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Constance Lake, Collège Boréal partner on truck training By: Northern Ontario Business staffConstance Lake First Nation is teaming up with Collège Boréal to offer the AZ truck driving program to its community members.The program is being offered through the college’s Hearst campus, and is being supported by funding from Kiikenomaga Kikenjigewen Employment & Training Services. Constance...
Timmins mayor transitioning to private sectorTimmins Mayor Tom Laughren. By: Lindsay KellyA Timmins man, who for years championed the mining sector from the mayor’s seat, will now join the industry in the private sector.Tom Laughren, who served as mayor of Timmins for eight years — and as councillor from 1994 to 2003 — will move on from a life in municipal politics when he joins Lake Sh...
Local solar panel technology to be tested in MaltaMIRARCO researcher Kim Trapani shows a flexible solar panel designed in Sudbury that will be tested in the Mediterranean Sea, off the coast of Malta. By: Jonathan MigneaultEarly next year, Sudbury-developed clean energy technology – with strong potential for the mining sector – is expected to be tested off the coast of Malta, a small European island nation in the Mediterranean Sea.Kim Trapani, a Mining Innovation, Rehabilitation and Applied Research Corporation (MIRA...
North Bay mine builder lands salt mine rehab workNorth Bay-headquartered Cementation Canada landed a three-year shaft rehabilitation job to reline two shafts at Compass Mineral’s salt mine operation in Goderich. By: Ian RossCementation Canada will be on familiar turf later this year as the North Bay mine builder has landed a major contract to rehabilitate the shafts at a Goderich salt mine.Kansas-based Compass Minerals, the owners of the Sifto salt mine, selected Cementation as part of a “multi-million-dollar” upgrade...
Ring of Fire junior: “When will this horse drink?”Critics and stakeholders aren’t pleased the timing and handling of the Ontario government’s constitution of a Ring of Fire development corporation aimed at re-energizing discussion on how to develop the mineral deposits in the dormant Far North exploration camp. By: Jonathan MigneaultCritics of the province’s announcement in late August to establish an interim board for a Ring of Fire development corporation said it’s too little, too late.Political adversaries of the Wynne government said the announcement will not result in any momentum at all in developing the $60-billion mini...
Outgoing deputy minister headed waaaaay northGeorge Ross, Ontario’s former deputy minister with the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines. By: Northern Ontario Business staffGeorge Ross, Ontario’s former deputy minister with the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines, started his new job with the Government of Yukon as its new deputy minister of the Department of Energy, Mines and Resources on Oct. 1.Christine Kaszycki, the Ring of Fire Coordinator, is the acting a...
Ontario Northland president resignsPaul Goulet, outgoing president-CEO, Ontario Northland Transportation Commission. By: Northern Ontario Business staffOntario Northland Transportation Commission (ONTC) will transition into a new chapter of operation without president-CEO Paul Goulet.Goulet, who steered the North Bay-based Crown corporation through a rocky phase of restructuring following the Ontario government’s divestment decision in 2012, annou...
Study examines correlation of fatigue and safetyAyden Robertson, CROSH researcher. By: Lindsay KellyA new study underway by the Centre for Research in Occupational Safety and Health (CROSH) is looking at how fatigue plays a role in the health and safety of forest firefighters, which could have implications for other workplaces.The study, which is being funded by the Ministry of Natural Resources,...



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