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Tourism, forestry industries create agreement (11/01)

Tourist operators and forest companies in the Dryden area are joining together to create a resource stewardship agreement to avoid any friction in the future in the use of the forest.

Mill plans shutdown (11/01)

Abitibi-Consolidated Ltd.'s Kenora mill is preparing a temporary shutdown in December. The company has decided to shutdown the mill for a period of two to four weeks as part of an inventory control program, company officials say.

Construction receives conditional approval (11/01)

Grand Council Treaty 3 leaders have given their approval to the construction of Weyerhaeuser's $250-million Trus-Joist timber strand mill for Kenora, contingent on some conditions being met.

Privatized recycling introduced (11/01)

A burgeoning debt load faced by the Northwestern Ontario Recycling Association (NORA) means the agency will hand over their largely inefficient collection system to a private contractor.

Fort Frances setting up to attract investors (11/01)

Fort Frances is taking steps to attract commercial investors by prioritizing economic development initiatives and expanding on ideas to entice industry to locate in the area. One of the ideas proposed is the development of an industrial park.

Massive layoffs face town as mill shuts down (11/01)

Longlac Wood Industries, in the Municipality of Greenstone, closed its doors in early November and company officials say the plant could remain idle for up to a year.

FedNor provides funding for youth intern for Greenestone (11/01)

FedNor has contributed $25,000 to the Greenstone Economic Development Corp.

First Nations open EDC offices in Beardmore (11/01)

First Nations people of Animbiigoo Zaagi'igan celebrated the opening of economic development corporation offices in Beardmore in late October.

Greenstone-area mine into production (11/01)

The former Northern Empire gold mill in Beardmore is back in operation again after remaining idle for almost a decade.

NDP leader slams ministry for MNR cutbacks (11/01)

Without assessing blame towards any forestry companies, provincial New Democratic Party Leader Howard Hampton pointed the finger at the provincial Tories for cutbacks at the Natural Resources Ministry in contributing to some wasteful harvesting pract