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City spearheads effort to keep short line railway beyond 2010

City spearheads effort to keep short line railway beyond 2010

Supporters of a northeastern Ontario short line railway are laying the groundwork to keep a vital Sault Ste. Marie-to-Sudbury transportation link open past next year. The City of Sault Ste.
Wasaya Airways high on personal growth

Wasaya Airways high on personal growth

Given its unique ownership structure, it's perhaps no surprise that Thunder Bay-based Wasaya Airways LP places a strong emphasis on personal development, particularly among First Nations staff.
White River mill has new life

White River mill has new life

The Township of White River is known for many unusual things. There's a giant roadside thermometer along the Trans-Canada Highway professing this northwestern Ontario community of 840 as being the coldest spot in Canada.
Dryden airport prepares for the future

Dryden airport prepares for the future

If new business is coming over the horizon, Dryden airport manager George Friesen wants to be prepared.
'Clock is ticking' on Northern Ontario short-line railway

'Clock is ticking' on Northern Ontario short-line railway

A group of industry reps and government leaders are under a tight deadline to scrape together enough money to keep the Huron Central Railway running for another year in northeastern Ontario. After a delegation from Sault Ste.
Huron Central Railway closure looks likely

Huron Central Railway closure looks likely

The prospect of keeping a vital rail link open between Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury does not look good. The Huron Central Railway (HCRY) appears to be making good on its intention to terminate rail service to the Sault by Aug.
Sault Ste. Marie mobilizes to save short-line railway

Sault Ste. Marie mobilizes to save short-line railway

A delegation of community and industry leaders are traveling to Montreal this week to make a last-ditch effort to keep a vital rail link open in northeastern Ontario. Joe Fratesi, the City of Sault Ste.
Timmins highways to be improved

Timmins highways to be improved

Highways in the Timmins area will be improved with the award of three major rehabilitation contracts by the province. Highway 11 near Val Rita will undergo major work including a realignment of the road and replacement of the Opasatika River Bridge.
Thunder Bay Bombardier lands $21M contract

Thunder Bay Bombardier lands $21M contract

Bombardier Transportation has signed a $21-million contract to build seven bi-level commuter cars for Vancouver's West Coast Express at the company's Thunder Bay plant.
North to see highway improvements

North to see highway improvements

The Ministry of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry announced July 6 that five major highway constructions projects throughout Northern Ontario.