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The end of the road in the North?

Roads are an ancient technology. The British Ridgeway, for example, has been in use for 7,000 years. Roads led to wheels about 6,000 years ago, and wheels brought chariots, carts, wagons and pavement — a whole transportation revolution.

Ontario shines in underground technologies

Michael Denham, the new CEO of Canada’s Business Development Bank, recently acknowledged that small to medium enterprises (SMEs) represent 99.

Lessons in resilience from a cyclical industry

When reflecting on the current state of the mining industry, there is plenty of scope for negative sentiment.

SAMSSA pays tribute to two industry leaders

The Sudbury Area Mining Supply & Services Association’s 12th annual general meeting on December 4, 2015 was a special event for members, but this year’s meeting was both somber and reflective for the 100 plus attendees The Hall of Fame Awards, th

This won’t hurt, will it doctor?

Cap and trade is coming to Ontario. The legislation was enacted in 2009. Consultation documents were prepared in December. Sooner or later there will be some action. The first thing to know is that you shouldn’t get your knickers in a knot.

Catching the next wave

What do smart mining supply companies do when commodity prices slide, capital spending dries up and mining companies tighten their belts? They roll up their sleeves, get creative and take advantage of the breathing space to prepare for the next uptur
The state of the Northern Ontario mining industry

The state of the Northern Ontario mining industry

Ontario will have to confront a decline in the mining industry over the next five to 10 years.

Decarbonization and the new energy metals

Military intelligence developed scenario planning to deal with an unpredictable enemy.

Board game introduces high-schoolers to mining

SAMSSA has been a supporter of Modern Mining and Technology Sudbury (MMTS) for years and has seen an increased awareness of mining by high school teachers and students since its inception and transition from Sudbury Mining Career Week to the refreshe

Green mining and energy prices

When you are planning a new product or a marketing strategy, it is important to know which way the wind is blowing. And what colour. Today, the colour is green. The direction is harder to figure out.