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Gravelle mum on Ring of Fire development corporationNorthern Development and Mines Minister Michael Gravelle said federal government support will be crucial to build infrastructure in the Ring of Fire. By: Jonathan MigneaultNorthern Development and Mines Minister Michael Gravelle said the province is not yet ready to announce a development corporation to lead infrastructure decisions around the Ring of Fire, despite a nearing self-imposed deadline.Gravelle was not able to share new information regarding the long-await...
Feds don't commit to $1 billion for Ring of FireGreg Rickford, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources and FedNor, said Monday the federal government will not commit to $1-billion in blanket funding for Ring of Fire infrastructure development. By: Jonathan MigneaultThe federal government is not ready to make a $1-billion commitment to Ring of Fire infrastructure, said Greg Rickford, Canada's minister of natural resources and FedNor.He made the statement in French, responding to a question from French media in Sudbury.Rickford said the feds have already made i...
Cast Resources files for bankruptcyGeorges Brouillette, president of City Welding, a Sudbury-based mining equipment manufacturer, said his company was not paid for work it did for Cast Resources in 2012. By: Jonathan MigneaultCast Resources Equipment Limited, a Sudbury-based company that manufactures used equipment, including scoop trams, underground haul trucks, utility vehicles and drills, filed for bankruptcy on July 4.According to the notice of bankruptcy filed that day, the company, owned by Robert Lipic, owed $8.9...
Is the Ring of Fire dev corp a go? Northern Development and Mines Minister Michael Gravelle is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at the 2014 Energy and Mines Ministers’ Conference in Sudbury, beginning Aug. 25. By: Northern Ontario Business staffNorthern Development and Mines Minister Michael Gravelle is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at the 2014 Energy and Mines Ministers’ Conference in Sudbury, beginning Aug. 25.The three-day conference, hosted by Collège Boréal, is a gathering of leading federal, provincial and territorial le...
Webequie starts Ring of Fire land use planning By: Northern Ontario Business staffWebequie First Nation, one of the communities closest to the dormant Ring of Fire mineral camps, has reached an agreement with the Ontario government to do a community-based land use plan.A news release from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry said a signing ceremony for the terms of ref...
Kerr Mines and San Gold agree to mergeToronto’s Kerr Mines and Winnipeg’s San Gold have reached a merger deal to combine their gold properties in the Kirkland Lake area and in Manitoba. By: Northern Ontario Business staffToronto’s Kerr Mines and Winnipeg’s San Gold have reached a merger deal to combine their gold properties in the Kirkland Lake area and in Manitoba.“Combining the Rice Lake (in Manitoba) and Copperstone (in Arizona) assets is an important step in creating the next North American mid-tier gold produc...
Cement boss not a fan of mid-rise wood buildingsThe Cement Association of Canada (CAC) says Ontario legislators are putting people’s lives at risk by permitting taller wood-framed buildings. By: Northern Ontario Business staffThe Cement Association of Canada (CAC) says Ontario legislators are putting people’s lives at risk by permitting taller wood-framed buildings.The association said recent fires involving wood-framed mid-rises are proof positive that this type of construction leaves seniors and the disabled vulnerabl...
Rickford lights the wayKenora MP and federal Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford delivered a $549,112 cheque for a new lighting system at the Red Lake Airport. By: Northern Ontario Business staffKenora MP and federal Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford delivered a $549,112 cheque for a new lighting system at the Red Lake Airport.The money is specially earmarked for the installation of an omni-directional approach lighting system and replacement of the airfield lighting control panel.F...



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