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Lithium plant on the horizon

Lithium plant on the horizon

Feasibility study is underway An Australian company with a patented process for producing lithium carbonate for the rechargeable battery market has selected Sudbury for a 5,000-tonne per year processing facility.
L.U. celebrates new home for engineering

L.U. celebrates new home for engineering

State-of-the-art labs, collaboration spaces Laurentian University’s Bharti School of Engineering has a new state-of-the-art home to accommodate its 700 students.
Business awards program honours three suppliers

Business awards program honours three suppliers

DJB Mining, Rock-Tech and The Walden Group recognized for their achievements Three Northern Ontario mining supply companies were honoured at the Northern Ontario Business Awards gala in North Bay September 26th.
Taking teleremote to a new level

Taking teleremote to a new level

Musselwhite grows Ops Centre in Thunder Bay Goldcorp Inc .’s Musselwhite Mine is working toward becoming a full-fledged smart mine with all the safety, cost-savings, and other benefits that come along with it.
Maestro releases remote fan monitoring solution

Maestro releases remote fan monitoring solution

Maestro Digital Mine has released a new product called FanMon that allows technicians to remotely dial into a ventilation fan to monitor its performance and diagnose problems.
BESTECH spinoff SHYFT Inc. to focus on technology solutions

BESTECH spinoff SHYFT Inc. to focus on technology solutions

Dedicated team brings innovative technologies to global market BESTECH, an engineering firm based in Sudbury , has spun off a new company, SHYFT Inc., to market and develop leading-edge products and solutions for the mining industry.
Mechanical cutting comes of age

Mechanical cutting comes of age

Consortium considers trial After 30 or more years of aborted efforts to replace drill and blast technology with mechanical cutting in hard rock mining, the industry may be on the cusp of a breakthrough.
Mine of future comes into focus at Vale

Mine of future comes into focus at Vale

Autonomous tramming, iPads for everyone The next new mine in the Sudbury Basin will look a lot different than the mines currently in operation, but several cutting-edge technologies being introduced at Vale’s Totten Mine offer a preview of mining in
Nuclear power proposed for remote mines

Nuclear power proposed for remote mines

Bruce Power announces $1 million for MIRARCO research chair Bruce Power, operator of Ontario’s Bruce Nuclear Generating Station, has agreed to fund an Industrial Research Chair at MIRARCO Mining Innovation in Sudbury to study the long-term potential
Dissident shareholders take control of Zenyatta Ventures

Dissident shareholders take control of Zenyatta Ventures

A group of dissident shareholders of Zenyatta Ventures took control of the company at a special meeting in Toronto May 11th, turfing four of the six directors, including president Aubrey Eveleigh and executive chairman Keith Morrison.