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Macassa mine to be reopened (11/01)

Foxpoint Resources, a Vancouver-based company, announced this fall it had reached an agreement with Kinross Gold Corp.

Kirkland Lake-based mill to suspend operations (11/01)

Workers at Tembec Inc.'s Kirkland Lake sawmill are bracing for layoffs mid-November as the company suspends operations in the wake of an unstable softwood lumber market.

Dome mine issues layoffs (11/01)

As a result of shift changes at Dome mine in South Porcupine, 25 layoff notices have been issued, and a total of 18 employees will be affected by layoffs in December.

Campaign seeks to re-establish air service (11/01)

The campaign to re-establish air service from Earlton-Temiskaming Regional Airport to Toronto received a lift by a $30,000-commitment in each of the next three years from TemFund, an incentive loan program.

City launches cold-weather testing marketing initiative (11/01)

Buoyed by a $100,000-contribution from the province's Prosperity Demonstration Fund, the Timmins Economic Development Corp. has renewed its efforts to make Timmins the city of choice for cold-weather testing.

Relationships key to customer retention (11/01)

By Ian Ross Most company marketing and customer service representatives talk a good game about creating customer satisfaction, but many do not have a clue as to how to keep customers.

Company shifts operations to Timmins for mineral exploration (11/01)

An exploration company has set its sights on exploring 11 properties in the Timmins area that could yield nickel, copper, gold and tantalum deposits.

Kinross invests $1.5 million in exploration

Kinross Gold Corp. has set its sights on expanding its gold resources in the Timmins area. The company launched a $1.

Placer Dome posts $211-million loss

Placer Dome has posted a $211-million loss for the third quarter. The gold-mining company, which owns the Dome gold mine in South Porcupine, as well as numerous properties around the world, has written off its Getchell mine in Nevada as unprofitable.

Softwood lumber lobbying continues

Timmins Mayor Jamie Lim is making good on her promise to fight for northern lumber mills through the Federation of Canadian Municipalities with a letter-writing campaign south of the border. As part of a grassroots lobbying effort in challenging U.S.