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Canada enjoyed record year for mining in 2011

The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) said world interest in Canadian minerals and metals reached a peak in 2011 based on its new Facts & Figures 2012 report released Jan. 21. Exploration investment in Canada reached $3.

Shania Twain Centre to be sold for $5 million

The Shania Twain Centre in Timmins will be sold to Goldcorp for $5 million. The sale price was approved at a city council meeting Jan. 21. The centre was declared surplus Jan.7 by council, and its sale to Goldcorp was approved.

WipWare inks Russian deal

WipWare Inc. of North Bay has an agreement with Konvels Automation Ltd. to represent and distribute WipWare products in the former Soviet Union. According to its website, Konvels Automation, with locations in Moscow and St.

Timmins outfit lands mine design contract

Porcupine Engineering Services of Timmins is joint venturing with a Richmond Hill outfit for the engineering and design of a graphite mine. Northern Graphite Corporation announced Jan. 18 that it has awarded a $3.

Renovations started on future architecture school buildings

Renovation and reconstruction work has begun at the site of the future Laurentian School of Architecture in downtown Sudbury. Cy Rheault Construction Ltd. of Timmins won the contract for the work, which has a value of $5,548,000.

Mining week gets new branding

An annual week long celebration of mining activity in Sudbury has been rebranded to better reflect changes in the industry. Formerly known as Sudbury Mining Week, the event has been renamed Modern Mining & Technology Sudbury.
Wes Hanson resigns from Noront

Wes Hanson resigns from Noront

Noront Resources announced Jan. 21 that its board of directors received the resignation of Wes Hanson as president and chief executive officer. The Toronto-based Ring of Fire junior miner has appointed Paul Parisotto as interim president-CEO.

IW Awards now accepting nominations

Nominations are now being accepted for the 16 th annual Influential Women of Northern Ontario Awards . Six women will be recognized for their career success, business drive and contributions to their community.

Miller paves the way to Quebec

Miller Paving landed an $8.1 million provincial road contract for improvements to Highway 66 near Kirkland Lake. A Jan. 18 Ontario government release said more than 11 kilometres are being reconstructed beginning this spring.
Have your say on Treasury's EA

Have your say on Treasury's EA

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency has started a federal environmental assessment for Treasury Metals ' Goliath gold project in northwestern Ontario. In a Jan.