Ministry of Labour slaps a few miners’ hands
By: Northern Ontario Business staff
Ontario Ministry of Labour inspectors issued
192 orders for violations of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
to mining companies between Oct. 1 and Nov. 30, 2015.
In a press release, the ministry said
inspectors visited 78 mining workplaces across the province during
that time period.
Experts recommend businesses gear up for cap and trade policy
By: Ella MyersThe good old days are coming to an end
for carbon in Ontario, and a new age of decarbonization dawns in
2017.A provincial cap and trade system
looms, and businesses are wondering what it means to them. EarthCare
Sudbury held a panel to address questions and concerns in April. The
Aboriginal firm takes charge of camp security
By: Ian RossThe construction of New Gold’s Rainy
River Mine is proving to be a huge economic boon in business spinoffs
for the entire Rainy River district.But as with all mineral developments,
it has a finite mine life – 14 years at last countTraining and building businesses for
today and tomorrow is on th...
Deal with Sandvik puts innovation centre clients in driver’s seat
By: Ella MyersNORCAT is quickly becoming a virtual
playground for mining professionals looking for hands-on machinery
training, with the goal of improving health and safety in the
industry.The NORCAT Mining Equipment Simulation
Training Centre in Sudbury is doubling their simulation training
capacity in the...
Sudbury firm develops creative space for tech innovation
By: Northern Ontario Business staffJannatec Technologies president Wayne
Ablitt had been having difficulty attracting the best and brightest
engineering minds to his Sudbury firm, and so he set his eye to the
offices of some of the most iconic tech companies — think Google or
Facebook — for inspiration.“Over a period of time, we...
Cambrian grad hopes mine rescue story will shine light on crisis responders
By: Ella MyersSuzanne Bernier watched the coverage of
Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and she saw death, devastation and
destruction. When she landed on the ground in her role as a crisis
management consultant, she quickly realized the reports had left
something — or someone — out.The next time you hear about a
Timmins awarded funding for industrial rail park
By: Lindsay KellyIt may have arrived just in time for
April Fools’ Day, but a funding announcement of close to $2.5
million for Timmins’ new industrial rail park was no joke.On March 31, the province announced it
was providing the city with $2,485,650 from the Northern Ontario
Heritage Fund Corp. to help comple...
Timmins receives $3 million for road upgrades
By: Lindsay KellyNotorious for its crater-sized potholes
and heavy traffic, Algonquin Boulevard in Timmins — which doubles
as provincial Highway 101 — will finally get some relief this
summer with the start of a $95.5-million reconstruction project.In February, engineering firm AECOM
presented city council with...