Mining Feature

North American Palladium is trying to get back on track after a bleak year that included a fatality and near-bankruptcy for the company.
Lac des Iles realigning following summer fatalityLate 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 words are coming before you hear it,” said Gallagher, speaking at a Sudbury meeting of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum. “In my 30-plus years, there have been fatalities at min...

Mining News

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.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: Gravelle
Responding 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 miner
A 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...
Porcupine Gold Mines signs exploration deal with First Nations
Porcupine 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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