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Milestone graduation acheived

Angela Prevost has broken new ground by becoming the first female Aboriginal to graduate from the surface diamond driller assistant common core program at Northern College.

Revenue up for Liberty Mines

Liberty Mines Inc. , a mid-tier producer of nickel in the Timmins area, reported revenue for 2012 was $8.99 million, up from $2.1 million for 2011. Net loss for 2012 was $64.4 million or $0.31 per basic and fully diluted share.

Broken Hammer closure plan filed

The closure plan for Wallbridge Mining ’s copper-PGM Broken Hammer project in Sudbury has been accepted and filed by the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines .

Gold project under review

IAMGOLD ’s proposed Côté Gold Mine Project , near Gogama, is undergoing a review process to determine if a federal environmental assessment is required.

Vale cuts 30 non-union jobs in Sudbury

Vale is cutting 30 support and service jobs at its Sudbury operations, the company announced March 20.

Premier Gold adds bench strength

Thunder Bay's Premier Gold Mines named Paul Blatter as its director of metallurgy. With more than 13 years experience in mine development and metallurgy, Blatter previously worked at Agnico Eagle Mines, and Matamec Explorations.

New CEO for MaJIC

Evan Butler-Jones has been appointed CEO of the Materials Joining Innovation Centre (MaJIC) in Kirkland Lake, a leading innovation centre for the advancement of welding and material joining technology. He replaces outgoing CEO Don Dekker.

Naughton company recognized for telecommand innovation

Penguin Automated Systems of Naughton, located outside Sudbury , has received a Mining Magazine Award for its design of a bulk-handling system for Coldelco’s Radomiro Tomic copper mine in Chile.

Graphite digger starts drill program

Zenyatta Ventures has started a drill program at its Albany Graphite Deposit in northeastern Ontario. In a press release, the company said it is focusing on defining the size and grade of the deposit.

Detour Gold closes credit facility

Detour Gold reports that it has closed a $135 million senior secured credit facility with $90 million of revolving credit facility and a $45 million letter of credit.