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Sawmill workers ratify new contract (2/02)

In late January, workers at Tembec's sawmill in Timmins signed a new five-year contract, with 91 per cent of the members of the Industrial, Wood and Allied Workers of Canada Local 2995 approving it through a vote, an official with the union

Placer Dome posts $29M profit in fourth quarter (2/02)

Despite a $29-million profit in the final quarter of 2001, Placer Dome Inc., the nation's second-largest gold producer, still reported an overall loss in 2001.

Job creation on upswing in Timmins (2/02)

A Timmins Economic Development Corp. (TEDC) study reveals the city netted 308 full-time jobs last year. At the request by its board of directors, TEDC monitored job hires and losses each month in 2001.

Timmins enters final phase of diversification plan (2/02)

The City of Timmins is gearing up to head into the implementation stage of its strategic plan, which is focused on job creation, job retention and economic diversification.

Diamond drilling program underway in Timmins (2/02)

A recently transplanted mining exploration company has begun diamond drilling on one of its newly acquired properties in the Timmins area.

Lack of clients forces closure of call centre (2/02)

Workers at Northern Ontario On Call Centres in both Cochrane and Timmins are temporarily out of work due to the closure of both call centres.

Company invests in enhanced cellphone service to Timmins (2/02)

NorTel Mobility has launched new digital cellphone service to Timmins as part of a $6-million investment to introduce a network in northeastern Ontario.

Rising interest in stock baffles mining company (2/02)

A junior mining company with 2.14 million tonnes of ore grading 0.23 ounces of gold per tonne on its Timmins property has witnessed soaring prices on the Toronto Stock Exchange, with no real explanation, a company official says.

Message-service company recognized for excellence in customer service (2/02)

Northern Communications was selected as this year's winner of the national Tom Ryan Award, an award that recognizes industry leaders in the answering service and contact management industry and recognizes ethics, integrity and quality of ser

Health care, tourism in Kapuskasing receive funding (2/02)

A new national marketing initiative will be aimed at promoting Kapuskasing, and other surrounding communities as tourism destinations.