Canadian Mining Journal


Vale Canada Limited


  • News

    NICKEL: Vale to close Birchtree mine

    May 17, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    MANITOBA – Vale Canada, the Toronto-based arm of mining behemoth Vale SA, has announced the closure of its small Birchtree nickel mine at Thompson. The move is necessary because of weak nickel prices and declining ore grades. The suspension will

  • News

    NICKEL: Vale to close Stobie mine

    March 13, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ONTARIO – Brazilian miner Vale said late last week that it will put the Stobie nickel-copper mine near Sudbury on care and maintenance later this year. About 230 jobs will be affected. The company said low ore grades, soft metals

  • News

    WINNERS: World’s best mine rescue squad from Kirkland Lake Gold

    August 29, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SUDBURY, ON – Mine rescuers from Kirkland Lake Gold were crowned world champions by Workplace Safety North and Ontario Mine Rescue as the overall winners of the 10th International Mines Rescue Competition (IMRC2016-Canada) at the closing ceremonies in Sudbury Friday

  • News

    SAFETY: Compass Minerals mine rescuers tops in Ontario

    June 13, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Mine rescue volunteers from Compass Minerals Goderich Mine were crowned with gold hard hats by Ontario Mine Rescue, a part of Workplace Safety North (WSN), as the overall winners of the 67th annual Provincial Mine Rescue Competition held recently in Sudbury. The

  • News

    EDUCATION: Vale supports laptop program for aboriginal students

    April 18, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ONTARIO – Last week 50 aboriginal youth in Sudbury and Wahnapitae First Nation received a donation by One Laptop per Child (OLPC) Canada and Vale. The students will receive personal tablets designed by OLPC with children and communities in mind.

  • News

    MINING PEOPLE: Comstock Metals, Kombat Copper, Vale Canada, and Wesdome

    February 11, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Vancouver’s Comstock Metals, owner of the QV advanced exploration project in Yukon, has named Ehsan Dana as president CEO and a director, effective Feb. 22, 2016. Previously he was the lead mining analyst at BC Investment Management Corp. He is

  • NICKEL: Vale’s Clean AER project may demolish the Superstack

    January 26, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ONTARIO –Vale is about halfway through its $1-billion Clean AER (atmospheric emissions reduction) project in Sudbury. It has already spent $625 million on the project and upgrading the surface facilities. Despite the bleak outlook for metals, the company vows to

  • News

    NICKEL: Vale wins award for Long Harbour hydromet plant

    January 25, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NEWFOUNDLAND – Natural Resources, a magazine covering mining, oil and gas, and renewable energy development and a sister publication of Atlantic Resources, has named Vale’s nickel hydrometallurgical plant in Long Harbour, NL, the first recipient of its Industry Excellence Award.

  • NICKEL: Charges dismissed against Vale at Voisey’s Bay

    January 21, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    LABRADOR – A Newfoundland and Labrador provincial judge has found that Vale did not violate the federal Fisheries Act at its Voisey’s Bay nickel mine in October 2011. The court found that enforcement officers employed by Environment Canada failed to

  • News

    EARTHQUAKE: 3.3 tremblor strikes near Creighton mine

    January 12, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ONTARIO – The city of Sudbury was shaken by a mild earthquake and aftershock on Sunday afternoon. The quake, with a magnitude of 3.3, was recorded at 5:37 pm followed by a 3.2 magnitude aftershock at 5:49, said the Ontario

  • Feature

    R&D provides much needed boost in the east

    January 1, 2016 by Phil Saunders

    Newfoundland and Labrador is one of the foremost producers of iron and nickel in Canada, ranking second in production of both metals among Canadian jurisdictions in 2014. It also produces, or has significant resources of a wide range of other

  • News

    MINING: Ultra-deep network calls for proposals

    December 14, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SUDBURY, Ontario – Canada’s two-year-old Ultra-Deep Mining Network (UDMN) is launching a new call for proposals and network members to share innovative solutions and commercially viable products aimed at those miners who challenge the environment below 2.5 km deep. The