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Lumber trade war takes northern casualty (10/02)

Punitive softwood lumber duties have forced Tembec Inc. to scale back its operations in northeastern Ontario. The company is cutting its production of softwood pine lumber and shutting down its planing and drying operations at a sawmill in Mattawa.

Nipissing University president named community builder of year (10/02)

Dave Marshall, Nipissing University has earned the title of 2002 Community Builder of the Year in recognition of his contributions to the growth and prosperity of the community.

Tri-Town air service hits 1,500 mark (10/02)

Community leaders in the Tri-Town area are celebrating Air North's surpassing 1,500 passengers.

Subdivision development approved (8/02)

A phased-in subdivision development on the airport hill in North Bay received final approval from city councillors after being held up for a decade.

North Bay city council scraps index for development fees (8/02)

Officials with the City of North Bay say a revenue loss of about $84,000 is a small price to pay to keep home construction costs from escalating as a result of an index rate structure.

Timiskaming region shares in high-speed access (8/02)

Seven communities in the Timiskaming region now have access to high-speed Internet access with the completion of $1 million worth of technical upgrades.

Rail land cleanup, land development tagged at $43 million (8/02)

The cost to clean up North Bay's former CP Railway lands and install its waterfront vision is pegged at $43 million.

Chamber pushes for four-laning (8/02)

On the heels of a Sudbury political push for the four-laning of Highway 69, North Bay business leaders are lobbying for fast-tracking of the four-laning of Highway 11.

Kirkland Lake leaders call on former residents to act as ambassadors (9/02)

Kirkland Lake leaders are counting on former residents to act as ambassadors to help with its economic development program. Team Kirkland Lake is staging a conference Oct.

Temiskaming refinery restructures (8/02)

The future of the Canmine refinery in Cobalt remains unclear as the parent company restructures its financial obligations under the Companies Creditors Arrangement Act. The corporation has retained the Beacon Group of Toronto to act as advisers.