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United Steelworkers Local 2020 files grievance over rescinded retirement plans

United Steelworkers Local 2020 files grievance over rescinded retirement plans

Jim Kmit area coordinator with United Steelworkers Local 2020 will be filing a "direct difference" against Vale Inco after they rescinded their retirement program.
Manufacturing activity - Job cuts hitting the manufacturing sector as recession looms

Manufacturing activity - Job cuts hitting the manufacturing sector as recession looms

What started out as a time of plenty for Northern Ontario’s manufacturing sector has all too rapidly turned into a bittersweet year as the waves of the global economic crises begin to washing over the region.
Commodities market - Strong year marred by fourth-quarter flop

Commodities market - Strong year marred by fourth-quarter flop

Those seeking relief from the plunging commodity prices which have dominated headlines in recent weeks are likely to see a change in the second half of 2009 or early 2010, according to Dina Cover, an economist with TD Financial Group.
Algoma district minerals unexplored

Algoma district minerals unexplored

Anthony Pace spreads out a geological compilation map of the Algoma district revealing a vast sea of pink.
Revealing the sustainable side of mining

Revealing the sustainable side of mining

Students around the world may soon be viewing and discussing Ground Rules, an educational film detailing the positive side of mining, crafted by Science North and commissioned by equipment giant Caterpillar.
Beyond the golden mile

Beyond the golden mile

By Edgar J. Lavoie Bill Love's six-foot-four frame straddles a quartz vein as wide as his hips. It is a sunny autumn day in the middle of the northern bush east of Lake Nipigon. For the past three years, Sage Gold Inc.
Chilean firm seeking Sudbury-area suppliers

Chilean firm seeking Sudbury-area suppliers

A warm Chilean wind blew through Northern Ontario as senior officials from Minera Esperanza visited Greater Sudbury and North Bay to source the region’s expertise and supplies in mining.

Creating a ceiling for future nickel prices

It is unlikely the markets will ever see $20-per pound nickel again now that China can produce nickel pig iron at single digit costs, says Jim Lennon, executive director in commodities research with Macquarie Bank Limited in London.
Bacteria-powered bioleaching considered for Cobalt

Bacteria-powered bioleaching considered for Cobalt

The arsenic-laden tailings scattered throughout the Cobalt region may be an environmental quandary, but it might translate into a $20 million facility for one Toronto-based company.
Trophy case gets bigger at Cementation Canada

Trophy case gets bigger at Cementation Canada

The fall of 2008 was one to remember for North Bay's Cementation Canada and President/CEO Roy Slack.