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This year grain shipments to the Port of Thunder Bay are four per cent higher than average, but have dipped nine per cent lower than last year’s peak volumes.

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Nearly 140 foreign skilled workers have been recommended for permanent residence, halfway through the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot in Thunder Bay.

Four brands of frozen mangoes have been recalled across the country because of possible hepatitis A contamination

A Canadian retail icon is to open its doors in downtown Marathon later this year or early in 2022.

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People intending on starting work in an establishment that serves or sells alcohol should be aware that they must have an Ontario Smart Serve certification on day one of their job. Better yet, it should already be on their resume.

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For many reading enthusiasts, there is nothing better than curling up with a good book and the newly opened Entershine Book Store has just the thing for them; a multitude of titles from hundreds of authors.

The Labour Action Centre is a resource hub for laid-off Bombardier workers and their families and is reopening for in-person services as of today.

The Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce has discovered a loophole where international duties are not being charged when individuals bring items made in other countries, other than the U.S., across the border.

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Imagine walking into a general store and stepping back to a time of fun, music, colour and neon. That’s the vision of Dan Cheal, who is developing The Junk Zone General Store that Cheal will open later this summer on Alloy Drive.

Exploration company KWG Resources says it will spend about $3.9 million examining the possibility of establishing a 330-kilometre light-rail line to haul ore out of the remote Ring of Fire mineral belt.

A coalition of interested businesses, municipalities and First Nations is calling for a speedy environmental review and approval regarding a proposed palladium and copper mine near Marathon, citing the project’s potentially significant economic impact.

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Parcels arriving at Ryden’s Border Store slowed down significantly over the course of the border closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic but they never completely stopped.

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It’s just a matter of time before the U.S. opens its border to Canadians and Grand Portage Lodge and Casino is full of anticipation for that day.

The Thunder Bay and District Entrepreneur Centre provided digital support and over $300,000 in grants to 125 businesses to help boost their online presence through the Digital Main Street program.

The Toronto-based company advancing a proposed palladium and copper mine on the outskirts of Marathon says it has retained its “effective” control of the project.

A new tourism relief fund is available for eligible Northern Ontario applicants.

The St. Lawrence Seaway and Canadian ports including the Port of Thunder Bay are seeing a surge in commodity shipments to sustain domestic manufacturing and construction activity, according to June statistics.

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Several road work and forestry operations have come to a halt as the province takes additional measures to reduce the likelihood of human-caused fires in Northwestern Ontario.

Planned water conservation by Intercity Shopping Centre is expected to benefit the environment and the mall’s tenants by optimizing water use and reducing water costs.

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On Friday morning, members of the Ultimate Gymnastics competitive team and their coach walked into their gym for the first time in seven months.

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As Ontario moves into the third phase of the reopening roadmap, real estate agents can once again host open houses with discretion on limited capacity.

At least 10 new entrepreneurs will have a chance to participate in the Starter Company Plus program, thanks to an additional $50,000 awarded by the Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission Board of Directors.

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Jeanette Posine has found a home from which she can share her traditional Indigenous family recipes that have been passed down through generations.

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With the third phase of Ontario’s reopening kicking in later this week, business owners are feeling a gamut of emotions including excitement, fear and skepticism.

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When Kasper Wabinski added a coach/bus line to his aviation business to help move passengers “up north” through inclement weather, little did he know he would be on the cusp of developing a plan for a potential transportation service across the entire country.

A facelift on a 60-year-old cattle sales barn near Emo for marketing locally-raised livestock to buyers from Manitoba and southern Ontario has received an additional $830,000.

It’s been a long road to reopening for many frustrated personal care service providers and this Wednesday, there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

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After five decades in the business of men’s fashion, Jim Hupka of Mister J Men’s Fashion knows what he’s talking about.

About 140 workers at Ear Fall’s EACOM Timber lumber mill are eligible to each receive $350 if they get a shot of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Things are buzzing at the Thunder Bay Country Market as the community transitions into the second phase of Ontario’s reopening plan.

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When the reality of the frightening impact on business from the COVID-19 pandemic began to set in, merchants worried what was in store as government mandated closures took hold.

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Attempts at purchasing bikes by ordering them from big box stores or independent bike shops have proven challenging because there isn’t enough bikes available.

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Deep in the forest near Kam Current Road in Gorham, natural spring water flows from underground in its purest form.

It was a day of celebration — but not too closely — at the Dew Drop Inn Thursday as their Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce Excellence in Business award was proudly displayed for everyone to see.

When East Coast Lobster owners Randy and Linda Gaudette hand over the keys to the new owner of their seafood shop later this month, they just might try their own hand at fishing.

Artists from across Thunder Bay enjoyed the fresh air and sunshine earlier this week as they gathered on St. Paul Street to paint eight picnic tables that will be used to enhance the waterfront district this summer.

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It was a perfect evening to catch a drive-in movie — and pick up a coveted business award Wednesday evening at Boomer’s Drive-In Theatre during a very different Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce awards presentation.

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What does the Tomlin restaurant and The Chanterelle have in common besides great food? They share their employees and they operate Howe Street BBQ.

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In recognizing the Canadian Mental Health Association’s Mental Health week last month, the Business Development Bank of Canada released their third report of their tracking of the state of Canadian business owners’ mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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After recovering from a family trauma, Michelle Hamilton received a call from a friend who said to her, “I’m watching Eat Street . . . and you need a food truck.”

While the province isn’t appearing to entertain the idea of a regional approach to reopening, Thunder Bay’s mayor is still advocating for the premier to consider the idea.