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Upcoming Events

Date: October 24, 2016

Biomass North AGM and Forum

biomassnorth_forumBiomass North AGM and Forum

When: October 24 – 26, 2016
Where: Clarion Resort Pinewood Park – North Bay, Ontario
Website: http://www.biomassnorth.org/forum16.html
Register: Click here to register

Growing the Bioeconomy – Combatting Climate Change is this year’s theme for the first Biomass North AGM and Forum. The event is focused on moving the Canadian Bioeconomy further along the value chain through knowledge sharing, technology demonstrations, workshops on policy gaps and skills development, and building strategic partnerships between industry, communities, and academia. This 3-day event will be held at the Clarion Resort Pinewood Park in beautiful North Bay, Ontario.

This year’s dynamic Forum will include the following event streams:
Climate Action Forum: is focused on showcasing how biomass will play an integral role in decarbonizing Canada’s economy. This event will cover a diverse scope of topics – from value chains to energy to innovation – while expert speakers will demonstrate how biomass can combat climate change.  Visit our website to see our speakers.

Gala Awards Dinner: will allow the best and most innovative sector leaders to be recognized for the excellent work they do.  A Call for Nominations is currently open to nominate Canadian bioeconomy leaders in ten distinct awards categories.  Award sponsorship opportunities are also available.

Building a Regional Bioeconomy Seminar: is focused on bioeconomy development at the community scale, involving regional collaborations among municipal, First Nations, industry and government proponents throughout the value chain.  Visit our website to see our speakers.

Research Symposium: this year’s theme is the “Triple Bottom Line”, where the scope of presentations will focus on environmental, economic and social benefits/opportunities within the broader emerging bioeconomy. A Call for Abstracts is currently open for the Research Symposium.

Trade Show: a small trade show will run concurrent to the Forum’s events. Targeted sectors include forest harvesting or processing, bioenergy or bioproduct developers, equipment manufacturing or sales, supply chain or support services, government and more. The Trade Show will include indoor and outdoor exhibitions.  See our rates and reserve your booth today as space is limited.

Bioeconomy Job Fair: organized in partnership with The Labour Market Group and Yes Employment Services, the Bioeconomy Job Fair is open to full-time and part-time job seekers looking to enter the workforce. Targeted sectors include forest harvesting & processing, bioenergy & bioproduct developers, equipment manufacturing & sales, supply chain & support services, and various other positions with connection to the broader bioeconomy.  Employers – looking to hire?  Reserve your booth.

Policy and Regulatory Workshop: is targeted primarily to Ontario government proponents involved in governing Ontario’s biomass development at the policy or regulatory level. With the support of expert participants, the aim is to share best practices from other jurisdictions, and discuss current policy/regulatory gaps in Ontario’s biomass value chain. This invite-only workshop will be linked to the implementation of our Northern Ontario Bioeconomy Strategy.

Skills and Training Workshop: is targeted specifically to Ontario proponents involved in developing or supporting programs, curriculum, or training materials to produce the next cohort of skilled workers in Ontario’s forest bioeconomy.  This invite-only workshop will be linked to the implementation of our Northern Ontario Bioeconomy Strategy.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available for organizations looking to highlight your products or services to the Forum’s regional, national and international attendees.

Purchase your tickets today! Participate in the complete Forum or purchase single-day passes, Gala Awards Dinner tickets, or a combination of these options.

Should you have any questions, please contact Francis Gallo at francisg@biomassnorth.org .


Date: October 27, 2016 7:00 pm

North Bay Battalion Regular Season

It’s Game Night – for tickets and more information, please visit: http://battalionhockey.com/

Date: November 2, 2016 1:00 pm

Support and Resources for Dying at Home

Join Near North Palliative Care network  on Wednesday November 2, 2016.

Many community resources and support structures are available to one dying at home. Learn and take advantage of these services.

For more information:
www.nnpcn.com, office@nnpn.com

Date: November 6, 2016 2:00 pm

North Bay Battalion Regular Season

It’s Game Day – for tickets or more information, please go to: http://battalionhockey.com/

Get Trained Workers Small Business Week

News & Updates

A national week celebrating business across Canada.  The North Bay & District Chamber of Commerce has organized a great week of events with our partners and sponsors.  The Canadore College Business Week program of events:




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davids David Silveri – TD Bank

David  returned to North Bay after 5 years away from his hometown after earning his Honours Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) from the University of Ottawa and gaining valuable professional experience working for TD Commercial Banking in Sudbury, Ontario. During this initial year of work experience,  David was exposed to several industries including: mining, manufacturing, forestry, municipal entities amongst others. The breadth of Industry kno … Read More »

hbertrandDr. Hailey Bertrand, Parkside Animal Hospital

Being able to provide veterinary medicine was always a lifelong goal for Dr. Hailey Bertrand, veterinarian and owner of Parkside Animal Hospital. It all started with her childhood cat, Linus, who sparked her interest in pursuing a career as a veterinarian. After graduating from the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph in 2008, Dr. Bertrand later moved back to North Bay, where she started Parkside Animal Hospital in 2014.

The full-service practice is located in the iconic “Ki … Read More »