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First Nation drops lawsuit against Red Lake gold miner By: Northern Ontario Business staffRubicon Minerals and Wabauskang First Nation have reached settlement and exploration accommodation agreements over the company’s advanced Phoenix Gold mine project near Red Lake.The First Nation will drop its lawsuit against Rubicon over its mine closure plan and has agreed to support the company’s...
Sudbury miner strikes exploration deal with First NationKGHM's Victoria Mine conceptual. By: Northern Ontario Business staffSteve Miller, chief of the Atikameksheng Anishnawbek First Nation, said his community has struck a “first-of-its-kind” advanced exploration agreement with KGHM International regarding the Victoria base metal mine project, west of Sudbury.The community, also known as Whitefish Lake First Nation, for...
Toyota recognizes Manitoulin TransportToyota Canada has recognized Manitoulin Transport with its 2014 Parts Carrier of the Year Award. (PHOTO SUPPLIED) By: Northern Ontario Business staffToyota Canada has recognized Manitoulin Transport with its 2014 Parts Carrier of the Year Award.For the past 14 years, Toyota has awarded the honour to the parts logistics company that has a “relentless focus on customer service with best performance transit time, quality and response,” accordi...
Canadore College expanding aviation campusCanadore College has broken ground for an expansion of its Aviation Technology Campus at North Bay’s Jack Garland Airport. By: Northern Ontario Business staffCanadore College has broken ground for an expansion of its Aviation Technology Campus at North Bay’s Jack Garland Airport.The college announced Nov. 21 that construction of the Advanced Composites Fabrication, Repair and Test Centre (ARC-TC) has officially started.The facility is being built beside...
Sudbury miners don’t innovate? No way, says Ionic CEOSudbury-based Ionic Engineering has developed a number of robotic manufacturing systems for the mining sector, including this high-capacity robotic copper stripping system destined for a refinery in South Korea. By: Jonathan MigneaultThe president and CEO of the Sudbury-based Ionic Engineering group of companies says he was shocked when he read Greg Baiden, the CEO of Penguin Automated Systems, say Sudbury mining companies lack innovation.“I do absolutely no work in this city. I wouldn't want to and I don't need to,” Baiden sai...
Vale and Glencore not innovative enough: Penguin CEOGreg Baiden, chairman and CEO of Penguin Automated Systems. By: Jonathan MigneaultSudbury's largest mining companies, Vale and Glencore, lack innovation, says the chairman of a local mining robotics and technology company.“I do absolutely no work in this city. I wouldn't want to and I don't need to,” said Greg Baiden, chairman and CEO of Penguin Automated Systems, a Sudbury-base...
Lac des Iles realigning following summer fatalityNorth American Palladium is trying to get back on track after a bleak year that included a fatality and near-bankruptcy for the company. By: Lindsay KellyLate in the afternoon of July 10, Jim Gallagher answered the phone call that no mining executive ever wants to receive.Pascal Goulet, a 38-year-old husband and father of two, had been killed while operating an LHD loader underground at Lac des Iles Mine.“I was in Toronto, and you almost know the wo...
Construction associations pursue prompt payment legislationThe Council for Ontario Construction Associations is gearing up to take another run at urging Queen’s Park to draft new legislation to address a long-standing problem of late payments to subcontractors and trades by developers and prime contractors. By: Ian RossA new coalition of Ontario contractors will be pushing for a revival of prompt payment legislation when Queen’s Park reconvenes this fall.Ian Cunningham, president of the Council for Ontario Construction Associations (COCA), said his group plans to keep lobbying for new legislation that would requi...



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