Resolute sawmill marks 10-year anniversary
By: Northern Ontario Business staffThe Resolute Forest Product's sawmill
in Thunder Bay marked 10 years in operation.The Montreal-based forestry giant said
it's a “unique business venture” based on the collaboration
between the company and the Fort William First Nation.
With an annual capacity of 300 million
board feet of stud...
K-L Gold ups the ounces
By: Northern Ontario Business staffKirkland Lake Gold reported higher gold
production in its fourth quarter following upgrades at its Macassa
mine.In a May 14 release, the company
reported production increased by 46 per cent (31 503 ounces) in its
third quarter (21, 601 ounces).
"With the increased hoisting
Graphite mine permitted to go
By: Northern Ontario Business staffOntario Graphite announced May 13 that
the Ontario Ministry of the Environment has approved final operating
permits to re-commission a graphite mine near Kearney in the Parry
Sound district.In a release, the company said it is
now fully permitted and has all the required provincial approvals to...
Brownfield strategy kickstarting development in Sudbury
By: Lindsay KellySudbury is being lauded for its efforts to reclaim brownfield sites across the city, and in the process is attracting new interest in development for sites that have otherwise been overlooked.In January, the city received a Sustainable Communities Award from the Federation of Canadian Municipalitie...
Eco-friendly corridor to enhance Sudbury’s downtown
By: Lindsay KellyA plan to integrate green space into downtown Sudbury, offering eco-friendly transport options while enhancing the downtown’s aesthetics, is set to get underway this year.Part of the city’s downtown master plan approved last August, the $3.7-million Elgin Street Greenway is a one-kilometre corridor...
Environmental firm keeps growing
By: Liz CowanMaria Story only intended to work out
of a home office in Haileybury to offer environmental consulting
services. Her plans had to change as she became busier and she now
heads an established firm with a staff of nine.Story Environmental is currently
located in a renovated former pool hall close...
Nipissing needs more mine-related workers
By: Liz CowanNipissing District’s mining-related
employers, as in other areas across the North, are facing a shortage
of skilled workers.A forecast released by The Labour
Market Group and the Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MiHR),
indicates a demand for skilled workers currently exists.The mining s...
Securities commission adjusting regulations for investor protection
By: Lindsay KellyWith shaky world markets and low commodity prices, mining companies are having a hard time raising capital for their exploration projects. But the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) is working to allay investor fears by adjusting regulations to offer a measure of protection.Mineral extraction has ...