Industry News

Organization gets funding to promote women in mining By: Northern Ontario Business staffWomen in Mining (WIM) Canada has received funding from the Status of Women Canada (SWC) to implement a national action plan to increase the number of women working in the mining sector.The focus will be on women in senior executive roles and non-traditional occupations such as trades, heavy eq...
Superior Copper returns promising drill hole resultsResults from recent drill samples taken from Superior Copper’s Algoma property are encouraging the company to further its exploration program. (PHOTO SUPPLIED) By: Northern Ontario Business staffResults from recent drill samples taken from Superior Copper’s Algoma property are encouraging the company to further its exploration program.Mineralization was sampled in eight of eight completed drill holes, and two of six tested targets warrant follow-up exploration, according to a news rele...
David Suzuki Foundation wants “social capital” invested in the Ring of Fire The David Suzuki Foundation is siding with two northern First Nation communities in requesting a moratorium on mining exploration permits in the Ring of Fire. By: Northern Ontario Business staffThe David Suzuki Foundation is siding with two northern First Nation communities in requesting a moratorium on mining exploration permits in the Ring of Fire.The Toronto and Vancouver-based environmental organization has been working with Neskantaga and Nibinamik to build the remote communities’ po...
'Significant progress' on Ring of Fire: GravelleNorthern Development Minister Michael Gravelle. By: Darren MacDonaldResponding to a sea of criticism over its handling of the Ring of Fire, the province's Minister of Northern Development and Mines insisted on Nov. 26 his government's strategy will make the chromite discovery a success.Michael Gravelle said he's pleased with the progress his government has made, de...
Quebec superior to Ontario for exploration, says junior minerHelicopter at Northern Superior’s Thorne Lake property in northwestern Ontario (Company photo). By: Ian RossA million dollars doesn’t stretch as far as it once did; not if you’re in the exploration business in Ontario.The province may be lauded for its rich mineralogy, but the president of a Sudbury-based junior mining company said it’s become a tad pricier and more risky to find new discoveries compared...
Traffic increase highlight of airport reviewTraffic at the Sault Ste. Marie Airport has increased by 59.7 per cent since the airport’s development corporation took over ownership in 1998. (FILE PHOTO) By: Northern Ontario Business staffA discussion about the steady increase in passenger traffic and facility improvements was a highlight of a November strategy session of the Sault Ste. Marie Airport Development Corp.Passenger traffic has increased from 121,991 passengers in 2010 to 194,783 in 2014, a 59.7 per cent increase. The ...
Coroner announces inquest into North Bay construction death By: Northern Ontario Business staffThe coroner’s office for the north region will conduct an inquest into the death of a North Bay construction worker.Perry Brooks, 50, died on Oct. 9, 2012 from injuries he received while working on a construction site in North Bay. An inquest is mandatory under the Coroners Act.The inquest will ...
Porcupine Gold Mines signs exploration deal with First Nations By: Northern Ontario Business staffPorcupine Gold Mines, a subsidiary of Goldcorp, has signed a resource development agreement with four First Nations communities, which will allow for continued exploration in the Timmins area. Negotiations began more than five years ago.Participating First Nations include Mattagami First Nation,...



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