New workwear rules add colour to Ontario mines
By: Norm TollinskyNavy is out. Orange, yellow and red are
in.As of July 1, miners working
underground in Ontario are required to wear high-visibility safety
apparel made of fluorescent or brightly coloured background material.The change in regulations was an ideal
opportunity for Covergalls Inc., a Sudbury-based...
International Mine Rescue Competition riveting and educational
By: Ella MyersWhen Jeff Farquharson rappelled down
the 70-foot, dripping rock wall at Dynamic Earth’s Vale Chasm to
rescue Perry Simon on the morning of Aug. 25, he wasn’t nervous.“We’re going to take you down.
You’re in good hands, buddy,” he said as he attached Simon’s
harness to his own.It could be that ...
Laurentian U research chair on first-name basis with microbes
By: Ella MyersBiomining and bioremediation are one
step closer to wider use in the mining industry with the creation of
a new position at Laurentian University geared towards
commercializing the technologies.As of July 1, Nadia Mykytczuk is
Laurentian University’s first industrial research chair in mining,
Indigenous communities seek a fair stake in mining industry
By: Lindsay KellyOn any given day,
Cheryl Recollet’s desk is littered with mining exploration plans, government
notices, permit requests, and more, but with limited resources, it can be a
struggle to vet them all in a timely manner.Yet the people of
Wahnapitae First Nation are determined to be active and educat...
Junior miner signs First Nations MOU
By: Northern Ontario Business staff
Probe Metals has signed a memorandum of
understanding (MOU) with Mattagami and Flying Post First Nations
concerning the junior explorer’s West Porcupine Project near
Foleyet in northeastern Ontario.
The MOU establishes a framework for ongoing
consultation with the two First Nations and provi...
Laurentian U cashes up for research
By: Northern Ontario Business staffLaurentian University is in the money
again.The Sudbury institution is receiving
$27.3 million to support its $60-million Research, Innovation and
Engineering Centre (RIE Centre), and an expansion to its Science and
Engineering building, adding a total of 47,000 square feet and
allowing the sc...
Results in on Nipigon Bridge failure
By: Northern Ontario Business staffThe cause behind the broken bolts that
closed the Nipigon Bridge to cross-Canada traffic last January is
being attributed to an “overloading” of those connections, rather
than any flaws in the bolts themselves.The Ontario government finally released
the results of the analysis behind the bridge...
Canadian airship developer signs deal for African relief
By: Northern Ontario Business staffCanadian airship
manufacturer Solar Ship has announced an agreement to sell four aircraft to
Manaf Freighters for disaster relief in Africa.Manaf Freighters and
Solar Ship will partner on the Peace & Freedom Services project, which will
provide basic necessities, such as food, clothing and medi...