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Science North CEO a finalist for national award SAMSSA Member

Posted Thursday, November 6th, 2014 by Dick DeStefano

By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff  | Nov 06, 2014 – 2:51 PM | Science North CEO Guy Labine has been nominated for one of the HR industry’s most prestigious national awards Science North CEO Guy Labine has been nominated for one of the HR industry’s most prestigious national awards. Labine is a finalist in the 2014 […]

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Sudbury bees enhancing biodiversity on slag piles Updated Story

Posted Monday, October 20th, 2014 by SAMSSA

By Carol Mulligan, Sudbury Star Vale Ltd. has spent $10 million since 2006, revegetating mountains of ugly black slag, the waste from its Copper Cliff smelting operations, turning them into verdant hills along Big Nickel Road. It’s now up to one of nature’s smallest creatures to keeps those rolling hills green and to help enhance […]

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Sudbury company-SAMSSA Board Member makes mark on Dragons’ Den

Posted Monday, October 20th, 2014 by SAMSSA

By Ben Leeson, Sudbury Star Thursday, October 16, 2014 1:53:44 EDT AM But the founder of Covergalls, a company specializing in workwear for women, admits taking the stage in front of the high-powered investors from CBC’s Dragons’ Den last month was a nerve-wracking experience. “In my full-time career, I’m used to speaking to large groups […]

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Vale aerial seeding program starts Tuesday

Posted Monday, September 29th, 2014 by Dick DeStefano

Northern Life Staff September 29th 2014   Vale’s aerial seeding program is set to take flight on Tuesday, and will continue for approximately 10 days. The company’s aerial seeding program targets barren land requiring reclamation efforts around the company’s operations. The program, which started in 1990, has treated more than 7,200 acres of land to […]

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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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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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