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Report cites value-added wood products as best industry for Kenora (9/02)

A $50,000-economic development report for the city of Kenora highlighted the type of industries suited for the area. The report recommends wood products as being the best possible industry for the city.

Union bargaining lands new contract for Bombardier workers (9/02)

A 21-hour bargaining session was needed to avoid a labour disruption at Thunder Bay’s Bombardier plant. The union representing the plant's 640 workers says the three-year deal includes increases in wages, pensions and other benefits.

Wood treaters under pressure (9/02)

By Frank Scarcello Manufacturers of pressure-treated wood who use chromated copper arsenate (CCA) are operating under another kind of pressure as wood treaters have agreed to make a transition away from the use of CCA in treated lumber by Dec.

Passenger steamship eyed for tourism in Thunder Bay (7/02)

Thunder Bay officials will head south in mid-August in an attempt to secure a conditional deal to bring a former Great Lakes passenger steamer to the North as a tourist attraction.

Northwestern Ontario businesses target of business study (7/02)

It is relatively rare that businesses operating in small communities and rural locations get the chance to participate in a major business study, especially one designed to enable government and other parties to better identify the needs of those sam

Rail line washed out in northwestern flooding (7/02)

Canadian National Railway re-established its line between Thunder Bay and Fort Frances in late June after severe flooding washed out some sections.

Proposed power plant for northwest tests chemicals (7/02)

Synfuel Technologies is in the process of doing some environmental testing to assess whether to build a petroleum-coke power plant in Thunder Bay. An independent company has begun burning different ratios of chemicals in Tulsa, Okla.

Home Depot development underway in Thunder Bay (7/02)

Home Depot formally announced it is putting down roots in Thunder Bay having acquired 11 acres from Camrose Developments to begin construction on a store this summer at the Thunder Bay Centre. The completion date is fall, 2003.

Call centre proposed for Thunder Bay (7/02)

An American company is considering opening a call centre in Thunder Bay that would employ a potential 450 people. The company, Young America, is looking to the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corp.

Lakehead's business program offered through videoconferencing (7/02)

Thunder Bay's Lakehead University now offers its business leadership program to outlying communities through videoconferencing technology.