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CN Kam River Bridge Decision - Sunday, November 18, 2018

CN Kam River Bridge Decision

CN Rail Kam River Swing Bridge   Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  - November 18, 2018  (LSN)  Here’s yet another decision on the James Street bridge. We learn that it’s going to cost between $4 and $6 million to repair and that the Court of appeal doesn’t think the Supreme Court will allow CN to appeal the Court of Appeal ruling.

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Fort William Annual Christmas Open House - Friday, November 16, 2018

Fort William Annual Christmas Open House
28th Year

 

Fort William Hoikday Open House 28th Year
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  November 16, 2018  (LSN) The Downtown Fort William Annual Christmas Open House started as a way to bring merchants together to show appreciation of customers in a festive manner. Victoria's Cupboard has celebrated a Christmas Open House with other store owners for the past 28 years. As people go from one business to another, looking for the big red bow outside of each participating shop, they are greeted with an assortment of refreshments, home baking, draws, free giveaways, in-store specials, music and/or a fashion show

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Kenora Hydro Merger with Thunder Bay Hydro - Friday, November 16, 2018

OEB Approves Kenora Hydro Merger with Thunder Bay Hydro

OEB Approves Kenora Hydro Merger with Thunder Bay Hydro  Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  November 16, 2018  (LSN)   The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) has approved the merger of Kenora Hydro Electric Corporation Ltd. (Kenora Hydro) and Thunder Bay Hydro Electricity Distribution Inc. (Thunder Bay Hydro).

“Cost-efficiencies are expected and will directly benefit all customers” says Robert Mace, President and CEO of Thunder Bay Hydro, “Changes are coming in the new year, beginning with the unveiling our new brand”.

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Increased Taxi Service at Thunder Bay Airport - Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Increased Taxi Service at Thunder Bay Airport

Diamond and Roach’s Yellow Taxi at Thunder Bay Airport   Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  - November 13, 2018  (LSN)  The Airport Authority is pleased to announce that both Diamond and Roach’s Yellow Taxi will now collaborate at the Airport to improve cab service.

Both cab companies will have their designated spot on the curb, allowing passengers more options t

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Soo Business Achievement Awards - Sunday, November 11, 2018

Chamber Seeks the Best-of-the-Best for its
Outstanding Business Achievement Awards

Sault Ste Marie Chamber Business Awards  Lake Superior News
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SAULT STE. MARIE, ONTARIO -  October 24, 2018  (LSN)  –  The Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce (SSMCOC) is pleased to announce that it is now accepting nominations for its Outstanding Business Achievement Awards to be given out at its annual Awards Gala in January.

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Searchmont Ski Hill Purchased By Wisconsin Resorts Inc. - Friday, November 2, 2018

Searchmont Ski Hill Purchased By Wisconsin Resorts Inc.

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Sault Ste. Marie, ON November 2, 2018   (LSN)  – Searchmont Resort has a new owner. Wisconsin Resorts Inc. purchased the ski hill from the Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation. The deal, which includes all land, buildings and equipment, was finalized on November 1.

 

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Priemier Ford opens White River Mine - Thursday, October 25, 2018

White River Priemier Ford opens Harte Gold's Sugar Zone gold Mine 

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WHITE RIVER, ONTARIO  - October 25, 2018  (LSN)  Premier Doug Ford and Greg Rickford, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines, attended the official opening of Harte Gold's Sugar Zone gold mine near White River. Senior management at Harte worked closely with the government and Indigenous communities to complete the project, which will create about 150 jobs and demonstrate that Ontario is Open for Business.

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Ford Announce Growth in Forest Section - Thursday, October 25, 2018

Ford Announce Growth in Forest Section
Resolute Forest Products

Premier Ford at Resolute Forest Products
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THUNDER BAY, ONTAIRO -  October 25, 2018  (LSN) Premier Doug Ford and Jeff Yurek, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry, announced that Resolute Forest Products will be investing $40 million into Ontario's Northwestern operations, and an additional $13.5 million into maintenance and job creation at the Thunder Bay pulp and paper mill.

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Soo Chamber supports Province move Bill 148 - Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Soo Chamber supports Province move Bill 148

Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce   Lake Superior News
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SAULT STE. MARIE, ONTARIO -  October 24, 2018  (LSN)  – Tuesday’s Ontario government announcement of the Making Ontario Open for Business Act, was welcomed by the Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce and by the wider provincial Chamber network. The proposed legislation includes a repeal of some of the most cumbersome and economically-challenging aspects of Bill 148. The new legislation would also see the dissolution of the Ontario College of Trades and improvements to the journeyperson-to-apprentice ratio.

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Copper Country Coffee Roasters wins - Saturday, October 20, 2018

Copper Country Coffee Roasters wins SSMEDC’s 2018 Pitch Off

Copper Country Coffee Roasters  Win Pitch Off  Lake Superior News
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SAULT STE. MARIE, ONTARIO  - October  20, 2018  (LSN) Copper Country Coffee Roasters took home first place at a business pitch competition hosted by the Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation.

 

Company owner Lars Moffatt won a $19,000-valued grand prize,

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Thunder Bay’s Economy in the Past, Present, and Future - Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Going from Chicago to Duluth of the North: Thunder Bay’s Economy in the Past, Present, and Future

Livio Di Matteo  Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  -  October 16, 2018  (LSN) Thunder Bay’s economy has seen ebbs and flows over the course of the last 150 years.  Key to its economic development was the federal government decision to route the Canadian Pacific Railway through the Lakehead and the arrival of the transcontinental railway in the 1880s.  Indeed, without this government intervention it is unlikely Thunder Bay would have developed into a city as large as it is today.  Government action in assorted forms has been one of the pillars of Thunder Bay’s economy.

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Common Voice Northwest Energy Task Force Pledges Support - Friday, September 28, 2018

Common Voice Northwest Energy Task Force Pledges Support for NextBridge Proposal

NextBridge Proposal  East-West Tie Line  Lake Supeiror News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  September 28, 2018  (LSN)   The Common Voice Northwest Energy Task Force (CVNW) today reaffirmed its support for NextBridge as the builder and operator of the proposed East West Tie transmission line expansion connecting Wawa to Thunder Bay.  NextBridge and Hydro One Networks will appear before the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) starting on October 2 to present their competing proposals for consideration.

Expressing their support for the NextBridge proposal today, CVNW released a comparative analysis of the key features of the competing Hydro One and NextBridge proposals to validate their support.

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Thunder Bay Airport SPassenger Volume Record - Thursday, September 20, 2018

Thunder Bay Airport 
Summer 2018 Sets New Passenger Volume Record

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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  - September 20, 2018  (LSN)  The summer ended with record volumes at Thunder Bay Airport. As of August 31, the Airport has recorded a new high of 588,076 passengers representing a 4.6% increase from last year.

Strong volumes from northern communities have been a significant contributor

A seventh weekday frequency from Porter Airlines, along with added capacity into Winnipeg from WestJet Encore have also contributed.

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Breakfast with Hon. Perrin Beatty - Monday, September 17, 2018

Breakfast with Hon. Perrin Beatty
Canadian Chamber of Commerce

Breakfast with Hon. Perrin Beatty  Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, September 17, 2018:  The Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Breakfast with the Hon. Perrin Beatty on Friday, September 21 at the Valhalla Inn.

 

Mr. Beatty’s keynote will address the impacts, actual and potential, of the current NAFTA renegotiations, and what Canada can do right now to insulate itself from further US-related risk to make sure that Canadian companies can still prosper.