Industry News

05.20.2019

Tanzania fines Acacia Mining $2.4 mln over alleged pollution

Tanzania’s mining minister said on Monday Acacia Mining had been fined 5.6 billion Tanzanian shillings ($2.4 million) for alleged pollution at its North Mara mine. Acacia, majority-owned by Barrick Gold, is embroiled in a long-running tax dispute with Tanzania. It was forced to cut output by a third after the government banned the export of […]

05.17.2019

Steel tariffs lifted on Canadian imports to U.S.

May 17 announcement expected to make way for renegotiated free trade agreement

05.17.2019

Northern Superior discovers gold-bearing structures at massive TPK project in Ontario – by Staff (Mining.com – May 17, 2019)

http://www.mining.com/ Northern Superior Resources (TSXV: SUP) reported the discovery of eight gold-bearing structures and alteration zones at its Ti-pa-haa-kaa-ning gold-silver-copper project located in northwestern Ontario. In a press release, the miner said the discoveries represent a critical and important advance in defining bedrock-hosted high-grade gold mineralization, necessary to yield the unique world-class gold grain-in-till dispersal […]

05.17.2019

Influential Women of Northern Ontario to celebrate winners this May

Tickets on sale now for luncheons in Thunder Bay and Sault Ste. Marie

05.17.2019

Upcoming International Plowing Match pulls in $250,000

Funds will be used to hold September event east of Sudbury

05.17.2019

The US head of the world’s largest diamond miner says its sustainability plan isn’t just good for the planet, it’s the future of its business – by Richard Feloni (Business Insider – May 2019)

https://www.businessinsider.com/ Despite its position as the world’s largest diamond miner by volume, Alrosa is not a well-known name in the United States, the world’s largest diamond market. Rebecca Foerster, head of the company’s North American division, is on a mission to change that — and she says Alrosa’s sustainability initatives are key. “Alrosa, as a […]

05.17.2019

Canada, U.S. and Mexico reach deal to lift Trump administration’s steel and aluminium tariffs – by Adrian Morrow and Lawrence Martin (Globe and Mail – May 17, 2019)

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/ Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland have scheduled an announcement in Hamilton Friday, where they are expected to announce a deal to lift the Trump administration’s steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico. Mr. Trudeau spoke with U.S. President Donald Trump Friday on tariffs and other trade matters, the Prime […]

05.17.2019

China Threatens To Cut Rare Earths Supplies To The U.S. — Bad Idea – by Panos Mourdoukoutas (Forbes Magazine – May 16, 2019)

https://www.forbes.com/ China is threatening to take the trade war to the next stage: cut off rare earth metal supplies to US technology and defense industries. That’s according to a couple of Globaltimes editorials.” US faces squeeze on rare earths,” says one editorial. “US need for rare earths an ace on Beijing’s hand,” goes another. “Without […]

05.17.2019

The Northern Miner Podcast – episode 138: Indigenous People as ‘Resource Rulers’ in Canada ft Bill Gallagher – part 1 (Northern Miner – May 17, 2019)

Northern Miner This episode features the first of a two-part conversation with strategist, lawyer and author Bill Gallagher on the topic of Canada’s Indigenous People and their land rights, and how that relates to resource development in the country. Bill is the author of two popular books on the topic: the recently published Resource Reckoning: […]

05.17.2019

Saskatchewan giving early consideration for small nuclear reactors – by David Baxter (Global News – May 16, 2019)

https://globalnews.ca/ Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe has found anti-carbon tax allies in Ontario Premier Doug Ford and New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs. Moe said they have been discussing another power option too, small modular reactors. Moe said talks around the technology are in the very early stages, but the door appears to at least be open […]

05.17.2019

What The Heck Is That? — Our industrial Lake Louise – by Jim Moodie (Sudbury Star – May 16, 2019)

https://www.thesudburystar.com/ Few people would mistake Sudbury for Banff, and yet there is one spot just northwest of the city off MR 35 that I like to think of as our own little Lake Louise. Easily spied on the west side of the road near the turnoff to William Day Construction, its surface is a vivid […]

05.17.2019

NEWS RELEASE: Canada Invests in Climate Change Adaptation for the Mining Sector (Natural Resources Canada – May 17, 2019)

A changing climate is the single greatest global challenge of our time. That is why the Government of Canada is investing in climate adaptation and resilience, while supplying the minerals and metals needed for clean technologies throughout the world. Paul Lefebvre, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, today announced […]

05.17.2019

Sault nets funds for downtown revitalization project

Plans include developing vacant spaces

05.17.2019

Conservation groups ask Court of Appeals to strike down Minnesota’s metal mining rules as too vague – by Jennifer Bjorhus (Minneapolis Star Tribune – May 16, 2019)

http://www.startribune.com/ With a new mining boom on the horizon for Minnesota’s Iron Range, lawyers for a coalition of conservation groups told an appellate panel Thursday that state rules governing metal mining are inadequate to protect the environment. The case is the first legal test of Minnesota’s environmental rules for copper-nickel mining, and comes as international […]

05.17.2019

Mining magnate aims to be kingmaker after Australian election – by Melanie Burton and Jonathan Barrett (Reuters U.S. – May 17, 2019)

https://www.reuters.com/ MELBOURNE/SYDNEY (Reuters) – A billionaire who built his own Jurassic Park and promises a replica Titanic may hold the balance of power in Australia’s parliament if his populist campaign wins enough votes in Saturday’s general election. Clive Palmer, whose slogan “Make Australia Great” echoes U.S. President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, has spent tens of […]

05.17.2019

North Bay drill company lands development funds

Drillco will use $750,000 in loan money to create modular drilling system

05.17.2019

Eight teams heading to provincial mine rescue event

Competition challenging teams’ mine rescue abilities slated for Red Lake in June

05.17.2019

Timmins to host FONOM 2020 conference

Advocacy group examines issues impacting quality of life for Northerners

05.17.2019

Creating a force for the future of resources and energy

Following the announcement in October 2018 of WorleyParsons’ binding offer for Jacobs’ Energy, Chemicals and Resources (ECR) line of business, the combined new entity has come together under a new brand – Worley – as of 29 April 2019. While financially an acquisition, operationally the transaction is a combination of two highly complementary organisations that […]

05.17.2019

Sibanye wins final regulatory go-ahead for Lonmin deal

South Africa’s Competition Appeal Court on Friday gave the green light to Sibanye-Stillwater’s takeover of Lonmin in a deal that aims to create the world’s second-largest platinum producer. Lonmin’s biggest mining union, the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU), had filed an appeal to try to block the deal or have it re-examined in […]