FORT FRANCES—Abitibi-Consolidated Inc. says Premier McGuinty’s energy rebate plan for pulp and paper mills announced last week is a good start in reducing the industry’s costs, but more details are needed to determine how much the mills will benefit.
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Premier Dalton McGuinty was in Thunder Bay on Monday to unveil an energy rebate plan for northern pulp and paper mills, but the response in the north has been lukewarm at best.
“The solution that they announced today is much too little and much too late,” Ontario NDP leader and local MPP Howard Hampton said Monday.
The winners of Ontario’s fifth-annual Secondary School Business Plan Competition were announced Saturday during simultaneous ceremonies in North Bay, Cornwall, Burlington, and London.
Brandon Olson of Emo was crowned the regional winner from Northern Ontario as well as the first runner-up in the provincial competition, earning $2,000.
George Emes, the Edward Jones investment representative in Fort Frances, is hosting a free broadcast presentation entitled “Improve the State of Your Estate Plan” next Tuesday (Nov. 21) at 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. at 318 Scott St.
Having a thorough estate plan can make a major difference for your loved ones by helping minimize taxes and uncertainty.
The provincial government continues to build foundations for the future prosperity of Northern Ontario by investing in co-op placements and internships for northern youth, Northern Development and Mines minister Rick Bartolucci announced Friday.
BARWICK—The condemned meat at Sunrise Meat and Sausage in Barwick was set to be rendered Thursday, but the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Foods, and Rural Affairs instead has agreed to another hearing on the matter on Friday.
How do local businesses maintain a healthy and resilient workforce while faced with the challenges of increased economic pressures?
These and other issues will be confronted at the Northwestern Ontario Work and Wellness Conference, unveiled Monday by Family Services Thunder Bay.
Some of the district’s finest businesses and individuals were in the spotlight Saturday night during the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce’s 11th-annual business awards.
More than 150 people attended the gala at La Place Rendez-Vous to see 12 awards handed out.
FORT FRANCES—Starting this week, all of the traffic lights in Fort Frances will be switched over to more energy-efficient Light Emitting Diode (LED) versions, Fort Frances Power Corp. CEO Jim Kibiuk said Thursday.
Tony Marinaro was thrilled when he heard his company had won an award, but he didn’t realize its prestige until attending the annual Northern Ontario Business Awards last week in Thunder Bay.
“It was really amazing,” enthused Marinaro, director of operations of Kish-Gon-Dug Canada, which is located at Naicatchewenin First Nation north of Devlin.