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Remote First Nation communities get connected (2/02)

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.

Web site to promote local business and tourism (2/02)

Bell Canada is providing $20,000 to the Superior North Community Futures Development Corp. to create a Web site that will focus on local business and tourism attractions.

High-grade targets identified at Red Lake gold camp (2/02)

Rubicon Minerals Corp. is forging ahead with its first phase of diamond drilling to test three main target areas at Red Lake.

Northwest may get its share of medical school (2/02)

By Ian Ross Based on howls of protest from northwestern Ontario over the controversial format of the proposed northern medical school, there appears to be some movement afoot to grant Thunder Bay a greater role in the project, says one of its archite

Upgrades in store for Fort Frances hospital (2/02)

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care has given approval for renovations at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances.

Biomass waste disposal project proposed in northwest (2/02)

By Michael Lynch A CTV W-5 television program six years ago changed Roger Dolyny's life.

Condiminium development pushes ahead (2/02)

By Michael Lynch Following three failed attempts in the past, the town of Fort Frances appears to have found the answer to condominium housing construction. Construction is scheduled to begin in the spring on a $4.

Fort Frances to focus on tourism and commerce (1/02)

Officials with the Re-inventing Fort Frances committee are waiting for funding approval from FedNor before going ahead with a feasibility study imperative to landing funding for major projects to enhance tourism and commerce in the area.

Plywood plant operations resume (1/02)

Operations at Weyerhauser's plywood plant in Nipigon are expected to resume in mid-January. In November 2001 the plant was shut down in order to balance supply and demand, and inventory.

Leaders, city officials lobby for equal status in med school project (1/02)

The Nishnawbe Aski Nation is placing its support behind the move to make Lakehead University in Thunder Bay a full partner in the northern medical school.