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Battery-powered mining Australia

Posted Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 by Dick DeStefano

Noel Dyson 25 May 2016   Australia Mining Monthly After all, the emissions from diesel engines underground are a major challenge so removing them makes a lot of sense. The more diesel burnt underground the stronger the mine ventilation system has to be. A bit of experimental work was done with fuel cells to get […]

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University research centres form united front

Posted Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 by Dick DeStefano

  May 23, 2016 by Norm Tollinsky InSMSJ Vic Pakalnis, associate vice-president of Laurentian Mining Innovation and Technology. Four mining related research centres at Laurentian University have come together to market their capabilities to government and industry. Laurentian Mining Innovation and Technology (LMIT) brings together the Centre for Research in Occupational Safety and Health (CROSH), […]

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Harshaw takes the reins at Vale

Posted Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 by Dick DeStefano

  May 23, 2016 by Norm Tollinsky In: SMSJ Vice-President, Ontario Operations, Vale. Stuart Harshaw, Vale’s new senior executive in Sudbury, is happy to be back in the nickel city, but will have his hands full steering the mining giant’s Ontario Operations through the current commodity slump. A metallurgical engineer with 26 years of experience […]

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OMA Mining Profile Update

Posted Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 by Dick DeStefano

  Facts & Figures More than 40 mine sites operating in Ontario Nickel, gold, copper, zinc and platinum group metals Diamonds, salt, gypsum, talc, calcium carbonate, nepheline syenite and other industrial minerals Ontario is the largest producer in Canada of gold, nickel, copper, platinum group metals, copper, salt and structural materials. Mining benefits all areas of […]

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Conservative senator looks for Liberal help in passing ‘prompt payment’ law

Posted Monday, May 23rd, 2016 by Dick DeStefano

  Jordan Press, The Canadian Press Published Sunday, May 22, 2016 2:52PM EDT OTTAWA — A Conservative senator is looking for the Liberal government to enact “prompt payment” legislation on federal projects, making sure cash paid to large construction firms flows without delay to the trade contractors doing the work. The idea contained in Sen. […]

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WHAT IS PROMPT PAYMENT ONTARIO? Support Needed from Mining Suppliers

Posted Thursday, May 19th, 2016 by Dick DeStefano

WHAT IS PROMPT PAYMENT ONTARIO? Prompt Payment Ontario (PPO) is a sole-purpose alliance or coalition of contractor associations, unions, suppliers, general contractors, pension trust funds, and anyone else who has an interest is seeing prompt payment legislation enacted in the province of Ontario. Its purpose and goal are just that, to persuade the Ontario government […]

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The Best Underground Technology Cluster in North America

Posted Monday, May 16th, 2016 by Dick DeStefano

SAMSSA Commentary Published in  May SMSJ By Dick DeStefano Executive Director SAMSSA Northern Ontario Shines in Underground Technologies Michael Denham, the new CEO of Canada’s Business Development Bank, recently acknowledged that small to medium enterprises (SMEs) represent 99.8 per cent of all Canadian companies, produce 66 per cent of jobs in the country, represent more than […]

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History Buffs Take Note Elliot Lake 1957

Posted Sunday, May 15th, 2016 by Dick DeStefano

Elliot Lake Uranium Mining History – Our Wild Atomic City – by Alan Phillips (Originally Published in Maclean’s Magazine – May 25, 1957) Weekend Review Thanks to  Stan Sudol     Here’s a Graphic Picture of Ontario’s Elliot Lake A billion-dollar order for uranium A $300-million spending spree to fill it A lawless horde […]

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Timmins presents itself as model mining town

Posted Saturday, May 14th, 2016 by Dick DeStefano

  by Alan S. Hale (Timmins Daily Press – May 13, 2016) TIMMINS – The creation of a new gold mine in the heart of Timmins is something other city planners in Canada are curious about and it’s something that Timmins planning manager Cindy Welsh is pleased to explain and endorse. Welsh believes […]

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First Nations’ consultation, participation is the ‘law of the land,’ municipal leaders told

Posted Friday, May 13th, 2016 by Dick DeStefano

  LEN GILLIS / Postmedia Network Thursday, May 12, 2016 2:10:33 EDT AM Former Ontario premier Bob Rae told Northern Ontario’s political leaders Wednesday they must accept the role of First Nations in the development of Northern Ontario. Rae was the keynote speaker at the opening of the annual conference of the Federation of Northern Ontario […]

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