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CORPORATE ACTIVITY

Osisko ups the ante for Goldcorp with 'friendly' Yamana/Agnico Eagle deal

Canadian Malartic, Quebec. In a move orchestrated to foil major miner Goldcorp’s C$3.6-billion hostile takeover bid for Quebec-based Osisko Mining, a second ‘white knight’ has stepped forward in a new, less convoluted deal, offering Osisko shareholders an 11% premium...
16th April 2014
 
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Redpath Mining Contractors and Engineers influence industry safety through design innovation. PDF Available

At the annual Workplace Safety North conference, held in Sudbury, Ontario, April 4-10, J.S. Redpath Limited earned top honours in the juried line-up of industry safety innovation awarded annually by the Ontario Mining Contractors’ Safety...
16th April 2014
 
ABORIGINAL RIGHTS

On the road to reconciliation, tension between miners and Aboriginals grow

A protester raises his fist during a demonstration for indigenous sovereignty in Toronto. While Canada has come a long way in reconciling pre-existing Aboriginal sovereignty with assumed Crown sovereignty, tension is rising between the proponents of several new mining projects located on Crown lands, or within Aboriginal reserves, and...
11th April 2014
 
EXPLORATION

Transition Metals and Implats recognised for Sunday Lake discovery

Project generator Transition Metals and project partner Impala Platinum (Implats) were on Tuesday awarded the Bernie Schneiders Discovery of the Year Award in recognition for the Sunday Lake platinum discovery near Thunder Bay, Ontario. The award...
9th April 2014
 
SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

Federal govt donates C$5.2m for Aboriginal training in Ontario

The Canadian federal government on Friday donated C$5.2-million to the Seven Generations Education Institute to provide training and work experience to 315 Aboriginal participants in various in-demand occupations related to the mining sector in...
4th April 2014
 
PRECIOUS METALS

Primero to expand output from Black Fox

Precious metals producer Primero Mining has revealed plans to boost output from its newly acquired Black Fox mine, in the Timmins gold district of Ontario. The Toronto-based firm on Thursday said that the property, which it acquired last month...
4th April 2014
 
ABORIGINAL TALENT

Aboriginal talent pool central for Ring of Fire success – Noront

Engaging with the growing aboriginal talent pool is increasingly critical for those operating in Canada, Noront Resources VP for human resources Leanne Hall told members of the Canadian Institute of Mining’s Management and Economics Society on...
2nd April 2014
 
STRATEGIC REVIEW

Kirkland Lake Gold ends strategic review, no transaction forthcoming

Ontario-based Kirkland Lake Gold on Monday said that its board had decided to end the strategic review of the company announced in January, and that despite receiving several expressions of interest, a transaction did not materialise. The...
31st March 2014
 
RING OF FIRE

Ontario, First Nations ink RoF regional framework agreement

The province of Ontario and Matawa-member First Nations on Wednesday took an important step to move development of the province’s vast northernmost mineral wealth forward, by reaching a landmark regional framework agreement that will ensure...
26th March 2014
 
MINERALS PROCESSING

Wallbridge strikes definitive custom milling agreement

Wallbridge Mining, which last week made the decision to develop its flagship Broken Hammer copper/platinum group elements project near Sudbury, Ontario, on Monday reported that it had struck a definitive custom milling accord with Northern Sun...
24th March 2014
 
PALLADIUM

North American Palladium lifts Ontario flagship’s reserves; stocks jump

Toronto-based North American Palladium’s (NAP’s) TSX-listed shares on Friday climbed by as much as C$0.09 apiece in early trading after the company announced that it had expanded the reserves and resources at its flagship Lac des Iles (LDI)...
21st March 2014
 
MINISTERIAL CHANGES

Minerals Minister Oliver to lead Canada’s Finance Ministry

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Wednesday announced that Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver would take the reins from outgoing Finance Ministry veteran Jim Flaherty, who resigned on Tuesday. Announcing the changes to the Conservative...
19th March 2014
 
 
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