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Biotechnology firm receives funding (3/02)

Sudbury's Neureka Research Inc. is receiving $237,000 in FedNor funding to develop a market-ready diagnostic test kit to identify a virus that causes gastroenteritis.

City-owned call centre seeks private-sector interests (3/02)

A city-owned call centre may be purchased and reopened by a private operator in the near future. Capreol Connex, owned by the City of Greater Sudbury, closed its doors in December due to loss of business.

Conference highlights need for northerners (3/02)

By Sari Huhtala Northerners have talked enough about ecotourism, now is the time to forge ahead and turn the talk into action.

Innovation key to survival for local business (3/02)

By Ian Ross Timberock Innovations Ltd. intends to set the gold standard with an emerging interactive software program for creating electronic parts books.

Airport developments take flight (3/02)

By Ian Ross After a late kick-off last summer re-introducing regularly scheduled flights between Elliot Lake, Manitoulin Island and Toronto, and a tepid reaction to flying after Sept.

Grassroots initiative to promote region's tourism (3/02)

By Ian Ross Rather than dictate from the top down how provincial tourism dollars will be spent and what marketing strategies will be undertaken, Huron North Tourism is taking a grassroots approach to promote their region as a viable four-season touri

North Shore gets funding (3/02)

Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corp. recently announced a $1.2-million investment in a number of projects in the North Shore region. Projects include: * Thessalon Sewage Lagoon Project Phase I - Town of Thessalon.

Cameco refinery achieves ISO certification (3/02)

Blind River's Cameco refinery received ISO 14001 certification in March. The International Organization for Standardization spells out a set of internationally accepted standards for maintaining environmental management systems.

Spinoffs for tourism sector anticipated (2/02)

By Katherine Thompson Nelson The completion of Dynamic Earth in 2003 is expected to be a boon to the tourism industry in Sudbury, city officials predict.

WestJet adds western flight service (2/02)

WestJest recently announced the addition of non-stop flight service from Sudbury to Winnipeg, with one-way fares starting as low as $125. Beginning Feb. 7, flights will be offered Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.