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Kidd Creek union outlines demands (9/02)

With just weeks to go on the existing collective agreement, Falconbridge Kidd Creek workers in Timmins, CAW Local 599, will vote on a strike mandate Sept. 17 and 18.

City drops tax appeal (8/02)

The City of Timmins was considering dropping its appeal of Falconbridge's Kidd Creek mine's property taxes. During an Aug.

Open-pit mine may open near Timmins (8/02)

A possible 150 jobs may be created with Norhcott Gold Inc. with a new open-pit mining project outside of South Porcupine. The Horseshoe mine shaft is reopening to pump out the existing water, which fills 770 feet of the 840-foot-deep shaft.

No deal in appeal, Falco says (8/02)

Falconbridge wants the City of Timmins to drop its appeal of the company's property taxes with no strings attached.

Gold potential identified (8/02)

Shareholders of Greenshield Resources Inc. are expected to huddle in Toronto Sept. 12 to grant approval for a new mining exploration project on the Swayze Greenstone Belt, 100 kilometres southwest of Timmins.

Mining company stakes further claims in Sudbury basin (8/02)

URSA Major Minerals Inc., a Toronto mining firm, has staked additional claims in the Sudbury area, hiking their number of mining claims to 308.

Timmins gold mine tour receives corporate donation (8/02)

Sandvik Tamrock Canada donated a 20-tonne load haul dumper to the Timmins Underground Gold Mine Tour as a permanent display. The diesel-hydraulic machine is used underground to remove broken up ore after blasting.

Contract talks continue (8/02)

Contract talks for the 680 workers at Falconbridge's metallurgical site in Timmins were to begin the third week of August. Canadian Auto Workers Local 599, whose three-year contract expires Sept. 30, was to exchange proposals with the company by Aug.

Temiskaming refinery restructures (8/02)

The future of the Canmine refinery in Cobalt remains unclear as the parent company restructures its financial obligations under the Companies Creditors Arrangement Act. The corporation has retained the Beacon Group of Toronto to act as advisers.

Soaring temperatures force company to initiate shutdowns (8/02)

Falconbridge Ltd. has been facing soaring electricity prices during the warm summer, while independent electricity market operators have been making pleas to the public to reduce hydro consumption.