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University research bolstered by federal funding (3/02)

Industry Canada committed more than $1.1 million to Sudbury's Laurentian University to support indirect costs associated with federally sponsored research.

Junior company bullish over PGM find (3/02)

With sights set on forging ahead with an aggressive exploration campaign on its River Valley property, Pacific Northwest Captial Corp. has plans to seek a budget increase of $3 million from Anglo Platinum, a South African platinum giant.

City sets out to assist mining supply companies tap into worldwide markets (3/02)

Economic development is expected to heat up in the Sudbury and Nickel Belt regions following the announcement of over $4 million in funding for innovation, e-commerce, tourism and youth employment projects.

Fort Knox signs $30-million exploration contract (3/02)

Fort Knox Resources Inc. inked a $30-million exploration and development deal with Dynatec Corp. to search for minerals in five abandoned mines in the Sudbury region. launches revamped Web site (3/02), the City of Greater Sudbury's Community Development Corp. technology wing, launched a redesigned Web site ( ) in March featuring new online consulting services for small- and medium-sized business.

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.