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Quebec commpany to purchase Layne/Christensen division (5/01)

Quebec-based Atlas Copco Canada Inc. signed a letter of intent in April to purchase the product division of Layne/Christensen.

Kinross merges, climbs ranking as global gold producer (6/02)

A recent merger has placed Kinross Gold Corp. in the rankings as the seventh-largest gold producer in the world. Kinross Gold Corp. announced a merger this week with TBX Gold and Echo Bay mines.

Voisey's Bay deal still up in air (5/02)

Newfoundland's premier is expected to meet with officials at Inco Ltd. in the near future to work out final details of a deal to develop Voisey’s Bay mine in Labrador.

Flow-through shares focus of study (5/02)

The Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines has joined the federal government, four provinces and the two territories to study new tax incentives for flow-through shares.

Inco closes in on Voisey's agreement (4/02)

Inco Ltd. is close to settling its dispute with the Newfoundland government over the processing of minerals from the Voisey's Bay site.

Mine fined for safety violation (4/02)

Placer Dome was fined $550,000 under the Occupational Health and Safety Act for two violations that caused the death of one worker and injured another three years ago.

Exploration proposals advance to development stages (3/02)

Two new projects that will advance exploration technology and bolster mining investment are in development stages as a result of the Ontario Mineral Exploration Technologies (OMET) program.

Matchmaking event planned for mining, forestry supply companies (3/02)

A matchmaking event focused on mining and forestry supply companies is in the planning stages, slated to take place Oct. 29 to 31 in Rouyn-Noranda, Que.

Investment underpins gold demand in fourth quarter (3/02)

The World Gold Council has announced gold demand in the United States has experienced a year-on-year increase of four per cent, 132 tonnes, in the fourth quarter of 2001. The events of Sept.

Ontario shares world's top position for mining investment (1/02)

Ontario and Quebec share top honours as the world's best place for mining investment, according to the Fraser Institute.