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Sudbury district geologist Dan Farrow of the Ontario Geological Survey examines a mineral sample at his office near Laurentian University. Farrow said there are a number of potential Sudbury Basin deposits that could be developed in the near future, including Glencore's Errington and Vermilion projects.
Sudbury Basin largely unexplored: geologist Despite occupying one of the most mineral-rich areas of the world, large swaths of the Sudbury basin have remained unexplored.Dan Farrow, the Sudbury District geologist with the Ontario Geological Survey, said Vale and Glencore hold a large number of patented mineral claims for tracts of land in the basin that only they can explore.Because both companies have a number of productive mines in the camp, they haven't yet bothered to explore many of these prospective areas.The patented claims – whic...

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Sudbury innovation lab seeks to restore lost manufacturing jobs
Tom Fortin wants people to start making things again.More specifically, the founder of Ontrak Control Systems, a Sudbury company that manufactures computer control systems, wants engineers and technologists in Sudbury and Northern Ontario to start building electronic and mechanical products.In the ...
Laurentian gets patent for medical test
Laurentian University has been awarded a patent for the RNA Disruption Assay (RDATM), a technology that aids in the treatment of breast cancer. The test was developed by Laurentian University professor Dr. Amadeo Parissenti and by his research associate Dr. Baoqing Guo of Health Sciences North....
Media outlets partner to expand Northern news network
Laurentian Publishing Ltd. in Sudbury and Village Media Inc. of Sault Ste. Marie have teamed up to expand a powerful network of online news sites across Northern Ontario featuring local, regional, and national news.The new joint marketing venture brings together Villiage Media’s online news bra...
Sudbury inventor pitching to Dragons
Sudbury’s Alicia Woods, who designs coveralls for women, will pitch her product on the season premiere of the TV show Dragons’ Den on Oct. 15.Woods launched Covergalls — a coverall tailored to fit a woman’s shape and meet her personal needs — in 2013 after being dissatisfied with the garments a...


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Gators head to finals vs. Lo-Ellen
There is little doubt that the SDSSAA girls flag football scene has moved forward in leaps and bounds over the years.Now, for instance, thanks to the Bishop Carter Gators and Lasalle Lancers, we know the overtime rules that apply.In a finish that rivalled the last second drama of a game-winning...
Man in Batman mask attempts holdup: police
HALIFAX - Police say an armed man dressed as Batman tried to hold up an armoured vehicle as guards were making a delivery at a bank in the Halifax area.RCMP Sgt. Alain LeBlanc said the man approached the guards at a Royal Bank branch in Lower Sackville on Thursday around...
Del Mastro found guilty on all charges
LINDSAY, Ont. - Former Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro, once a political pitbull who defended his party from partisan claims of dirty electoral tricks, has been found guilty of exceeding spending limits during the federal campaign in 2008.Del Mastro was also convicted of failing to report a personal contribution of...
Couple charged in Toronto break-ins, sex assaults
TORONTO - A Toronto man broke into dozens of homes, often while the homeowners were sleeping, took property and on numerous occasions sexually assaulted the female occupants before making an escape, "possibly" with the help of his wife, police alleged Friday.Police said the "serial sexual predator" and his wife were...
Report: Seniors increasingly faced with debt
OTTAWA - A report prepared for the federal government says the country's growing cohort of senior citizens is carrying more debt into retirement and increasingly declaring bankruptcy.The need to support dependent adult children who are taking longer to find work contributes to the trend, says the report prepared for the...
No visas for Ebola countries: Canada
TORONTO - Canada is following in Australia's footsteps and is suspending visa applications for residents and nationals of the West African countries battling Ebola.The federal government signalled it would stop issuing visas in the worker, student or visitor class and won't issue any pending permanent residency visas for people from...
Advertising losses cited in newspaper layoffs
HALIFAX - The Halifax Chronicle Herald issued layoff notices to 20 unionized newspaper employees Friday in a bid to cut costs and stem advertising losses.Herald CEO Mark Lever said the move was made because of declining advertising and sluggish revenues."Newspapers across the country are being affected by a significant decline...
Bourque to serve at least 75 years in prison
MONCTON, N.B. - Justin Bourque was sentenced Friday to serve 75 years in prison before he can apply for parole for the June 4 shooting rampage that killed three RCMP officers and wounded two others in Moncton.Judge David Smith of the Court of Queen's Bench in New Brunswick delivered his...
Research network reaches out for deep mining projects
Researchers and mining supply and services companies will have until Nov. 10 to apply for funding through the Ultra-Deep Mining Network to bring any ideas that would improve ultra-deep mining productivity or safety to reality.The Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI) launched the Ultra-Deep Mining Network to find practical advances that would make ultra-deep mining – deeper than 2.5 kilometres or roughly 8,000 feet – more economically viable. Thanks to contributions from the federal government and mining sector, the network has $46 million to apply to research over a five-year period. Bora Ugurgel, managing director of the Ultra-Deep Mining Network, said Thursday early enquiries into the network's call for proposals were split evenly between academics and industry partners.The network has identified four areas of research that would benefit mining at extreme depths: rock stress reduction; energy reduction; material transport and productivity;...
Santa shining his sleigh bells for Sudbury parade
Be good, for goodness sake, because Santa Claus is busy shining up his sleigh for his annual visit to downtown Sudbury. The annual Greater Sudbury Santa Claus Parade takes place Nov. 22.“It kicks off the Christmas season in the community,” said Downtown Sudbury executive director Maureen Luoma. “It is certainly...

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