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Water sports facility to boost tourism in Sudbury

Water sports facility to boost tourism in Sudbury

Ramsey Lake has attracted activity to Sudbury ’s core for decades. Now, with the construction of the Northern Water Sports Centre, the city is poised to boost its sports tourism industry even further. The $4.
Skills database creating First Nations work opportunities

Skills database creating First Nations work opportunities

Bidding on construction projects, Jamie Saulnier found it difficult to engage the First Nations communities in which he was working.
Design institute will lessen brain drain and enhance downtown Sudbury

Design institute will lessen brain drain and enhance downtown Sudbury

The launch of a new architecture school in Sudbury hould go a long way toward stemming youth outmigration from this region, said the president of the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA).
Opening the door to wood-framed mid-rise projects

Opening the door to wood-framed mid-rise projects

Mid-rise wood frame buildings may soon become reality in Ontario. A consortium of building industry groups has been pushing for amendments to national and provincial building codes that will allow for six-storey wood frame developments construction .
Island entrepreneurs making steel building components

Island entrepreneurs making steel building components

When it comes to construction in the North, Jib Turner is asking builders and developers to consider light-gauge steel as a viable alternative to wood.
Kiewit donates to Kapuskasing charities

Kiewit donates to Kapuskasing charities

Some Kapuskasing charities recently benefited from a training program initiated by Kiewit, one of the largest construction , mining and engineering organizations in North America.
Ongoing development keep North Bay planners busy

Ongoing development keep North Bay planners busy

It’s been a busy start to the year for North Bay ’s planning services department, in terms of development applications. While larger projects usually garner most of the public’s attention, they aren’t the only ones that are dealt with.
High school students get a taste of the trades

High school students get a taste of the trades

The students in Ron Bascombe’s classes don’t mind getting their hands dirty. The West Ferris Secondary School teacher heads the Specialist High Skills Major program (SHSM) in manufacturing/mining, which was approved in September, 2012.
Program helps Canadian vets trade in guns for tools

Program helps Canadian vets trade in guns for tools

A new program is offering Canada’s military personnel opportunities for apprenticeships that will present them with second career options while addressing the country’s dearth of skilled trades workers. Established in the U.S.
North Bay city hall cuts municipal red tape

North Bay city hall cuts municipal red tape

When planning a new development, or expanding an existing one, there are a few hurdles to overcome, including bureaucracy.