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Few firms on board with fast-track border program, despite its success (10/04)

BY JOSEPH QUESNEL Many trucking companies in Northern Ontario are getting their deliveries past U.S. customs more quickly through a joint Canada-U.S. program designed to make the border safer since 9/11.

Residents appeal proposed truck plaza (10/04)

By KELLY LOUISEIZE Thunder Bay may see the development of a $5-million to $7-million Flying J. Travel Plaza. The plaza is proposed for development at the intersection of Oliver Road and the Thunder Bay expressway.

College seeks approval (04/04)

The decision to reinstate Canadore Colleges helicopter pilot program for the upcoming 2004-2005 academic year is up in the air.

ONR secures contract (04/04)

By IAN ROSS Northern Ontario Business Ontario Northland Railroad has won an $81-million contract to refurbish GO Transit coaches. The Crown corporation beat out Industrial Rail Services (IRS) of Moncton, N.B.

Abitibi Consolidated targets complete forest certification by 2005 (09/03)

Abitibi-Consolidated's Fort William Woodlands Division has added 800,000 hectares of forested land under certification.

Association calls for toll-road user act

Premier Dalton McGuinty's plans to use tolls to pay for the four-laning of Highway 69 has an Ontario truckers group "nervous" about the province's objectives.

Bombardier to fill order (04/04)

Bombardier Transportation has received an order from the Toronto Transit Authority (Go Transit) to supply 10 additional Bombardier BiLevel commuter rail vehicles to Go Transit's existing fleet of 361 cars. The contract, valuing $26.

ONTC's future still on hold

By IAN ROSS Ontario Northland Rail workers who have waited almost two years for the provincial government to act on their report to improve the money-losing railway, will have to wait until the new provincial government is sworn in to find out the fu

Canada accused of dragging its feet over funding (7/03)

By IAN ROSS A co-operation agreement between Canada and the U.S. to conduct a transportation review of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway is lean on financial details from Ottawa, says a Thunder Bay port manager.

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.