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2017 not so good for nickel: BMI

Posted Thursday, October 20th, 2016 by Dick DeStefano Editor | about 14 hours ago   “We believe market sentiment is overly bullish compared with fundamentals, as we forecast the nickel market to loosen in 2017,” reads BMI Research’s latest report on the metal. According to the firm, refined nickel prices will trade in the $10,000-11,000/tonne range in the next three months, […]

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Digging into diversity: Mining panel reflects on women, Indigenous inclusion in the workplace

Posted Thursday, October 20th, 2016 by Dick DeStefano

  by Ella Myers (Northern Ontario Business – October 20, 2016) October 20, 2016 in Anna Tudela walked into her first mining conference, she was the only women in a room packed with men. She was sure she had found the wrong place. On October 18, the vice-president of diversity, regulatory affairs and corporate […]

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‘Gathering of minds’ at mining conference in Sudbury

Posted Sunday, October 16th, 2016 by Dick DeStefano

    By Mary Katherine Keown, The Sudbury Star Trang Tran-Valade, left, deputy mayor Al Sizer and Jo-Anne Boucher officially launch the MeMO conference at the Radisson Hotel on Sunday.(Mary Katherine Keown/Sudbury Star) The miners are coming. Sudbury is playing host for the next few days to about 500 delegates of the Maintenance, Engineering and […]

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Boondoggle: How Ontario’s pursuit of renewable energy broke the province’s electricity system –

Posted Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 by Dick DeStefano

by Terence Corcoran (Financial Post – October 7, 2016) Back in 2010, deep green environmentalist Rick Smith, then head of Environmental Defence Canada, hailed Ontario’s Green Energy and Green Economy Act regime as a cost-free operation that would catapult the province into the big leagues of renewable energy. Through fat subsidies and high […]

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New vision for Northern Ontario proposed

Posted Friday, October 7th, 2016 by Dick DeStefano

  By Jim Moodie, The Sudbury Star A new policy report argues Northern Ontario deserves a better governance model, while stopping well short of suggesting complete autonomy for the region. “I look at jurisdictions around the world, and the creation of new governments is always a process of division and rancour,” says David MacKinnon, author […]

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FW: Press Release: CEMI’s $10M Rio Tinto Centre delivers Results at AGM

Posted Thursday, October 6th, 2016 by Dick DeStefano

      CEMI’s Rio Tinto Centre for Underground Mine Construction delivers industry & economic value   Setting the stage for large scale mining operations, now and in the future   Sudbury, ON (October 6, 2016) – CEMI (Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation) and Rio Tinto celebrate the completion of the Rio Tinto Centre […]

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New virtual mine exhibit launched at Dynamic Earth

Posted Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 by Dick DeStefano

  by: Ella Myers NOB NORCAT’s Don Duval, Ed Wisniewski and Ted Hanley of Ontario Mine Rescue launched a play-based safety learning game in August. Safety is no game, but a new PlayStation-like system developed in Sudbury might actually improve safety in mines. The Ontario Mine Rescue experience launched in August is Dynamic Earth’s newest […]

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Ontario Ring of Fire] The frozen triangle of the “visionless

Posted Monday, October 3rd, 2016 by Dick DeStefano

  by Don Wallace (Thunder Bay Chronicle-Journal – October 2, 2016) October 3, 2016 in republicofmining, 10 years on and still no plan, one recalls the exaltation of the Ring of Fire discovery back in 2007. Alas, we do with chagrin given how little progress has been made in the interim. After a decade, […]

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How a gold miner turned a $1 million investment into $3 billion

Posted Thursday, September 29th, 2016 by Dick DeStefano

          Published: Sept 28, 2016 10:57 a.m. ET By MyraP. Saefong Markets/commodities reporter When Rob McEwen bought the Red Lake Mine back in 1989, he was told that the half-a-century-old Ontario gold source was near the end of its life. Instead, he turned it into one of world’s top-producing mines. Moves […]

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The hollowing out of Canadian mining: Vale’s takeover of Inco, 10 years on –

Posted Sunday, September 25th, 2016 by Dick DeStefano

  by Andrew Bell (Business Network News – September 23, 2016) Ten years ago this Saturday, a global mining gem slipped out of Canadian fingers. In 2006, Canadian nickel miner Inco agreed to be bought by Brazil’s Vale in a $19-billion takeover. The announcement of the acquisition came just weeks after fellow nickel giant Falconbridge […]

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