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North Bay

Job fair draws interest (8/01)

More than 600 applicants in North Bay lined up at a three-day job fair in late July for a shot at 250 part-time and seasonal jobs at the new Sears outlet.

UV system implemented (8/01)

Trojan Technologies of London, Ont. has been awarded a $1-million contract to supply North Bay with an ultraviolet drinking-water disinfection system. The UV system was chosen as a stop-gap measure in preparation for a water filtration plant.

Unemployment rates increase (8/01)

Unemployment rates in the North Bay were higher in June than in the same month last year, according to figures released by the North Bay office of Human Resources Development Canada.

Gas pipeline expansion halted (9/01)

Union Gas has cancelled plans for a $15-million natural gas pipeline expansion to the community of Red Lake.

Chairman seeks to eliminate Aerospace Centre ramp fees (8/01)

The chairman of North Bay's Air Base Property Corp. wants major airport tenants at Jack Garland Airport to have free access to their hangars.

Acquisition boosts local employment (8/01)

Thirty new jobs will be created at JKS Boyles in North Bay after their parent company purchased one of the largest suppliers of diamond-drill equipment in the mineral exploration industry.

Labour market gains momentum (7/01)

By Judy Jibb Positive changes that occurred in the northeastern Ontario labour market last year are also visible in the South Temiskaming District.

Drop in tax rate expected to be boon for business (7/01)

By Dianne Gouliquer Lowering industrial taxes is just one tool the City of North Bay is using to make the community more attractive to new and existing businesses, economic development officials say. And local industry is responding favourably.

Numbers decline in mining tech program (7/01)

By Ian Ross A lack of students interested in mining careers has prompted educators at the Haileybury School of Mines to revamp their mining technician program for next year to a broader-based curriculum.

New targets made public (6/01)

Previously confidential geophysical data on new target areas of mineral potential is now public information. The Ontario Geological Survey purchased airborne geophysical data of the Cobalt, Temagami South and Temiskaming areas from Falconbridge Ltd.