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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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Timmins mayor transitioning to private sector
A Timmins man, who for years championed the mining sector from the mayor’s seat, will now join the industry in the private sector.Tom Laughren, who served as mayor of Timmins for eight years — and as councillor from 1994 to 2003 — will move on from a life in municipal politics when he joins Lake Sh...
Local solar panel technology to be tested in Malta
Early next year, Sudbury-developed clean energy technology – with strong potential for the mining sector – is expected to be tested off the coast of Malta, a small European island nation in the Mediterranean Sea.Kim Trapani, a Mining Innovation, Rehabilitation and Applied Research Corporation (MIRA...
North Bay mine builder lands salt mine rehab work
Cementation Canada will be on familiar turf later this year as the North Bay mine builder has landed a major contract to rehabilitate the shafts at a Goderich salt mine.Kansas-based Compass Minerals, the owners of the Sifto salt mine, selected Cementation as part of a “multi-million-dollar” upgrade...
Ring of Fire junior: “When will this horse drink?”
Critics of the province’s announcement in late August to establish an interim board for a Ring of Fire development corporation said it’s too little, too late.Political adversaries of the Wynne government said the announcement will not result in any momentum at all in developing the $60-billion mini...


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