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Program pools resources for research (7/02)

By Ian Ross A unique and creative partnership program is enabling forestry users and experts, such as Tembec and the Ministry of Natural Resources, to pool their resources and focus on maintaining and enhancing an ecologically sustainable wood supply

Diamond-bearing rocks identified in Mattawa-Cobalt corridor (7/02)

New targets for diamond exploration in the Mattawa-Cobalt corridor have been identified through a newly released stream sediment survey undertaken by the Ontario Geological Survey (OGS).

Timiskaming dairy farmers may be soured by plant proposal (7/02)

Timiskaming milk producers may be stuck on the hoof with excess milk if Parmalat Canada makes good on its threat not to buy area milk as a result of a proposed hazardous-waste incinerator in Kirkland Lake.

Hydroelectric plant reconstruction slowed by governmental approvals (7/02)

Delays with senior levels of government have slowed the progress of a hydroelectric plant in Latchford, in the Timiskaming District.

Gold deposits point to potential gold camp (5/01)

By Ian Ross A Kirkland Lake provincial geologist believes there is a yet-to-be discovered gold camp in the Lake Abitibi area that is strikingly similar to deposits found in Timmins and Kirkland Lake.

Construction set for correctional facility (9/01)

Mitchell Associates Architects Inc. of North Bay has been selected as part of a consortium to build the Near North Correctional and Treatment Centre in that city.

Mishap leads to invention (9/01)

By Walter Franczyk Contractor Jean-Yves Godin had not planned to become an inventor. It happened quite unexpectedly. He was reversing a lawn tractor out of a pickup truck when the machine dislodged the two planks he had been using as a ramp.

Investing in tourism (8/01)

FedNor is contributing $144,4000 to the Town of Temagami for completion of a project to convert the community's former train station to a year-round tourist attraction.

Supporting youth employment (8/01)

A FedNor contribution of $25,000 under the Youth Internship Program will enable a young northerner to gain experience in the field of economic development and gain valuable work skills in 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.