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Teck starting exploration on Timmins property By: Northern Ontario Business staffTeck Resources Inc. has started exploration work on Explor Resources’ Timmins Porcupine West property. Teck has the option of earning up to a 70 per cent interest on the property from Explor.Teck is currently conducting short-wave infrared instrument scan (TerraSpec) analyses on existing core t...
Feds budget for high-tech mining, Aboriginal trainingThere wasn’t a billion-dollar Ring of Fire payday for Ontario in the April 21 federal budget, but Ottawa is willing to fund some of the technological challenges, exploration know-how and training requirements to support the idled Far North mineral play. By: Northern Ontario Business staff There wasn’t a billion-dollar Ring of Fire payday for Ontario in the April 21 federal budget, but Ottawa is willing to fund some of the technological challenges, exploration know-how and training requirements to support the idled Far North mineral play. Ottawa is setting aside $23 million ov...
Richmont Mines ups the ouncesRichmont Mines reports quarterly gold production at its mines in Northern Ontario and Quebec is up 23 per cent over the same period last year. By: Northern Ontario Business staff Richmont Mines reports quarterly gold production at its mines in Northern Ontario and Quebec is up 23 per cent over the same period last year. In an April 22 release, the Montreal gold miner released its first quarter production numbers showing 25,859 ounces, and gold sales of 24,791 ounces,...
Province reinstates Connecting Link programAlgonquin Avenue, Timmins. By: Northern Ontario Business staff After killing it off two years ago, Queen’s Park has resurrected the Connecting Links Program to provide municipalities with much-needed funding for main arterial roads that double as provincial highways. In an April 20 release, the province announced $15 million will be set aside annually t...
Producer to cultivate grain crop in CochraneJamie Draves made a successful pitch to investors on TV’s Dragons’ Den in March. Draves is working to establish a quinoa crop in Northern Ontario, with plans to build a processing facility in the Cochrane district. By: Lindsay KellyJamie Draves didn’t set out to become a quinoa producer. But after a health scare eight years ago, he’s become a believer in the nutritional benefits of the plant, and is now working to commercialize a growth and production operation in Northern Ontario through his company, Katan Kitchens.In 20...
Investment company backs ag growth, expansionJoelle Faulkner, co-owner of Area One Farms, visits an operator with whom her company has partnered to help expand his farming operation. By: Lindsay Kelly“Investing with operators to build great Canadian farms.”For the last two years, that guiding creed has led Area One Farms to secure agricultural investments with producers in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario, and now the North has entered onto its radar.The investment fund, which is...
Sault bridge getting underwater inspectionThe underwater pier of the International Bridge will get an underwater inspection next week. (FILE PHOTO) By: Northern Ontario Business staffThe International Bridge, which joins Sault Ste. Marie with its counterpart U.S. city, will get an underwater inspection next week.According to a news release, the work involves inspecting the International Bridge’s piers below the water line in the St. Mary’s River. The inspection will be perf...
Noront COO Paul Semple dies Paul Semple, a 30-year mining industry veteran and chief operating officer of Noront Resources, died on April 15. By: Northern Ontario Business staff Paul Semple, a 30-year mining industry veteran and chief operating officer of Noront Resources, died on April 15. Semple was considered the “face and voice” of the Ring of Fire junior miner since joining the company in 2009, and was regarded as a well-respected leader in the mining community....



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