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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.

Northwestern water-bottling plant expands (4/02)

A spring-water bottling plant in Kenora is expanding production and will hire as many as 14 new employees. Two new bottling lines are being added that will boost production at NatureÕs Bay Bottling Co. to 75,000 500-ml bottles per shift.

Trus Joist plant set to fill 180 positions (4/02)

Trus Joist Weyerhaeuser's new plant in Kenora is in the final stages of hiring. The final 250 candidates for 180 maintenance and production positions are going through one-day assessments and job offers will be made in May.

Abitibi plans shutdown (4/02)

Abitibi-Consolidated’s Kenora mill will be shut down during May for inventory adjustment. All but a handful of workers will be laid off for the month.

Revitalization plans in store for northwestern lodge (4/02)

Minaki Lodge near Kenora has been sold to Calgary-based Land Development Company for an undisclosed price. The lodge has been closed since 1998.

Kenora plans pesticide, herbicide ban (4/02)

Kenora appears ready to pass a bylaw banning pesticides and herbicides.

Project streamlines access to city planning, engineering info (4/02)

Northern Genesis, a project aimed at strengthening northwestern Ontario's communities through information and communication technology, is gaining steam.