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Vale VP in charge of Ontario and UK operations moves on

Kelly Strong resigned from his position as vice-president of Vale’s Ontario and UK operations May 1. The company issued a statement saying Strong would be pursuing "another opportunity.

Exploration spending freefall expected to continue this year

The Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines expects exploration and deposit appraisal spending in the province to decline 30 per cent to $357 million this year – the fourth year in a row of declining exploration activity since record expen

Goldcorp completes acquisition of Probe Mines

Goldcorp Inc. has completed its previously announced acquisition of Probe Mines, prompting the delisting of the latter from the TSX Venture Exchange. Probe shareholders received 0.1755 of a common share of Goldcorp, $0.001 in cash and 0.

Noront Resources COO Paul Semple passes away

Paul Semple, chief operating officer of Noront Resources, passed away suddenly on April 15th at the age of 55. A professional engineer with over 30 years of experience in the mining industry, Semple joined Noront in 2009.

Wallbridge, Dean Rogers scoop up OPA awards

Sudbury’s Wallbridge Mining and legendary Timmins prospector and geologist Dean Rogers were recipients of Ontario Prospectors Association awards at a dinner during the Ontario Exploration and Geoscience Symposium in Sudbury, Nov. 4th.

Vale's Newfoundland hydromet plant begins processing ore

The Vale hydromet plant in Long Harbour, Newfoundland, is officially open and treating concentrates from the Voisey's Bay nickel-copper-cobalt mine in Labrador.

Cementation completes largest mine shaft in the U.S.

Cementation USA has finished sinking the deepest single lift shaft in the United States at the Resolution Copper Project in Superior, Arizona. With a finished diameter of 28 feet, the No.

Lake Shore Gold announces two appointments

Lake Shore Gold Corp. has announced the appointment of Ingrid Hibbard to the company's board of directors. Hibbard brings to Lake Shore Gold over 25 years of experience in the mining industry.

Glencore's Sudbury Operations recognized with TSM Leadership Award

Glencore's Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations has been recognized with a special TSM Leadership Award for its outstanding performance in the Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) initiative.

Coroner’s inquest to examine deaths of two Vale miners

The Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario has scheduled a 10-day inquest into the deaths of Jordan Fram and Jason Chenier, two Vale miners who lost their lives in a mining accident in Sudbury in June 2011.