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Nigeria emerging market for mining suppliers

By KELLY LOUISEIZE With years of political turmoil behind them where corrupt leaders mismanaged resources, Nigeria is emerging as a promising market for Canadian mining exploration and supply exporters.

Top 5 Newsmakers of the Year

Northern Ontario Business picks the top newsmakers of 2006. #1 - CVRD-Inco #2 - Xstrata Nickel #3 - Denis Turcotte, Algoma Steel #4 - Forestry In Crisis #5 Rob McEwen

Former Goldcorp CEO's legal battle for shareholder votes

By Nick Stewart Rob McEwen’s legal efforts to force Goldcorp Inc. to hold a shareholder vote as part of its $8.6 billion takeover of Glamis Gold Inc. came to a screeching halt Nov. 5.

Xstrata grabs Canadian foothold in Sudbury

By IAN ROSS The arrival of European mining giant Xstrata in northeastern Ontario should herald “the dawn of tremendous expansion” for the service industry and the economy, says a Northern Ontario mining industry watcher.

Inco under foreign ownership

By Kelly Louiseize One of Canada’s largest mining houses, Inco ltd, is now under foreign control with Companhia Vale do Rio Doce (CVRD) at the helm.

Clement non-committal on funds for CEMI

By Nick Stewart Despite labeling the City of Greater Sudbury as an industry leader in mining research, the Minister of FedNor says he cannot commit any funding to regional plans for a Centre of Excellence for Mining Innovation (CEMI), yet.

Positioning for large-scale markets

By Nick Stewart With numerous mining-related research and development initiatives, Greater Sudbury is on a journey that a Scotiabank economist says is necessary for global base metal success.

Minister, MPPs square off over 69 (06/05)

By ADELLE LARMOUR Skepticism is riding high in response to the latest funding announcement made by Minister of Northern Development and Mines Rick Bartolucci for the projected 12-year expansion of Highway 69 into four lanes from Sudbury to Parry Soun

Trade mission in a box: SAMSSA is off to China (06/05)

By ADELLE LARMOUR It is time for Sudbury area mining supply and service companies to do business beyond their own backyard, and China is the place to do it.

Mine builder looks due North (06/05)

By IAN ROSS North Bay mine builders Cementation Canada are teaming up with an Inuit development corporation in Canada’s Far North to form a new company.