Dec 19, 2019

   

Member Story

SHYFTinc welcomes Tyler Samson as President

Sudbury-based mining technology company SHYFTinc is pleased to announce that Tyler Samson, P.Eng., MBA, is guiding the company forward as its new president. Samson, an experienced principal electrical engineer and former manager of mergers and acquisitions at BESTECH, took on the role October 1 and has been working closely with SHYFTinc founding president, Trang Tran-Valade, P.Eng., PMP through the...

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Dec 18, 2019

   

SAMSSA News

How can mining overcome industry bias to attract and retain young workers?

It is going to take imagination, better communications and some good listening skills for the mining industry to attract and retain enough workers skilled in data-driven and digital technology. Those were some of the comments during a recent panel discussion held in Sudbury at the annual general meeting of SAMSSA (Sudbury Area Mining Supply and...

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Dec 18, 2019

   

Industry News

SNC-Lavalin pleads guilty to fraud in connection with work in Libya

A division of SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. has pleaded guilty to fraud in relation to the company’s activities in Libya. The prosecution and defence are both recommending a $280-million fine to be paid over five years, and that SNC-Lavalin Construction, the division in question, be placed on probation for three years. The company and two of...

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Dec 17, 2019

   

Member Story

Vale claims former employee used ‘fake’ subcontracting company to steal $1 million

Vale claims that six men, including three former employees, bilked the mining company out of at least $1 million. The allegations are laid out in a lawsuit detailing a complex fraud scheme involving maintenance work at Sudbury’s Clarabelle Mill. The man alleged to be at the middle of this is named Lee MacIsaac. He was...

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Dec 16, 2019

   

Industry News

CEO says Barrick has plenty of financial ‘firepower’ for deals

Barrick Gold Corp.’s chief says the gold miner has the financial heft it needs to support its loftiest ambitions — and some day those might include a merger with Freeport-McMoRan Inc. “Barrick, by end of next year, or during next year, will be net debt zero,” Chief Executive Officer Mark Bristow said Thursday in a...

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Dec 16, 2019

   

SAMSSA News

SAMSSA plans for the future with dynamic new website

SAMSSA, the Sudbury-based organization that represents the mining supply and service sector, is looking to expand its membership in Northern Ontario and expand its marketing beyond the North thanks to the creation of a new website, www.samssa.ca which was created with financial support from FedNor. It was a key topic at the annual general meeting of...

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Dec 15, 2019

   

SAMSSA News

Sudbury’s Lefebvre re-appointed parliamentary secretary to Natural Resources minister

Sudbury MP Paul Lefebvre says he has enthusiastically accepted re-appointment as parliamentary secretary to Natural Resources Minister Seamus O’Regan. The Prime Minister’s office made the announcement this week. Lefebvre was first appointed to the position in August 2018 and said he was proud to serve in that role for more than a year before October’s...

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Dec 15, 2019

   

Industry News

Former Sudbury mining executive invents robotic search and rescue tool

Greg Baiden is a problem solver. As a former mining executive in Sudbury, ON, he knows firsthand the dangers of underground mining and has dedicated his professional career to creating robots to make the mining industry safer. Now Baiden’s company, Penguin Automated Systems Inc., is using that robotic expertise to develop a new tool for...

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Dec 15, 2019

   

Industry News

Vale Sudbury needs 80 maintenance co-op students for summer 2020

The company’s Sudbury operations is looking for trades students from Collège Boréal or Cambrian College Vale’s Sudbury Operations is currently looking for trades students from either Collège Boréal or Cambrian College – Sudbury’s two colleges – to fill co-op spots for the summer of 2020. A total of 80 different maintenance co-op spots are available...

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Dec 13, 2019

   

SAMSSA News

Pickle Crow Project

Pickle Crow Project PHOTO GALLERY Overview: Location: Close to township of Pickle Lake, Ontario, Canada Area: 13,184 hectares Metals: Gold On November 16, 2015, First Mining Gold Corp. (“First Mining”) completed the acquisition of PC Gold Inc., which wholly owned the Pickle Crow Gold Project (“Pickle Crow”). The Pickle Crow property is located in the...

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