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Cook’s special today: iced uranium soup (02/05)

By KELLY LOUISEIZE When the big mining players are looking for top-notch mine design, they know whose kitchen they’re in. Thunder Bay-based Cook Engineering has been involved in structural mine development for companies such as Falconbridge Ltd.

Mining, forestry, health targeted in biotech report (01/05)

By KELLY LOUISEIZE Mining, forestry and health are the targeted industries identified in the Northern Ontario Biotechnology Initiative (NOBI) report, which has been submitted to the provincial government.

Goldcorp swimming in it (01/05)

By IAN ROSS Goldcorp Inc. billing itself as the world’s only gold producer to strategically withhold production on the belief that the price of gold is going higher over the next six years.

Newmont explores mine’s potential (12/04)

By IAN ROSS Newmont Mining is examining its options to make full use of its recently acquired milling facility in northeastern Ontario.

Deep-mining research projects launched (12/04)

The Canadian Mining Research Organization (CAMIRO) will begin work on three research deep-mining projects aimed at reducing geological, health and safety and economic risks associated with mining below 2,000 metres.

Foreign invesment fuels mining industry (12/04)

By IAN ROSS Acquisition talks between China Minmetal and Noranda may have fallen through, but some in the mining and mining supply sector view China’s interest in Canadian resource as the future of what is to come as China experiences economic growth

Cabo to acquire Kenora’s Thor Drilling (10/04)

Vancouver’s Cabo Mining Enterprises is acquiring Thor Drilling Ltd. of Kenora. The exploration company signed a letter of intent Sept. 14. Cabo has acquired four companies in the past three months.

Kodiak reports high-grade gold find (10/04)

Kodiak Exploration has intersected high-grade gold mineralization on its Knucklethumb Property in northwestern Ontario.

Supplier establishes U.S. office (10/04)

By KELLY LOUISEIZE Instead of waiting for buyers to come to them, Cast Resource Equipment is aggressively seeking partnerships with foreign contacts and in its efforts to do so is establishing a sales office in Nevada.

Placer aims to fill skills gap with mining school (10/04)

BY JOSEPH QUESNEL Gold-mining giant Placer Dome has completed a pilot project to convert a stope into a mining schoolhouse at its Campbell Mine site and the company is now ready to expand the program.