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It’s back to Ring of Fire court for KWG and CliffsThe legal fight over a staked access corridor to the Ring of Fire mineral deposits goes back into the courtroom in a few months. By: Northern Ontario Business staffThe legal fight over a staked access corridor to the Ring of Fire mineral deposits goes back into the courtroom in a few months.KWG Resources reported Jan. 27 that it has received an order from the Ontario Court of Appeal to challenge a decision by an Ontario Divisional Court regarding use of surfa...
Rickford, Gravelle meet on Ring of Fire Progress in the Ring of Fire – or the lack of it – was on the agenda of federal Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford and provincial Northern Development and Mines Minister Michael Gravelle during a meeting in Ottawa, Jan. 27. By: Northern Ontario Business staffProgress in the Ring of Fire – or the lack of it – was on the agenda of federal Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford and provincial Northern Development and Mines Minister Michael Gravelle during a meeting in Ottawa, Jan. 27.In their first “constructive” meeting of 2015, a joint news release st...
Porter sells Toronto city terminal to Nieuport AviationThe sale of Porter Airlines’ passenger terminal at Toronto’s Billy Bishop is not expected to affect passenger service. (PHOTO SUPPLIED) By: Northern Ontario Business staffPorter Aviation Holdings Inc. has sold its passenger terminal at Billy Bishop airport in Toronto, but the sale is not expected to affect passenger service.Porter sold the terminal to Nieuport Aviation Infrastructure Partners GP, a consortium of Canadian and international infrastructure equity i...
Northern suppliers head to mining meccaThe inaugural Northern Ontario Mining Supply Showcase, in early 2014, featured 36 mining vendors and related organizations from Northern Ontario just outside the main space at the Developers Association of Canada convention. For 2015 the northern vendors will have space right on the convention floor. By: Jonathan MigneaultBy banding together, a group of small and medium-sized mining suppliers and service providers will have a big seat at Canada's largest mining convention.The Northern Ontario Mining Supply Showcase, which features companies from across the region, has graduated to the largest pavilion at Toronto's P...
Ring of Fire high on new deputy minister’s agendaDavid de Launay, Ontario’s deputy minister for Northern Development and Mines. By: Ian RossDive into David de Launay’s bio and it’s easy to decipher how two decades of provincial policy and special project work have prepared him for the job as Ontario’s new deputy minister for Northern Development and Mines.Not surprisingly, finding a way to jumpstart the stalled Ring of Fire project is ...
Province derails ONR acquisition bid The Ontario government is shooting down a joint venture acquisition proposal being floated by Mushkegowuk Council and a Toronto rail provider that the rail arm of the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission (ONTC) is available for sale. By: Northern Ontario Business staffThe Ontario government is shooting down a joint venture acquisition proposal being floated by Mushkegowuk Council and a Toronto rail provider that the rail arm of the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission (ONTC) is available for sale.Northern Development and Mines Minister Michael Gravelle re...
Sault EDC purchases ski resortPlans are in the works to turn Sault Ste. Marie’s Searchmont ski resort into a four-season tourism destination. (PHOTO SUPPLIED) By: Northern Ontario Business staffThe Economic Development Corp. (EDC) in Sault Ste. Marie has purchased Searchmont Resort, with an aim of evolving the skiing facility into a four-season tourism destination.The EDC said the Dec. 30 purchase, from the Searchmont Ski Association Inc. (SSAI), was required to ensure long-term sustain...
Tamaka ups the grams at northwest gold project By: Northern Ontario Business staffTamaka Gold has produced new numbers for its gold deposit in northwestern Ontario.The Toronto-based junior is evaluating its Goldlund Project as a potential open pit mine.The new estimate is 1,274,000 measured and indicated ounces at 1.97 grams per tonne and 2,760,000 inferred ounces at 2.12 grams ...



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