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Gold puts the glitter in Pele Mountain's eyes

Gold puts the glitter in Pele Mountain's eyes

High gold prices has swayed diamond-uranium-base metal explorer Pele Mountain Resources to take a second look at its dormant gold project near the Hemlo camp in northwestern Ontario.
Mining holds promise in 2009: Ernst & Young

Mining holds promise in 2009: Ernst & Young

Despite a wobbling global economy, the mining sector stands to see a resurgence in 2009 through reduced inventories and strong global infrastructure spending, according to a report recently released by Ernst & Young.
Partnership with MIRARCO becomes virtual reality at Creighton Mine

Partnership with MIRARCO becomes virtual reality at Creighton Mine

Sudbury's Creighton Mine is seeing the benefits of a six-year research collaboration between Vale Inco and MIRARCO through the installation of a Virtual Reality Laboratory (VRL).
'Think and plan ahead' says mining supply chief

'Think and plan ahead' says mining supply chief

Ron Miller, Miller Technology Inc. One of North Bay's industrial aces in the hole has been its robust mining supply sector, and one of its deans is Ron Miller.
Vale Inco trims 261 Sudbury workers among 900 global layoffs

Vale Inco trims 261 Sudbury workers among 900 global layoffs

Vale Inco Ltd. is cutting 261 jobs from its Greater Sudbury workforce of 5,500 as part of a move to eliminate 900 full-time positions across its global nickel operations.

Sudbury Mine closures leave uncertainty for businesses and workers

By Northern Ontario Business staff It is hard to say what kind of impact two mine closures and 686 job cuts at Xstrata Nickel will have on the mining service and supply industry in Sudbury, says the head of its association.
Just Do This: Straight Talk for Entrepreneurs

Just Do This: Straight Talk for Entrepreneurs

By Maggie Chicoine Peter Kathmann was born with entrepreneurial blood in his veins. But that’s not so unusual, since he also sports a business brain and the strength of an ox. At 57, he says he still has a lot to learn; he’s never done.
Making new discoveries in old gold camps

Making new discoveries in old gold camps

Tumbling world markets offered the perfect opportunity for Premier Gold to make its move in the Geraldton exploration camp.
Xstrata Nickel chops 686 jobs from Sudbury workforce

Xstrata Nickel chops 686 jobs from Sudbury workforce

Xstrata Nickel has chopped 686 jobs from its Sudbury workforce, blaming poor market conditions and shrinking demand for the move.
New Mine Mill president speaks of possible shutdowns and new reserves

New Mine Mill president speaks of possible shutdowns and new reserves

As Dwight Harper takes over the president's position of the Mine Mill Local 598/CAW there is an urgency and foreboding in his voice as he speaks of Xstrata Nickel's possible shutdown and a need to find other reserves.