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Ministry of Labour slaps a few miners’ handsCrusher By: Northern Ontario Business staff Ontario Ministry of Labour inspectors issued 192 orders for violations of the Occupational Health and Safety Act to mining companies between Oct. 1 and Nov. 30, 2015. In a press release, the ministry said inspectors visited 78 mining workplaces across the province during that time period. T...
Experts recommend businesses gear up for cap and trade policy Ed Cocchiarella, principal at IDEAL EHS Systems. By: Ella MyersThe good old days are coming to an end for carbon in Ontario, and a new age of decarbonization dawns in 2017.A provincial cap and trade system looms, and businesses are wondering what it means to them. EarthCare Sudbury held a panel to address questions and concerns in April. The main message:...
Aboriginal firm takes charge of camp security Aboriginally owned Synterra Security Solutions has the contract to patrol New Gold’s mine site construction and workforce accommodations camp, northwest of Fort Frances. By: Ian RossThe construction of New Gold’s Rainy River Mine is proving to be a huge economic boon in business spinoffs for the entire Rainy River district.But as with all mineral developments, it has a finite mine life – 14 years at last countTraining and building businesses for today and tomorrow is on th...
Deal with Sandvik puts innovation centre clients in driver’s seatNORCAT is adding more mining equipment simulator training capacity. By: Ella MyersNORCAT is quickly becoming a virtual playground for mining professionals looking for hands-on machinery training, with the goal of improving health and safety in the industry.The NORCAT Mining Equipment Simulation Training Centre in Sudbury is doubling their simulation training capacity in the...
Sudbury firm develops creative space for tech innovation By: Northern Ontario Business staffJannatec Technologies president Wayne Ablitt had been having difficulty attracting the best and brightest engineering minds to his Sudbury firm, and so he set his eye to the offices of some of the most iconic tech companies — think Google or Facebook — for inspiration.“Over a period of time, we...
Cambrian grad hopes mine rescue story will shine light on crisis respondersSuzanne Bernier and Brandon Fisher spoke to attendees at Cambrian’s Disaster Heroes event. By: Ella MyersSuzanne Bernier watched the coverage of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and she saw death, devastation and destruction. When she landed on the ground in her role as a crisis management consultant, she quickly realized the reports had left something — or someone — out.The next time you hear about a ...
Timmins awarded funding for industrial rail parkCounc. Walter Wawrzaszek, Counc. Joe Campbell, Christy Marinig, CEO of the Timmins Econonmic Development Corp., Northern Development Minister Michael Gravelle, Counc. Rick Dubeau, and Mayor Steve Black. By: Lindsay KellyIt may have arrived just in time for April Fools’ Day, but a funding announcement of close to $2.5 million for Timmins’ new industrial rail park was no joke.On March 31, the province announced it was providing the city with $2,485,650 from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corp. to help comple...
Timmins receives $3 million for road upgradesMichael Gravelle (left), minister of Northern Development and Mines, and Timmins Mayor Steve Black announced on March 31 the city was receiving $3 million from the province for reconstruction work on Highway 101. By: Lindsay KellyNotorious for its crater-sized potholes and heavy traffic, Algonquin Boulevard in Timmins — which doubles as provincial Highway 101 — will finally get some relief this summer with the start of a $95.5-million reconstruction project.In February, engineering firm AECOM presented city council with...



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