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Laurentian takes part in peat land regeneration

By IAN ROSS When De Beers Canada begins extracting diamonds from its Victor Mine in March, it will be a landmark event in the history of Ontario’s Far North.

Bringing home the expertise

By IAN ROSS In his late teens, Andre Lapierre wasn’t all that different from many restless kids in Northern Ontario. All the career opportunities and real-world experience lay over the horizon, he thought.

Opportunity Series takes charge of energy issues

By NICK STEWART Efforts to adjust to the province’s proposed energy mix may raise the price of energy by at least 15 per cent over the next 20 years, according to Paul Shervill, vice-president of conservation and sector development for the Ontario Po

Graffiti Wizard conjures up steady business

By NICK STEWART With just five years under its belt, Northern Ontario’s largest graffiti removal business is looking to move beyond its Sudbury origins to other parts of the province, according to co-owner Ray Sasseville.

CVRD Inco funds Sudbury mining innovation park

By IAN ROSS Darryl Lake’s dream of a Finlandia-style innovation park for the mining industry has come to full fruition.

Businesses rally for families in Northern Ontario with cancer

By Kelly Louiseize When a person in a family is diagnosed with cancer, the disease infects the lives of those around him or her. In the cases when a child has been given the news, parents, relatives and friends rally around for support.

Shipping PowerTraxx's utility vehicles overseas

By IAN ROSS Name a mine development in Northern Ontario and chances are PowerTel Utilities Contractors have strung the wire and hooked up the power.

Sports admin grads have competitive advantage

By IAN ROSS As regular readers of sports pages know only too well, the business of the sports goes way beyond the game stories and box scores in agate type.

Scientists and mining industry come together for environmental conference

By NICK STEWART Up to 500 people across a variety of sectors from around the world are expected to attend this fall’s Mining and the Environment International Conference, to be held from October 19 to 27 at Sudbury’s Laurentian University.

Robust economy spurs building boom

By IAN ROSS One of Northern Ontario's largest home builders is proceeding with the first phase of a larger 250-home subdivision in a suburb north of Sudbury.