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Darryl Lake: Mining industry champion

The Sudbury area's status as a mining supply powerhouse wasn't always as obvious as it is today. In the late '70s, when nickel prices hit rock bottom and the city was pummeled by a succession of layoffs and strikes, doom and gloom predominated.

NORCAT breaks ground on innovation park

The Sudbury-based Northern Centre for Advanced Technology (NORCAT) has broken ground on a new 40,000 sq. ft. innovation and commercialization park at Cambrian College.

Mobile Parts takes on heavy forklift line

Mobile Parts Inc. is adding 24,000 square feet to its location in Sudbury in response to customer demand in the booming mining industry.

Conference takes pulse of industry

Remote mineral sensing technologies and helicopter-borne time domain electromagnetic surveys in particular received a lot of attention at the Exploration07 conference, held Sept. 9-12 in Toronto.

$3.8 billion approved for Koniambo

$3.8 billion approved for Koniambo Xstrata Nickel’s ambitious plans to move up in the ranks of the world’s nickel producers took two giant steps forward in October.

Sudbury to host geoscience symposium

Ontario’s hot mineral exploration sector will be the main topic of discussion Dec. 11 and 12 at the Ontario Exploration and Geoscience Symposium.

Bestech celebrates sale to Barrick

Bestech, a Sudbury industrial automation and software development company, has sold its mine-wide energy management and asset control solution to Barrick Gold’s Goldstrike Underground Division in Elko, Nevada.

Goldcorp assumes ownership of Porcupine properties in Timmins

Chris Cormier, general manager of the former Porcupine Joint Venture mines in Timmins, said a recent buyout of the operation by Goldcorp Inc. will probably make his job a little easier.

Mining companies scoop up awards

Several Northern Ontario mining companies and mining supply and service sector businesses were honoured Oct. 18 at the 21st annual Northern Ontario Business Awards (NOBA) in Timmins.

Improved tire, roadbed maintenance paying off

Following is an interview with Ken Gallant, co-owner of Royal Tire in Timmins. A Goodyear dealer, Royal Tire also has branches in Sudbury, Kirkland Lake, New Liskeard, Sault Ste. Marie, Wawa and Marathon.
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