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Rio Tinto looks to Sudbury for R&D

Mining behemoth Rio Tinto, the second largest mining company in the world, doesn’t have a stake in the mineral wealth of the Sudbury Basin, but it’s mining the community’s rich vein of intellectual resources.

Sudbury fabricator specializes in products for harsh environments

Smelting and refining environments require equipment and products capable of withstanding the punishing conditions of extreme heat, pressure, and the corrosion that is likely to occur in locations with high acidic content.

De Beers Canada signs agreement

The Moose Cree First Nation and De Beers Canada Inc. have signed an Impact Benefit Agreement (IBA) for the De Beers Canada Victor Mine in Northern Ontario.

Cambrian explores opportunities in South Africa

Cambrian College's expertise in training miners and skilled trades people has led to curriculum development and consulting opportunities in Chile and Egypt.

Demand for fabric covered buildings keeps Olikay busy

Ontario mining companies and suppliers in need of shelter for storage, workshops and other applications are moving more and more to fabric-covered, custom-engineered buildings. Olikay Inc.

Innovation centre wins $3 million NASA contract

The Northern Centre for Advanced Technology has won a $3 million contract from the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to build a drill capable of penetrating the lunar surface to a depth of one metre.

Delegation to explore business opportunities in South Africa

Representatives from the City of Sudbury, Cambrian College and three Sudbury-area mining supply companies are attending the Electra Mining Africa 2006 show in Johannesburg, South Africa, Sept. 11 - 15.

Suppliers host delegation from China's Datong City

A delegation from Datong City in China's Shanxi Province visited Sudbury November 13 and 14 to learn about Canadian mining technology and promote trade and investment relations between the two countries.

Suppliers drum up business in Africa

Sudbury area suppliers are beginning to make inroads into Africa, but the extent of the continent's potential as a significant market is still uncertain. North Bay's J.S.

Easily, smoothly... no big changes

More than a century of tradition in the Sudbury Basin drew to a close in October as Brazil's Companhia Vale do Rio Doce, (CVRD) assumed control of Inco Ltd. Following the acquisition of Falconbridge Ltd.