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First Nation food distribution network being studiedSioux Lookout Airport is being studied as a potential food distribution supply hub for remote Northern communities. By: Ian Ross Finding ways to carve the costs of air freighting fresh food to remote First Nation communities is the focus of a feasibility study underway between three northwestern Ontario communities. Cashed up with $194,500 in funding, the study will investigate the establishment of a regional distribu...
Sudbury council digs deep to support mining innovation By: Northern Ontario Business staff The City of Greater Sudbury Council and the Greater Sudbury Development Corporation approved $1 million in funding for the Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI) Commercialization Attainment Program. The program will receive $200,000 a year until 2019. “Council’s decision to supp...
Canadore signs aviation training agreement with India By: Northern Ontario Business staff North Bay’s Canadore College is looking to export its aviation skills training to India. The college announced April 15 that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with India’s National Skills Development Corporation to collaborate in technical skills development for the aviation sector...
Engine power loss blamed for 2013 Bearskin crash By: Northern Ontario Business staff The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) released its investigation report into the fatal 2013 crash of a Bearskin Airlines flight near the Red Lake airport. Investigators found that the crew of the Fairchild SA 227 Metro III experienced a near total loss of power in the left engine a...
New Red Lake gold mine edges closer to production By: Northern Ontario Business staff Rubicon Minerals reports its Phoenix Gold project in Red Lake remains on schedule to start production by mid-2015. The mill commissioning process is ahead of schedule and is expected to continue throughout this year’s second quarter, including limited processing of some low-grade development...
Ontario vows to act on 18 mining review recommendationsSudbury MPP Glenn Thibeault was joined by Labour Minister Kevin Flynn this morning to accept formally the 18 recommendations made by the Mining Health, Safety and Prevention Advisory Group's final report. By: Northern Ontario Business staffOntario is accepting and vowing to act on the 18 recommendations that come from the province's Mining Health, Safety and Prevention Advisory Group's final report, released this morning.MPP Glenn Thibeault and Labour Minister Kevin Flynn accepted the report this morning at Workplace Safety North's a...
Vale VP Kelly Strong stepping down May 1Kelly Strong, the Sudbury-based vice president of Vale's Ontario and UK operations, is leaving the company as of May 1. By: Northern Ontario Business staffKelly Strong and Brazilian miner Vale are parting company as of May 1.The company issued a short statement this afternoon that Strong, the company's Sudbury-based vice-president of its Ontario and UK operations, would be pursuing "another opportunity.""After almost 14 years with our operations, Kel...
Ontario mining royalties 'pitifully low': MiningWatch CanadaOntario's mining royalties are "pitifully low" said MiningWatch Canada in an open letter to Ontario's auditor general. By: Jonathan MigneaultOntario's mining royalties are "pitifully low” said MiningWatch Canada in an open letter to Ontario's auditor general.The organization has asked Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk to exercise her office's "value-for-money" mandate to evaluate the province's review of its Mineral Development Strategy...



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