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Environment czar calls for better planning, Mining Act reform

By IAN ROSS Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner says the Mining Act needs to be reformed.

Cleaning up the Kam Kotia mine site

By Kelly Louiseize It is pretty hard for government to expect mining companies to clean up after themselves when their own back yard is a little dirty.

Dryden refurbisher sets sights on Sudbury

By IAN ROSS Bob Ray’s first attempt to break into the Sudbury mining service market in the early 1990s was a tough slog.

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.