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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.

Strong fourth-quarter housing starts bolster weak year (1/02)

An above average count of housing starts for the fourth quarter in Thunder Bay pushed residential construction starts above 2000 levels according to data released by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp.

Council supports heritage park initiative (1/02)

Thunder Bay city council has provided $100,000 in seed money over the next two years to a group attempting to establish a heritage park in the city's historic Bay-Algoma area.

First Nation boasts new park (1/02)

by Felix Winkelaar In the Hollywood version, a farmer builds a baseball diamond in his cornfield and Shoeless Joe brings his buddies to play ball.

Executive receives forestry award (1/02)

The Canadian Institute of Forestry recently awarded Bill Roll, manager of forestry and government affairs at Bowater Thunder Bay Woodlands, with the Tree of Life Award.

Push for smoking bans continues (3/02)

Dryden City councillors could be voting on a smoke-free bylaw by this summer. The city's administration is working on it, Mayor Sid Wintle told delegates from the Healthy Dryden Coalition.

Groundwater project converts waste to resource (3/02)

By Michael Lynch The City of Thunder Bay has two water-quality projects that are on the leading edge of technology and innovation. One is brand new, and the other has been in place for several years.