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Partnership to link Chapleau to high-speed network (6/02)

A private-public partnership deal signed June 5 in Chapleau is being heralded as a major step forward in developing new economic opportunities.

Cochrane lands funding for event centre development (6/02)

The Town of Cochrane has been granted $950,000 under the Superbuild Fund towards the construction of the Cochrane Event Centre, which will include an arena, swimming pool and meeting room.

Partnerships needed to retain youth, study says (5/02)

With youth population across northeastern Ontario expected to decline by nine per cent over the next decade, better relations must be cultivated between area schools and industry to keep youth in the North.

Timmins nets jobs in 2002 (5/02)

Statistics released by the Timmins Economic Development Corp. (TEDC) indicate the city has experienced a net gain of 362 jobs. From January to March 2002 there were 33 jobs lost in the city, however, 395 new jobs were created.

Placer Dome faces penalties for workplace injury (5/02)

Placer Dome will have to pay $137,500 in penalties as a result of injuries to a worker at the company’s Musselwhite gold mine north of Pickle Lake.

FedNor supports local initiatives program (5/02)

The Nord-Aski Regional Community Economic Development Corp. (CFDC) of Hearst, and the local initiatives program will both benefit from money provided by FedNor.

Mining giant appeals to city council for tax breaks (5/02)

Taxes were on the minds of Falconbridge senior mining executives during Timmins city council budget deliberations.

Business travellers make use of new air service in Earlton (5/02)

The business community in the Tri-Towns is making much use of King Air's new scheduled airport service between the Earlton airport and Toronto. Since flights between Earlton, Rouyn-Noranda and Toronto resumed Jan.

Shift changes boost productivity (5/02)

By Diana Scheddin A change in shift schedules and an upgrade on an outdated ventilation system increased productivity levels and boosted the health of workers at one Northern Ontario-based mine. General mine superintendent of Kinross Gold Corp.

First phase of environmental hot spot cleanup near completion (5/02)

The first phase of cleanup of one of Canada's worst environmental hot spots at the former Kam Kotia mine is on schedule and close to being completed.