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Are robots coming for our jobs?

Posted Monday, September 19th, 2016 by Dick DeStefano

    The growth of robotics will transform customer service, transportation, education and medicine By Ramona Pringle, CBC News Posted: Sep 19, 2016 9:00 AM ETLast Updated: Sep 19, 2016 9:00 AM ET From self-driving taxis, to drones delivering fast food, it seems like everything is becoming automated. Convenient? Definitely. But at what cost? A new Forrester […]

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It takes two to Tango: DeBeers seeks Attawapiskat consent for new diamond mine

Posted Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 by Dick DeStefano

  CBC News Sudbury – September 13, 2016   http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sudbury/ Tango deposit could extend operations past 2018 when Victor Mine is expected to shut down DeBeers Canada says it won’t even look at expanding its diamond mining operations near Attawapiskat without the blessing of the community. After nearly a decade in production, the company is […]

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De Beers study highlights mine’s economic spinoffs

Posted Friday, September 9th, 2016 by Dick DeStefano

  By Len Gillis Friday, September 9, 2016 1:21:21 EDT AM Even with only a few years of operation left, the De Beers Victor Mine in the James Bay lowlands area continues to help sustain the Canadian economy with the injection of billions of dollars worth of employment, foreign investment and some of the highest […]

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Northern cities chasing Noront’s ferrochrome smelter

Posted Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 by Dick DeStefano

  Four Northern Ontario cities have put the word in with Noront Resources that they would entertain being the host community for a ferrochrome smelter. 4 8 h by: Ian Ross – Northern Ontario Business Five Ontario cities, including four in Northern Ontario, have expressed interest in hosting a ferrochrome smelter for Ring of Fire […]

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Heritage Fund cashes up mining suppliers SAMSSA Members Win

Posted Friday, August 26th, 2016 by Dick DeStefano

  By: Northern Ontario Business staff Sudbury’s mining service community hauled in more than just rock on Aug. 26. With an international mine rescue competition taking place in the city, the timing was right for the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund to spread around more than $3.5 million to six mining projects. Accutron Instruments pocketed $148,200 […]

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Research chair on first name basis with microbes

Posted Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 by Dick DeStefano

    August 22, 2016 by Ella Myers SMSJ In: Research, Sustainable Development Taking biomining and bioremediation to the next level Nadia Mykytczuk, recently appointed NOHFC industrial research chair for biomining, bioremediation and science communications, hopes to advance the use of microbes in the mining industry. Biomining and bioremediation are one step closer to wider use […]

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Vale team savouring competition

Posted Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 by Dick DeStefano

  By Carol Mulligan, Sudbury Star Wednesday, August 24, 2016 4:09:15 EDT AM The Vale Sudbury West Mines prepare to participate in the First Aid Competition during International Mine Rescue Competition in Sudbury, Ont. on Tuesday August 23, 2016. Gino Donato/Sudbury Star/Postmedia Network ‘They’re our underground heroes and they make sure we’re safe’ Paul Aho […]

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SAMSSA Member Wabi sells Loc-N-Load cage technology to Mexico

Posted Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 by Dick DeStefano

  August 22, 2016 by Walter Franczyk In: Technology SMSJ Technology chairs cages for loading and offloading and functions as an emergency brake to arrest a free-falling conveyance Cage equipped with Loc-N-Load chairing and emergency braking system manufactured by Wabi Iron and Steel for customer in Mexico. A new system that can hold mine cages […]

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Marcotte takes scissor lift to new heights

Posted Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 by Dick DeStefano

  August 22, 2016 by Norm Tollinsky In: Featured, Technology SMSJ Ultra High Lift extends six to eight feet higher than existing equipment Ultra High lift platform extends to a height of 20 feet – approximately six to eight feet higher than other scissor lifts on the market. Marcotte Mining and Machinery has manufactured the world’s […]

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Family Day at Dynamic Earth a Success

Posted Sunday, August 21st, 2016 by Dick DeStefano

  Family Day Update We had a good day Saturday at Dynamic Earth for Family Day for member families with close to 100 attendees mostly parents and their kids of all ages. The weather turned  on its sunshine which allowed the kids access to the new Science Park and the kids loved the multiple activities […]

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