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By Diana Scheddin A change in shift schedules and an upgrade on an outdated ventilation system increased productivity levels and boosted the health of workers at one Northern Ontario-based mine.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

Kinross, Placer Dome join forces (5/02)

By Ian Ross In what Kinross Gold Corp. chief executive officer Bob Buchan described as the “most important event to happen in the Timmins camp in 20 years,” the gold producer is joining forces with rival Placer Dome Ltd.

Restrictions anger explorers

By Michael Lynch A recent decision by the Ontario minister of Northern Development and Mines has angered mineral explorers.

Gold deposit shows potential for open pit mine (5/02)

Holmer Gold Mines Ltd. has announced plans to undertake a $500,000 drill-test program at its Timmins Gold Project in Bristol Township. The company announced completion of private placement financing of 2.

Major park renovations planned for Kapuskasing (5/02)

The focal point for Kapuskasing's Heritage Lumberjack Festival will receive an $805,000-facelift through funding commitments from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corp. (NOHFC) and the Town of Kapuskasing.

Mayor resigns, fills justice of the peace position (5/02)

Three-term Hearst Mayor Jean-Marie Blier abruptly announced his resignation in mid-May to fill a vacancy as justice of the peace for Hearst and the region.

Forestry business plan drafted

By Ian Ross Enhancing training opportunities to create long-term, sustainable jobs for Aboriginals in the forestry industry is the aim of a new business development program with the Mattagami First Nation near Gogama.

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.