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KWG Resources, Spider Resources and Freewest Resources are juniors to watch

KWG Resources, Spider Resources and Freewest Resources are juniors to watch

KWG Resources, Spider Resources and Freewest Resources are the triumvirate of junior miners behind a monumental chromite discovery that will open up Ontario’s Far North and make the province a first-time producer of a highly strategic global mineral.
Lake Shore Gold puts the shine on Timmins

Lake Shore Gold puts the shine on Timmins

With $29 million in exploration and $134 million in project spending budgeted for 2010, this marks the year Lake Shore Gold is set to make the leap from junior to mid-tier.
Vale Inco preparing to ramp up production

Vale Inco preparing to ramp up production

Coleman and Creighton mines are being prepared to operate at full production, according to media reports. Ore from both operations is needed to feed the now active smelter in Copper Cliff, says Steve Ball, Vale Inco spokesperson.
Xstrata Nickel, CAW reach agreement

Xstrata Nickel, CAW reach agreement

Xstrata Nickel and the Canadian Auto Workers Sudbury Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers Union Local 598 successfully renewed a three-year collective agreement with 93 per cent of workers voting in favour of the new contract.
Red Lake, Geraldton projects keep Thunder Bay miner Premier Gold drilling

Red Lake, Geraldton projects keep Thunder Bay miner Premier Gold drilling

The good news keeps rolling in for Premier Gold Mines in the form of high-grade drill assay results.
Timmins looking to survive beyond Kidd Met

Timmins looking to survive beyond Kidd Met

Like many in the Timmins business community, Novenco Consultants Limited’s Erik Hoffman sees the impending May shutdown of processing facilities at Xstrata Copper’s Kidd Metallurgical site as an “opportunity to diversify.
Xstrata Nickel, union reach tentative agreement

Xstrata Nickel, union reach tentative agreement

After a month and a half of negotiations, CAW Local 598 has reached a tentative collective agreement with the Xstrata Nickel Sudbury Division.

Mining Act compromise for all parties

Not everyone got what they wanted, but the long-awaited changes to Ontario’s 100-year-old Mining Act should go a long way toward minimizing conflict on the land on mineral exploration issues.
First Nation pushes back against 'Ring of Fire' mine, rail project

First Nation pushes back against 'Ring of Fire' mine, rail project

A Thunder Bay mineral symposium of the Matawa First Nations tribal council in February could be a raucous affair. The aggressive push by Cliffs Natural Resources and Canada Chrome to develop a $1.
FNX finds wide nickel, copper deposits

FNX finds wide nickel, copper deposits

FNX Mining Co. Inc. has discovered wide, high-grade deposits of nickel, copper and precious metals at its Victoria property near Sudbury. The company plans to spend about $7.