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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 travel company caters to wintery outdoor adventures
According to its owners, Sudbury's travel and tourism company, Lure of the North, is unique in Canada.Husband and wife Dave and Kielyn Marrone started the business in 2011 to give visitors a chance to explore Northern Ontario's natural winter landscape in the traditional fashion perfected by North ...
CEMI digs deeper into mining research
Sudbury’s Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI) plans to launch a Canada-wide request for proposals by late September for projects that would fall under its $46-million Ultra Deep Mining Network.Last January, CEMI received a $15 million grant from the federal government's Business-led N...
Referendum to settle Sudbury store hours debate
On Oct. 27, Sudbury voters will decide whether or not the city's store hours should be deregulated at the municipal level.Sudbury remains one of only a few communities in Ontario where, apart from a few exceptions, retail businesses are prevented from opening on Boxing Day, Family Day and the civic...
Home Builders' Association warns against illegal builders in Sudbury
Illegal home builders can cost new homeowners hundreds of thousands of dollars if something goes wrong with their new home.That was the message the Ontario Home Builders' Association and Tarion Warranty Corporation brought to Sudbury in August during a provincial tour to educate consumers about the...

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Sudbury News from NorthernLife.ca

Think big, urges architect
Toronto-based architect Bruce Kuwabara kicked off the Laurentian University School of Architecture's yearly lecture series Wednesday with a call to action to the many students in the audience.“You can create the world you want,” said Kuwabara, a founding partner of KPMB Architects and recipient of the Order of Canada in...
Frost tonight, sun tomorrow
Thursday will continue to be mainly sunny with clear skies and frost. The temperature will be at a low 0 C, with frost. Friday is predicted to be sunny with a mix of sun and cloud in the morning. The high for the day will be 13 C. Expect some...
Traffickers target aboriginal women, girls
OTTAWA - Aboriginal women and girls are easy prey for human traffickers because they are more likely to suffer from poverty, drug addictions and mental-health problems, says a newly disclosed report.The Public Safety Canada study sheds new light on how women and girls are forced into the sex trade by...
Costco Canada to stop taking Amex on Dec. 31
TORONTO - Costco Wholesale Canada and its only credit card supplier, American Express, are severing their 15-year relationship.Costco spokesman Ron Damiani (dahm-ee-YAH'-nee) says that Dec. 31 will be the last day that the retailer's 88 Canadian stores will payment by Amex.The company hasn't disclosed what will replace Amex, but Damiani...
Molecule boosts stem cells in cord blood: study
TORONTO - Canadian researchers have found a way to boost the number of stem cells from umbilical cord blood so more patients with leukemia and other blood-related cancers can receive potentially life-saving transplants.The key to the breakthrough technique is a molecule developed at the University of Montreal, which allows scientists...
Cougar killed in Calgary, possible second cat
CALGARY - Wildlife officers shot and killed a cougar Thursday that wandered into south Calgary.Brendan Cox, an Alberta government spokesman, said officers were checking reports of a second big cat in the area."One cougar has been destroyed by officers," he said. "The other one, we had reported sightings of it...
Veterans, rookies off to strong start in cross country
The second race of the high-school cross-country season locally featured plenty of familiar names, along with a really strong group of fresh faces, with both sectors grabbing the spotlight at various points at Fielding Park.The annual SDSSAA team relay event sees runners covering a six-kilometre course, with most teams comprised...
Girls flag football season up and running
The path to a fourth straight SDSSAA girls flag football championship will not be an easy one for the Marymount Regals.Not that this was previously the case, nor the way that coaches Dan Bartolucci or Jason Weiler would want it.In a rematch of the 2013 final to open the 2014...
Nickel City Sons open season with 1 win, 2 losses
Posting a record of 1-2 in a season-opening three-game northern road swing last weekend, Nickel City Sons head coach Joel Whissell has not seen his pre-season enthusiasm about his team diminished in the slightest."I may have underestimated our youth," conceded Whissell, noting that while many of the GNML teams might...
Column: Mushroom season has arrived
My neighbour came by to tell me about a great crop of big beautiful mushrooms in his yard. Are they good to eat? I walked over to have a look.They were indeed beautiful! A dozen or so big white mushrooms were scattered under an old white pine. I told him...

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