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Far North - Ring of Fire

Kenora's Rickford shuffles into FedNor porfolio

Kenora's Rickford shuffles into FedNor porfolio

Kenora MP Greg Rickford has been named the new Minister for FedNor, replacing Tony Clement. Rickford moves into the coveted regional economic development portfolio as part of a larger cabinet shuffle by the Conservative government.
Gold may be Dryden's new economic generator

Gold may be Dryden's new economic generator

Mining and Dryden have not always been synonymous. But this area of northwestern Ontario is continuing to gain some profile with junior miners to continuing to advance gold projects despite challenges to raising exploration capital.
Wooden cutlery maker sticks a fork in northwestern Ontario

Wooden cutlery maker sticks a fork in northwestern Ontario

A British Columbia manufacturer of wooden cutlery that once dallied with establishing a factory in northwestern Ontario is back again. Aspenware, an award-winning Vernon, B.C.
Kenora gets back on the forestry bandwagon

Kenora gets back on the forestry bandwagon

The forestry industry is on the rebound and the City of Kenora aims to take full advantage.
Cancelled Chinese deal puts developpment on hold

Cancelled Chinese deal puts developpment on hold

An international partnership deal to help finance and develop a northwestern Ontario iron ore mine has fizzled.
Next phase of Kenora's downtown revitalization

Next phase of Kenora's downtown revitalization

Kenora 's downtown revitalization efforts are shifting into third gear. With two rounds of construction under its belt, Kenora's version of the Big Dig will be moving off its scenic waterfront and is heading uptown.
Kenora keys on value-added, homes and tourism opportunities

Kenora keys on value-added, homes and tourism opportunities

Municipal officials in Kenora have high hopes for the redevelopment of the former Abitibi mill site and a nearby package of brownfield properties. Winnipeg developer Marcel Chartier of C.B.
New Dryden development czar charts own path

New Dryden development czar charts own path

It wasn't long after James Harvey moved his young family into a middleclass neighbourhood in Whitby that he was secondguessing his choice of home.
Kenora helicopter outfit establishes Far North presence

Kenora helicopter outfit establishes Far North presence

A Kenora aviation company is following the mineral trail due north to broaden its horizons in Canada’s Far North. Mineral exploration has been a saving grace for Forest Helicopters after years of working in the declining forest industry .
Sioux Lookout trucker looks north

Sioux Lookout trucker looks north

Lew Morgan gets misty-eyed when he's asked about the expanding size and scope of his family-owned northwestern Ontario trucking firm that has passed to a third generation. “I'm pretty pleased,” he said in halting voice of his son, Darrell.