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Port of Thunder Bay developing two-way traffic

Port of Thunder Bay developing two-way traffic

Believe it or not, the recession has been kind to the Port of Thunder Bay. In the last three years, the historic grain and coal port has garnered an international reputation for handling a diverse mix of project cargoes headed for Western Canada.
Bearskin Airlines receives philanthropy award

Bearskin Airlines receives philanthropy award

A national charity has recognized Bearskin Airlines for its flights of mercy. Hope Air has presented its first-ever Outstanding Philanthropist Award to Bearskin Airlines of Thunder Bay and Sioux Lookout for coming to the aid of Canadians in need.
New lease on life for northeastern Ontario short-line railroad

New lease on life for northeastern Ontario short-line railroad

Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) and Rail America Inc. have struck a new operating agreement to keep a smaller portion of a threatened short-line railroad in northeastern Ontario open for the long haul. The two carriers announced Oct.
Feds finally cough up $15 million for short-line railway

Feds finally cough up $15 million for short-line railway

With a temporary service agreement set to expire at month's end, Ottawa finally came to the table with much-needed money to upgrade a railroad between Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury.
Bearskin Airlines sells for $32.5 million

Bearskin Airlines sells for $32.5 million

Bearskin Airlines, one of Northern Ontario's transportation icons, has signed a letter of intent to sell its operations and assets to the Manitoba-based Exchange Income Corporation (EIC) in a $32.5-million deal.
Parry Sound airport expands

Parry Sound airport expands

The managers of the Parry Sound Area Municipal Airport could be the poster boys for how small Canadian airports can survive and thrive.
CentrePort looks at partnership opportunities

CentrePort looks at partnership opportunities

Most of Winnipeg’s major roads are a tangle of construction this summer.
Researchers examine underground mining wheel rims

Researchers examine underground mining wheel rims

A University of Windsor engineer is applying his automotive expertise to make one aspect of underground mining safer.
Timmins digs in to diversify

Timmins digs in to diversify

The dark clouds sitting over the City of Timmins following the closure of Xstrata’s Kidd Creek Metallurgical site are beginning to lift as officials look for ways to diversify the local economy.
Kenora’s Vanair Hovercraft knows their niche

Kenora’s Vanair Hovercraft knows their niche

Dave Van Dam isn’t one given to self-promotion. The owner of Vanair Hovercraft doesn’t spend a lot of money on mass marketing and advertising his air-cushioned vehicles.