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Shipping companies face strike (12/01)

Unionized marine engineers aboard Great Lakes freighters took to the picket lines in late November as Canadian shipping companies scrambled to keep sailing.

Thunder Bay Telephone expands services (12/01)

As part of its business expansion plans, Thunder Bay Telephone has acquired the city Internet provider, Air Internet Canada Ltd.

Politics hinders Portside development (12/01)

By Ian Ross Political in-fighting at city hall has stalled the progress of Thunder Bay's multimillion-dollar Portside waterfront project.

Northern housing market stagnant (12/01)

By Ian Ross The housing market may be booming in Canada's urban centres, but it has dried up in Northern Ontario and rural Canada through a mass out-migration of young people, says the president of the Thunder Bay Home Builders' Ass

College restructures (12/01)

By Ross Muir A restructured management organization, a revamped distance education program, enhanced community partnerships and plans to offer ongoing training to northwestern Ontario's emergency services personnel are just four of the new e

Plans held off pending deregulation (12/01)

By Ian Ross The proponents of a new energy-producing plant in the works for Thunder Bay are waiting for the province to confirm this month whether a competitive electricity market will open this spring before proceeding with their plans.

Buchanan Group invests in sales call centre (12/01)

By Ken Sitter Customers may not know or appreciate it, but the Buchanan Group now has a state of the art communications system to serve them. Buchanan Lumber Sales Inc.

Local economy improves, business is better (12/01)

Twenty storefronts in the downtown area may not sound like a lot, but Cathy Quesnel, business development co-ordinator for Chukuni Business Development Corp. (BDC), says striving to keep an active downtown can be challenging.

Study of Sioux Lookout mineral targets released (12/01)

The Operation Treasure Hunt program has released results of a geological lake sediment survey outlining 20 areas where significant geochemical anomalies occur in the Sioux Lookout-Bamaji Lake region, 300 kilometres northwest of Thunder Bay.

Customs facility to open soon (12/01)

By Ian Ross A new $5.3-million Canada Customs and Immigration inspection facility financed by two forest products companies in the Fort Frances area will be open to vehicle traffic this winter.