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5 reasons to stay calm as the stock market quakes

Posted Monday, August 24th, 2015 by Dick DeStefano

    Okay, so it’s not the best way to end the summer. August is usually a dull month on Wall Street, but this year it’s an all-hands event as stocks plunge and investors brace for more. So far, the S&P 500 stock index (GSPC) has fallen by about 9% for the month and 8% […]

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The best ‘accidental’ entrepreneurs aren’t nurtured by the taxpayer

Posted Sunday, August 23rd, 2015 by Dick DeStefano

      NEIL SEEMAN Contributed to The Globe and Mail Published Friday, Aug. 21, 2015 5:30PM EDT Neil Seeman is founder and CEO of the RIWI Corporation. He teaches about the Internet and health care at the University of Toronto, and is a senior fellow at Massey College. As a new recession bites at […]

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Milkweed takes root on Vale slag pile

Posted Friday, August 21st, 2015 by Dick DeStefano

Milkweed takes root on Vale slag pile – by Ian Ross (Northern Ontario Business – August 21, 2015 Congratulations to Stan Sudol of Republicofmining.com for his suggestions, support and persistence on this project Established in 1980, Northern Ontario Business provides Canadians and international investors with relevant, current and insightful editorial content and business news information about Ontario’s vibrant […]

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Institute to groom next generation of leaders

Posted Thursday, August 20th, 2015 by Dick DeStefano

  August 18, 2015 by Dick DeStefano Sudbury Mining Solutions Journal The Sudbury mining cluster and SAMSSA continue to support value-added programs. New ideas and enhancements are always bubbling up from our critical mass of mining intelligence in Northern Ontario. The Leadership Institute, our newest initiative, is an example of the constant flow of ideas […]

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SAMSSA Member NORCAT works with mining SAMSSA partners to upgrade training mine

Posted Thursday, August 20th, 2015 by Dick DeStefano

    By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff  | Aug 19, 2015 – 5:00 PM Underground Centre to have latest technology from four suppliers The “Mining Cluster is achieving its goal of supporting mutual benefits to members” Comment SAMSSA   The Northern Centre for Advanced Technology Inc. (NORCAT) has partnered with four organizations to upgrade its underground […]

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Time to ’embrace’ Sudbury’s mining heritage

Posted Thursday, August 20th, 2015 by Dick DeStefano

  By Mary Katherine Keown, The Sudbury Star August 20 2015   Up, up and away we rose, into the clouds and swirling winds over Copper Cliff. It was my first-ever helicopter ride and an exhilarating way to spend 15 minutes on a Wednesday afternoon. My hawk’s eye view of the Vale smelter complex was […]

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Mining contractor donates equipment to Northern College

Posted Friday, August 7th, 2015 by Dick DeStefano

    By: Northern Ontario Business staff Dr. Audrey J. Penner, Glenn Wilson, Wayne Mohns, Fred Gibbons. Heavy equipment students at Northern College Timmins Campus now have hands-on experience in working with specialized mining equipment after a donation from Dumas Mining Contractors.Dumas donated six pieces of equipment to the college valued at $65,000, including three […]

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You Need to be at this Event Modern Mining Technology Conference & Luncheon

Posted Sunday, August 2nd, 2015 by Dick DeStefano

    Modern Mining Technology Conference & Luncheon Modern Mining Technology Conference & Luncheon August 19 10 am Copper Cliff 2015 Mine Leaders Forum At one time a successful business could survive by following three basic precepts: provide a good product, back it up with good customer service and be in a good location. That was […]

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Who Is Stephen Harper ?

Posted Saturday, August 1st, 2015 by Dick DeStefano

    Governor General dissolves Parliament for Oct. 19 election campaign Prime Minister Stephen Harper says he has asked Governor General David Johnston to dissolve Parliament, touching off an 11-week campaign in advance of an election Oct. 19.       Stephen Harper: The making of a prime minister   John Ibbitson The Globe and […]

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Vale overcomes iron ore slump to return to profit in quarter

Posted Thursday, July 30th, 2015 by Dick DeStefano

Sudbury star July 30 2015   RIO DE JANEIRO, July 30 (Reuters) – Vale SA, the world’s biggest iron ore producer, returned to profit in the second quarter, bolstered by higher output and cost cuts as it kept up pressure on Australian rivals in the fight for market share. The Brazilian miner overcame a slump […]

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