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Call for resumes answered (6/02)

More than 1,500 resumes flooded into the Tri-Town Strategic Economic Development Unit by mid-June to fill between 250 and 300 positions for a proposed call centre development.

Town council seeks revisions to environmental assessment process (6/02)

New Liskeard town council is asking for revisions to the province's environmental assessment process to assure Tri-Town area residents that the proposed development of a toxic waste incinerator in Kirkland Lake would not pose a health risk.

Falco teams up with junior company for diamond exploration (6/02)

Falconbridge Ltd. has teamed up with JML Resources Ltd., a new exploration company, as a venture partner to examine the potential for diamonds on its Marten River properties, about 50 kilometres north of North Bay.

Call centre industry tops list for 2001 job creation in North Bay (6/02)

North Bay's Regional Self Help Office recorded 676 new business name registrations last year and 1,160 jobs were tracked by the office as small-business growth.

Nipissing University honours alumni (6/02)

Dr. John R. McCarthy and Dr. Laverne Smith were honoured by the Nipissing University Alumni Association on June 8 for their career achievements and present stature in their communities. "Current students and alumni can look up to both Dr.

North Bay Airport feels aftermath of 9/11 (6/02)

A post-Sept. 11 decline in passenger traffic is being blamed for a $20,000-deficit and 1,700 fewer travellers at North Bay's Jack Garland Airport during the first quarter of 2002.

Air Base Property Corp. plans infrastructure upgrades (6/02)

North Bay's Air Base Property Corp. (ABPC) received a $900,000 grant from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund for infrastructure improvement and a new building lot. ABPC and its tenants will contribute $2.

Call centre development may be hindered by lack of job applicants (5/02)

Whether a major international call-centre company plugs into the Tri-Towns area will depend upon the level of interest by potential job applicants from across the region.

Tri-Towns in race for call centre development (5/02)

The competition is on between the Tri-Towns area and an unnamed Alberta community to attract a call centre development. Tri-Town development officials received more than 100 job applications during the last full week in May.

Ecology centre lands funding (5/02)

Nipissing MPP Bob Wood announced on May 15 that the Canadian Ecology Centre has received $500,000 from FedNor for the implementation of digital subscriber data (DSL) service in 13 Nipissing area communities.