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“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.

Province kicks in funding for videoconferencing network (5/02)

A $66,000 provincial investment will help First Nations and Aboriginal associations across the North share knowledge and expertise to provide better local services to their communities.

Scholarships offered to northwestern Ontario students (5/02)

The Northwestern Ontario Associated Chambers of Commerce and Weyerhaeuser Inc. are offering two scholarships worth $1,500 each.

Multimedia online training: a new facet (5/02)

By Michael Lynch When Ken Owen hears people talking about being in on the ground floor of Internet technology he proudly states, “I was in at the sub-basement level.” Owen was providing Internet services before they were invented.

Lumber dispute tops list of issues NOMA president intends to address (5/02)

The new president of the Northwestern Ontario Municipal Association, Ingrid Parks, has four issues she would like to pursue during her term. Parks, a Kenora councillor, says the softwood lumber dispute tops her list.