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Construction to boom in Dryden (12/01)

Officials with the City of Dryden anticipate a busy year for the construction industry next year, and into consecutive years, as major projects head into development stages.

Dryden area geophysical survey complete (12/01)

Results from an Operation Treasure Hunt survey in the Stormy Lake-Dryden area have identified interesting exploration targets for prospectors and industry to follow up on. The survey was conducted by Fugro Airborne Surveys Corp.

Airport traffic down over 2000 figures (12/01)

The 28 per cent decline in aircraft and passenger traffic at Dryden Regional Airport in October from the same month in 2000 is being attributed to the pulling out of Calm Air.

Bearskin reopens route to the west (11/01)

Bearskin Airlines has reopened a route west for travellers flying to Winnipeg. Beginning Oct. 15, daily flights resumed from Dryden Regional Airport to Winnipeg International Airport.

Tourism, forestry industries create agreement (11/01)

Tourist operators and forest companies in the Dryden area are joining together to create a resource stewardship agreement to avoid any friction in the future in the use of the forest.

Mill plans shutdown (11/01)

Abitibi-Consolidated Ltd.'s Kenora mill is preparing a temporary shutdown in December. The company has decided to shutdown the mill for a period of two to four weeks as part of an inventory control program, company officials say.

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.