Milling suspended at Lac des Iles
By: Northern Ontario Business staffNorth American Palladium (NAP) has suspended milling at its Lac des Iles palladium mine north
of Thunder Bay due to water balance issues.The company
quietly made the announcement on May 11 while reporting its first-quarter
results from 2015. It said water seepage was a problem on site, and damag...
Details still elusive on Ring of Fire progress
By: Ian RossThe Ring of Fire may appear to be a garden of agony for the
mining companies involved, but Ontario’s lead negotiator charged with working
out a crucial and historic agreement with affected First Nations assures all that
real progress is being made to advance development in the Far North.Former S...
Temex increasing interest in Timmins gold property
By: Northern Ontario Business staffTemex Resources
and Goldcorp have signed a non-binding letter of intent that will allow Temex
to increase its equity interest in their Whitney joint venture (JV) project to
85 per cent.Temex currently
holds 60 per cent interest in the Timmins-area JV, while Goldcorp retains 40
per cent.Among t...
Northern College launches e-learning platform
By: Northern Ontario Business staffNorthern College’s Northern Training Division has launched a
new online e-learning platform, which will allow employers and individuals to
access short-form training programs from any location with internet access.The new platform will provide access to an array of
workplace training courses. In...
Worker dead in St Andrew Goldfields incident
By: Northern Ontario Business staffA 22-year-old
woman is dead following an incident at St Andrew Goldfields’ Holt Mine, the
second fatality at the site in less than a year.In a news
release, the company said employee Alexie Dallaire-Vincent was killed in an
underground rail haulage accident on May 23. The Holt property is locat...
Samantha Espley takes home the hardware
By: Northern Ontario Business staff
Samantha Espley of Sudbury was honoured at the
Engineers Canada Awards Gala in Calgary, May 21.
The general manager of the Vale’s Mines and
Mills Technical Services Department received the Award for the
Support of Women in the Engineering Profession.
Espley, a graduate of the University of
Take a dip in the infrastructure pool
By: Northern Ontario Business staffOntario government is taking a glance
at infrastructure needs beyond the Golden Horseshoe.The province announced May 21 that
consultations will begin to prioritize community needs outside the
Greater Toronto and Hamilton area.As part of its Moving Ontario Forward,
the government has set aside a...
FedNor airdrops funding to remote First Nations
By: Northern Ontario Business staffWebequie First Nation’s airstrip is
going under the microscope with federal money arriving to conduct a
redevelopment plan.On May 20, FedNor Minister Greg
Rickford announced a $1.36 million grant is going to the remote
community for an airport plan to evaluate commercial options, conduct