Selling off ONTC would have been $820-million boondoggle
By: Ian RossOntario's auditor general said the
provincial government misled Ontarians in its attempt to sell off the
assets of the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission (ONTC).In her Dec. 10 report, Auditor General
Bonnie Lysyk said the Ontario government jumped the gun in making its
March 2012 dives...
Manitoulin Transport to acquire transportation firm
By: Northern Ontario Business staffManitoulin Transport will acquire Vitran Corp., a less-than-load (LTL) firm headquartered in
Concord, Ont.The deal,
including the assumption of Vitran’s outstanding net debt of about US$29
million, is worth about US$128 million.
Vitran’s shares are being acquired by 2398946 Ontario Inc., an af...
Province offered Cliffs special power deal
By: Darren MacDonaldOntario Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli
confirmed in a conference call with reporters Dec. 4 what many people
had long assumed: the province has offered Cliffs Natural Resources a
special hydro rate for its Ring of Fire project.Chiarelli was
promoting the province's long-term energy plan, entitle...
Sudbury biosolids plant wins national P3 award
By: Laura GregoriniSomething is rotten in the state of
Denmark. Or, if you live in Lively, something smells rotten.
For more than 30 years the City of
Greater Sudbury has used tailings ponds in Lively, on the city's
outskirts, to dispose of sewage sludge from its wastewater treatment
New NOHFC programming targets Growth Plan sectors
By: Ian RossContractors and homebuilders say
NIMBYism is getting to be a problem in Sudbury. Three
organizations—the Sudbury Chamber of Commerce, Sudbury &
District Homebuilders and the Sudbury Construction Association—say
the Not In My Backyard syndrome is causing a problem with project
delays and increa...
Integrated approach required for modern mining
By: Lindsay Kelly“At the end of the day, it’s about
the rocks.”It’s simple advice delivered by TMAC
Resources CEO Catharine Farrow, but insight that’s carrying the
company forward in its quest to become the next major gold mining
camp in Canada.As the second in a succession of
visiting lecturers to the Goodman...
Coppercorp remains viable for Superior Copper
By: Lindsay KellyLike the legend of the big fish that
got away, the giant slab of native copper once witnessed in the
depths of the Coppercorp Mine near Sault Ste. Marie is feeding dreams
and hopes of a major find for Superior Copper.
Bruce Staines, a registered
professional mining engineer sitting on Superio...
Distribution agreement increasing sales for Northern companies
By: Lindsay KellyWhen Brenda Hagerty started getting
requests for Porcupine Canvas products from miners working across the
country, she knew the company was meeting a need, but how to increase
distribution remained a conundrum. That’s where Sling-Choker came
in.The two companies—located in
Schumacher and Sudbu...