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‘Ring’ road deal could good for Sudbury

Posted Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017 by Dick DeStefano

  By Jim Moodie, The Sudbury Star Tuesday, August 22, 2017 12:28:37 EDT AM The Ring of Fire moved a rung closer to reality Monday, as the province announced plans to construct a year-round access road to the mineral-rich region. “It’s just what we were looking for,” said Alan Coutts, president and CEO of Noront […]

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Layoff talk premature, Bertrand says

Posted Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 by Dick DeStefano

    By Jim Moodie, The Sudbury Star Tuesday, August 15, 2017 12:22:19 EDT AM   Vale may have to make some hard decisions in coming months regarding its operations in Sudbury, but the head of a local union says it’s premature to talk about job losses. “In this case right now, there’s no numbers,” […]

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SAMSSA Member Wajax Equipment Successful Year

Posted Monday, August 14th, 2017 by Dick DeStefano

Mississauga, Canada-based Wajax Corp. reported its 2017 second quarter fiscal results on Friday, which showed solid improvement in its industrial products segment — Wajax Industrial Components. Wajax posted total Q2 sales of $325.3 million, down 3.4 percent year-over-year. The company’s Q2 2016 included approximately $20 million in mining equipment sales that were not repeated in Q2 […]

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The ‘digital mine’ is here as technology gallops ahead

Posted Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 by Dick DeStefano

  ABC Rural By Babs McHugh Posted earlier today at 01:34   0:23   A demonstration of the Airobotics drone  ( ABC News ) The so-called ‘digital mine’ is no longer a future prospect. It is already well and truly a fixture of the Australian mining landscape, and operators large and small, from front-end mining companies […]

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Column: Sudbury, mining must be part of debate By Dick DeStefano

Posted Saturday, August 5th, 2017 by Dick DeStefano

By Dick DeStefano, Guest column Saturday, August 5, 2017 2:53:10 EDT AM Sudbury     Ottawa wants to create superclusters   If you were asked to identify five major sectors that will create sustainable jobs and wealth in the next 150 years in Canada, would mining and related industries be on the list? […]

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Sudbury to grow in 2017: Conference Board

Posted Friday, August 4th, 2017 by Dick DeStefano

By Keith Dempsey, For The Sudbury Star Friday, August 4, 2017 12:06:26 EDT AM Following contractions in four of the previous five years, Sudbury’s real GDP is forecast to rise 1.2 per cent in 2017, the Conference Board of Canada predicts. Apart from Sudbury, London and Thunder Bay, Ontario’s mid-sized metropolitan areas can expect economic growth […]

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Mining companies hiring again — Redpath SAMSSA Member

Posted Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 by Dick DeStefano

  By JENNIFER HAMILTON-MCCHARLES, The Nugget Thursday, August 3, 2017 1:57:20 EDT AM Redpath is hiring again. And there’s no sign of it letting up. The mining company is looking to hire 20 miners to work in Northern Ontario, but globally there are more than 50 positions up for grabs. The company, which has its […]

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Research minister pays a visit to Cambrian College SAMSSA Member

Posted Friday, July 28th, 2017 by Dick DeStefano Checks out innovative hydraulic air compressor project 13 h by: Staff Ontario Minister of Research, Innovation and Science Reza Moridi had a busy day on Wednesday, July 19. Also visiting SNOLAB and Science North, he capped off his trip to Sudbury with a visit to Cambrian College. Pictured are (L-R): James Cuddy and Dr. Mike […]

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Mining warfare in WWI For History Buffs

Posted Friday, July 28th, 2017 by Dick DeStefano

  Provided by www.republicofmining archives During the critical battles of World War One, skilled miners – many of them Canadian – made Allied victories possible By Cecilia Keating CIM November 04, 2016   A British mine explodes under a German fortification at Hawthorn Ridge on July 1, 1916, the first day of the Battle of […]

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Ring of Pants-on-Fire: Kathleen Wynne’s ‘weeks, not months’ deadline blows by

Posted Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 by Dick DeStefano

    Ring of Pants-on-Fire: Kathleen Wynne’s ‘weeks, not months’ deadline blows by – by John Michael McGrath (TV Ontario – July 25, 2017) This spring, Ontario’s premier seemed determined to speed up negotiations on developing the mineral-rich Ring of Fire — then, nothing happened. Neither Premier Kathleen Wynne nor the Ontario Liberals generally […]

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