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The Hollinger open pit gold mine being developed by Porcupine Gold Mines will have an eight-year mine life and create 60 new jobs. Construction on the mine can now begin after the company received its final environmental approvals in early December.
Hollinger open pit project goes forwardPorcupine Gold Mines (PGM) has received its final environmental approval from the province, paving the way for work to start on its Hollinger open pit mine.The environmental compliance approval (ECA) focused on noise, vibration and dust associated with the project, and was awarded by the Ministry of the Environment in early December. Located adjacent to Timmins’ downtown core, the Hollinger site involves the repurposing of an historic underground mine, which operated for close to 60 ye...


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Schumacher business expanding into Western markets
Over the last 32 years, Porcupine Canvas has become a household name in mining and industry. But just when it’s started hitting its stride, the Schumacher-based company decided to change it up.In 2014, the company underwent a rebranding initiative to reboot the business, updating its long-time tent...
Timmins centre helping businesses in productivity
Companies in northeastern Ontario looking to streamline their businesses to be more productive and efficient can now sign up for assessments through the Productivity and Innovation Centre (PIC).Based in Timmins, the centre is a collaborative effort of NEOnet, the Timmins Economic Development Corp. ...
Retention efforts underway in Hearst
When Sylvie Fontaine moved back to Hearst in 2012, statistics on the outmigration of youth from the area shocked her.“With the 2011 census, we lost close to 10 per cent of our population; out of that 10 per cent, six per cent were youth aged 18 to 34, so that’s a lot of people,” said Fontaine, dire...
Timmins hosts first feature film
The Timmins Economic Development Corporation (TEDC) and Tourism Timmins announced the filming of Two Lovers and A Bear as the first feature film being shot in Timmins.Written and directed by Kim Nguyen, the film is being co-produced by Max Films and Scythia Films.“The film industry is an important ...


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