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New workwear rules add colour to Ontario minesTechnica staff in front of the company’s state-of-the-art headquarters wearing high-visibility safety apparel designed and manufactured by Covergalls in Sudbury. By: Norm TollinskyNavy is out. Orange, yellow and red are in.As of July 1, miners working underground in Ontario are required to wear high-visibility safety apparel made of fluorescent or brightly coloured background material.The change in regulations was an ideal opportunity for Covergalls Inc., a Sudbury-based...
International Mine Rescue Competition riveting and educationalDynamic Earth, a Sudbury tourist attraction, was one venue chosen for the International Mine Rescue Competition in late August. By: Ella MyersWhen Jeff Farquharson rappelled down the 70-foot, dripping rock wall at Dynamic Earth’s Vale Chasm to rescue Perry Simon on the morning of Aug. 25, he wasn’t nervous.“We’re going to take you down. You’re in good hands, buddy,” he said as he attached Simon’s harness to his own.It could be that ...
Laurentian U research chair on first-name basis with microbesNadia Mykytczuk, who was recently appointed the NOHFC industrial research chair for biomining, bioremediation and science communications at Laurentian University, hopes to advance the use of microbes in the mining industry. By: Ella MyersBiomining and bioremediation are one step closer to wider use in the mining industry with the creation of a new position at Laurentian University geared towards commercializing the technologies.As of July 1, Nadia Mykytczuk is Laurentian University’s first industrial research chair in mining, ...
Indigenous communities seek a fair stake in mining industryWahnapitae First Nation has developed its mining expertise over the last 20 years, and now advises other communities through its Tahgaiwinini Technical and Environmental Services Group. Photo by Heidi Manitowabi By: Lindsay KellyOn any given day, Cheryl Recollet’s desk is littered with mining exploration plans, government notices, permit requests, and more, but with limited resources, it can be a struggle to vet them all in a timely manner.Yet the people of Wahnapitae First Nation are determined to be active and educat...
Junior miner signs First Nations MOU By: Northern Ontario Business staff Probe Metals has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Mattagami and Flying Post First Nations concerning the junior explorer’s West Porcupine Project near Foleyet in northeastern Ontario. The MOU establishes a framework for ongoing consultation with the two First Nations and provi...
Laurentian U cashes up for researchLaurentian University is in the money again. By: Northern Ontario Business staffLaurentian University is in the money again.The Sudbury institution is receiving $27.3 million to support its $60-million Research, Innovation and Engineering Centre (RIE Centre), and an expansion to its Science and Engineering building, adding a total of 47,000 square feet and allowing the sc...
Results in on Nipigon Bridge failureNipigon Bridge under construction in September, 2015. By: Northern Ontario Business staffThe cause behind the broken bolts that closed the Nipigon Bridge to cross-Canada traffic last January is being attributed to an “overloading” of those connections, rather than any flaws in the bolts themselves.The Ontario government finally released the results of the analysis behind the bridge...
Canadian airship developer signs deal for African reliefSolar Ship is headquartered in Toronto. By: Northern Ontario Business staffCanadian airship manufacturer Solar Ship has announced an agreement to sell four aircraft to Manaf Freighters for disaster relief in Africa.Manaf Freighters and Solar Ship will partner on the Peace & Freedom Services project, which will provide basic necessities, such as food, clothing and medi...



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