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Aging workforce cause for concern (10/02)

By Ian Ross Canada's rail industry workforce is graying faster and rail companies expect to be scrambling in the coming years to infuse young talent into the ranks.

Airline lands funding (8/01)

Wasaya Ma Mow Ltd., a subsidiary of Wasaya Corp., received a funding boost of $151,400 from the Ministry of Indian Affairs to improve service in the North.

Furniture company custom-designed success (07/05)

By IAN ROSS Mass customization is the key to survive and thrive in a highly competitive North American market for a New Liskeard office furniture maker.

Parry Sound bush plane has Found its way (07/05)

By IAN ROSS The sky's the limit for a Parry Sound bush plane manufacturer as it sets to ramp up production this year while exploring new markets overseas.

North Bay Fur Auction traps global market (07/05)

By KELLY LOUISEIZE Furriers from all corners of the world gravitate four times a year to North Bay's Fur Harvesters Auction.

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.