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North Bay firm's program improves safety culture and saves cash

North Bay firm's program improves safety culture and saves cash

Health and safety in the mining industry has come a long way, and a new program offered by a North Bay-based firm is hoping to take it to the next level.
Hope floats in Marathon

Hope floats in Marathon

The world financial crisis and crashing metal prices have forced several mining companies to abandon or at least put on hold their plans to open new mines.

Kirkland Lake hitting gold in tough times

Thanks to the opening of a new ore zone, Kirkland Lake Gold Inc. has more than doubled production and taken on 150 new miners.
Matrix sets up shop in Thunder Bay

Matrix sets up shop in Thunder Bay

Exploration activity at the McFauld's Lake 'Ring of Fire' in the James Bay Lowlands has lured a national logistics management company to northwestern Ontario.
U of T receives funding for mining innovation centre

U of T receives funding for mining innovation centre

The University of Toronto will receive $11 million in federal and provincial infrastructure funding for a new mining innovation centre. The federal and provincial governments provided $5.
Toronto to get mining innovation centre

Toronto to get mining innovation centre

An Innovation Centre for the Canadian Mining Industry will be built at the University of Toronto's downtown campus following government contributions, the university announced Mar. 25. The federal and provincial governments have each given $5.
Summer shutdowns will slow down mining suppliers

Summer shutdowns will slow down mining suppliers

By James Neeley Expect a cool season for the regions mining supply and service sector now that Vale Inco has announced plans to shut down for possibly three months.
Mining the moon a real possibility: former astronaut

Mining the moon a real possibility: former astronaut

If former astronaut Dr. Harrison "Jack" Schmitt has his way, the moon could one day be home to a Sudbury in the sky, an extraterrestrial Timmins, or a Red Lake of lunar regolith.
Vale Inco not restructuring despite poor first-quarter results

Vale Inco not restructuring despite poor first-quarter results

By Andrew Low Vale Inco does not have immediate plans to restructure Sudbury mining operations, despite income dropping 33 per cent $1.36 billion in the first quarter, says a company spokesperson.
OMA in support of Mining Act changes

OMA in support of Mining Act changes

The Ontario Mining Association has come out in support of the proposed changes to the Ontario Mining Act, which were introduced in the legislature on April 30.