KWG teams up with Chinese company on Ring of Fire transportation plans
By: Northern Ontario Business staffA Chinese railway
design firm will examine the engineering data related to KWG Resources’ proposed
Ring of Fire transportation corridor, creating the potential for a future
collaboration between the two parties.KWG and China Railway First Survey & Design Institute Group Co., Ltd. (FSDI) have sig...
Micro-loans helping marginalized Sault residents
By: Lindsay KellyA new financing program in Sault Ste.
Marie is helping residents transition from social assistance to
entrepreneurship.Developed by the Sault’s District
Social Services Administration Board (DSSAB) in partnership with the
city’s Economic Development Corp. (EDC), the new micro-loan program
Elliot Lake retail development aiming for spring opening
By: Lindsay KellyPearson Plaza in Elliot Lake is on
track to be completed and open for business in the spring of 2016.Three years in the making, the
$3.5-million shopping centre development started in 2012 and was
scheduled to be complete a year later.Site preparation for Pearson Plaza,
named for the nearby Les...
Sault considers implementing charges on new builds
By: Lindsay KellyThe City of Sault Ste. Marie is
considering implementing development charges for new building
projects in the city.Fees collected from developers go
toward the cost of linking new residential, commercial and industrial
buildings to amenities like roads, sewer, water, and hydro. The Sault
Mining experts weigh in during international safety conference
By: Lindsay KellyBlack lung disease has been listed as
the cause, or a contributing factor, in 76,000 deaths in the United
States since 1968.Despite more than 40 years working in
the American coal-mining industry, that number still shocked Joe Main
when he was appointed as the assistant secretary of labor for M...
Managers must be accountable, says Anglo American chief executive
By: Norm TollinskyMark Cutifani, CEO of Anglo American
and chairman of De Beers, returned “home” to Sudbury to deliver a
Goodman School of Mines guest lecture Oct. 27 on Corporate and
Political Leadership for Successful Resource Development.Some of the leadership skills shared by
Cutifani were learned in Sudbury...
Texas company building liquid sulphur dioxide plant in Timmins
By: Lindsay KellyA new industry coming to Timmins will
expand the area’s mining service and supply sector expertise, while
creating employment for locals.In early October, Texas-headquartered
Calabrian Corp. announced it would build a liquid sulphur dioxide
(SO2) production plant in Timmins to serve the mining,...
Ontario to host mines investment forum
By: Northern Ontario Business staffOntario will play
host to an international mines investment forum in 2016 and 2017.Mines and Money
Americas — part of a series of one of the world's largest mining investment forums
— will come to Toronto in September 2016 and September 2017. In 13 years, Mines
and Money events have previously ...