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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...

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Sudbury miners don’t innovate? No way, says Ionic CEO
The 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 CEO
Sudbury'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 fatality
Late 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...
Let the dewatering begin
Northern Iron Corp. announced it has a permit in hand to begin dewatering the former Griffith open-pit mine in northwestern Ontario.The Vancouver miner announced Nov. 17 that the Ministry of Environment issued a permit to allow dewatering of the north pit of the former iron ore mine.“The issuance o...


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