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Mayor calls for unrestricted access to U.S. softwood lumber markets (9/02)

As Canadian and American trade negotiators prepared to resume talks to resolve the North American softwood lumber dispute, Timmins Mayor Jamie Lim, chairwoman of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) lumber taskforce, is calling for unrestr

Falco digs deep in first phase

By MAGGIE RIOPELLE Falconbridge Ltd. is digging deep for its $640-million Mine D project in Timmins. The company hopes the copper/zinc mine, which will be the deepest base metal mine in the world, will be in production by the third quarter of 2004.

Service sector confidence rising as project moves forward

By Maggie Riopelle Discover Abitibi is providing local small business owners in the mining sector an added sense of security. The Discover Abitibi initiative will give the necessary boost to mining in the Timmins and Kirkland Lake region.

Discover Abitibi projects shortlisted (12/02)

By SCOTT HUNTER HADDOW The Discover Abitibi technical committee recently completed technical evaluations of 42 submissions for proposals to stimulate mineral deposit exploration within the Abitibi Greenstone belt area between Timmins and Kirkland Lak

Investment in gold exploration heightens (12/02)

By GIANNI UBRIACO Gold fever has struck the North. Mining companies from around the North are coming out of the woodwork and announcing the findings of gold deposits and the potential for future gold mines.

Co-founder of gold deposit nominated for Order of Canada (7/02)

John Larche, the co-founder of the Hemlo gold deposit, has been nominated for the Order of Canada. The list became official in early July when Gov. Gen. Adrienne Clarkson announced a list of 99 Canadians up for the award.

Timmins native takes over helm at Mitsubishi Motors (7/02)

Mitsubishi Motors Corp. has named Timmins native Pierre Gagnon to head up the company's North American division in preparation for a sales campaign into Canada this year.

Investigation continues in death of worker at Kidd Creek (7/02)

Timmins police have ruled out foul play in their investigation of the July 17 death of a Boart Longyear employee at the Falconbridge Kidd Creek mine site.

Forestry companies encouraged by rail line expansion proposal (7/02)

The City of Timmins is considering extending rail service to the city's west end as an incentive for local forestry companies to expand into more value-added manufacturing opportunities. The Timmins Economic Development Corp.

Expansion leads to opportunities (7/02)

By Ian Ross Times may tough in the mining and forestry industry, but that does not mean NorFab Metal and Machine plans to dig in and ride out the down cycle.