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Finnish ferrochrome plant inspired Noront, Finland’s ambassador says

Finnish ferrochrome plant inspired Noront, Finland’s ambassador says

Vesa Lehtonen to tour Sault Ste. Marie Thursday, visit Finnish Resthome, meet with consul
Timmins could still host Noront chromite smelter, mayor says

Timmins could still host Noront chromite smelter, mayor says

George Pirie believes the scales could tip in Timmins' favour over the next six years
New Thunder Bay cannabis lounge invites customers to light up

New Thunder Bay cannabis lounge invites customers to light up

The Trixxx Lounge in Westfort is offering a large outdoor patio for people to smoke cannabis products
Batchewana First Nation denies it supported Sault's ferrochrome proposal

Batchewana First Nation denies it supported Sault's ferrochrome proposal

'Reading yesterday’s announcement definitely came as a shock to us' - Chief Dean Sayers
‘The community earned this,’ Sault mayor says of ferrochrome facility

‘The community earned this,’ Sault mayor says of ferrochrome facility

After lengthy consultations, environmental studies, new plant to employ up to 500 people in Sault by 2028
Great Lakes port swayed Noront Resources in picking Sault for ferrochrome plant

Great Lakes port swayed Noront Resources in picking Sault for ferrochrome plant

Smelter announcement sets wheels in motion for Queen's Park to release Ring of Fire development strategy
Mattawa residents bracing themselves for the worst

Mattawa residents bracing themselves for the worst

'I am just sick and I look at all the houses around, it is really low and the water is high and people could lose everything especially those who don’t have insurance'
Mother calls for mandatory life jackets after son's boating death on St. Lawrence River

Mother calls for mandatory life jackets after son's boating death on St. Lawrence River

While boat operators are required to have enough life jackets for everyone on board, there's no federal requirement that the life jackets be worn.
Northern Ont. astronaut Dr. Roberta Bondar promoted within the Order of Canada

Northern Ont. astronaut Dr. Roberta Bondar promoted within the Order of Canada

She has been named Companion of the Order
Ontario Northland sends out layoff notices in North Bay

Ontario Northland sends out layoff notices in North Bay

'Like many other companies in manufacturing, Ontario Northland must balance the number of jobs with operational requirements'