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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.
Site prep underway for Elliot Lake plaza

Site prep underway for Elliot Lake plaza

Drive by the site of the new Pearson Plaza in Elliot Lake and it’s not uncommon to see citizens parked at the side of the road, cameras out, snapping shots of the work in progress.
Residential developers slow to react to resource opportunities

Residential developers slow to react to resource opportunities

A showcase event designed to spotlight development opportunities in Atikokan has produced one solid lead.
New Timmins hotels a welcome addition

New Timmins hotels a welcome addition

Trying to secure a hotel room in Timmins this year will be a bit easier with two new facilities opening their doors.
Condos, hotel construction begins on Thunder Bay waterfront

Condos, hotel construction begins on Thunder Bay waterfront

Construction work at Thunder Bay ’s Marina Park will continue unabated this winter as a next round of development begins.
Architecture school embraces wood construction

Architecture school embraces wood construction

Construction of Sudbury ’s Laurentian School of Architecture is providing an opportunity to introduce a new material, cross-laminated timber (CLT), into Ontario building practices.
Hotel, conference centre planned for Sudbury tower

Hotel, conference centre planned for Sudbury tower

When it comes to repurposing the Pearl Street water tower in downtown Sudbury , Jeff Perreault knows what it won’t be: a restaurant.