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Chapleau targets tourism, value-added forest products as potential growth areas (5/02)

Chapleau's economic future has been mapped out with their updated strategic plan. Released in late April, the document outlines a number of opportunities designed to increase and strengthen the town's economic base.

Multimillion-dollar mill upgrades nearing completion (5/02)

A $15-million upgrade to Domtar's Chapleau lumber mill should be complete this summer.

Steeltec expansion creates new jobs (4/02)

Fifteen new jobs have been created in Timmins, and as many as 35 more may be created as Steeltec takes on contracts to supply field crews and mobile welding units from Manitoba to Quebec.

Diamond potential discovered near Timmins (4/02)

Sulliden Exploration Inc. has acquired 100 per cent of a Falconbridge Ltd. property near Timmins to begin searching for diamonds.

Placer Dome, Kinross join forces (4/02)

In what is being heralded by Placer Dome Inc. and Kinross Gold Corp. as the biggest news in the Porcupine gold camp in years, the two mining companies are combining forces in a joint-venture mining project.

Moosonee Airport receives funding for improvements (4/02)

Moosonee Airport will receive $220,000 for safety improvement projects. Reginald Belair, MP for the Timmins and James Bay area, made the announcement earlier this on behalf of Transport Minister David Collenette.

Kapuskasking council approves $9-million long-term care facility (4/02)

Kapuskasing council has decided to support North Centennial Manor's project after meeting with the North Centennial Manor board last week.

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.