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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.

North Bay region vies for tax-incentive zone (9/02)

By Ian Ross North Bay and its surrounding townships are one of the first regions out of the block in organizing a local task force to actively pursue and promote its selection as a possible pilot site for a proposed tax-incentive zone.

Specialty wood product mill rises from ashes (9/02)

By Ian Ross Nov. 17, 2000 will be a date forever seared in Steve Bougie’s memory. A devastating fire completely destroyed his sawmill operation, Cheminis Lumber Inc.

Bennett challenges consultant's report (9/02)

Bennett Environmental, proponents of a contaminated-soil recycling plant proposed for Kirkland Lake, intends to challenge a consultant's report stating the facility would pose an unacceptable risk to the environment, if only they can get a c

Changing the image of forestry (9/02)

By Ian Ross Getting a ground-level perspective on how to assess the health of a jack pine stand or how fallen, dead trees contribute to a forest’s wildlife habitat were a few of the lessons educators from across North America will take home to their