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Discover Abitibi project nets ideas (10/02)

The review of a large outpouring of suggested exploration projects in the Abitibi Greenstone belt in northeastern Ontario is expected to be complete by late October.

Ideas abound at regional summit

Business, aboriginal, government and community leaders gathered in Timmins Sept. 24 to exchange ideas on telecommunications.

Falco plans $700M mine investment (10/02)

By Maggie Riopelle Falconbridge Ltd. plans to invest more than $700 million in its nickel-copper Montcalm project near Timmins.

Geothermal project makes headway

By Maggie Riopelle Geothermal energy could save the City of Timmins money on heating and air-conditioning costs. It could also be used as a tool to attract new businesses.

Foleyet gold mine set to begin operation (10/02)

About 80 jobs will be created in Foleyet when the Claude Rundle gold mine commences production in 2003. The operation, located about 60 kilometres south of the village, has known deposit one million tonnes of ore at a grade of .

Timmins lands discount air carrier (10/02)

Montreal-based Jetsgo recently announced plans to offer daily flights between Timmins and Toronto. The discount carrier will be offering five flights a day from Monday to Friday between the two cities, beginning Dec. 2.

Negotiations in diamond mine development halted (8/02)

The potential development of Ontario’s first diamond mine was put on hold in July. In a surprise move, the Attawapiskat First Nations community told De Beers Canada Corp. it had decided to suspend its consultation process with De Beers.

Cochrane lands funding for multimillion-dollar event centre (8/02)

The Canada-Ontario Infrastructure Program will invest approximately $1,899,281 million each toward the development of the new Cochrane Event Centre.

Northen College rolls out Aboriginal education program (8/02)

Northern College Aboriginal council on education announced in July the presence of Brock University’s bachelor of education in the Aboriginal adult education program starting September at the Porcupine campus.

Scope of telehealth network broadens in North (8/02)

By Ian Ross Armelle Hope considers herself a walking and talking “miracle” of telemedicine. The 58-year-old Timmins resident attributes the NORTH Network to saving her life.