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Thunder bay recognizes the best in innovation.

The Northwestern Ontario Innovation Centre hosted its annual RBC Innovation Awards luncheon at the Valhalla Inn in Thunder Bay, April 10.

Among the winners were Barb Courte of North Star and Cobra Drilling who was the recipient in the Innovation Hero of the Year category.

Courte is recognized as one of the top women in the Canadian mining industry and has earned a reputation for employee loyalty and her company's charitable contributions in the communities they operate in.

The Meaglow Semiconductor Research Reactor was the recipient in the Innovation Project of the Year category. The privately held company opened a lab in a leading edge semiconductor research laboratory at Lakehead University last year. The company focuses on developing new technology for the light-emitting diodes (LED) industry.


The Innovative Company of the Year Award went to Global Hydration, a fast-growing company that recently initiated a pilot program with First Nation communities in rural Manitoba to provide water purification equipment and training. The company sells water treatment systems and solutions around the world.

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Title Annotation:AROUND THE NORTH
Publication:Northern Ontario Business
Date:May 1, 2012
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