Industry News

Milling suspended at Lac des IlesMilling has been temporarily suspended at Lac des Iles palladium mine north of Thunder Bay. 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 progressFormer Supreme Court justice Frank Iacobucci, Ontario Ring of Fire negotiator 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 propertyTemex is increasing its interest in the Timmins-area Whitney gold property — a joint venture with Goldcorp —to 85 per cent. 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 platformNorthern College launched its e-learning platform on May 26. On hand were (from left) Christine Heavens, executive director of Community, Business Development and Employment Services at Northern College; Fred Gibbons, president of Northern College; Graham Reid, manager of Health, Safety, Environment, and Security at Primero Mining Corp.; and Tania Shaw, manager of communications at Primero Mining Corp. 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 incidentSt Andrew Goldfields’ Holt Mine, east of Timmins, was the site of a fatality on May 23. 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 hardwareSamantha Espley of Sudbury was honoured at the Engineers Canada Awards Gala in Calgary, May 21. 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 an en...



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