The Ring of Fire court follies continue
By: Northern Ontario Business staffIt’s an appeal of the appeal.KWG Resources reports it intends to appeal the decision of an Ontario Division Court regarding use of surface rights on its Ring of Fire mining claims.On July 30, the court set aside a decision reached by the Ontario Mining and Lands Commissioner from last September tha...
Mining vet joins Zenyatta board
By: Northern Ontario Business staffZenyatta Ventures has added industry
veteran Ken Stowe to its board of directors.The well-respected mining engineering has
more than 35 years of experience under his belt.He was mostly recently president and CEO of
Northgate Minerals from 2001 until his retirement in 2011. Stowe spent 21 years w...
Dynamic Earth expansion underway
By: Northern Ontario Business staffGreater Sudbury city council is supporting new
visitor exhibits at Dynamic Earth with a $250,000 grant for a planned
$3-million expansion that will include a new gallery, theatre and outdoor
science park.Construction began this summer with
completion scheduled for the spring of 2015. Over $6 mi...
Chief warns gov’t, developers to respect treaties
By: Northern Ontario Business staffOntario Regional Chief Stan Beardy issued “formal
notice” to government and resource developers in late July that First Nations
intend to assert their inherent and treaty rights on their traditional lands in
Ontario.In a news release, Beardy delivered his
Notice of Assertions on the steps of th...
Province increases annual highway funding
By: Northern Ontario Business staffThe province will invest $527 million in 2014 to support
highway rehabilitation and expansion projects across the North."Our government is delivering on our commitment to
increase funding for transportation infrastructure in Northern Ontario through
the Northern Highways Program because we reco...
New strategy pays off for Kirkland Lake Gold
By: Northern Ontario Business staffKirkland Lake Gold is reporting its strongest ever production results, attributing the
positive return to its newly implemented strategy.During the first
quarter, 93,880 tons were milled at a head grade of 0.45 ounces per ton (15.4 gpt)
and a recovery rate of 97 per cent for a total of 40,528 ou...
Transport Canada invests in northern airports
By: Northern Ontario Business staffThe airports in
Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury have received federal funding to make some upgrades to the
facility received $1,022,640 for the replacement of a runway sweeper,
snowblower, an airfield rotating beacon, wind direction indicators, approach
light transformers, an...
Red Lake junior drills deep
By: Northern Ontario Business staffVancouver’s Pure Gold Mining has started a
9,000-metre exploration drilling campaign at its Madsen Gold Project in Red
Lake.The company announced Aug. 7 that the
$4-million program was to commence in mid-August with the aim of testing and
expanding key exploration targets in the camp.“We are ex...