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College launches paper mill training program (4/02)

A paper mill training program has been launched in Kapuskasing by Collège Boréal in response to the needs of the local forestry industry.

Iroquois Falls opens economic development office (4/02)

Determined to chart their own economic future, the Town of Iroquois Falls cut the ribbon in April on an economic development office and established a community development team.

Merchandizing yard proposed (4/02)

By Michael Lynch Creating between six and 10 full-time jobs is a good possibility for Iroquois Falls, says Suzanne Parton, chair of the community’s forestry committee.

Tourism expected to spur economic growth (4/02)

By Michael Lynch “Iroquois Falls needs to create a destination point,” says Norm McDowell, chair of a volunteer subcommittee charged with the task of giving tourists a reason to stop and spend money.

Cochrane receives trail funding (4/02)

Northern Development and Mines Minister Dan Newman announced the Town of Cochrane will receive $30,000, through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund, to enhance its nine-kilometre trail system.

Cochrane plans pioneer village development (4/02)

FedNor has given $500,000 to the Cochrane and Area Community Development Corp. for the development of a new tourist attraction. The CDC plans to develop a pioneer village as part of a new regional tourist attraction.

Distillery in works

By Diana Scheddin Last October, Ed Pedskalny was convincing farmers in the Cochrane district to start working their land again, growing barley. Pedskalny and his son-in-law John Wilkes, creators of Iced Spirits Ltd.

Construction set to begin on water-filtration system (4/02)

Bruce Mines new water filtration system is expected to be up and running in the fall of 2003. Earth Tech Canada Inc. will design and supervise the construction of a filtration system for the Bruce Mines water treatment plant.

Placer Dome inks deal to search for new ore body (3/02)

International mining giant Placer Dome Inc. signed an option agreement with Moneta Porcupine Mines Inc. to explore a property between the Dome and the former Hollinger gold mine in Timmins.

Mine conversion to allow for extraction of gold reserves (3/02)

Kinross Gold Corp.'s former mine operations on its Timmins Marlhill property is being converted to an open pit to extract the last reserves of gold prior to closing it.