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The Rube Goldberg economy

Development economics is infested with acronyms. There was the BRIC – Brazil, Russia India and China, and now the BRICS – the BRIC..

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Miner certification program takes shape

Miners and mineral processing operators have sets of elite skills and knowledge that can now be nationally certified and recognized across..

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CAE brings simulation expertise to mining

A new technology powerhouse is making its debut in the mining industry as a result of CAE Inc.’s recent acquisition of Datamine and..

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Contracting business heats up

Shaft sinking and mining contractors in Northern Ontario are on a roll. “It’s never been this busy,” said Dave Hansman, senior vice..

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Victoria gets green light from Quadra FNX

Quadra FNX Mining Ltd. has announced plans to begin sinking two shafts at its Victoria project in the Sudbury Basin next year and expects..

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Laurentian considers school of mines

Laurentian University is proposing to establish a school of mines that will offer a world-class education in mining. “The idea of having..

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Training program targets First Nations

It didn’t take long for the Mining Industry Human Resources Council and Assembly of First Nations Mining Essentials program to make its..

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RDH introduces battery-powered LHD

The rising cost of ventilation and stricter emission standards for diesel engines have persuaded RDH Mining Equipment to introduce a fully..

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CEMI concludes ventilation-on-demand study

Recent deployments of ventilation-on-demand (VOD) systems at two mines and lessons learned from an $8.5 million study are positioning..

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Mining industry soars once more

The mining industry, like life itself, has often been described as a roller coaster, climbing to nose bleed altitudes and then suddenly..

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