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Greenstone-area mine into production (11/01)

The former Northern Empire gold mill in Beardmore is back in operation again after remaining idle for almost a decade.

NDP leader slams ministry for MNR cutbacks (11/01)

Without assessing blame towards any forestry companies, provincial New Democratic Party Leader Howard Hampton pointed the finger at the provincial Tories for cutbacks at the Natural Resources Ministry in contributing to some wasteful harvesting pract

Red Lake mine reserves increase (11/01)

Gold Corp Inc. has increased its gold reserves at Red Lake mine by 25 per cent over last year's predictions. Commercial gold production at Red Lake mine began on Jan. 1 of this year.

Young entrepreneur does it naturally (11/01)

By Tracey Yeo From her establishment in Thunder Bay, 27-year-old Angela Gamble, an Aboriginal young entrepreneur, has started something organically wonderful - her unique all-natural hand and body care store, Tepetis Treasures.

Province invests in literacy training (11/01)

Five northern literacy organizations will receive a combined total of $82,000 from the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines to strengthen literacy training.

Aboriginal businesses to be recognized (11/01)

Nishnawbe Adski Development Fund will be holding its 11th annual business awards dinner on Nov. 29 in Thunder Bay.

Jobless rate rises (11/01)

Statistics Canada reports that the unemployment rate for Thunder Bay has risen from eight per cent in August of 2000 to 8.4 per cent in August of this year.

Group seeks Parks Canada support to promote diving (11/01)

A local shipwreck enthusiasts' group wants to promote sport-diving off Thunder Bay with the aid of Parks Canada.

Mayor boycotts new low-cost air carrier (11/01)

Following on the heels of Air Canada's recent layoff announcements, the mayor of Thunder Bay is requesting northwestern Ontario residents boycott Air Canada's new low-cost carrier, Tango.

Literacy rate linked to industrial workplace accident rate

Industrial workplace accidents may be reduced if mine and forestry workers upgrade their ability to read and write, according to a Thunder Bay literacy organization.