Canadian Mining Journal


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    Richmont turns steady producer Island Gold into shining star

    February 16, 2017 by D’Arcy Jenish

    For three decades, from 1981 till 2011, Richmont Mines of Rouyn-Noranda, Que., ticked along as a sleepy, conservatively managed operator of shallow, but short-lived underground gold mines – two in Newfoundland, four in Quebec and, most recently, the Island Gold

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    Top 10 most important mining men in Canadian history

    February 1, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    J As Canada celebrates the 150th anniversary of the signing of Confederation this year, it is a great time to remember the enormous contributions the mineral sector has made to our past and highlight the Top 10 Mining Men in

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    Noront’s road to the Ring of Fire

    February 1, 2017 by Marilyn Scales

    Spirits were high in March 2015 when the Ontario government announced at the PDAC it was moving forward with an all-weather road into the Ring of Fire. Here we are almost two years later, and what do we have for

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    A snapshot of mining R&D activity in Ontario

    February 1, 2017 by Alisha Hiyate

    As part of its “Innovation Agenda” the federal government announced last year that it would invest $800 million over four years to support research and innovation in five key sectors of Canada’s economy. The identity of those sectors is still

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    Ontario Mining Association members envision the future

    February 1, 2017 by Chris Hodgson

    While our business is digging up minerals and metals, the core focus of Ontario miners is unearthing people’s potential. OMA members have committed to devising an industry-wide innovation strategy to enable responsible and sustainable growth of Ontario’s mining industry, while

  • Indigenous communities, Cementation benefit from strong partnerships

    February 1, 2017 by Eric Kohtakangas

    Today, a successful project in the mining industry often relies on the support and active participation of an indigenous partner. Partnerships with indigenous communities not only exist with the mine owner but often involve any party performing work on the

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    Industrial explosives market is expected to reach $196 billion globally by 2022

    February 1, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    The market for industrial explosives is on a continuous rise due to rapid increase in mining activities, especially in the developing economies globally. It is projected to reach $15.9 billion by 2022, growing at 6.7% from 2016 to 2022, according

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    150 years of dynamite

    February 1, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Dyno Nobel, a global leader in commercial explosives headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, traces its roots back to Alfred Nobel and his pivotal invention of dynamite. The name dynamite is derived from the Greek word dýnamis, meaning power. This

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    Proud mining sector for a strong nation

    February 1, 2017 by Marilyn Scales

    Canada is celebrating the 150th anniversary of Confederation. In 1867 the founding fathers met in Charlottetown built the foundation of a nation truly “strong and free”. They did a very good job, too. We can savour their hard work as

  • The reciprocal benefits of sharing the lands and wealth with First Nations communities

    February 1, 2017 by Isadore Day, AFN Ontario Regional Chief

    In a year when many Canadians are expected to celebrate the 150th anniversary of this country, far too many First Nations struggle to celebrate life. As chair of the AFN Chiefs Committee on Health and Regional Chief of Ontario, I

  • Partnerships in procurement – aboriginal businesses operating in Canada’s mining sector

    February 1, 2017 by Max Skudra and Jeff Geipel

    For aboriginal communities across Canada, procurement of local goods and services by mining companies is a central driver of business development creates local jobs and contributes to local prosperity. Today, companies across Canada are increasingly recognizing that developing partnerships with

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    Counting down to the reporting deadline for ESTMA

    February 1, 2017 by Michael Sabatino and Rabinder Sihota

    The Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act (ESTMA), which came into force June 1, 2015, introduced new reporting and transparency requirements for Canadian companies involved in the mineral exploration and extractive field, contributing to global efforts against corruption in this sector.