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Safeway closure looming (5/02)

Canada Safeway will request a second government-supervised vote on its “last, best and final” contract offer to striking employees in Thunder Bay.

Four-laning tops list of to-dos for premier (5/02)

Four-laning the Trans Canada Highway and reinstating the spring bear hunt were mentioned by Premier Ernie Eves during a Tory fundraiser in Thunder Bay May 14.

Noranda's Thunder Bay office slated for closure (5/02)

Noranda Inc. is closing down its Thunder Bay office. The office will shut down over the course of a year, as Noranda and Falconbridge Ltd. consolidate their Canadian operations in Laval, Que.

Architectural, engineering firms merge (5/02)

Kuch Stephenson Architects and GBW Architect and Engineer announced the merger of their firms to form Kuch Stephenson Gibson Malo Architects and Engineer.

Dual medical school campus announcement good news for Thunder Bay (5/02)

Following up on his leadership candidacy promise, Premier Ernie Eves announced Thunder Bay will be a full partner in the northern medical school, along with Sudbury's Laurentian University.

Mining heritage featured on Web site (5/02)

Northwestern Ontario's rich mining heritage is now accessible to all via a Web link through the Thunder Bay Public Library.

Call centre considers setting up shop in Thunder Bay (5/02)

Thunder Bay may be landing another call centre. The city currently has four call centres that provide about 1,200 jobs. A Minnesota-based company is considering the city, and a southern Ontario community as potential locations.

Minister supports industrial projects in Thunder Bay (5/02)

Two proposed industrial projects for Thunder Bay have received the support of Robert Nault, federal minister of Indian and Northern Affairs. U.S. based Syn-Fuel Technologies wants to build a power plant and Bowater is planning a sawmill.

Post 9/11 blamed for airline layoffs (5/02)

Bearskin Airlines of Thunder Bay has laid off 26 of its 430 employees as a result of a downturn in the economy. The company is blaming the Sept.

“Remoteness” unique to North

By Michael Lynch Resource-based tourism operators in the North need to focus on their greatest asset, says the new executive director of the Northern Ontario Tourist Oufitters (NOTO).