Publication: Northern Ontario Business

First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 19 hours ago - 1 reports

Provincial blitz targetting materials handling

Ontario islaunching a workplace safety blitz that will focus on hazards involvingmaterial handling to ensure workers are safe on the job.From Sept. 15to Oct. 26, Ministry of Labour inspectors will visit plants,factories and other industrial sector workplaces ... [Published Northern Ontario Business - 19 hours ago]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

Nordex Explosives boss named top Ontario entrepreneur

Kirkland Lake’s Jim Taylor has been named Entrepreneur of the Year by the Ontario Association of Community Futures Development Corporation.The president and CEO of Nordex Explosives received the honour at the association’s annual conference in Huntsville ... [Published Northern Ontario Business - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

Cliffs wants out of the Ring of Fire

Cliffs Natural Resources is considering selling its Ring of Fire chromite properties, and a Toronto junior miner operating in the remote region of Ontario said it’s arranging the financing to take control of the project.KWG president-CEO Frank Smeenk ... [Published Northern Ontario Business - Sep 18 2014]
Entities: Chromite, Casablanca, Ring
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

Safety first at Shuniah Forest Products

Shuniah Forest Products of Thunder Bay was named a two-time winner at the Workplace Safety North awards dinner and annual general meeting held in North Bay, Sept. 17.The company was recognized as the top safety performer in the forestry category and among ... [Published Northern Ontario Business - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

BlackBerry releases luxury $2,340 Porsche keyboard phone

Porsche Design and BlackBerry have released a luxury phone at an event Wednesday in Dubai called the P'9983. (BlackBerry)Instead of getting into a Porsche, now you can hold one in your hand..BlackBerry and the Porsche Design Group announced a luxury-edition ... [Published Northern Ontario Business - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

Domtar, Espanola reach tax agreement

The Town ofEspanola and Domtar Inc. have reached an agreement that resolvesoutstanding tax matters.No details of theagreement were provided, but in a press release, the two parties indicated theagreement settles outstanding matters with respect to the ... [Published Northern Ontario Business - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

Boeing, SpaceX to provide new ride to International Space Station

NASA is a giant step closer to launching Americans again from U.S. soil, after selecting Boeing Co. and SpaceX as private partners to ferry crew to the International Space Station.On Tuesday, NASA announced both firms would participate in the $6.8 billion ... [Published Northern Ontario Business - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Northern companies establish Saskatchewan mining presence

It was during a trip to Toronto about a year ago that Wayne Ablitt and Don Croteau realized they were both thinking of expanding into Western Canada with their respective companies, Jannatec Technologies and Schauenburg Industries Ltd. But with expansion ... [Published Northern Ontario Business - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Half a Loaf? Getting maximum v...

When I was a youngster, we had a neighbour who kept a jar of coins. When kids would visit, he’d offer the jar and say, “take as many as you like”. If you grabbed too many, your bulging fist wouldn’t make it through the neck of the jar. Lesson learned ... [Published Northern Ontario Business - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Ring of Fire development picture looks no clearer, strategist

A management shakeup at Cliffs Natural Resources has some mining analysts believing the possible departure of the Cleveland-based mining giant from the Ring of Fire camp could open the door for other international producers to make a move.But that’s not ... [Published Northern Ontario Business - Sep 16 2014]
Entities: Mining, Chromite, Easement
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Thunder Bay Generating Station test-fires on imported pellets

The Thunder Bay Generating Station conversion from coal to biomass is on track for completion by year’s end, according to Ontario Power Generation.Brent Boyko, OPG’s biomass business development director, said there’s been a successful test-burn at the ... [Published Northern Ontario Business - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Are you the next generation of...

When transitioning family businesses from one generation to the next, most experts agree that good communication is critical to success. It’s also important to ensure all parties involved understand the process and the documentation in place. Not only ... [Published Northern Ontario Business - Sep 16 2014]

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"When I joined the company in 2003, the company had three part-time employees and owned one white, two-wheel drive pick-up truck,” said Taylor in a Sept. 17 news release. “Here we are, roughly 10 years later with 75 full-time employees; and we have just over 40 trucks on the road, from large transport trucks to pick-up trucks."
said.  "We believe it is in our mutual interest to ensure a"
You probably don’t believe this, so here is the exact quotation from Book IV, Chapter VII, Part II: "The colony of a civilized nation which takes possession either of a waste country, or of one so thinly inhabited that the natives easily give place to the new settlers, advances more rapidly to wealth and greatness than any other human society.”"
"We’ve just received, literally with in the last couple of days, the first allotment of fuel that we procured to fire the facility up in the near future,” said Boyko, during a break at the Canadian Bioenergy Association’s annual conference in early September in Thunder Bay."

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Provincial blitz targetting materials handling [Published Northern Ontario Business - 19 hours ago]
Nordex Explosives boss named top Ontario entrep... [Published Northern Ontario Business - Sep 18 2014]
Safety first at Shuniah Forest Products [Published Northern Ontario Business - Sep 18 2014]
Cliffs wants out of the Ring of Fire [Published Northern Ontario Business - Sep 18 2014]
Domtar, Espanola reach tax agreement [Published Northern Ontario Business - Sep 18 2014]
BlackBerry releases luxury $2,340 Porsche keybo... [Published Northern Ontario Business - Sep 17 2014]
Northern companies establish Saskatchewan minin... [Published Northern Ontario Business - Sep 16 2014]
Boeing, SpaceX to provide new ride to Internati... [Published Northern Ontario Business - Sep 16 2014]
Ring of Fire development picture looks no clear... [Published Northern Ontario Business - Sep 16 2014]
We could have been a contender... [Published Northern Ontario Business - Sep 16 2014]
Are you the next generation of... [Published Northern Ontario Business - Sep 16 2014]
Half a Loaf? Getting maximum v... [Published Northern Ontario Business - Sep 16 2014]
Thunder Bay Generating Station test-fires on im... [Published Northern Ontario Business - Sep 16 2014]
Kenora fabricator finds success in Western Canada [Published Northern Ontario Business - Sep 15 2014]
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Biodiesel entrepreneur buys Mattawa sawmill [Published Northern Ontario Business - Sep 12 2014]
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Huge cost challenges in Far North development, ... [Published Northern Ontario Business - Sep 12 2014]
College opens bioenergy learning centre [Published Northern Ontario Business - Sep 12 2014]
Atikokan finally clears the air [Published Northern Ontario Business - Sep 12 2014]
Interim mining safety report recommends immedia... [Published Northern Ontario Business - Sep 11 2014]
Manitoulin Transport acquires Westcan business [Published Northern Ontario Business - Sep 09 2014]
Webequie pans Ring of Fire dev-corp process [Published Northern Ontario Business - Sep 08 2014]
Stillwater tightens belt on Marathon mine project [Published Northern Ontario Business - Sep 08 2014]
Thunder Bay hosts BioCan conference [Published Northern Ontario Business - Sep 08 2014]
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