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World-class network set to power up the North (2/03)

By KELLY LOUISEIZE Optical Regional Advanced Network of Ontario is trumpeting the success of a $25-million contract with Bell Canada in building one of the largest and most powerful research, health and education optical networks in the world, right

$200M upgrades underway (9/02)

A major chlorine dioxide leak left Weyerhaeuser and the community of Dryden in reactionary mode, sabotaging the company’s good intentions to spend millions on upgrades on the plant this year.

Northern firms share safety achievements (9/02)

Gorf Contracting, Sudbury Hydro and Miller Technology all have a fundamental commonality; they all take work safety very seriously. Perhaps that is the reason why the Safety Achievement Award Council has recognized them for their safety achievements.

Smoke-free bylaw now in effect (9/02)

A 100 per cent smoke-free bylaw passed by the Ear Falls municipal council this spring came into effect Sept. 3. The bylaw affects all workplaces and protects customers and patrons of the workplace.

Dryden strikes compromise for smoking bylaw (9/02)

On Jan. 1, 2003 smokers in Dryden will be greeted with the implementation of the city's anti-smoking bylaw. The bylaw does fall short of the so-called "gold standard" in smoke-free legislation, banning smoking in all public places.

Dryden, Weyerhaeuser review emergency-response efforts (9/02)

Several meetings between the City of Dryden and Weyerhaeuser have been held to determine how effectively the city and the mill responded to the July 30 chlorine dioxide gas leak at the mill.

60,000 opposition letters sent to ministry (9/02)

Opponents of a toxic waste incinerator for Kirkland Lake have delivered 60,000 letters to the Ministry of Environment.

Norampac fined for safety violation (9/02)

Norampac Inc. was fined $75,000 in August for a violation of the Occupational Health and Safety Act that resulted in injuries to a plant employee at the company's liner paper mill in Red Rock, Ont. last December.

Network offers ideas to mark International Adult Learners' Week (9/02)

The week of Sept. 8-14 marks International Adult Learners' Week, intended to promote active participation in lifelong learning to improve personal development and foster an enhanced quality of life.

Workplace teamwork essential (9/02)

By Diana Scheddin In the year 2000, 106,000 people suffered injuries on the job that required time off, one person died each week as a result of injuries, and there were three amputations every working day, according to Brian Hagan, director of Dynat