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Diamond prospecting in Victor's shadow

By Kelly Louiseize Two signed agreements between Attawapiskat First Nation and De Beers Canada has given Quebec-based KWG Resources license to continue diamond exploration on treaty lands next door to the Victor project.

Breaking new ground on exploration

By IAN ROSS If junior miners exploring Ontario's Far North want a step-by-step manual on ways to consult with First Nations people, prospector Doug Parker says there really isn't one.

Juniors earning social licence with Aboriginal communities

By IAN ROSS A British Columbia exploration association says it has the “answer key” to build trust and mutual respect with Aboriginal communities. And it’s only too willing to share it with others.

Pele has hot Elliot Lake uranium property

By IAN ROSS Surging uranium prices are making Elliot Lake’s low-grade reserves look very attractive for one Toronto junior miner.

New dollars for municipalities under Aggregate Resources Act amendments

By Nick Stewart A recent round of changes to the Aggregate Resources Act adds coverage to two-thirds of the unregulated aggregate production in Ontario, providing some Northern municipalities with newfound fee revenues. Effective Jan.

Sudbury fabrication firm is bursting at the seams

By NICK STEWART With a new facility and new equipment, Sudbury-based Specialty Alloys & Stainless Ltd. is not only increasing its workspace threefold, but eliminating the bottlenecks holding back growth.

‘Major milestone’ for Lake Shore Gold with Timmins mill purchase

By IAN ROSS The acquisition of a Timmins processing mill by Lake Shore Gold is a huge leap forward for the fast-growing Vancouver junior miner-turning-gold producer.

Bridging communication with companies and communities

By KELLY LOUISEIZE It has been 10 years since Patrick Moore was invited to the prospectors and developers' conference as a keynote speaker.

Little changes expected with CVRD Inco operations

By HEIDI ULRICHSEN The newly appointed president and CEO of CVRD Inco says the people of Greater Sudbury can “expect to see very little change” with how the mining company is run.

Rare metals may mean commercial production for Avalon Ventures

By NICK STEWART Avalon Ventures Ltd. hopes to bring at least one of its two Northern Ontario mineral deposits into commercial production by 2008.