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Glencore digs deeper in Sudbury BasinMarc Boissonneault, Glencore's vice-president for its Sudbury nickel operations, said the company will need to develop deeper nickel deposits in the Sudbury Basin to remain productive in the region. By: Jonathan MigneaultThe future of Glencore's nickel operations in Sudbury will require deeper mines to access previously untapped deposits, said Marc Boissonneault, the company's vice-president of Sudbury nickel operations.Boisonneault, who addressed the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce on Oct. 21, said the mining ...
FedNor keen on efficienciesSmall Business Week brought out the largesse from FedNor in helping Northern manufacturers maximize their efficiencies and achieve global competitiveness nirvana. By: Northern Ontario Business staffSmall Business Week brought out the largesse from FedNor in helping Northern manufacturers maximize their efficiencies and achieve global competitiveness nirvana.The federal development agency bestowed $23,375 on two Bracebridge manufacturers to do “operational assessments to improve manufacturing ...
New boss at Richmont Mines Richmont Mines announced Renaud Adams in its new president and CEO, effective Nov.15. By: Northern Ontario Business staffRichmont Mines announced Renaud Adams in its new president and CEO, effective Nov.15.With 20 years of industry experience, Adams comes over from Primero Mining where he served in the same position. Prior to that he made stops at IAMGOLD, Cambior and Breakwater Resources.Richmont runs the Island Gol...
Detour Gold, Hatch garner engineering awardsThe Detour Lake Gold Mining Project was a big winner at the 2014 Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards in Winnipeg, Oct. 23. By: Northern Ontario Business staffThe Detour Lake Gold Mining Project was a big winner at the 2014 Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards in Winnipeg, Oct. 23.The Cochrane-area development received the Engineering a Better Canada Award given to a project that demonstrates how engineering “enhances the social, economic or cultural q...
Pure Gold digs in at Red LakePure Gold Mining is drilling new targets at its Madsen Gold Project in Red Lake. By: Northern Ontario Business staffPure Gold Mining is drilling new targets at its Madsen Gold Project in Red Lake.The company has a $4-million exploration program under way, which includes 9,000 metres of drilling.The first phase is focused on near-surface high-grade mineralization along a 12-kilometre long trend, which includes th...
Trades college to undergo reviewThe province has commissioned a review of the Ontario College of Trades. (FILE PHOTO) By: Northern Ontario Business staffOntario is appointing Tony Dean, former secretary of cabinet and head of the Ontario Public Service, to review key areas of Ontario's skilled trades system that fall within the mandate of the Ontario College of Trades.Dean will build on the college's success by reviewing issues related to the sc...
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...



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