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Trail groomer captures award (5/02)

By Leslie Sanders Ebert Welding is responsible for revolutionizing trail-grooming systems by converting New Holland farm tractors into snowmobile trail groomers from their shop in New Liskeard.

Symposium to explore sustainability issues (5/02)

By Diana Scheddin Building sustainable communities in Northern Ontario is this year’s theme for the Symposium on the Economy and Environment of the Blue Sky Region, being held from May 10th to 11th, 2002 at Canadore College in North Bay.

Mining suppliers successful in Global Traders Awards (5/02)

Three mining supply firms and their national export trade association were honoured in the Ontario Northern Region Global Traders Award ceremony held in North Bay on April 11, 2002.

SuperBuild drives construction industry (5/02)

By Leslie Sanders North Bay has seen some major construction projects begin in the last year, the majority supported by the province’s SuperBuild program. The Near North Correctional and Treatment Centre will receive $1.

Staying Power (5/02)

By Ian Ross Once considered a military town and a major junction for three major railroads, North Bay has adjusted to changes in the economic landscape and today is billing itself as a regional hub for commerce, education and transportation in northe

ONTC’s fate to be determined this spring (5/02)

By Ian Ross Restless and weary employees at Ontario Northland Transportation Commission (ONTC) continue to wait with bated breath for the final decision on the divestiture of the provincial Crown corporation, expected this spring.

University set for influx of students (5/02)

By Diana Scheddin Along with increased enrolment, Nipissing University is offering new programs and taking steps to ensure the institution is ready for the arrival of more students in September.

Mid-range homes white-hot in real estate market (5/02)

By Leslie Sanders The North Bay real estate market is having trouble keeping up with demand. Buyers are purchasing houses faster than agents can list them.

Hospital construction in Northern Ontario - North Bay (5/02)

North Bay’s two hospitals, St. Joseph’s General and North Bay Civic, merged boards of directors in 1995, long before other communities in the North saw hospital boards merge.

Fabricator links success to exporting, innovation (5/02)

By Ian Ross Ask Ron Miller the secret of his staying power in the highly competitive mine equipment market and he sums it up as being innovative and flexible to customer needs, taking a few calculated risks here and there and literally going the extr