed with expansion (2/03)

By SCOTT HUNTER HADDOW A 100,000-square-foot expansion at the Timmins Square is waiting for a green light from the municipality.

Thunder Bay ski hill converts to private club (8/02)

Plans are underway to keep Thunder Bay's Candy Mountain ski hill open this winter by establishing a private club.

Multimillion-dollar wharf develop moving forward (8/02)

Gravenhurst will be going ahead with the development of its harbour into a tourist attraction thanks to a $2,000,000 commitment by FedNor, along with an initial investment of $496,100 going toward a planning and environmental study.

Province studies black bear population (9/02)

The Ontario Black Bear Association predicts an even bigger problem with nuisance black bears next summer.

Timmins gold mine tour receives corporate donation (8/02)

Sandvik Tamrock Canada donated a 20-tonne load haul dumper to the Timmins Underground Gold Mine Tour as a permanent display. The diesel-hydraulic machine is used underground to remove broken up ore after blasting.

ATV tourism pilot project launched (9/02)

A pilot project for developing and promoting ATV tourism includes plans to provide the framework for developing future all-terrain vehicle (ATV) trails in communities across Ontario. The announcement was made on Sept.

Consul general visits Timmins (9/02)

Timmins played host to Consul General Antoinette Swain Marwitz of the U.S. Consulate in Toronto in late August as part of her tour to get acquainted with the North and the forestry industry.

Northern tourism campaign receives funding boost (9/02)

Northern tourism destinations should receive better coverage in promotional materials and magazines through a new $4450,000-initiative through the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines. Timmins, North Bay, Sudbury, Sault Ste.

Tourism numbers up for 2002 (9/02)

By Kelly Louiseize It has been a mixed bag for the tourism industry this summer as numbers start filtering in through business industries directly linked to the market.