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Portable probe reduces workload

By IAN ROSS A Sault Ste. Marie web development firm is using today’s technology to eliminate some of the grunt work out of forestry research field sampling.

Freed from clutches of big city life

By Nick Stewart The hustle and bustle of big city living was once a way of life for Jim Noble and his wife Linda. These days, there isn’t a skyscraper in sight of their home and office in sleepy Providence Bay, located on Manitoulin Island.

Globally recognized Nortek to grow under new owners

By CRAIG GILBERT The new owners of one of Northern Ontario’s most unique and successful companies are openly optimistic they can double their revenue by 2008. Over the course of 25 years, Dr. Brian McGaffney built North Bay’s Nortek Computers Ltd.

Wireless saves miner big on unnecessary hardware

By CRAIG GILBERT Greater Sudbury - It isn’t just high base metal prices and major mergers that are making ore bodies in the Sudbury Basin more economical. Thanks to a referral from Spectrum Group, Dynatec Corp.

E-commerce firm thrives on chaos

By IAN ROSS Thriving on confusion has proved to be a blessing for Ron Savage.

Top 5 Innovators

What does it mean to be innovative? For this month’s Top 5 Innovators feature, we went through our files to find five examples of innovation and came up with five very different definitions of the word, from all over Northern Ontario.

No one safe from ‘net crooks

By IAN ROSS Small businesses are fast becoming targets of Internet criminals intent on planting viruses in a never-ending hunt to steal valuable and sensitive financial information, says an Internet security expert.

Series connects needs with northern resources (10/04)

BY JOSEPH QUESNEL The Northern Centre for Advanced Technology (NORCAT) and Northern Ontario Business will connect valuable supply companies from across Northern Ontario with major industrial players through a new partnership initiative.

IT awards to expand in 2006 (11/05)

By Northern Ontario Business Staff Four winners of the Sault Ste. Marie and Algoma Region IT Awards were recognized for their Internet Technology advancements at the Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre (SSMIC) on September 22.

Tech centre opens doors (11/05)

By KELLY LOUISEIZE Algoma University College (AUC) will become the third university in the world to offer a master’s degree program in computer games. This is just one of the spinoff opportunities created from the $6.