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Building boom marks prosperous road ahead (11/04)

By IAN ROSS Northern Ontario Business A great financing environment and an improved local economy have contributed to North Bay’s home building and housing market boom, now stretching into the third year.

Amalgamation seen as key to regional growth (12/03)

The new Temiskaming Shores may not be officially a municipality yet, but those who will make up its government are already looking to the community’s future prosperity.

Underground defence facility up for grabs (01/04)

By IAN ROSS Northern Ontario Business At least two data storage companies are interested in North Bay’s soon-to-be-vacated underground air defence facility, known locally as the Hole.

Trade skills program upgraded (04/04)

FedNor is investing $195,000 in North Bay’s Canadore College to upgrade and enhance its trade skills program.

Institute to weld industry (04/04)

By ANDREW WAREING Northern Ontario Business The Materials Joining Institute of Canada (MaJIC), has a catchy acronym, but the designation of “institute” is one that is reserved, says Fred Gibbons, acting president of Northern College.

Rooting out markets (04/04)

By IAN ROSS Northern Ontario Business The root has definitely turned for Buckstone Inc.

Consensus of mayors on issues indicates co-operation possible (07/04)

By JOSEPH QUESNEL Northern Ontario Business North Bay is well-positioned for economic growth, if a significant increase in the amount of new building permits the city is experiencing is any indicator, says Mayor Vic Fedeli.

City to benefit from big-ticket construction projects (03/04)

By KELLY LOUISEIZE Northern Ontario Business North Bay is expected to top its total construction value this year with ongoing projects and new initiatives. Last year the city’s total construction costs were estimated at $33 million.

Consolidation brings southern office under a northern roof (03/04)

A North Bay mine engineering and construction firm is more than doubling its workforce and is looking for larger accommodations. Cementation Skanska Canada Inc.

Disbanded EDC recognized (03/04)

The now-disbanded North Bay Economic Development Commission won the 2003 Ontario Economic Development Award in the redevelopment initiative category for the North Bay Downtown Improvement Area.