Province offered Cliffs special power deal
By: Darren MacDonaldOntario Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli
confirmed in a conference call with reporters Dec. 4 what many people
had long assumed: the province has offered Cliffs Natural Resources a
special hydro rate for its Ring of Fire project.Chiarelli was
promoting the province's long-term energy plan, entitle...
Sudbury biosolids plant wins national P3 award
By: Laura GregoriniSomething is rotten in the state of
Denmark. Or, if you live in Lively, something smells rotten.
For more than 30 years the City of
Greater Sudbury has used tailings ponds in Lively, on the city's
outskirts, to dispose of sewage sludge from its wastewater treatment
New NOHFC programming targets Growth Plan sectors
By: Ian RossContractors and homebuilders say
NIMBYism is getting to be a problem in Sudbury. Three
organizations—the Sudbury Chamber of Commerce, Sudbury &
District Homebuilders and the Sudbury Construction Association—say
the Not In My Backyard syndrome is causing a problem with project
delays and increa...
Integrated approach required for modern mining
By: Lindsay Kelly“At the end of the day, it’s about
the rocks.”It’s simple advice delivered by TMAC
Resources CEO Catharine Farrow, but insight that’s carrying the
company forward in its quest to become the next major gold mining
camp in Canada.As the second in a succession of
visiting lecturers to the Goodman...
Coppercorp remains viable for Superior Copper
By: Lindsay KellyLike the legend of the big fish that
got away, the giant slab of native copper once witnessed in the
depths of the Coppercorp Mine near Sault Ste. Marie is feeding dreams
and hopes of a major find for Superior Copper.
Bruce Staines, a registered
professional mining engineer sitting on Superio...
Distribution agreement increasing sales for Northern companies
By: Lindsay KellyWhen Brenda Hagerty started getting
requests for Porcupine Canvas products from miners working across the
country, she knew the company was meeting a need, but how to increase
distribution remained a conundrum. That’s where Sling-Choker came
in.The two companies—located in
Schumacher and Sudbu...
MP's Ring of Fire motion down in flames
By: Northern Ontario Business staffA motion by Nickel Belt MP Claude
Gravelle to call the Ontario government before the federal natural
resources committee on the Ring of Fire development appears to have
been shot down, the Canadian Press reported.The Conservative majority on the
committee rejected Gravelle's NDP proposal to hav...
Province takes stock of its highway work
By: Northern Ontario Business staffThe Ministry of Northern Development
and Mines released a year-end statement on Nov. 29 of the $2.2
billion pumped into highway projects and the 20,000 construction jobs
created across Ontario.Among the highlights in the northeast
are reconstruction and resurfacing projects on Highway 144 north...