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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.

Tourism expected to spur economic growth (4/02)

By Michael Lynch “Iroquois Falls needs to create a destination point,” says Norm McDowell, chair of a volunteer subcommittee charged with the task of giving tourists a reason to stop and spend money.

Cochrane receives trail funding (4/02)

Northern Development and Mines Minister Dan Newman announced the Town of Cochrane will receive $30,000, through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund, to enhance its nine-kilometre trail system.

Cochrane plans pioneer village development (4/02)

FedNor has given $500,000 to the Cochrane and Area Community Development Corp. for the development of a new tourist attraction. The CDC plans to develop a pioneer village as part of a new regional tourist attraction.

Distillery in works

By Diana Scheddin Last October, Ed Pedskalny was convincing farmers in the Cochrane district to start working their land again, growing barley. Pedskalny and his son-in-law John Wilkes, creators of Iced Spirits Ltd.