SAMSSA Member–Manitoulin Transport Acquires Direct Right Cartage Inc. of Brampton, Ontario

Media Release

    — First Purchase in Intermodal Shipping Segment —   MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — January  10, 2018 — Manitoulin Transport has acquired Direct Right Cartage Inc. of Brampton, Ontario, a premium intermodal service provider.  This is the seventh purchase for Manitoulin in the last 12 months. The acquisition builds on the company’s existing intermodal offerings […]

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The future of our technology and our planet depends on one thing: the battery

Jamie Carter

   – by Jamie Carter ( – January 6, 2018) January 8, 2018 in m lithium-ion battery is growing to power the electric car era, but solid-state batteries are incoming Most of us are running on empty. Since the mobile phone spawned a smartphone-first world, we’ve all been tending to the needs of batteries. […]

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Nickel looks good

harold Carmichael

    By Harold Carmichael, The Sudbury Star Tuesday, January 2, 2018 8:40:30 EST PM       It looks ike 2018 will be a very good year for nickel. Last month, world metal markets closed for the Christmas break with nickel on an upswing. The metal reached $5.46/pound U.S., more than $1 U.S. higher than […]

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Mining in 2018: Copper price to power on

Frik Els

    Frik Els | about 16 hours ago    The price of copper ended 2017 near a four-year high of $3.30 a pound ($7,260 per tonne) extending the bull run in the red metal for a second year. Measured from its multi-year lows struck at the beginning of 2016, copper has gained more than 70% in […]

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Culture In Mining is a significant Barrier to Digital Change Overs


    Risk aversion, weak customer focus, and siloed mind-sets have long bedeviled organizations. In a digital world, solving these cultural problems is no longer optional. Shortcomings in organizational culture are one of the main barriers to company success in the digital age. That is a central finding from McKinsey’s recent survey of global executives (Exhibit […]

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Vale rep lays all the cards on the table during Thompson’s last chamber meeting of 2017 –

Kyle Darbyson

   December 20, 2017) December 21, 2017 2017, news about Vale’s cutbacks in Thompson has been on the minds of many local residents, especially after their Birchtree facility was put on care and maintenance back in October.In an attempt to quell concerns about where the company is headed, Mark Scott, the vice-president of Vale’s […]

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Prosecutors File Charges in Alleged $250 Million Crypto Mining Fraud

Wolfie Zhao 

Warning Scam Wolfie Zhao     Dec 21, 2017 at 23:00 UTC NEWS   Authorities in South Korea have reportedly filed suit against a U.S. cryptocurrency mining firm, alleging a multi-million dollar fraud. According to Korean news source Yonhap, prosecutors from the Incheon district of South Korea alleged in a press briefing that a company called Mining Max […]

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Column: Sudbury, North not sharing Ontario’s recovery

Steve Lefleur

    By Steve Lafleur Wednesday, December 20, 2017 1:33:02 EST AM       Northern Ontario has seen the most unambiguously negative employment situation since 2008   While Ontario’s overall economy has largely recovered from the Great Recession of 2008 after a great deal of pain, it’s been an uneven recovery. The province had […]

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Reflective and Insightful Story on SAMSSA AGM December 4th 2017

Jenny Lamothe

 Special SAMSSA Legacy Series by  Jenny Lamothe on behalf of SAMSSA 2017   It began as an evening of reflection for many.  For others at SAMSSA’s annual general meeting on December 4th, it was a glimpse into the future. Since 2003, The Sudbury Area Mining Supply and Services Association has provided camaraderie, as well as […]

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Journalist honoured for mining industry coverage by SAMSSA

Karen McKinley

           Norm Tollinsky, longtime journalist and editor of Sudbury Mining Solutions Journal, gives his acceptance speech after being recognized in the Mining Hall of Fame. He is the first journalist to be inducted into the hall of fame.  by Karen McKinley It was a night of firsts at the Sudbury Areas […]

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