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Kinross, Placer Dome join forces (5/02)

By Ian Ross In what Kinross Gold Corp. chief executive officer Bob Buchan described as the “most important event to happen in the Timmins camp in 20 years,” the gold producer is joining forces with rival Placer Dome Ltd.

Restrictions anger explorers

By Michael Lynch A recent decision by the Ontario minister of Northern Development and Mines has angered mineral explorers.

Gold deposit shows potential for open pit mine (5/02)

Holmer Gold Mines Ltd. has announced plans to undertake a $500,000 drill-test program at its Timmins Gold Project in Bristol Township. The company announced completion of private placement financing of 2.

Major park renovations planned for Kapuskasing (5/02)

The focal point for Kapuskasing's Heritage Lumberjack Festival will receive an $805,000-facelift through funding commitments from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corp. (NOHFC) and the Town of Kapuskasing.

Mayor resigns, fills justice of the peace position (5/02)

Three-term Hearst Mayor Jean-Marie Blier abruptly announced his resignation in mid-May to fill a vacancy as justice of the peace for Hearst and the region.

Forestry business plan drafted

By Ian Ross Enhancing training opportunities to create long-term, sustainable jobs for Aboriginals in the forestry industry is the aim of a new business development program with the Mattagami First Nation near Gogama.

Chapleau targets tourism, value-added forest products as potential growth areas (5/02)

Chapleau's economic future has been mapped out with their updated strategic plan. Released in late April, the document outlines a number of opportunities designed to increase and strengthen the town's economic base.

Multimillion-dollar mill upgrades nearing completion (5/02)

A $15-million upgrade to Domtar's Chapleau lumber mill should be complete this summer.

Steeltec expansion creates new jobs (4/02)

Fifteen new jobs have been created in Timmins, and as many as 35 more may be created as Steeltec takes on contracts to supply field crews and mobile welding units from Manitoba to Quebec.

Diamond potential discovered near Timmins (4/02)

Sulliden Exploration Inc. has acquired 100 per cent of a Falconbridge Ltd. property near Timmins to begin searching for diamonds.