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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).

Nipigon basin hot spot for exploration

By Michael Lynch Junior mineral exploration companies in the northwest are gearing up for a summer of intense activity in the Nipigon basin.

Air Canada reinstates early flights from Thunder Bay (5/02)

Air Canada has reversed a decision it made in March following complaints by business passengers. The company’s 7:20 a.m. flight from Thunder Bay to Toronto was cancelled in March and replaced by an Air Canada Tango flight leaving the city at 8:50 a.

Thunder Bay chamber acclaimed winner of achievement awards (5/02)

The Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce has won three achievement awards from the National Association for Membership Development.

Hospital construction in Northern Ontario - Thunder Bay (5/02)

The Thunder Bay Regional Hospital came about as a result of a merger of the McKellar Hospital and the Port Arthur General Hospital.

Forest lands certified to environmental management standards (5/02)

Weyerhaeuser Inc.’s three forest lands in northwestern Ontario have been certified to the ISO Environmental Management System standard.