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Survey results expected to spur mineral exploration in northwest (9/02)

Results from a lake-sediment survey completed in the Lac des Iles-Black Sturgeon River area, about 100 kilometres north of Thunder Bay, has identified 46 areas with significantly higher-than-normal concentrations of a number of precious metals, inclu

Dryden Hydro sale nears completion (5/01)

The sale of Dryden Hydro to Hydro One is nearly complete. The Ontario Energy Board has approved the sale and it should be completed this summer. The $3.64-million deal comes with guaranteed employment and seniority for city hydro employees.

Exploring for tantalum (5/01)

By Dianne Gouliquer The search is on for tantalum in northwestern Ontario, and at least one junior exploration company is reporting "encouraging" results.

Prospecting course developed (5/01)

By Dianne Gouliquer A unique prospecting course taking place in Kenora may spark new interest in mineral exploration and save the area's dwindling "prospecting fraternity," a local geologist suggests.

Northwest eyed for power plant developments (9/01)

By Dianne Gouliquer An American company has set its sights on Thunder Bay as the location for its next power plant, but the facility won't go up until a firm date has been set for deregulation of the electricity market.

Annual pulp and paper conference set for September (9/01)

"Adapting," the theme of this year's Pulp and Paper Technical Association of Canada's (PAPTAC) conference, will build upon the successful formula the association used over the years to offer a meeting that focuses

Interest in e-commerce expands (7/01)

By Dianne Gouliquer An e-commerce survey commissioned earlier this year by the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce has produced "impressive" results, chamber of commerce president Mary Long-Irwin says.

City looks at boosting airport revenues (7/01)

By Dianne Gouliquer Officials at Dryden Regional Airport are hoping an upcoming study of the airport will offer new ideas for marketing and business opportunities.

Long-term care facility in the works (7/01)

A second long-term care facility planned for the City of Dryden is pressing ahead. Announced on June 1, 2000, the Central Care Corp. building will add 64 long-term care beds to the area.

Waterfront development remains in limbo (6/01)

By Dianne Gouliquer Thunder Bay's waterfront development initiative remains at a standstill while the city and the developer hammer out a development agreement.