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

Ministry of Labour slaps a few miners’ hands
Ontario Ministry of Labour inspectors issued 192 orders for violations of the Occupational Health and Safety Act to mining companies between Oct. 1 and Nov. 30, 2015. In a press release, the ministry said inspectors visited 78 mining workplaces across the province during that time period. T...
Experts recommend businesses gear up for cap and trade policy
The good old days are coming to an end for carbon in Ontario, and a new age of decarbonization dawns in 2017.A provincial cap and trade system looms, and businesses are wondering what it means to them. EarthCare Sudbury held a panel to address questions and concerns in April. The main message:...
Aboriginal firm takes charge of camp security
The construction of New Gold’s Rainy River Mine is proving to be a huge economic boon in business spinoffs for the entire Rainy River district.But as with all mineral developments, it has a finite mine life – 14 years at last countTraining and building businesses for today and tomorrow is on th...
Deal with Sandvik puts innovation centre clients in driver’s seat
NORCAT is quickly becoming a virtual playground for mining professionals looking for hands-on machinery training, with the goal of improving health and safety in the industry.The NORCAT Mining Equipment Simulation Training Centre in Sudbury is doubling their simulation training capacity in the...


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