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Ring of Fire mine, railway 'will change lives'

Ring of Fire mine, railway 'will change lives'

Bob Middleton likens the discovery of chromite in the James Bay Lowlands to the 1903 Cobalt silver discovery that opened up Northern Ontario and created the great mining camps of Timmins and Kirkland Lake.
Vale Inco preventing negotiations: union

Vale Inco preventing negotiations: union

Steelworkers Local 6500 officials handed out documents to the media Dec. 17, which they say prove it is Vale Inco, not the union, which is preventing further negotiations from taking place.
Steelworker strike having 'profound and serious' impact on Sudbury: economist

Steelworker strike having 'profound and serious' impact on Sudbury: economist

The ongoing strike at Vale Inco by nearly 3,000 members of United Steelworkers Local 6500 is having a "profound and serious" impact on Sudbury, according to an economist at Laurentian University.
Effects of lengthy Vale Inco strike felt throughout the North

Effects of lengthy Vale Inco strike felt throughout the North

With no talks scheduled and both sides firmly entrenched, the strike at Vale Inco’s Sudbury operations by the 3,100 members of United Steelworkers Local 6500 seems no closer to being resolved now than when it began, July 13.
Junior miner Trelawney to start production at gold mine

Junior miner Trelawney to start production at gold mine

The bones of a gold mine that never was are on the verge of being brought to life by Toronto-based junior firm Trelawney Mining and Exploration Inc.
Could northwestern iron come back to life?

Could northwestern iron come back to life?

A Thunder Bay junior miner wants to revive the iron ore industry in northwestern Ontario.
670 workers lose jobs as Xstrata Copper permanently closes plants in Timmins

670 workers lose jobs as Xstrata Copper permanently closes plants in Timmins

Xstrata Copper will permanently shut down its copper and zinc plants at the Kidd Metallurgical Site in Timmins. The company announced the shutdown Dec. 7, scheduled to come into effect by May 1, 2010, affecting an estimated 670 jobs.

G20 Summit moved to Toronto

Toronto, not Huntsville, will host the 10,000 or so attendees of the G20 Summit to be held June 26-27, despite millions of dollars' worth of preparatory investment in and around the Muskoka community.
Attawapiskat unhappy over Victor Mine issues

Attawapiskat unhappy over Victor Mine issues

Discontent is simmering in the shadow of the De Beers Victor Mine, as members of the Attawapiskat First Nation grow frustrated with the company for what they perceive as inaction on issues ranging from discrimination to water quality.
Australian miner explores high-grade PGM hotspot

Australian miner explores high-grade PGM hotspot

Patience and perseverance has paid off for Australian junior miner Magma Metals. The Perth-headquartered company has turned a neglected area north of Thunder Bay into a platinum group metals hot spot in a few short years.