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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

Red Lake mine reserves increase (11/01)

Gold Corp Inc. has increased its gold reserves at Red Lake mine by 25 per cent over last year's predictions. Commercial gold production at Red Lake mine began on Jan. 1 of this year.

Young entrepreneur does it naturally (11/01)

By Tracey Yeo From her establishment in Thunder Bay, 27-year-old Angela Gamble, an Aboriginal young entrepreneur, has started something organically wonderful - her unique all-natural hand and body care store, Tepetis Treasures.