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Putting the brakes on brake jobs

Off-road brake manufacturers serving a broad spectrum of end users haven't always been able to design their products to address the unique needs of the underground mining industry.

Mobile Parts offers global client base quick turnaround

During its 26-year life span, Sudbury-based Mobile Parts Inc. has grown from a modest distributor of truck parts for tractor-trailers into a major supplier of parts, equipment and mobile carriers for underground mines.

New trades institute opens doors

Collège Boréal's new Trades and Applied Technology Institute opened its doors Sept. 5th.

Garson Mine wins Ryan trophy for Canadian safety supremacy

Achievement lies not so much in reaching a destination, but in the journey to get there. Minds shift and old habits die off, while healthier practices are adopted along the road. It takes hard work and energy to change ingrained patterns.

Claim holders able to file online

The Ministry of Northern Development and Mines (MNDM) is launching an Electronic Assessment System (EAS) to allow mining claim holders in Ontario to file assessment reports online.

Sudbury to host geoscience symposium

The Ontario Exploration and Geoscience Symposium is pulling up stakes and heading north. Future symposia, including the one scheduled for December 12 and 13, will be held in Sudbury, said Garry Clark, president of the Ontario Prospectors Association.

Discover Abitibi proposes new studies

A follow-up to the $10-million Discover Abitibi geoscience study may be in the offing.

Telstar takes pride in hydraulics expertise

In the 1967 movie, The Graduate, a young college graduate played by Dustin Hoffman runs into an older gentleman at a cocktail party who recommends a career in the plastics business.

OMA conducts study to manage air leaks

The Ontario Mining Association (OMA) has launched a compressed air leak management study to help member companies save money and conserve energy.

A bird, a plane? No. An unmanned aerial vehicle

A Sudbury company hopes to have a working prototype of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) ready for testing in an underground mining environment next year.