Mar 27, 2020

   

Member Story

OCE Covid-19 Collaboration Platform

We are reaching out this morning to make you aware of a new initiative OCE has launched in response to Covid-19 and the Province of Ontario’s call to action for suppliers, manufacturers and service providers to assist the healthcare effort. To help coordinate these efforts, OCE has created the Covid-19 Collaboration Platform, an online portal...

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Mar 27, 2020

   

Industry News

Jurisdictions allowing Mining during COVID-19 crisis

Ontario Ontario has created a list of essential workplaces in response to COVID-19. Here’s the link to the Ontario list: The resources excerpt followsResources Businesses that ensure global continuity of supply of mining materials and products (e.g. metals such as copper, nickel, and gold) and that support supply chains in Northern Ontario including: Mining operations, production,...

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Mar 27, 2020

   

Member Story

NORCAT – Essential Training & Development Programs

Given our connectedness and integration with the mining, forestry, and construction industry supply chains, we will continue to offer the following essential training and development programs that have been modified with enhanced health and safety parameters: Service Type Common Core.  This program will continue to be offered at the NORCAT Underground Centre in Onaping, ON. This program is...

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Mar 26, 2020

   

Industry News

New Financing Facilities Through Nickel Basin Federal Development Corporation

In response to the COVID-19 virus pandemic and given these uncertain times for businesses in our community, the Nickel Basin Federal Development Corporation is prepared to offer to our existing clients the following measure of assistance: Effective April 1, 2020, to July 31, 2020, we will suspend the accrual of interest and postpone payments on loans....

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Mar 26, 2020

   

Industry News

Sudbury: Thousands of northern Ontario miners, mill workers stay on the job despite COVID-19

Eric White (CBC Sudbury -March 25, 2020) https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sudbury/ As of Wednesday, only businesses deemed by the province to be “essential” are allowed to keep running in the face of COVID-19. That includes some of the biggest employers in the northeast: mines, sawmills and steel plants are all staying open. Mike McQuade, CEO of Algoma steel...

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Mar 25, 2020

   

Member Story

Primary Employee Thermal Screening – Ionic Mechatronics

In order to minimize the spread of COVID-19 and other illnesses that cause a rise in body temperature (fever), it is critical that your employees be screened for elevated temperatures and quickly identified even if they are not showing any symptoms. The core temperature in the human body is used to determine if the subject...

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Mar 23, 2020

   

Member Story

Maestro remains open and vigilant amidst COVID – 19

As businesses start to navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic, we felt it important to communicate with our valued clients, contacts and friends during this time. We will continue doing business so that we can support one another and help clients and community members through these unprecedented times. Maestro Digital Mine is focused on the health...

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Mar 23, 2020

   

Member Story

New Mining and Construction Training an Exciting Addition to NATT Safety Services

Sudbury, ON – March 11, 2020– Several new training programs from NATT Safety Services offer more opportunities for people needing mining and construction training. New training programs including Basic Rigging Fundamentals, 0-8 Ton Crane, Common Core Surface Miner, and a new Fire Extinguisher Simulator training, complement the existing safety training programs offered. “These training programs...

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Mar 23, 2020

   

Member Story

SECURITY FIRM STAYS SAFE FROM CORONAVIRUS

NORPRO, the leading provider of broad-spectrum security solutions for mines in Northern Ontario, has managed to stay one step ahead of this pandemic. As critical security personnel, all guards have been trained in accordance with NORPRO’s internal COVID-19 protocols which include screening questionnaires, temperature checks, and electronic tracking documentation. All static and dynamic guards have...

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Mar 22, 2020

   

Industry News

COVID-19: Coronavirus impacts spread across mining sec

March 19, 2020 by Alisha Hiyate and Magda Gardner As the world seemingly moves into lock down to halt the transmission of the novel COVID-19 virus, the uncertainty and restrictions on movement are taking a toll on markets and commodities. After initially benefiting from uncertainty around the virus and peaking at US$1,687 per oz., the...

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