Industry News

06.22.2018

North Bay firm MetricAid gets financial boost from FedNor

Software developer receives $216,487 to boost innovation to streamline patient care programs

06.22.2018

Garden River intervenes in steel mill's insolvency proceedings

The First Nation says it's never been consulted, accommodated or even notified of Algoma's proposal for a new port

06.22.2018

North Bay 'bear suit' inventor killed in Highway 17 fatal

World famous local inventor Troy Hurtubise has died.

06.22.2018

Single-filter technology from Atlas Copco redefines filtration standards

Equipment manufacturer, Atlas Copco, has introduced the UD+ advanced filter technology, which replaces the traditional two-filter solution commonly used by oil-injected compressor applications to decontaminate compressed air lines. According to the […]

06.22.2018

Serpent River First Nation, Elliot Lake to forge working agreement

Elliot Lake is located within Serpent River First Nation traditional territory covered under the Robinson-Huron Treaty.

06.22.2018

Nipissing First Nation studying production-scale greenhouse idea

Operation would create employment for members

06.22.2018

Micromine provides in-depth software solutions for mining

Mining software solutions company, Micromine recently launched the latest version of its 3D modelling and mine planning software, Micromine 2018, which the company says will provide in-depth software solutions for the […]

06.21.2018

Commentary: Zinc rally over? Bears think so but spreads bite back – by Andy Home (Reuters U.K. – June 21, 2018)

https://uk.reuters.com/ LONDON (Reuters) – Is that it for the zinc rally? After hitting a 10-year high of $3,595.50 per tonne in February, the London Metal Exchange (LME) price has been sliding ever since. The retreat has extended to $2,946.50 so far on Thursday morning, the lowest level since August last year. Expectations for one last […]

06.21.2018

First new all-electric mine dumps diesel; cuts costs, pollution – by Susan Taylor and Barbara Lewis (Reuters U.S. – June 21, 2018)

https://www.reuters.com/ CHAPLEAU, Ontario/LONDON (Reuters) – Hundreds of feet below thick boreal forest blanketing the Canadian Shield, a squad of near-silent, battery-powered machines are tunneling toward gold in a multimillion-dollar mining experiment to ditch diesel. Goldcorp Inc (G.TO) (GG.N) is building the world’s first new all-electric mine, a high-stakes gambit to replace noisy, fume-belching equipment being […]

06.21.2018

Program helps newcomers and migrants find employment match in Thunder Bay

Thunder Bay Community Matchmaker program launched June 19

06.21.2018

GOLD: Eldorado on track to reopen Lamaque next year

QUEBEC – Vancouver’s Eldorado Gold Corp. says mill refurbishment and underground development at the Lamaque gold project in Val d’Or are both ahead of schedule in preparation to resume commercial production in early 2019. Underground development is averaging over 20

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06.21.2018

GOLD-COPPER: Equinox to spin out copper assets as Solaris Copper

VANCOUVER – Equinox Gold Corp. has plans to transfer all its copper assets to a newly incorporated company named Solaris Copper. The new company will continue to advance the copper projects that belong to Equinox. These include the exploration stage

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06.21.2018

MINING PEOPLE: Lucara Diamond, Avino Silver and Gold, and TerraX Minerals

Eira Thomas is now CEO of Lucara Diamond Corp. with headquarters in Vancouver. Previously she was president and CEO of Kaminak Gold, and before that she was a co-founder and CEO of Stornoway Diamond. Vancouver-based Avino Silver and Gold Mines

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06.21.2018

SENSOR: Breathe easy with BinMaster’s new particulate monitor

NEBRASKA –  The BinMaster DD-3000 is ideal for baghouse leak detection when installed in stacks, ducts, or pipes. This compact sensor is designed to save time by eliminating the need for manual inspections, reduce maintenance, and prevent emissions and downtime.

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06.21.2018

Eira Thomas takes the reins at Lucara

Lightning has struck more than once so far in Eira Thomas’s career of more than 25 years. The geologist famously spotted a nearly 2-carat diamond in drill core – an incredibly rare occurrence – during exploration at Lac de Gras

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06.21.2018

Trump’s Fickleness Is Dulling Gold’s Appeal, Deutsche Fund Says – by Luzi-Ann Javier (Bloomberg News – June 20, 2018)

https://www.bloomberg.com/ Gold is failing in its traditional role as a haven in turbulent times, and a Deutsche fund manager has an explanation. On Tuesday, as the deepening trade spat between the U.S. and China sent the S&P 500 index tumbling the most in a week, investors sought haven in the dollar, U.S. Treasuries and yen, […]

06.21.2018

Eira Thomas takes the reins at Lucara – by Alisha Hiyate (Northern Miner – June 19, 2018)

http://www.northernminer.com/ Lightning has struck more than once so far in Eira Thomas’s career of more than 25 years. The geologist famously spotted a nearly 2-carat diamond in drill core — an incredibly rare occurrence — during exploration at Lac de Gras in 1994, at what would become the Diavik mine in the Northwest Territories. And […]

06.21.2018

Trump touts ‘America first’ policies in Duluth warehouse – by John Myers (Duluth News Tribune – June 20, 2018)

https://www.duluthnewstribune.com/ President Donald Trump on Wednesday spent more than an hour in a Duluth harborfront warehouse talking about iron ore and copper mining, trade and his relentless effort to cut government regulations. In one of his patented “roundtable” discussions, Trump was in friendly territory with about 200 supporters — many of them representing mining, construction […]

06.21.2018

1984 Falconbridge tragedy still echoes for Sudbury residents, mining community – by Benjamin Aubé (CBC News Sudbury – June 20, 2018)

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sudbury/ Disaster led to 1986 inquiry into mine ground control and emergency preparedness June 20, 1984, is a day that still resonates in the minds of many Sudbury residents and throughout the mining community. About 200 workers were on shift at Falconbridge Mine that morning. Four of them never got out. At 10:12 a.m., a […]

06.21.2018

Exclusive: Stop exploiting Africa, share resources, Pope tells Europe – by Philip Pullella (Reuters U.S. – June 20, 2018)

https://www.reuters.com/ VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Europe should stop exploiting Africa and invest in ways that benefit the continent more, including by sharing mineral wealth more equitably, Pope Francis said. “We must invest in Africa, but invest in an orderly way and create employment, not go there to exploit it,” he told Reuters in a wide-ranging […]