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Former paper mill getting $2.1 million for cultural upgrades

Posted December 2nd 2016 at 10:00 pm

Renovations at Mill Square in Sault Ste. Marie will benefit the Algoma Conservatory of Music and other cultural groups.

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Dynamic Earth supporting SAMSSA growth

Posted December 2nd 2016 at 9:15 pm

Commitment of in-kind and cash contributions over three year period

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Clean-tech firm tackling mine-water waste

Posted December 2nd 2016 at 9:00 pm

BluMetric Environmental signs on with Harte Gold

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Mining industry electrifying for MacLean

Posted December 2nd 2016 at 8:53 pm

Mining engineer saw the beginning and end of diesel, now working with electricity

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Thunder Bay port hums with fall activity

Posted December 2nd 2016 at 8:00 pm

Grain shippers move 900,000 tonnes in November

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Lakehead U adds food research chair

Posted December 2nd 2016 at 5:52 pm

Sustainable food on Dr. Charles Levkoe’s plate

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Cobalt is king for Vancouver developer

Posted December 2nd 2016 at 4:44 pm

Lithium battery market drives acquisition of former mine property

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China Warns of Safety Risks as Rally in Coal Price Spurs Mining – by Chuin -Wei Yap (Wall Street Journal – November 30, 2016)

Posted December 2nd 2016 at 3:38 pm BEIJING—A deadly quarry collapse in northeast China this week reflects a surge in dangerous mining activity across the country as coal prices soar, following a government warning that the rally poses increased casualty risks. The warning, in a report in early November, came as informal data have shown sharp increases in colliery casualties this […]

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UPDATE 2-Chile to capitalize copper producer Codelco with $975 mln (Reuters Latin America – December 1, 2016)

Posted December 2nd 2016 at 3:36 pm SANTIAGO Dec 1 (Reuters) – Chile’s government will give state-owned copper miner Codelco $975 million in capitalization so the cash-strapped firm can finance its ambitious investment plans, Finance Minister Rodrigo Valdes said on Thursday. World no.1 copper producer Codelco returns all its profits to the state and is funded by a mix of capitalization […]

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Jim Gallagher: Mining his Way to the Top – by MODERN MINING AND TECHNOLOGY SUDBURY MAGAZINE

Posted December 2nd 2016 at 3:35 pm President and CEO of North American Palladium Ltd., Jim Gallagher is a professional mining engineer with more than 34 years of experience in the mining industry. We sat down with him to ask him a few questions about his education, his career and everything in between. How did you get started in the mining […]

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Sorry, Vancouver: The rest of Canada needs pipelines – by Gary Mason (Globe and Mail – December 2, 2016)

Posted December 2nd 2016 at 3:34 pm Alberta Premier Rachel Notley should bundle up when she comes to Vancouver next week to sell the merits of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline. She is in for a frosty reception. There is no bigger opponent of the pipeline than the city’s mayor, Gregor Robertson. When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the project’s approval […]

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Glencore sees nickel shortage as electric vehicle demand burgeons – by Martin Creamer ( – December 2, 2016)

Posted December 2nd 2016 at 3:30 pm JOHANNESBURG ( – Diversified mining and marketing company Glencore sees a shortage in nickel arising as a result of burgeoning demand from electric vehicle (EV) production. Batteries used in EVs are consuming about 100 000 t of nickel demand and if 10% of the world’s vehicle fleet transitions to electric power, 400 000 t […]

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UPDATE 2-More Philippine mine suspensions on the way in boost for nickel – by Manolo Serapio Jr (Reuters U.S. – December 2, 2016)

Posted December 2nd 2016 at 3:28 pm MANILA, Dec 2 The Philippine government will suspend more mines in a fight against environmental degradation, the minister in charge of mining said, a move that could put future supply from the world’s top exporter at risk and lift nickel prices. Nickel on the London Metal Exchange recovered nearly 1 percent from Friday’s lows […]

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Trudeau shows grit endorsing pipeline project, but the toughest work remains – by John Ivison (National Post – November 30, 2016)

Posted December 2nd 2016 at 3:24 pm OTTAWA — True political leaders, it’s said, have the ability to look their supporters in the eye and explain to them that, while they might not want to follow a particular course of action, it is for the greater good. Justin Trudeau showed that kind of leadership in announcing the approval of the Trans-Mountain […]

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AWARD: Canada best country at international investment forum

Posted December 2nd 2016 at 3:22 pm

LONDON, England – Canada’s mineral industry is recognized globally for its innovation, environmental stewardship, indigenous engagement and corporate social responsibility. Coupled with a stable and secure economy, this makes Canada one of the world’s top destinations for exploration and mining. Mining in Canada is an

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Turquoise Hill stops shipments from Mongolian mine to China

Posted December 2nd 2016 at 2:07 pm

Canadian copper miner Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd said on Friday it had suspended shipments from its Oyu Tolgoi mine in Mongolia across the Chinese border, a day after the imposition of new fees on commodity shipments between the two countries. The fee was imposed following a diplomatic row sparked by last week's visit of Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, to Ulaanbaatar.

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Goldcorp GM talks about company’s future in Timmins – by Alan S. Hale (Timmins Daily Press – December 2, 2016)

Posted December 2nd 2016 at 1:12 pm Goldcorp is hard at work on projects that will see its century-long presence as an integral part of the Timmins economy continue for many years to come. That was the central message the mining company’s general manager, Marc Lauzier, brought to a crowded room full of mining industry members and other local business people […]

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Kenya ramps up its country mining vision process

Posted December 2nd 2016 at 11:33 am

Leaders from different government ministries, members of the academia as well as the civil society met from 14 to 17 October 2016 to kick start the process of developing the […]

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Mineral revenue flat at US$1,4 billion

Posted December 2nd 2016 at 10:14 am

Zimbabwe’s mineral earnings in the nine months to September were flat at US$1,4 billion, despite a marked increase in platinum and gold output, the Chamber of Mines said. Although commodity […]

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Vancouver startup helps fishermen deliver directly to restaurants

Posted December 2nd 2016 at 10:00 am

University students’ e-commerce platform boosts fishermen’s income by cutting out middlemen

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