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Sudbury Vale Inco union workers fed up with 'third world employer'

Sudbury Vale Inco union workers fed up with 'third world employer'

United Steelworkers Local 6500 president John Fera stated in a release he is “fed up with the antics and negative business processes of their new third world employer, Vale. This is a company that only recognizes dollars – not people.
Kenora exploration activity at historic highs

Kenora exploration activity at historic highs

Mineral exploration activity has gone through peaks and lulls over the last 30 years in the Kenora District, but this time Craig Ravnaas said it could have some longevity.
Parviz Farsangi leaves Vale Inco

Parviz Farsangi leaves Vale Inco

Parviz Farsangi, executive vice president and COO of Vale Inco, has left the company. Cory McPhee, director of corporate affairs, confirmed his leave, saying there will be further restructuring going on, but the end should be wrapping up fairly soon.
St. Andrew Goldfields digs deep for three new mines

St. Andrew Goldfields digs deep for three new mines

With cash in hand, people on the ground and confidence in the air, St. Andrew Goldfields officials are more than optimistic that three gold properties nearly 100 kilometres east of Timmins will be in production by next year.
Xstrata proposes merger with Anglo American

Xstrata proposes merger with Anglo American

Xstrata has proposed to merge with British miner Anglo American. Xstrata recently sent a written proposal to the board of Anglo American seeking their consideration of a merger of equals of the two multi-billion dollar companies.
New mids on the block in Timmins area

New mids on the block in Timmins area

More eyes than ever are turning to Lake Shore Gold Corp. and Apollo Gold Corp. as they prepare to become the region's newest producers.
Conveyor belt alignment biz  rolling right along

Conveyor belt alignment biz rolling right along

It's used at Xstrata's operations throughout Timmins, at the De Beers Victor Mine, and in various Sudbury mines, but Dave Sharp's patented conveyor belt alignment device is not mass produced in a factory.

Global metallurgy experts to pour into Sudbury

Some of the greatest minds in metals processing from around the world will converge in Sudbury to pool their knowledge at the 48th annual Conference of Metallurgists (COM), to be held at Laurentian University from Aug. 23-26.
John Larche

John Larche

He is a legend in his field, pure and simple. The Timmins prospector extraordinaire, John Larche is probably best known as a member of the team that made the major Canadian gold discovery of the 1980s: the Hemlo Deposit.
Xstrata Nickel shuts down Montcalm indefinitely

Xstrata Nickel shuts down Montcalm indefinitely

What was once viewed as a temporary shutdown of Xstrata Nickel's Montcalm mine in Timmins has now become an indefinite suspension of mining operations.