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Goldcorp, Wabauskang sign agreementGoldcorp and Wabauskang First Nation have signed a collaboration agreement that paves the way for long-term economic benefits for the northwestern Ontario First Nation. The company is expanding its Red Lake operation with the Cochenour project. (PHOTO SUPPLIED) By: Northern Ontario Business staffGoldcorp and Wabauskang First Nation have signed a collaboration agreement that paves the way for long-term economic benefits for the northwestern Ontario First Nation.The new agreement, which marks Goldcorp's sixth First Nation partnership in Canada, provides a framework for strengthened colla...
Former Potash Corp. VP named mining trailblazerBetty-Ann Heggie, a former senior vice-president with Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc., will receive the 2015 Trailblazer Award from Women in Mining Canada. (PHOTO SUPPLIED) By: Northern Ontario Business staffBetty-Ann Heggie, a former senior vice-president with Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc., will receive the 2015 Trailblazer Award from Women in Mining Canada.Heggie, a member of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women Hall of Fame, journeyed up the corporate ladder from beer rep to senior vic...
Sudbury miner expects consistent numbers despite job cutsFirst Nickel president and CEO Thomas Boehlert said recent cuts at the company's Lockerby Mine, in Sudbury, will save money and allow the mine to continue its expansion. By: Jonathan MigneaultFirst Nickel expects production at its Lockerby Mine in Sudbury for 2015 to be in line with its numbers from last year, despite recently cutting around 45 per cent of its workforce.In early January First Nickel restructured its operations at the nickel-copper mine, and cut 75 per cent of its contra...
It’s back to Ring of Fire court for KWG and CliffsThe legal fight over a staked access corridor to the Ring of Fire mineral deposits goes back into the courtroom in a few months. By: Northern Ontario Business staffThe legal fight over a staked access corridor to the Ring of Fire mineral deposits goes back into the courtroom in a few months.KWG Resources reported Jan. 27 that it has received an order from the Ontario Court of Appeal to challenge a decision by an Ontario Divisional Court regarding use of surfa...
Rickford, Gravelle meet on Ring of Fire Progress in the Ring of Fire – or the lack of it – was on the agenda of federal Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford and provincial Northern Development and Mines Minister Michael Gravelle during a meeting in Ottawa, Jan. 27. By: Northern Ontario Business staffProgress in the Ring of Fire – or the lack of it – was on the agenda of federal Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford and provincial Northern Development and Mines Minister Michael Gravelle during a meeting in Ottawa, Jan. 27.In their first “constructive” meeting of 2015, a joint news release st...
Porter sells Toronto city terminal to Nieuport AviationThe sale of Porter Airlines’ passenger terminal at Toronto’s Billy Bishop is not expected to affect passenger service. (PHOTO SUPPLIED) By: Northern Ontario Business staffPorter Aviation Holdings Inc. has sold its passenger terminal at Billy Bishop airport in Toronto, but the sale is not expected to affect passenger service.Porter sold the terminal to Nieuport Aviation Infrastructure Partners GP, a consortium of Canadian and international infrastructure equity i...
Northern suppliers head to mining meccaThe inaugural Northern Ontario Mining Supply Showcase, in early 2014, featured 36 mining vendors and related organizations from Northern Ontario just outside the main space at the Developers Association of Canada convention. For 2015 the northern vendors will have space right on the convention floor. By: Jonathan MigneaultBy banding together, a group of small and medium-sized mining suppliers and service providers will have a big seat at Canada's largest mining convention.The Northern Ontario Mining Supply Showcase, which features companies from across the region, has graduated to the largest pavilion at Toronto's P...
Ring of Fire high on new deputy minister’s agendaDavid de Launay, Ontario’s deputy minister for Northern Development and Mines. By: Ian RossDive into David de Launay’s bio and it’s easy to decipher how two decades of provincial policy and special project work have prepared him for the job as Ontario’s new deputy minister for Northern Development and Mines.Not surprisingly, finding a way to jumpstart the stalled Ring of Fire project is ...



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