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Thunder Bay shifts into high gear to develop trucking centre

By Michael Lynch Thunder Bay may abandon the original concept of a "prestige business park" and turn the property into a truck plaza to service the needs of truckers.

Decline in shipments jeopardizes future growth (4/02)

By Michael Lynch World markets for Canada's grain will have to shift if the 10 remaining terminal elevators in Thunder Bay hope to recover business lost to ports on the West Coast, industry experts say.

Literacy learning workplace issue (4/02)

By Michael Lynch "More than 50 per cent of those enrolled in literacy programs have a workplace goal," says Annemarie Wesolowski, executive director of Literacy Northwest in Thunder Bay.

Technology changing face of forestry education (4/02)

By Michael Lynch For decades the forest products industry and the institutions of higher learning in Thunder Bay ignored each other. Forest industry demographics and new sophisticated technology in the bush and mills changed everything.

Business leaders bash city council's approach to development (4/02)

By Michael Lynch Thunder Bay business leaders are blaming their municipal council for a lack of investor confidence in the city.

Northwestern airports set to upgrade (4/02)

Three northwestern Ontario airports have received almost $7 million from the federal government for safety improvement projects. The projects include: • $2.

Forestry plan criticized (4/02)

Bowater Inc.s harvesting plans in St. Raphael Provincial Park, north of Sioux Lookout, are receiving criticism.

Schreiber cuts services to reduce taxes (4/02)

Schreiber township council has made major cuts in community services in an attempt to bring in a reduced tax increase that was originally forecast for the community. Taxes will go up 2.96 per cent instead of 15 per cent.

Province aids in employment creation in forest industry (4/02)

The province's Living Legacy Trust is investing nearly $1 million in six forestry projects near Thunder Bay, Fort Frances, Armstrong, Dryden and Geraldton. All of the projects are designed to create employment for people under age 25.

Tourism association relocates to Nipigon (4/02)

The North of Superior Tourism Association is moving its office from Thunder Bay to Nipigon. The move will allow the association's tourist information centre to be open year round rather than on a seasonal basis.