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Mineral sector must go deep, says head of school

Posted Friday, March 27th, 2015 by Dick DeStefano

Bruce Jago says province should look to deep mining as it updates plans for mineral sector CBC News Posted: Mar 26, 2015 10:40 AM ET The province needs to invest in deep mining research and techniques as it looks to update its plans for the mineral sector, according to the head of the Goodman School […]

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Northern College launches entrepreneur centre SAMSSA Member

Posted Thursday, March 26th, 2015 by Dick DeStefano

N.O.B.   By: Northern Ontario Business staff Northern College has launched an entrepreneur centre, whose resources will be available to students, apprentices, and graduates in all fields of study. (PHOTO SUPPLIED) Northern College has launched an entrepreneur centre, which will deliver entrepreneurship training to the college’s post-secondary and apprenticeship students.The initiative is a joint project […]

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SAMSSA Member Profile Sunwire Inc.

Posted Thursday, March 26th, 2015 by Dick DeStefano

Sunwire Inc. Sunwire Inc. is a Sudbury based telecommunication firm that serves companies across North America. We provide our clients with a complete IP telephone solution that was developed by our team in 2010 and since deployed in 300+ offices. Our next generation phone system (PBX) called SolSwitch allows companies to conduct business without borders. […]

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Noront the new king of the Ring Stan Sudol Column

Posted Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 by Dick DeStefano

Stan Sudol Tuesday, March 24, 2015 9:40:09 EDT PM Sudbury Star Just when I was ready to title my next Ring of Fire column, “Lost and sinking in the political muskeg of the James Bay lowlands,” a corporate bolt of lightning struck Monday, when Noront Resources, with the backing of Franco Nevada Corporation, announced the […]

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NORCAT launches safety training using immersive Virtual Reality

Posted Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 by Dick DeStefano

By: Mallika Viegas – Sudbury Northern Life  | Mar 23, 2015 – 3:35 PM | 6 This bleeding edge technology challenges traditional learning methods through virtual reality applications The Oculus Rift is a new virtual reality headset that allows players to step inside their favourite games and completely immerse themselves in the virtual world.NORCAT (Northern Centre […]

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SAMSSA Member profile Near North Customs Brokers

Posted Monday, March 23rd, 2015 by Dick DeStefano

Near North Customs Brokers Near North Customs Brokers Inc. (formerly George A. Gray Customs Brokers Limited) has been serving the needs of the mining and trades community for more than half a century. Our focus is on a full range of trade-related services required by companies involved in international transport, from import & export Customs […]

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Ontario’s Ring Of Fire, Formerly ‘The Next Oilsands,’ Sold For Peanuts

Posted Monday, March 23rd, 2015 by Dick DeStefano

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/business/ A junior miner will soon be the biggest player in Ontario’s fledgling Ring of Fire mining development, after agreeing to pay US$20 million for the properties of Cliffs Natural Resources, a U.S. mining giant who has abandoned hope of developing the area. Toronto-based Noront Resources is getting quite the deal for about 103 mining […]

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GRAPHITE: Zenyatta receives $500K grant from Ontario

Posted Thursday, March 5th, 2015 by Dick DeStefano

2015-03-04 ONTARIO – Zenyatta Ventures of Thunder Bay, ON, has received a grant of $500,000 from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corp. for continued work on the flow sheet for the Albany graphite deposit. Located west of Hearst, Albany is a unique, high purity hydrothermal style graphite deposit. Zenyatta says it had requests for samples […]

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Fraser Institute, junior miners slam Ontario Mining Act

Posted Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 by Dick DeStefano

By: Northern Ontario Business staff The uncertainty created by the Ontario government in its mishandling of First Nations consultation were cited by the Fraser Institute in its choice to drop the province down in its annual rankings of global mining-friendly jurisdictions. The uncertainty created by the Ontario government in its mishandling of First Nations consultation […]

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Timmins hosts first feature film

Posted Friday, February 20th, 2015 by Dick DeStefano

February 19 2015 By: Northern Ontario Business staff The Timmins Economic Development Corporation (TEDC) and Tourism Timmins announced the filming of Two Lovers and A Bear as the first feature film being shot in Timmins. Written and directed by Kim Nguyen, the film is being co-produced by Max Films and Scythia Films. “The film industry […]

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