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Thunder Bay

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.

Construction to boom in Dryden (12/01)

Officials with the City of Dryden anticipate a busy year for the construction industry next year, and into consecutive years, as major projects head into development stages.

Dryden area geophysical survey complete (12/01)

Results from an Operation Treasure Hunt survey in the Stormy Lake-Dryden area have identified interesting exploration targets for prospectors and industry to follow up on. The survey was conducted by Fugro Airborne Surveys Corp.

Airport traffic down over 2000 figures (12/01)

The 28 per cent decline in aircraft and passenger traffic at Dryden Regional Airport in October from the same month in 2000 is being attributed to the pulling out of Calm Air.

Bearskin reopens route to the west (11/01)

Bearskin Airlines has reopened a route west for travellers flying to Winnipeg. Beginning Oct. 15, daily flights resumed from Dryden Regional Airport to Winnipeg International Airport.

Tourism, forestry industries create agreement (11/01)

Tourist operators and forest companies in the Dryden area are joining together to create a resource stewardship agreement to avoid any friction in the future in the use of the forest.