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Northern tax grab: Part 1 (10/03)

By IAN ROSS A North Bay taskforce seeking fair market value tax assessment for commercial and industrial properties is not hopeful of meaningful change with the Municipal Property Assessment Corp. (MPAC) or its method of evaluation anytime soon.

Ecotourism leading sector growth

By ANDREW WAREING Being located in the heart of Northern Ontario is proving to be one of the main selling points luring people to the city.

Building activity doubles

By ANDREW WAREING What started as a slow building year in North Bay picked up in a “big way” in August. That was the assessment of North Bay’s manager of economic development Rick Evans.

Trade misson a success (8/03)

By IAN ROSS A recent trade mission to Detroit is already paying solid dividends for a North Bay import company. Uprooted Designs, a newly created division of Buckstone Inc. and Vested Interest Trading, is seeking to gain a foothold into the U.S.

Prepare for change, panel says (7/03)

By ANDREW WAREING NORTH BAY - Three leaders in Ontario’s northern economy have a simple message - the future is coming and it is time to change.

Mission heads to explore largest U.S. trading partner (6/03)

By ANDREW WAREING The June 8 to 11 trade mission by Team Northern Ontario is more than just a meet-and-greet in Detroit for Northern Ontario businesses.

Manufacturer sees window of opportunity in Detroit (6/03)

By ANDREW WAREING Parent Door Systems is a company that started from a minute idea and is hoping for a move into a bigger market. Owner Paul Parent started the window and door manufacturing business 26 years ago after losing a job at another company.

Business retention, expansion plan incorporates mayor’s forums (3/03)

By PAULINE CLARK A series of mayor’s forums on business are being held in North Bay as part of what Nancy Creighton refers to as “an exciting new two-year marketing plan.

Rail land development proposals reviewed (3/03)

By DEAN LISK The City of North Bay has received a number of proposals for the development of the rail lands, located between the city’s downtown and the waterfront of Lake Nipissing.

Surge in business school applicants reported (3/03)

BY SCOTT HUNTER HADDOW A massive surge in applications to Nipissing University’s school of business and economics has the institution beaming about its program.