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Election candidates voice promises for the north (2/02)

Northwestern Ontario residents have been receiving promises from the five candidates vying for Premier Mike Harris's job.

Electronic marketplace to be developed (2/02)

Over 500 northwestern Ontario small- and medium-sized enterprises will be set up on a business-to-business electronic network over a one-year period through an Internet-based project.

Waterfront development details sketchy (2/02)

Thunder Bay city councillors are remaining tight-lipped about details of two groups interested in developing Thunder Bay's waterfront. One of the individuals is a Texas-based developer and the other is unknown.

Development Thunder Bay captures marketing award (2/02)

Development Thunder Bay has won a marketing award of excellence from the Economic Developers Council of Ontario. The council gives awards annually for outstanding achievements of its members and those in the economic development profession.

Council grants approval for waterfront development (2/02)

Two Thunder Bay businessmen have been given approval by Thunder Bay city council for a waterfront development on the Kaministiquia River.

New observatory will accommodate global warming monitoring (2/02)

By Michael Lynch Heinz Rilling is a happy man when it snows in Marathon. "This winter has been brutal," says Rilling, owner of Marathon Motors Sports. His livelihood is dependent on snow, and lots of it.

Diversification key to growth (2/02)

By Michael Lynch The greatest challenge facing Brent Thompson in the future is attracting engineers to work in the north.

City targets forest-related business in Canada, U.S. (2/02)

As part of the Forest Centre of Excellence project, Development Thunder Bay is launching a forest-related business opportunities proposal. The proposal been sent to more than 500 forest-related businesses across Canada and the United States.

Upgrades keep mill competitive (2/02)

By Michael Lynch Flexibility is an important word in John Brophy's vocabulary.

Thunder Bay chamber concerned about city council decisions (2/02)

The Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce is again voicing concern about a decision made by Thunder Bay city council.