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Thunder Bay

Declining population base prompts concerns (3/02)

Northwestern Ontario mayors are concerned about a declining population base in the region, and are looking at ways to combat the problem.

International Working Conference at Quetico Centre (3/02)

An International Working Conference on Ecosystem Health will be held at Quetico Centre May 12 to 16, 2002.

Ministry supports industrial, commercial airport development (3/02)

Northern Development and Mines has given the Thunder Bay Airport Authority $1.8 million to develop a light industrial/commercial subdivision. The airport already has its first tenant.

Finding uses for North's sunken logs (3/02)

By Michael Lynch For almost 50 years Murray Jardine, a stationary engineer, has been warning anyone who will listen that logs and bark in northwestern Ontario lakes are harming water quality.

Lake Nipigon area hot spot for PGE exploration (3/02)

The Lake Nipigon region has become one of the North's hot spots in terms of platinum group element (PGE) exploration.

Plans to revitalize Nipigon may result in hefty tax hikes (3/02)

If Nipigon taxpayers want to give their community a facelift they are going to have dig deep into their pockets to pay for it. A proposed revitalization project will cost the town of 2,400 residents $12 million.

Nipigon chamber to host northwestern chambers annual meeting (3/02)

The Land of Nipigon Chamber of Commerce will host the 2002 spring meeting of the Northwestern Ontario Associated Chambers of Commerce April 19 to 21.

Paper mill to be back in production next week (3/02)

Abitibi-Consolidated Inc. is expected to have its paper mill in Kenora in full operation by March 10. The mill was shutdown for seven weeks after a granite roller exploded on the No. 10 paper machine.

Communities should join forces to access funding, MP says (3/02)

Kenora-Rainy River MP Robert Nault is suggesting communities get together as a region to access federal funding for economic development and health.

Cap on tax rate limiting city's tax revenue (3/02)

An industrial tax rate cap in Dryden is limiting the cityÕs sources of tax revenue. Residential taxes in Dryden must rise by 65 per cent before the cityÕs industrial rates will be affected.