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Vale, employees charged in 2014 smelter deathPaul Rochette, 36, was killed April 6, 2014, when he was struck in the head by a pin that broke off a crusher and was released under high pressure. By: Jonathan MigneaultThe Ministry of Labour has laid 17 charges against Vale under the Occupational Health and Safety Act for a workplace incident at the Copper Cliff smelter April 6, 2014, that killed a millwright and injured another worker.Paul Rochette, 36, was killed when he was struck in the head by a pin that bro...
Longer mine life in store for Lac des Iles By: Northern Ontario Business staffNorth American Palladium announced March 27 that it has filed a revised technical report outlining expansion at its Lac des Iles Mine, near Thunder Bay.The Toronto-headquartered miner said a preliminary economic assessment (PEA), first discussed in a Feb. 26 news release, supports a new base case w...
Hamilton issues Ontario’s first wood mid-rise permitThe City of Hamilton is the first municipality in Ontario to issue a building permit for a mid-rise wood-frame building. By: Northern Ontario Business staffThe City of Hamilton is the first municipality in Ontario to issue a building permit for a mid-rise wood-frame building.The changes to the Ontario Building Code allowing six-storey buildings, up from the previous limit of four, officially went into effect on Jan. 1.Congratulations went out from the...
First Nations want management control of Ogoki ForestAroland Chief Sonny Gagnon, Chief Elizabeth Atlookan and Marten Falls Interim Chief Bruce Achneepineskum sign Ogoki Forest unity agreement. By: Northern Ontario Business staffThe northwestern Ontario First Nations of Aroland, Eabametoong and Marten Falls have signed a forest tenure agreement on the Ogoki Forest in northwestern Ontario.The three First Nations say they will play “a leading role in forest governance” toward obtaining a long-term forest license for the Ogok...
Pele partners with Chinese company on rare earth metals projectAl Shefsky, president of Pele Mountain Resources, said his company has signed a memorandum of understanding with Chinese company Sheng Kang Ning to process monazite in Elliot Lake. (PHOTO SUPPLIED) By: Northern Ontario Business staffPele Mountain Resources and Chinese company Sheng Kang Ning (SKN) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to develop a rare earth metals processing facility in Elliot Lake.Pele and SKN, a mining investment company, are aiming to jointly develop a monazite-processing firm on the site of ...
Mining program reaches training milestone By: Northern Ontario Business staffMore than 1,000 workers have achieved national certification through the Canadian Mining Certification Program (CMCP), according to the Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MiHR).Occupations covered by the program include underground miner, surface miner, minerals processing operator and di...
Matawa chiefs oppose Ring of Fire project saleThis week’s acquisition by Noront Resources of the chromite properties from Cliffs Natural Resources has raised a furor among the First Nation communities closet to the Ring of Fire. By: Northern Ontario Business staffThis week’s acquisition by Noront Resources of the chromite properties from Cliffs Natural Resources has raised a furor among the First Nation communities closest to the Ring of Fire.The chiefs of the Matawa First Nations accuse Noront of “driving its agenda, rather than working together.”In a Marc...
Noront, KWG in Ring of Fire talks Junior miners KWG Resources and Noront Resources announced they have been in talks to develop their properties in the Ring of Fire in partnership with First Nations in the remote region, after the latter announced Monday it had purchased 103 Ring of Fire claims from Cliffs Natural Resources for $20 million. By: Northern Ontario Business staffJunior miners KWG Resources and Noront Resources announced they have been in talks to develop their properties in the Ring of Fire in partnership with First Nations in the remote region, after the latter announced Monday it had purchased 103 Ring of Fire claims from Cliffs Natural Resources for $20...



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