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Sep 30, 2020

   

MineConnect News

Message from MineConnect President Ricky Lemieux

Dear members, What you have to say is important to us. That’s why MineConnect is seeking your input, your concerns, your ideas as part of an online membership needs survey. As part of our new strategy, we have secured the services of Oraclepoll Research to conduct our first ever comprehensive membership survey. MineConnect wants to...

< 1  Lecture minimum

Sep 28, 2020

   

Industry News

Ontario Launches Recovery Program for Northern Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

Today, Greg Rickford, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines and Minister of Indigenous Affairs announced the creation of a new short-term Northern Ontario Recovery Program (NORP) to help businesses adapt to new COVID-19 public health guidelines and protect employees and customers. “As the province continues to respond to the ongoing challenge of the global...

2  Lecture minimum

Sep 28, 2020

   

Industry News

Desjardins Business Growth Program

The Business Growth Program aims to support companies in various growth and recovery projects that will allow them to resume their activities more quickly and protect the jobs weakened following the Covid-19 crisis. The program provides funding equalling 25% of project costs, up to a maximum of $10,000.Prospective projects must fall into one of nine...

< 1  Lecture minimum

Sep 28, 2020

   

Member Story

FORTAI Tech is now a MineConnect Member

FORTAI is an advanced technology and product manufacturing company focused on delivering innovative value chain management and savings to the mining industry while providing profitable growth to investors and shareholders. Our ADMMIT® technology is an autonomous mobile inventory management system built for dynamic environments such as mines. It tracks, delivers and manages material movement in...

< 1  Lecture minimum

Sep 28, 2020

   

Industry News

The Sudbury model: How one of the world’s major polluters went green

When the Superstack was constructed in 1972, it was the tallest structure in Canada – and the tallest smokestack in the world. At 1,250 feet, it’s visible from every vantage point in the area. It can be seen from the bustling streets of downtown to the quiet cul-de-sacs of residential neighborhoods. It looms large in...

2  Lecture minimum

Sep 28, 2020

   

Industry News

NORTHERN ONTARIO MINING SHOWCASE PDAC 2021 – UPDATE

PDAC has recently announced that their annual convention will be entirely virtual for 2021. It is anticipated that details regarding the format and platform for the event will be provided by PDAC in the coming weeks, at which time we will be in a better position to determine next steps with regards to the Northern Ontario...

< 1  Lecture minimum

Sep 25, 2020

   

Industry News

Tesla to eliminate cobalt from electric vehicles

At Tesla’s live-streamed Battery Technology Day this week, chief executive Elon Musk outlined the company’s plans to build a US$25,000 electric vehicle (EV) with a cheaper, more powerful battery that doesn’t contain cobalt, and the construction of a new cathode plant. The new battery technology, which the company plans to manufacture in-house, will lower the...

2  Lecture minimum

Sep 25, 2020

   

Industry News

NORCAT, Vale team up on innovation challenge

Vale and NORCAT in Sudbury are challenging Canadian startups and entrepreneurs to come up with innovative solutions to some of the industry’s top problems. Announced on Sept. 24, the NORCAT Open Innovation Challenge is seeking unique, technology-driven solutions to address smelter acid management, underground operator alertness, and excessive water and run of material in underground mines. Successful applications must have...

< 1  Lecture minimum

Sep 25, 2020

   

Industry News

MOMENTUM TECHNOLOGY STARTUP PITCH COMPETITION

Are you a technology startup in Canada targeting the advanced manufacturing, energy, or mining sectors? We are a group of start-up angel investors, venture capitalists, and startup advisors who are interested in hearing your pitch! You should apply if: You are a Canadian incorporated start-up with a minimum viable product You have preliminary market traction...

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Sep 25, 2020

   

Industry News

Vancouver gold seeker finds a landing spot in Timmins

Vancouver’s First Energy Metals is on a gold property acquisition spree, this time in the Timmins camp of northeastern Ontario. The company signed an option agreement to acquire the Shaw Gold Property, southeast of Timmins. It’s a cash-and-share deal that involves paying out $96,000 and 600,000 common shares over the next three years. The 693-hectare property is...

2  Lecture minimum