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Dryden puts airport expansion, business needs on its radar

Dryden puts airport expansion, business needs on its radar

Airports are not just places to catch a flight; they‘re fast becoming economic drivers in the many Northern communities. Future economic opportunities for Dryden may come by air rather than down the Trans-Canada Highway.
Aboriginal Affairs at the table for food distribution network

Aboriginal Affairs at the table for food distribution network

One of the North’s most extensive and meaningful social enterprise ventures will finally take off next year with the construction of a First Nations regional food distribution centre in Sioux Lookout.
Northwest rice harvester gaining popularity

Northwest rice harvester gaining popularity

Kailey Divers’ first appearance at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair last fall proved to be a productive trip for the northwestern Ontario wild rice harvester.
Northwestern-produced hunting show enters second season

Northwestern-produced hunting show enters second season

Marc McNay is living the dream. The fledgling Dryden-based television producer is set to air the second season of his outdoor show on Wild TV with a screening party in his hometown.
Kasper Transportation launches inter-community route

Kasper Transportation launches inter-community route

An upstart transportation company is continuing to gain ground with its mini-bus service in northwestern Ontario.
Lithium is new resource in Kenora

Lithium is new resource in Kenora

Lithium is the new gold in the Kenora district. With the price of the industrial metal going through the roof, the future demand for lithium has as much open-ended potential as Don Bubar’s Separation Rapids project, near Kenora.
Domtar, Dryden settle up on back taxes

Domtar, Dryden settle up on back taxes

Domtar and the City of Dryden have worked out a deal to lessen the sting of a tax refund to the northwestern Ontario community’s largest industrial player.
Abandoned mine tailings threaten Pickle Lake development

Abandoned mine tailings threaten Pickle Lake development

Pickle Lake Mayor Karl Hopf said his northwestern community is being “handcuffed” by a one-size-fits-all provincial policy that’s stonewalling future development.
Pickle Lake looks for a development road map

Pickle Lake looks for a development road map

A corridor to the Ring of Fire may not bring instant riches for the Township of Pickle Lake, so the end-of-the-road community is out to blaze its own path of prosperity.
Economic development under the microscope

Economic development under the microscope

Economic development in Dryden is in for a badly needed reboot.