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Transportation

Wasaya acquires Bearskin routes (7/03)

By Ian Ross The spirit of Wasaya Airways is soaring into 21 First Nations communities beginning in July as the Thunder Bay-based carrier takes over some former Bearskin Airlines northern routes.

Former northerner lobbies for change (4/03)

By IAN ROSS A Sudbury native and former truck driver is making a name for himself as the new voice of owner/operators across Canada.

Expect train delays until ONR sold, CN official says (5/03)

By Kelly Louiseize Worried Cochrane residents have raised red flags about the current and future treatment of passenger rail service in the region.

North Shore towns team up for air-service study (10/02)

Four North Shore towns are collaborating on a proposal to restore permanent air service between Thunder Bay and Sault Ste. Marie.

College breaks ground for aviation centre (10/02)

Confederation College held a ground-breaking ceremony at the site of the proposed new Aviation Centre of Excellence. The $10-million dollar facility will increase the number of students in the aviation program from 275 to 350.

Industry voices border concerns (10/02)

By Gianni Ubriaco Each year, trucks cross the Canada-U.S. border over 13 million times; that is approximately one truck every 2.5 seconds, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

Air cargo hub viable option (10/02)

By Ian Ross If North Bay and Sault Ste.

Aircraft industry set to take off (6/03)

By IAN ROSS A Dunnville aircraft maintenance company has set up a training facility near the Parry Sound Area Municipal Airport. TNC Aircraft Rebuilding Inc.

Group submits plan to save ONTC, rail service (10/01)

By Ian Ross A joint senior management and labour group trying to save the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission (ONTC) and passenger rail service from privatization are putting the final touches on a plan to re-invigorate the money-losing Crown

Poor maintenance blamed for derailment (10/01)

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada blames poor track maintenance and untrained inspectors at Ontario Northland Railway for last year's 29-car derailment in Temagami that spilled sulphuric acid into a nearby river.