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Northern Development and Mines Minister Michael Gravelle said the establishment of an interim board for the Ring of Fire development corporation will help formalize discussions and bring partners to the table for infrastructure discussions. (FILE PHOTO)
Ring of Fire news greeted with shrugsThe province announced Thursday its plans to establish an interim board for the Ring of Fire development corporation, but critics say the announcement has been too little too late. “I'm really pleased that we're in a position today to take this very significant step forward to drive the Ring of Fire project forward,” said Northern Development and Mines Minister Michael Gravelle.He said the government met its commitment to establish a development corporation for the Ring of Fire chromite de...

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Chinese rail money for Ring of Fire?
The plate tectonics for Ontario’s stalled Ring of Fire development project could significantly shift if Premier Kathleen Wynne’s visit to China pays dividends down the road.The China Daily reported that the Far North mineral deposits could be cause for a constructive arrangement between the provinc...
Mining network issues pan-Canadian call for proposals
The Ultra-Deep Mining Network (UDMN) has set out a national call for proposals to find additional partners.An initiative of the Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI), the Sudbury-based network is conducting research and development for ultra-deep mining applications — mining beyond 2....
Glencore digs deeper in Sudbury Basin
The future of Glencore's nickel operations in Sudbury will require deeper mines to access previously untapped deposits, said Marc Boissonneault, the company's vice-president of Sudbury nickel operations.Boisonneault, who addressed the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce on Oct. 21, said the mining ...
New boss at Richmont Mines
Richmont Mines announced Renaud Adams in its new president and CEO, effective Nov.15.With 20 years of industry experience, Adams comes over from Primero Mining where he served in the same position. Prior to that he made stops at IAMGOLD, Cambior and Breakwater Resources.Richmont runs the Island Gol...


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