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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.

Lobbying to save rail service (6/01)

Northerners are still going strong in their fight to save the Northlander passenger rail service.

Bombardier suspends operations

Bombardier Aerospace has temporarily suspended production of fire-fighting aircraft at its North Bay assembly plant.

Charge viewed as 'cash grab' (4/02)

By Michael Lynch Business leaders and airport officials across Northern Ontario are expressing dissatisfaction with the new air traveller's security charge that came into effect on April 1.

Chamber joins in four-laning lobbying, ONTC advocating

By Pauline Clark It is just his first year as president of North Bay and District Chamber of Commerce, but it has been a busy one for Dave Mendicino. "We've got a lot on the go and we have had all year," he says .

Economic casualties expected in attack fallout (10/01)

By Ken Sitter Though somewhat distant geographically from New York and Washington, Northern Ontario businesses felt the commercial and economics tremors of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the U.S.

Bearskin introduces new flights (10/01)

Bearskin Airlines launched a new shuttle service between Ottawa and Toronto on Sept. 10.

Terrace Suites offers luxurious backdrop for any retreat (08/05)

By COLLEEN KLEVEN Callander Bay - In the business world, few events are as highly anticipated as the corporate retreat.

Cruise on the friend ship or miss the boat (03/05)

By IAN ROSS Tourism operators in the North Bay-Highway 11 corridor should stop bickering over logos and find ways to build on the region’s strengths in recreational tourism, according to a Toronto consultant.