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Fort Frances to host international safe communities conference (4/02)

Fort Frances is getting ready to host the 11th annual International Conference on Safe Communities. The conference, May 6 to 10, is an initiative of the World Health Organization.

Township to seek tenders for water intake system (4/02)

Construction on Emo's new water intake system has received the green light from the Ministry of the Environment. The township plans to advertise for tenders soon and is seeking additional funding from the heritage fund.

Biomass waste-disposal project moves to funding stage (4/02)

A biomass waste disposal project is one step closer to becoming a reality for Emo. A funding application has been sent to FedNor for consideration.

Waterfront interest shifts from tourism to industrial development (3/02)

A Seattle-based company, Railex, is expressing interest in Thunder Bay's waterfront. It wants to build a $175-million gas turbine power plant on the city's Portside property.

Interim committee takes on tourism marketing in the North (3/02)

The province has formed an interim steering committee to handle tourism marketing for Northern Ontario. The new 11-member group will operate from an office in North Bay. It replaces the Northern Ontario Tourism Marketing Corp.

Shipping company sells off vessels (3/02)

N. M. Paterson and Sons Limited of Thunder Bay has finalized a deal to sell three of its ships to Canada Steamship Lines (CSL) Inc.

Thunder Bay seeks opportunities to export power (3/02)

Thunder Bay may send a delegation to Silicon Valley to explore the possibility of exporting power there.

Native engineering program receives funding boost (3/02)

TransCanada Pipelines has donated $150,000 to the Native access program for engineering (NAPE) at Lakehead University. NAPE is a partnership between the corporate sector, the Aboriginal community and Lakehead University.

Energy association announces $9-billion energy project (3/02)

By Michael Lynch The Northwest Energy Association has announced a massive three-phase, $9-billion energy project that could generate up to $24 billion in revenue through increased economic activity.

First Nations get connected (3/02)

By Michael Lynch Remote First Nation communities in Northern Ontario will soon have the option of connecting to multimedia services, including high-speed Internet access, tele-health, e-commerce and tele-education.