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Longlac's mill workers called back to work (1/02)

Longlac Wood Industries' mills have resumed production after being shut down for two months.

Construction industry remains stagnant (1/02)

By Ian Ross A flat mining and forestry sector in the Timmins area has resulted in companies and residents alike watching their fiscal bottom lines, which has not helped contractors and the business community.

Exploration heats up in Timmins area (1/02)

By Ian Ross While much excitement has been generated in Timmins by DeBeers' Victor diamond project in the James Bay lowlands, local exploration activity has slowly been picking up momentum, says the Ontario government's chief reside

Ministry invests in polar bear park (1/02)

By Katherine Thompson Nelson Plans are underway in Cochrane to develop a live polar bear exhibit that could open as early as July 2003, says J.P. Ouellette, community development manager with the community development corporation in Cochrane.

Organization rallies for support to connect North (1/02)

By Ian Ross Delivering high-speed telecommunications to remote northern communities would be the "great equalizer" in lowering social costs and encouraging economic development opportunities, says the director of a Timmins non-profi

College launches logo contest (1/02)

Northern College's Aboriginal council on education has launched a logo competition, which will have area designers vying for a first-place prize of a $500-bursary to Northern College.

Kidd Creek to reduce staff, offer transfers to Sudbury (1/02)

In an effort to reduce the number of maintenance and production staff at its Kidd Creek mine in Timmins, Falconbridge Ltd. is offering workers a chance to transfer to operations in Sudbury.

New CAO selected for Timmins (1/02)

Joe Torlone beat out more than 40 applicants in being selected as the new chief administrative officer for the City of Timmins. The 21-year city employee succeeds Grant Chevrette who is retiring.

Timmins businessman appointed chair of hospital review board (1/02)

A successful Timmins businessman has been selected as the independent chair of the joint operational review of the Sudbury Regional Hospital.

Tourist attractions in need of funding (1/02)

The Shania Twain Centre and the Timmins Underground Gold Mine Tour need extra funding from the city after experiencing a $241,360 net loss in 2001. The board of directors is asking for $117,000, up from $48,000 last year.