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Which supercycle?

Growing talk of a new supercycle for mining is encouraging, but a totally different kind of supercycle may be more important for mining supply firms.

Modern Mining & Technology makes a difference

Modern Mining & Technology Sudbury is a mining experience for students that has changed their understanding of the careers and opportunities in mining and related fields.

Fifteen years and counting

Earlier this year – in March to be specific – we celebrated our 15th year of publishing Sudbury Mining Solutions Journal. There were no balloons and no cake to mark the occasion.

What do we mean by “near”?

Miners look for new mines near old mines. They also look for new solutions from suppliers they know and trust. Customers following up on success have driven the growth of the Sudbury mining supply and service cluster.

Canadian Tradex hosts the Big Show in Timmins

One of the largest mining expos of its kind in Canada is being held once again June 4-7 in Timmins.

Laurentian University’s Goodman School of Mines sparkles

Having an employee, CEO or exploration specialist who has the knowledge and expertise to move through the entirety of the mining cycle is an attractive prospect.

Ministers missing mining supply sector

The keywords when Canada’s provincial energy and mines ministers met last August were collaboration, leveraging and building an innovation culture. The ministers started with a pile of documents. Most were pretty harmless.

A better future beckons

The August 21 announcement in Thunder Bay that the provincial government “is working with Webequie, Marten Falls and Nibinamik First Nations to plan and construct a year-round access road” to the Ring of Fire may have given the impression that the Fi

Sudbury cluster plays key role in health and safety

Mining is still one of the most dangerous industries in the world. According to the International Labour Organization, while mining employs around one per cent of the global labour force, it generates eight per cent of fatal accidents.

Pan-Northern Mining Research Alliance launched

On July 10, 2017, five universities and four colleges came together for the inaugural Pan-Northern Mining Research Alliance meeting at Laurentian University in Sudbury.