Goldcorp, Wabauskang sign agreement
By: Northern Ontario Business staffGoldcorp and
Wabauskang First Nation have signed a collaboration agreement that paves the
way for long-term economic benefits for the northwestern Ontario First Nation.The new agreement,
which marks Goldcorp's sixth First Nation partnership in Canada, provides a
framework for strengthened colla...
Former Potash Corp. VP named mining trailblazer
By: Northern Ontario Business staffBetty-Ann Heggie,
a former senior vice-president with Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc., will
receive the 2015 Trailblazer Award from Women in Mining Canada.Heggie, a member
of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women Hall of Fame, journeyed up the corporate
ladder from beer rep to senior vic...
Sudbury miner expects consistent numbers despite job cuts
By: Jonathan MigneaultFirst Nickel expects production at its Lockerby Mine in Sudbury for 2015 to be in line with its numbers from last year, despite recently cutting around 45 per cent of its workforce.In early January First Nickel restructured its operations at the nickel-copper mine, and cut 75 per cent of its contra...
It’s back to Ring of Fire court for KWG and Cliffs
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
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 Aviation
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
Northern suppliers head to mining mecca
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 agenda
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 ...