Nov 21, 2011

   

MineConnect News

World’s lightest material is made out of nickel

Michael Allan McCrae | November 20, 2011 Print Article Scientists claim to have made the world’s lightest material—so light it can float on top of dandeloin fluff—and they made it out of nickel. The metal used matters less than the structure. The material, developed by researchers at HRL Laboratories, LLC, is made out of micro-lattices...

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Nov 10, 2011

   

Industry News

Where the mining people are

By Harold Carmichael, The Sudbury Star Getting all the different players in the province’s mining industry together for a few days each year is not just a chance to rub elbows and swap stories — it’s also a golden opportunity to do business, says a Greater Sudbury native involved in numerous mining companies across Ontario....

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Nov 04, 2011

   

Industry News

Putting a price on an idea means getting innovative

How do you value some-thing you can't touch or see? Or better yet, how do you borrow money against something intangible, like a licence to use a process, a technology or even a brand name? Intangible assets are usually given a value and carried on the books, but they are sometimes the first numbers to be questioned since they're usually valued more highly by the owner than by third parties like banks or lenders.

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Nov 03, 2011

   

Industry News

Royal Nickel planning to build $1.1 billion nickel mine

Royal Nickel (TSE:RNX) plans to advance its Dumont Nickel project, which is estimated to generate $1.1 billion after tax NPV, after receiving a prositive pre-feasibility study.

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Oct 19, 2011

   

Industry News

Sudbury expertise needed for Vale’s Voisey facility

The Long Harbour Development Corp. in Newfoundland wants to import the expertise of Sudbury’s mining supply and services companies. The community is the site of Vale’s $3-billion hydromet processing facility, currently under construction, and it will process nickel sulphide concentrate from Vale's Voisey Bay Mine in Labrador. The development corporation wants to identify suppliers so when the facility goes into production in 2013, they are ready to meet the supply and services requirements.

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Oct 18, 2011

   

Industry News

Stantec recognized as best employer

Stantec has been recognized as one of Canada's top employers for young people by Canada's Top 100 Employers competition. The distinction is given to employers that are leaders in attracting and retaining younger employees to their organizations. Stantec was recently recognized by Northern Ontario Business as one of five top employers in Northern Ontario.

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Oct 17, 2011

   

Industry News

Sudbury in economic ‘sweet spot’ at jobless rate falls to 6.3%

Sudbury is enjoying an economic "sweet spot" as employment rose for the second straight month in September, a Laurentian University economist says. According to figures released Friday by Statistic Canada, the number of jobs in Sudbury rose by 1,100, Prof. David Robinson wrote in an analysis posted on the Institute of Northern Ontario Research and Development website.

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Oct 12, 2011

   

MineConnect News

Building Capacity in Sudbury’s Industrial Parks

Industrial park upgrade plan leaves doubt News that the City of Greater Sudbury has decided to go forward with upgrades to a pair of industrial parks is good news, but leaves lingering doubts, said a mining industry observer. "There are more questions than there are answers for me," said Dick DeStefano, executive director of the Sudbury Area Mining Supply and Service Association (MineConnect). "It just takes so long. That’s the biggest complaint I got back from our guys: it just takes so long to do."

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Oct 12, 2011

   

Industry News

SMEs were the light in the recession storm

According to Survival of the Smallest, the newest report released by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB).

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Oct 12, 2011

   

Industry News

Small, Local Businesses Speed Income Growth

Eco Gardening is a solution in Northern Ontario

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