Mining Feature

Suzanne Bernier and Brandon Fisher spoke to attendees at Cambrian’s Disaster Heroes event.
Cambrian grad hopes mine rescue story will shine light on crisis respondersSuzanne 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 disaster, in the paper or on TV, Bernier wants you to do something that will brighten your outlook, just a little.“Look for the helpers, make it a game,” said Bernier. “We’re so focused on seeing th...

Mining News

Mine mill fined $75,000 for conveyor injuries
Mohawk Garnet, a mining mill operating in Wahnapitae, east of Sudbury, pleaded guilty in provincial offences court, Aug. 19, and was fined $75,000 after two separate incidents in which workers were injured by moving conveyor belts. The company specializes in the extraction and production of ...
Noront boss puts pressure on province for Ring of Fire road
A Ring of Fire developer is putting the onus squarely on Queen’s Park to find a way to fold three separate Ring of Fire road studies into one cohesive plan to get moving on building an access corridor to reach the stranded James Bay mineral deposits by 2018. Though Al Coutts has no knowledge...
Communication an issue between First Nations, Ring of Fire junior miner
Using sex appeal to promote the Ring of Fire doesn’t sit well with the senior leadership of the Matawa First Nations. Chief David Paul Achneepineskum, CEO of the nine-community tribal council, accused KWG Resources and company president Frank Smeenk of “stooping very low” in attempting to c...
Ring of Fire video draws mixed reaction from women professionals
The reviews on a racy Ring of Fire promotional video from KWG Resources featuring bikini models is drawing mixed reaction from some professional women in the mining industry. If the video was intended to educate casual investors on the Ring of Fire, Barb Courte, chair of the Thunder Bay chap...


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