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Fort Frances lands funding to hire consultant (5/02)

Funding of $39,000 from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corp. has placed the Re-inventing Fort Frances committee a step closer to hiring a consultant.

Dryden seeks funding for city improvements (5/02)

The City of Dryden has submitted an application to the heritage fund’s economic diversification assistance program requesting funding of $280,000.

TimberStrand plant lures employees from Kenora businesses (5/02)

A hiring call for new employees at Weyerhaeuser's Trus Joist TimberStrand plant has workers at other Kenora businesses tendering their resignations for the lure of higher paying wages and job security.

Forest training program receives Living Legacy grant (5/02)

Moose Creek Reforestation of Oxdrift wants to hire 44 people for the summer, and train them in forest tending. The 11-week training program is open to students, First Nations and the unemployed in the Dryden and Kenora areas.

Stone creations big sell on Net (5/02)

By Ian Ross Inukshuks. You know those little stone, human-like figures that crown highway rock cuts everywhere? They are selling in Europe, in Saudi Arabia, in Japan and just about everywhere.

Slate of upgrades, development projects planned in northwest (5/02)

The provincial government will spend $2.7 million in northwestern Ontario to create and sustain more than 100 jobs.

Wood WORKS! launches new Web site (4/02)

WoodWORKS has announced the launch of a new Web site for its second annual Wood Works awards gala. The Web site contains award details and nomination forms for the 2002 WoodWORKS awards gala that will be held Nov. 20 in Thunder Bay.

Anti-rackets squad to probe city documents (4/02)

In a 9-4 vote, Thunder Bay city council has agreed to turn city documents over to the Ontario Provincial Police anti-rackets squad. The mayor and city clerk are authorized to sign agreements to release documents.

Bear hunt reinstatement priority for new OFAH president (4/02)

A retired collection agency operator in Thunder Bay is the new president of the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters.

Thunder Bay adds to slate of power projects (4/02)

As if Thunder Bay did not have enough power projects on its plate, it now has companies approaching the local hydro utility with proposals for wind turbines.