Canadian Mining Journal


Vale Voisey's Bay Operations (Nickel)


  • News

    NICKEL: Vale halts underground expansion at Voisey’s Bay

    August 21, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    LABRADOR – Brazil’s Vale SA has again put plans on hold to develop and underground mine at the Voisey’s Bay nickel-copper project near Nain. The underground idea was first proposed in 2015 in response to declining open pit reserves. Exhaustion

  • SUSTAINABILITY: MAC selects Dominion Diamond, Vale for successful TSM efforts

    May 4, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    OTTAWA – The Mining Association of Canada has awarded two Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) Excellence awards this year – one to the Ekati diamond mine belonging to Dominion Diamond Corp. and another to the Voisey’s Bay nickel-cobalt mine of Vale

  • REPORT: MAC releases sustainability results

    January 16, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    OTTAWA –  The Mining Association of Canada has released its 2016 Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) progress report. The report takes a look at MAC members’ efforts to protect the environment and contribute positively to the communities where they operate. The

  • ENVIRONMENT: Vale fined $30K for water spill in 2013

    August 25, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NEWFOUNDLAND – Vale Newfoundland and Labrador has been ordered by a provincial court to pay $30,000 after the company pled guilty to a violation of the federal Fisheries Act. The incident occurred in March 2013 when untreated and toxic effluent

  • News

    NICKEL: Vale chooses Intergraph for Long Harbour plant

    March 18, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NEWFOUNDLAND – Vale Canada, one of Canada’s largest mining companies, has purchased Intergraph® SmartPlant® Materials as its supply chain management software at the Long Harbour nickel processing plant located in the town of…

  • Feature

    In the East: Mineral industry takes long-term approach

    January 1, 2015 by Phil Saunders*

    The minerals industry in Newfoundland and Labrador is confronting the challenging conditions in the broader commodities market with innovative deals and productivity upgrades in both the mining and exploration sectors. Recent developments in…

  • Feature

    From Voisey’s Bay to Long Harbour

    January 1, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    From the rugged and windswept shores of Labrador’s Voisey’s Bay to the relative calm of Newfoundland’s Long Harbour, Vale has chosen two very distinct sites on Canada’s east coast to build one of the largest nickel…

  • News

    PERSPECTIVE: Mining taxes, royalties near 2007-08 levels

    September 10, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    The financial meltdown that began four years ago had a devastating impact both people and institutions around the globe. The effects are still being felt, for example in the shaky economies of Greece, Spain, Italy and many others. The prices of…

  • News

    LABOUR CONTRACT: Voisey’s Bay agreement ratified

    January 31, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Vale is pleased to announce that a new five-year collective agreement has been ratified by the United Steelworkers (USW) Local 9508 representing mine and mill operations employees at Voisey’s Bay, NL.  The settlement marks the end of the…

  • News

    LABOUR: Voisey’s Bay workers, Vale reach tentative deal

    January 27, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NEWFOUNDLAND – Vale SA and United Steelworkers Local 9508 have reached a tentative deal that will end the 18-month strike of workers at the Voisey’s Bay nickel mine near Nain. Bill Wells, a mediator appointed by the province aided in reaching…

  • News

    CAPITAL SPENDING: Vale plans $3.5-B in Sudbury, closure for Thompson

    November 17, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    RIO DE JANEIRO – At the end of October the world’s largest mining company, Vale SA announced its worldwide capital spending plans of US$24 billion for 2011. Although the bulk of the spending will be in Brazil, projects in Canada will receive…

  • News

    LABOUR UNREST: Contract talks between Vale and Voisey’s Bay union stall

    October 5, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    LABRADOR – Readers who breathed a sigh of relief when Vale of Rio de Janeiro and members of Steelworkers Local…