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The Ring of Fire court follies continueKWG 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. 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 boardKen Stowe has joined Zenyatta Ventures’ board of directors. Zenyatta is developing the Albany graphite deposit near Hearst. (FILE PHOTO) 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 underwaySudbury council is contributing $250,000 to an expansion of Dynamic Earth. (FILE PHOTO) 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 treatiesOntario Regional Chief Stan Beardy warned government and resource developers in late July to respect treaty rights in Ontario. (FILE PHOTO). 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 fundingThe province will invest $527 million in 2014 to support highway rehabilitation and expansion projects across the North. (FILE PHOTO) 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 GoldKirkland Lake Gold is reporting its strongest ever production results, attributing the positive return to its newly implemented strategy. (FILE PHOTO) 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 airportsThe Greater Sudbury Airport is one of two northern airports to receive funding from Transport Canada for upgrades. (FILE PHOTO) By: Northern Ontario Business staffThe airports in Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury have received federal funding to make some upgrades to the facilities.The Sault 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 Vancouver’s Pure Gold Mining has started a 9,000-metre exploration drilling campaign at its Madsen Gold Project in Red Lake. (FILE PHOTO) 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...



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