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Waterfront plans part of sound tourism project (6/03)

By ANDREW WAREING It really takes an outside perspective to appreciate the changes that have happened in Parry Sound, says Parry Sound Mayor Ted Knight. “You hear people in town say that nothing seems to happen in Parry Sound,” he says.

Fort Frances reinventing itself (6/03)

By ANDREW WAREING Fort Frances businesses are hoping to get a bigger piece of a very large tourism pie.

Waterfront a draw for tourists (6/03)

By ANDREW WAREING Fort Frances’ redeveloped waterfront promises to be “icing on the cake” for visitors to the community in 2003, its mayor says. The La Verendrye Parkway has been the focus of redevelopment for several years.

Adventure business hikes away with excellence award (5/03)

By IAN ROSS Walk into Diane Petryna’s outdoor sporting goods store in Thunder Bay and you will not be bombarded by thumping testosterone-laden rock music or acres of rack space that cater almost exclusively to men.

Industry jogging along at steady growth rate (5/03)

By KELLY LOUISEIZE Ken Turner admits he was a bit wet behind the ears when he bought the Woodland Echoes Resort in Magnetawan, one hour south of North Bay. Originally it was intended to be a lodge for fishing groups.

City to recognize tourism excellence (4/03)

Tourism business excellence will be recognized by the City of Sault Ste. Marie’s tourism wing with a special award presentation in May. Tourism Sault Ste.

Events place Sault in spotlight (4/03)

BY SCOTT HUNTER HADDOW The City of Sault Ste. Marie has embarked on an aggressive campaign to establish itself as an internationally recognized tourist destination.

City optimistic over waterfront deal (4/03)

By IAN ROSS The long-awaited Gateway project may finally have shovels in the ground by late summer. With the project’s white knight, Grimsby entrepreneur Rick Holmes, deep in negotiations with the banks to finalize about $37.

Thunder Bay takes stock of strengths, prepares to cluster (4/03)

By ANDREW WAREING A community trying to be something it is not can become an economic development equation that can equal disaster, says an official with the City of Thunder Bay.

Tourism growth industry in North (3/03)

By PAULINE CLARK The best way to explain the marketing plan that has been developed by five northern cities is to explain what those cities have been doing to promote tourism recently.