Ontario serves up miner with Statement of Defence
By: Ian RossThe Ontario government says it’s not
liable for any damages incurred by a Sudbury-based junior miner after
a dispute between the company and a First Nation forced it to abandon
exploration work in northwestern Ontario.The province submitted its Statement of
Defence with the Ontario Superior Cou...
Higher standards wanted for aggregate pits
By: Jonathan MigneaultA new organization hopes to create a
voluntary certification standard for Ontario's often contentious
aggregates industry by the summer.The Cornerstone Standards Council held
its first public session in Sudbury, Jan. 16, to receive feedback
from the industry, environmental organizations and com...
Turbines could offer mine energy solution
By: Lindsay KellyAnew client setting up shop at the
Northern Centre for Advanced Technology (NORCAT) could offer a
solution to energy conundrums at mines across Northern Ontario.Sky Vertical, which moved into the
Sudbury-based incubator in January, is developing a vertical-axis
wind turbine for use in remote ar...
New school of mines to take a broad approach
By: Jonathan MigneaultLaurentian University's new Goodman
School of Mines has taken a multi-disciplinary approach to teach
every aspect of the mining cycle.Nicole Tardif, the Goodman School of
Mines' program coordinator, said staff have worked to offer students
a wide variety of programs ranging from geology to engi...
Stillwater re-evaluates Marathon PGM mine
By: Ian RossThe construction of an open-pit base
metals mine near the shores of Lake Superior could be three years
away at the earliest, said the Montana mining company that is
developing it.“It is unlikely we will do anything
on this in the very near term,” Mick McMullen, president and CEO of
Women in Mining chapter starts in Sudbury
By: Jonathan MigneaultThe inaugural meeting of Women in
Mining Northern Ontario, Jan. 30, in Sudbury marked a “pivotal
moment” for the sector, said the event's keynote speaker.Samantha Espley, general manager of
mines and mills technical services with Vale's Ontario operations,
said it is important to inform young g...
Northern Sun to offer custom milling
By: Lindsay KellyAfter an eight-month, $4-million
cleanup at Redstone Mill in Timmins, the mill and its equipment are
in pristine condition. And owner Northern Sun can’t wait to mess it
all up.“We probably have the cleanest mill
in North America,” said Northern Sun president David Rigg. “We’re
hoping we’re goi...
Deal closes between Primero, Brigus
By: Northern Ontario Business staffThe acquisition
of Brigus Gold Corp. by Primero Mining Corp. concluded on March 5.Primero has
acquired all outstanding shares of Brigus, whose principal assets are the Black Fox Mine and mill and its adjoining properties, Grey Fox and Pike River, in Timmins.“The closing of
the Brigus transaction...