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A repaved North Bay runway and maybe an Obama sighting

A repaved North Bay runway and maybe an Obama sighting

After his five-year battle with Ottawa to secure money to repave the city's super-sized 10,000-foot runway at Jack Garland Airport, two federal agencies are investing $10.
5th Wheel Training rolls through Ontario

5th Wheel Training rolls through Ontario

After years of casting its eyes towards the Nickel City, the New Liskeard-based 5th Wheel Training Institute will soon officially roll into Sudbury thanks in no small part to a recent partnership with Collège Boréal.
More 'jumbos' on the way for Thunder Bay port

More 'jumbos' on the way for Thunder Bay port

Another marine 'project' cargo destined for the Alberta oil sands makes its way into the Port of Thunder Bay next week. After more than a year's worth of planning with Canadian National Railway, another jumbo vessel is arriving in Thunder Bay Nov.

Cell phones a potentially costly mix for business

Employee use of cell phones while driving may well represent the next frontier of costly liability for Canadian companies, according to Sudbury lawyer Claude Lacroix, of Lacroix Forest LLP.
City on feds' case to reinvest in airport

City on feds' case to reinvest in airport

Pay me now or pay more later. It's the words of advice the City of North Bay is sending to the federal government regarding a major repaving job needed for the 25-year-old runway at Jack Garland Airport. However the original $5.
Traffic triples at Sudbury’s Sea Rail

Traffic triples at Sudbury’s Sea Rail

Continuous improvements at Sudbury’s Sea Rail Transloading Inc. have allowed its railcar traffic to triple over the last two years, according to general manager Mike Linseman. “It’s going really well and we’re fielding more inquiries every day.
Manitoulin dock receives million dollar investment

Manitoulin dock receives million dollar investment

Little Current will be undertaking the second phase of their dock development with the help of $1.1 million from Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation. The project will include hookups for 28 new slips, and washroom and shower facilities.

Customs user fees hampering airport growth

Dryden airport manager George Friesen would like to turn his municipally-run facility into a profit centre. When Transport Canada transferred the assets of small airports to communities in 1998, the onus was on them to generate business on their own.

International bridge upgrade overdue

The Sault Ste. Marie Joint International Bridge Authority is looking to Ottawa to pick up the cost of upgrading the antiquated 1960s-era customs plaza on the Canadian side of the St. Mary’s River.
Just in the niche of time

Just in the niche of time

A coal crunch by the major European steelmaker proved to be a blessing for the Port of Thunder Bay this past spring.