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Measuring success one drill at a time

By NICK STEWART Some say a true testament of a man’s worth is evidenced in his working practice. Well, in Sturgeon Falls, three men are making quite a living manufacturing measuring tools for the mines.

Northern post secondary schools respond to trades demand

By NICK STEWART Up to 100,000 positions are expected to go unfilled in the Canadian mining industry in the coming decade, a reality of which Northern Ontario post-secondary schools are all too aware as they work to narrow the gap.

Brett Resources in the Hammond Reef

By Jessica Smith Brett Resources Inc.’s aggressive year-long exploration program at its Atikokan area Hammond Reef project has significantly expanded a historic low-grade gold deposit.

Discovering similarities to the Athabasca Basin in Sibley

By ADELLE LARMOUR As uranium market prices continue to climb, so have the number of claims staked in the Sibley Basin, northeast of Thunder Bay.

Junior miner striving to build trust with native band

By IAN ROSS A junior miner is striving to mend fences with a Native community in northwestern Ontario in order to resume exploration work at a high-grade chromium-PGE deposit. The stand-off continues between Platinex Inc.

Meet the new boss of CVRD Inco

By IAN ROSS CVRD Inco’s new face of Sudbury mining is really an old hand from across town. Parviz Farsangi, the former manager of Falconbridge’s (now Xstrata Nickel) Sudbury mines and mill business is now the new Chief Operating Officer of CVRD INCO.

Marathon an exploration and mining community

By ADELLE LARMOUR Aligning interests between mines and First Nation, and energy conservation were two keynotes delivered at the second annual Marathon-Hemlo Mining and Prospecting Expo.

Record-setting exploration in the northwest

By IAN ROSS Exploration activity in northwestern Ontario is at its highest in Garry Clark’s memory. “Every greenstone belt has some active exploration project,” says the Thunder Bay-based executive director of the Ontario Prospectors Association.

Changes in the works for the Ontario Mining Act

By NICK STEWART The relationship between surface rights holders and mineral rights holders has sometimes been a tense one, but a series of changes being proposed for the Ontario Mining Act may change that.

CEMI declined as a national centre of excellence

By IAN ROSS Sudbury’s Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI) fell short in their competition to be selected one of 11 national centres of excellence in science and technology.