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Kenogami mill back on line, value-added manufacturing eyed (11/03)

It was another kick in the stomach for a community already on economic hard times. In August and again in September of 2002, Kirkland Lake received a double blow with the elimination of a total of over 60 jobs from Tembec’s Kenogami mill.

Gingrich Woodcrafts expands in northwest (11/03)

Leon Gingrich is a man who built his business on his word, his integrity and his passion for woodworking.

Sellers seeking certified wood despite consumer ignorance (11/03)

For Peter Street, certification of the Nipissing sustained forest license area does mean a little extra work.

Skyrocketing lumber prices shaving contractors’ profit margins (11/03)

A fluctuating lumber market is leveling off but, for those close to it, it has been a real roller coaster ride.

Division of cultures a barrier to development (11/03)

Elected officials in the communities of White River and the Pic Mobert First Nation are breaking new ground that will provide a positive and useful case study for other neighbouring municipalities and First Nations.

Sturgeon Falls forges on (10/03)

In struggling to recapture its industrial base following the December closure of the Sturgeon Falls Weyerhaeuser mill, West Nipissing is putting the building blocks in place to pursue economic prosperity once again.

Future of Living Legacy in question (9/03)

The funds might be running down but the legacy of the Living Legacy Trust is expected to go on for some time.

Mill closure averted (9/03)

It has been an emotional roller coaster for Echo Bay Milling Ltd. owner Conrad Mainville.

Lumber price increase brings Kenora mill out of slump (9/03)

After a month-long hiatus, Kenora Forest Products is back up and running. On July 24, the company laid off 125 people citing low lumber prices and high tariffs, as a factor in the decision to shutdown the mill.

Iroquois Falls proposes value-added plant (9/03)

With so much wood in its backyard, and so many opportunities presented by new industries, Iroquois Falls has taken its first step toward becoming a leading community in value-added wood products.