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Federal budget 2015 offers up a few tidbits for miners

Posted Saturday, April 25th, 2015 by Dick DeStefano

VANCOUVER — On April 21 Canadian Minister of Finance Joe Oliver tabled the country’s annual federal budget, wherein the Conservative government achieved a $1.4 billion surplus that fulfills the promise of balanced financials made during the 2011 elections. The announcement features a few incentives for the mining industry, including the extension of tax credits, geoscience funding, […]

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SAMSSA President Commentary

Posted Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 by Dick DeStefano

President SAMSSA Mike Mayhew    Looking to the future:   We all follow the markets and read the signs. We know we’re in a down stage of the mining cycle. In the World Bank’s recent Commodity Markets Outlook, all main commodity prices are forecasted to decline further in 2015. What does this mean for the […]

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10 Top Nickel-producing Countries

Posted Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 by Dick DeStefano

Resource Investing News April 2015   While many expected the nickel price to continue to rise in 2014 on the back of Indonesia’s ban on unprocessed ore exports, it ultimately fell on concerns over rising stockpiles and predictions that the new rules would soften. Overall, global nickel production decreased slightly in 2014 compared to the […]

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Federal budget 2015: Highlights of Joe Oliver’s fiscal plan

Posted Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 by Dick DeStefano

Toronto Star April 21 2015   Finance Minister Joe Oliver has tabled his first federal budget in the House of Commons. Interactive: Canada’s deficits and surpluses, 1963 to 2015 Follow our live blog and watch CBC News Network livestreaming coverage More coverage of the federal budget Here’s a look at the budget’s key points: $1.4 […]

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It’s Official! N.A.M.E. returning to Sudbury

Posted Monday, April 20th, 2015 by Dick DeStefano

NEWS RELEASE APRIL 20TH, 2015   N.A.M.E. North American Mining Expo   McClelland  Community Centre, Copper Cliff, Sudbury August 19th. and 20th., 2015 www.northamericaminingexpo.com     ITS OFFICIAL!   N.A.M.E. North American Mining Expo is scheduled to return to Sudbury  for August 19th and 20th. at the McClelland  Community Centre and Copper Cliff Curling Club in […]

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Dynamic Earth soon to get a lot more dynamic

Posted Friday, April 17th, 2015 by Dick DeStefano

$1M NOHFC grant funds outdoor park, mine experience renewal There will soon be more than the iconic Big Nickel to look at on the grounds of Dynamic Earth.Construction will begin next month on an outdoor science park and exploration trail system at Dynamic Earth, featuring engaging earth science and mining-themed exhibits. With attractions such as […]

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Komatsu and GE partner to offer big data analysis to mining customers

Posted Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 by Dick DeStefano

Mining Technology .com April 15 2015 Mining and construction equipment manufacturer Komatsu and General Electric (GE) will jointly leverage the Internet of Things (IoT) technology to provide big data analysis to mining customers. The IoT refers to a growing network of physical objects embedded with electronics, software, sensors and connectivity, which means that all devices […]

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Ontario vows to act on 18 mining review recommendations

Posted Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 by Dick DeStefano

  Sudbury Northern Life Staff  | Apr 15, 2015 – 8:57 AM | 1 As was confirmed yesterday, Ontario is accepting and vowing to act on the 18 recommendations that come from the province’s Mining Health, Safety and Prevention Advisory Group’s final report, released this morning. MPP Glenn Thibeault and Labour Minister Kevin Flynn accepted the […]

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Beyond the backyard

Posted Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 by Dick DeStefano

Northern Ontario mining suppliers outgrow their traditional customers By Eavan Moore CIM News Magazine March/April 2015 For every one person employed in an Ontario mine, there are two employed in the sectors that supply them. The expertise accumulated in the province has long overflowed its borders, but local developments and global forces have challenged mine […]

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City backs deep mining project in Sudbury

Posted Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 by Dick DeStefano

By Mary Katherine Keown, The Sudbury Star Wednesday, April 15, 2015 12:40:06 EDT AM Sudbury’s Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation is getting a big boost. City council voted unanimously on Tuesday to invest $200,000 per year for the next five years in CEMI, for its commercialization attainment project (CAP). By 2019, a total of […]

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