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$8 trillion alternative energy boom is a win for copper

Posted Monday, June 29th, 2015 by Dick DeStefano

$8 trillion alternative energy boom is a win for copper Frank Holmes – U.S. Global Investors | June 28, 2015 June 26, 2015 By Frank Holmes CEO and Chief Investment Officer U.S. Global Investors Here’s a bit of energizing news: In 2014, for the first time in four decades, the global economy grew along with […]

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Mining needs to focus on the future, EY says

Posted Monday, June 29th, 2015 by Dick DeStefano

  Ernst & Young’s latest mining risks survey has highlighted the shrinking investment landscape will have massive flow on effects for the sector’s future growth. The report outlined the top 20 business risks that miners are facing, showcasing the about face in the major concerns for operators as the industry shifts from boom to bust, […]

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SAMSSA Member Cambrian Innovates helps innovation in the mining industry

Posted Monday, June 29th, 2015 by Dick DeStefano

    Cambrian Innovates helps innovation in the mining industry   There is a growing need to promote local innovation within the mining industry. Over the years there has been an increase in doing business abroad, but innovation in the mining industry is right in on our back yard and it’s involves Cambrian College, students, […]

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Moonscape to greenbelt: Conference celebrates regreening

Posted Wednesday, June 10th, 2015 by Dick DeStefano

      By: Jonathan Migneault – Sudbury Northern Life  | Jun 09, 2015 – 3:00 PM Sudbury world-renowned for its remediation program Researchers from as far away as Russia and Norway will gather in Sudbury for the sixth Mining and Environment International Conference at Laurentian University June 20-25.”The goal this year is to really celebrate […]

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Proposed Sudbury arts and convention centre would break even ‘in year one’

Posted Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 by Dick DeStefano

  By: Darren MacDonald NOB A Sudbury group has been quietly working on plans for a multi-use meetings and conventions facility that’s modelled after venues in other countries, including the Swiss Tech Convention Center in Lausanne, Switzerland (shown). On June 4, a Sudbury group that has been working out of the spotlight for the last […]

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Mining the need of women Covergalls Alicia Woods Fashions

Posted Monday, June 8th, 2015 by Dick DeStefano

Embarrassing trips to the Porta-Potty spark clothing line by Sudbury woman Covergalls Covergalls Alicia Woods, right, is the CEO of Covergalls Inc. She’s seen with staff scientist Jennifer Beaudry, left, and science demonstrator Alyne Happala of Dynamic Earth in Sudbury. next play/pause pre1/1 Hamilton Spectator By Lisa Wright TORONTO — Alicia Woods’ eureka small business […]

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First Nickel Discontinues Lockerby Mine Ramp Development

Posted Monday, June 8th, 2015 by Dick DeStefano

    TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – June 8, 2015) – First Nickel Inc. (“First Nickel”, “FNI” or the “Corporation”) (TSX:FNI) announces the discontinuation of underground ramp development at its Lockerby nickel/copper mine, located in the Sudbury basin in Ontario (“Lockerby”). As disclosed in the Company’s filings for the first quarter of 2015, considering low nickel prices and […]

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Analysis Labour force is operating at two speeds

Posted Friday, June 5th, 2015 by Dick DeStefano

    Workers with skills in demand are getting poached while others can’t find jobs By Don Pittis, CBC News Posted: Jun 05, 2015 5:00 AM ET It seems increasingly as if the job market has divided in two. There is the group of people that everybody wants, and those that nobody wants. New numbers of out Statistics […]

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Northern Ontario’s next boom must come from within

Posted Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015 by Dick DeStefano

  Northern Ontario’s next boom must come from within Waterloo Region Record By Livio Di Matteo Ontario’s north has experienced slower economic growth than the rest of the province for decades. Its shrinking economic role within Ontario — rooted as it was in natural resource extraction and processing — is a constant economic and political […]

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: Press Release: MICA: One Step Closer to Closing the Mining Innovation Commercialization Gap

Posted Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015 by Dick DeStefano

      PRESS RELEASE MICA: One Step Closer to Closing the Mining Innovation Commercialization Gap   Sudbury, ON – CEMI – the Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation is pleased to announce that our proposed national Mining Innovation Commercialization Accelerator (MICA) program has been approved to advance to the final stage of the Centres […]

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