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Critics look for details on Ring of Fire ‘devco’ – by Carol Mulligan (Sudbury Star – August 29, 2014

Posted Saturday, August 30th, 2014 by Dick DeStefano

The Sudbury Star is the City of Greater Sudbury’s daily newspaper. Sudbury Star mining columnist Stan Sudol levelled even harsher criticism. “With no First Nations or industry representatives on their board, this was obviously a rushed and cynical announcement to try to meet an election promise,” said Sudol.”Let’s not forget this development corporation was first announced 10 […]

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Twin Metals project validated by Pre-Feasibility Study

Posted Friday, August 29th, 2014 by Dick DeStefano

Editor’s note: While this news release notes the Pre-feasibility Study is based on a 30- year underground mine plan, I confirmed that the expected life span of the mine is much longer. Mara Strazdins, Vice President of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications, told me, “The PFS is based on an initial 30-year mine life but […]

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Critics look for details on Ring of Fire ‘devco’ – by Carol Mulligan (Sudbury Star – August 29, 2014

Posted Friday, August 29th, 2014 by Dick DeStefano

Sudbury Star mining columnist Stan Sudol levelled even harsher criticism. “With no First Nations or industry representatives on their board, this was obviously a rushed and cynical announcement to try to meet an election promise,” said Sudol.”Let’s not forget this development corporation was first announced 10 months ago, last November.” Sudol pointed out the Cliffs […]

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REPORT: Mining Investments for Chile to Reach $105 Billion By 2023

Posted Thursday, August 28th, 2014 by Dick DeStefano

        Robert Spence – Operations – 16 hours ago Chile’s mining industry is heating up. According to a new report by the state copper commission Cochilco, investments in the country’s mining sector are expected to reach $105 billion between 2014 and 2023. Of the total investment, it’s reported $81 billion will go towards the copper […]

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Special Feature on SAMSSA Managing Mining Intelligence SAMSSA Solution

Posted Sunday, August 24th, 2014 by Dick DeStefano

Managing Mining Intelligence SAMSSA Solution   Released August 2104 Sudbury Mining Solutions Journal September 2014 Commentary When the Sudbury Area Mining Supply & Service Association (SAMSSA) was created in 2003 the founding fathers were looking for something of added value to assist member companies in improving their markets and business opportunities. The idea of just […]

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Gold miners pressure suppliers for price cuts amid sector slump – by Rachelle Younglai (Globe and Mail – August 14, 2014)

Posted Thursday, August 14th, 2014 by Dick DeStefano

    posted in www.republicofmining.com   August 14 2014   | The Globe and Mail is Canada’s national newspaper with the second largest broadsheet circulation in the country. It has enormous influence on Canada’s political and business elite. Goldcorp Inc. is leading an industry push to clamp down on suppliers, pressuring them to slash prices so the […]

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CEMI to cast a wide net for deep mining research

Posted Thursday, August 14th, 2014 by Dick DeStefano

Ultra Deep Mining Network has $46 M at disposal The Sudbury-based Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI) plans to launch a Canada-wide request for proposals by late September for projects that would fall under its $46-million Ultra Deep Mining Network.  In January 2014, CEMI received a $15-million grant from the federal government’s Business-led Networks […]

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Cementation Canada – Compass Minerals Sign LOI for the Goderich Mine Shaft Upgrade Project

Posted Thursday, August 14th, 2014 by Dick DeStefano

August 14, 2014    SAMSSA Member   NORTH BAY – Cementation Canada has been issued a Letter of Intent by Compass Minerals to carry out the shaft rehabilitation and upgrades of two mineshafts that Compass Minerals operates at their mine in Goderich, Ontario. The letter of intent will allow engineering on the work to commence while a […]

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Sudbury not yet on WestJet’s radar by Jonathan Migneault N.O.B.

Posted Thursday, August 14th, 2014 by Dick DeStefano

The Greater Sudbury Airport will need to see significant growth in passenger traffic before WestJet Airlines considers expanding flights to Sudbury, says airport CEO Robert Johnston. “Passenger growth drives everything in our business,” he said. Last year, the airport accommodated 240,045 passengers, down from 246,462 in the previous year. “Over the last year and a […]

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Swiss satellite company picks North Bay as test site Ian Ross N.O.B.

Posted Thursday, August 14th, 2014 by Dick DeStefano

Canadore College and the City of North Bay are entering a bold new frontier in aviation and aeronautics. Swiss Space Systems (S3) is setting up a shop and testing site at the college’s aviation campus at Jack Garland Airport to allow the pioneering European satellite company to continue development of a revolutionary new system that […]

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