Rae: Ontario lagging behind in First Nation talks
By: Northern Ontario Business staffOntario has lagged behind other
provinces when it comes to its dealings with First Nations, said Bob
Rae prior to a speech in Sudbury, March 6.The former Premier of Ontario is the
chief negotiator for the Matawa First Nations – a tribal council of
nine First Nation communities near the Ring of ...
Bridge contracts awarded
By: Northern Ontario Business staffThe Sharp Group has been awarded a
$4.6-million contract to replace the Seven Mile Bridge on Highway 11,
east of Fort Frances.The Ontario government said the bridge
replacement will create 46 jobs. Work begins this spring with
completion scheduled for the fall.Moncrief Construction Ltd. has bee...
Detour Gold raises cash through public offering
By: Northern Ontario Business staffDetour Gold announced March 7 that it
has raised more than $172.5 million through a public offering of
common shares.The company said it intends to use half
of the net proceeds of the offering to repay debt and the remainder
for sustaining capital requirements, debt servicing costs and for
Gold digger rebrands, picks up two properties
By: Northern Ontario Business staffOlympic Resources announced Feb. 28
that it is acquiring two gold properties near Chapleau and is
changing its name to Kapuskasing Gold.The Vancouver-based junior miner is
picking up the Borden North and Rollo gold properties in some prime
exploration camps in northeastern Ontario.Borden North ...
Ontario ranked 28th among world’s friendliest mining jurisdictions
By: Northern Ontario Business staffAlberta finished first as the top
Canadian mining jurisdiction in the Fraser Institute’s annual
global mining survey.Three Canadian jurisdictions ranked in
the top 10; Alberta (3), New Brunswick (7) and Newfoundland-Labrador
(9). Ontario finished 28th in the world rankings.“Miners praise Albert...
Ontario serves up miner with Statement of Defence
By: Ian RossThe Ontario government says it’s not
liable for any damages incurred by a Sudbury-based junior miner after
a dispute between the company and a First Nation forced it to abandon
exploration work in northwestern Ontario.The province submitted its Statement of
Defence with the Ontario Superior Cou...
Higher standards wanted for aggregate pits
By: Jonathan MigneaultA new organization hopes to create a
voluntary certification standard for Ontario's often contentious
aggregates industry by the summer.The Cornerstone Standards Council held
its first public session in Sudbury, Jan. 16, to receive feedback
from the industry, environmental organizations and com...
Turbines could offer mine energy solution
By: Lindsay KellyAnew client setting up shop at the
Northern Centre for Advanced Technology (NORCAT) could offer a
solution to energy conundrums at mines across Northern Ontario.Sky Vertical, which moved into the
Sudbury-based incubator in January, is developing a vertical-axis
wind turbine for use in remote ar...