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Digging up diamond-studded prospects in Wawa

By NICK STEWART With recent results turning up multiple commercial-grade diamonds, including two exceeding a carat, Dianor Resources Inc. is pinning its hopes on its Wawa-area properties.

Piloting new rail system with CVRD Inco

By Kelly Louiseize A revolutionary new rail system will be piloted at two of CVRD Inco mines and if all goes well, professionals believe they will see sweeping changes, particularly in deep mine production.

Stellar results for 2006 mining sector

By KELLY LOUISEIZE The minerals and metals sector has played a huge part in the Canadian economy last year.

Bringing Sudbury mining knowledge to South African university

By NICK STEWART As a South African university seeks to begin empowering its local population through mining-related knowledge, it is reaching out to Sudbury’s Cambrian College to assist them in their efforts.

Diamond prospecting in Victor's shadow

By Kelly Louiseize Two signed agreements between Attawapiskat First Nation and De Beers Canada has given Quebec-based KWG Resources license to continue diamond exploration on treaty lands next door to the Victor project.

Breaking new ground on exploration

By IAN ROSS If junior miners exploring Ontario's Far North want a step-by-step manual on ways to consult with First Nations people, prospector Doug Parker says there really isn't one.

Juniors earning social licence with Aboriginal communities

By IAN ROSS A British Columbia exploration association says it has the “answer key” to build trust and mutual respect with Aboriginal communities. And it’s only too willing to share it with others.

Pele has hot Elliot Lake uranium property

By IAN ROSS Surging uranium prices are making Elliot Lake’s low-grade reserves look very attractive for one Toronto junior miner.

New dollars for municipalities under Aggregate Resources Act amendments

By Nick Stewart A recent round of changes to the Aggregate Resources Act adds coverage to two-thirds of the unregulated aggregate production in Ontario, providing some Northern municipalities with newfound fee revenues. Effective Jan.

Sudbury fabrication firm is bursting at the seams

By NICK STEWART With a new facility and new equipment, Sudbury-based Specialty Alloys & Stainless Ltd. is not only increasing its workspace threefold, but eliminating the bottlenecks holding back growth.