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The rise of drone technology in mining

The rise of drone technology in mining

Drones becoming an everyday part of mining operations
Bringing mining innovators together with technology leader IBM

Bringing mining innovators together with technology leader IBM

Centre for Smart Mining encourages partnerships between small business and technology giants such as IBM

Vale Canada charging forward with LTE update in Canadian Mines

Just when you thought WiFi was all that ...
Cambrian gets funding for the new Centre for Smart Mining

Cambrian gets funding for the new Centre for Smart Mining

Cambrian College in Sudbury has received $1.75 million in federal funding along with the prestigious title of being a Technology Access Centre (TAC) for its expertise in mining research and technology. The money is being allocated over a five-year
Mine tailings failures are the shame of the mining industry

Mine tailings failures are the shame of the mining industry

Mining engineer Paul Rantala of Sudbury is hoping more people in his industry will take a fresh look at the issue of tailings dams safety.  He is not alone.
Goldcorp using specially designed mine rescue vehicles

Goldcorp using specially designed mine rescue vehicles

By LEN GILLIS With the mining environment in Canada changing on a regular basis, an innovative new way to bring mine rescuers to the job is taking place at a couple of Northern Ontario gold mines.
Underground fire raises red flag about lithium batteries

Underground fire raises red flag about lithium batteries

Mining safety in Sudbury conference hears a warning about commonly used batteries By LEN GILLIS Red flags have been raised about the possibility of lithium ion tool batteries catching fire in industrial settings such as mines.
Digital mining is here to stay, but there are some challenges

Digital mining is here to stay, but there are some challenges

Digital mining is here to stay for Canadian mining companies but there are still some challenges to be overcome.
New $2.6 million mine rope testing upgrade announced for Sudbury lab

New $2.6 million mine rope testing upgrade announced for Sudbury lab

Labour Minister reveals Ontario Mining industry running as strong as ever Provincial Labour Minister Laurie Scott said the announcement of a new mining research installation in Sudbury shows that Ontario is open for business and open for jobs.