Panel puts decisions in hands of First Nation
By: Lindsay KellyInformation on government programs is
available at every turn, but what are the tangible ways in which it
can be used to assist First Nations with sustainability?The inaugural Lands and Economy Summit,
held in October in Serpent River First Nation, attempted to answer
that question. Citizens, g...
Timmins, Saskatchewan colleges sign agreement
By: Northern Ontario Business staffNorthern College in Timmins and Northlands College in Saskatchewan
have signed an agreement to train students through the mining engineering
technician program at the Haileybury School of Mines.The new agreement is built upon an established relationship between
the two colleges. Northlands has d...
Labour finally invited into ONTC talks
By: Ian RossThe unions at the Ontario Northland
Transportation Commission (ONTC) say they've won a small victory in
being asked to participate in the provincial process to determine the
future of the Crown-owned agency.“It's great news,” said Brian
Kelly, spokesman for the General Chairperson's Association...
Noront: We're still in the Ring of Fire
By: Northern Ontario Business staffCliffs Natural Resource has decided to
ice its Black Thor chromite mine project, but Noront Resources, a
Ring of Fire neighbour, maintains its still full speed ahead on
development of its deposits.Noront “reaffirmed” its plans to
continue development of its Eagle's Nest mine project and remains...
Northern frontrunners emerge for nuke waste site
By: Northern Ontario Business staffThe Northern Ontario towns of Ignace,
Hornepayne and Schreiber are moving on to the next round in a
government process to find a long-term home to store nuclear fuel
waste.The Nuclear Waste Management
Organization (NWMO) announced a short list of four communities that
are deemed desirable to h...
Nickel Belt MP proposes “marriage counseling” for Ring of Fire
By: Ian RossNickel Belt (Sudbury) MP Claude
Gravelle thinks it's time to open a new channel of dialogue between
Ottawa and Queen's Park on the Ring of Fire.The Ontario government's pleas for the
federal government to buy into mining development in the James Bay
lowlands appear to have fallen on deaf ears. ...
Detour Gold searches for new boss
By: Northern Ontario Business staffGerald Panneton has resigned as
president and CEO of Detour Gold.
Pual Martin, the company's chief
financial officer, will serve as an interim capacity.The move is effective immediately.“We all recognize the immense
contribution Gerald has made to Detour Gold since 2006,” said board
Feds reluctant partners on Ring of Fire: Gravelle
By: Northern Ontario Business staffThe Ontario government's repeated calls
for Ottawa to buy into development of the Ring of Fire appear to have
gone straight to voice mail.Northern Development and Mines Minister
Michael Gravelle said it's time for the feds to put its money where
its mouth is by working with Queen's Park on infr...