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Economy, Health, International, Science and Technology, Work & Labour

The McIntyre Powder case: miners and neurological disease: Update

Several years ago, Janice Martell’s father developed Parkinson’s but there was no history of that in the family. However Jim Hobbs had been a miner, and was among those obliged by the mine to inhale clouds of microscopic aluminium powder» 

Economy, Environment, History, International, Science and Technology, Work & Labour

Old mining waste becomes new gold in north Ontario

with files from:   Northern Ontario Business: N Tollinsky;    CBC: M von Stackelberg New technology and interest in electric cars has brought a rush of interest in a tiny old mining town in northern Ontario. Red balloon shows Cobalt Ontario,» 

Animals, Economy, Environment, Indigenous, Politics, Society

Supreme Court to decide on huge Peel wilderness watershed

It’s an area in Canada’s Yukon territory that is twice the size of Belgium, or one and a half times the size of Switzerland. The Peel watershed is about 68,000 square kilometres of wilderness, largely untouched with no permanent settlements» 

Economy

Gold miner Agnico Eagle to invest $1.2B in two Canadian Arctic mines

Toronto-based Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. is moving ahead with plans to expand an existing gold mine project and develop another one in Canada’s Arctic territory of Nunavut, the company announced Wednesday as it released its 2016 financial results. The company» 

Arts and Entertainment, History, Indigenous, Society

Arctic Art – In studio with Jimmy Kamimmalik

BAKER LAKE, Nunavut – The art and artists from Canada’s Arctic are famous around the world. Starting in the 1960s, the print programs set up in Inuit communities like Cape Dorset, Baker Lake, Ulukhaktok (Holman) and Puvirnituq cultivated some of Canada’s» 

Animals, Environment, History, International, Science and Technology

World’s oldest water- even older!

In 2013, researchers from the University of Toronto discovered what they thought was the world’s oldest water deep under a mine in northern Ontario. The Kidd Creek Mine near Timmins in northern Ontario is over 2.5 kilometers deep and is» 

Economy, Environment, International, Politics

NGOs call for independent ombudsman to oversee Canadian mining activities abroad

A coalition of NGOs is calling on the Liberal government to create an independent ombudsman to investigate potential abuses by Canadian multinational companies abroad, particularly in the mining sector. The recommendation is part of a report released last week by» 

International, Science and Technology, Work & Labour

International Mine Rescue Competition: update

It was, as always, an exciting time for the over two-dozen international teams who came from around the world to compete in the “olympics” of mine rescue. Some 27 teams from 13 nations came to Sudbury, Ontario for the competition.» 

Science and Technology, Society, Work & Labour

A world competition- with serious overtones- comes to Canada

The Olympics are over, but there is another kind of Olympic-like international competition going on right now here in Canada. It’s a friendly competition, but one with a much more serious purpose, in fact life and death. It too requires» 

Economy, Environment, International, Science and Technology

Airship comeback: transport to remote areas in the Arctic

It’s something that has been talked about, and talked about for years. Cargo carrying airships- blimps, dirigibles, or hybrids, have several advantages over helicopters and fixed wing planes.  This includes cargo capacity, cost, and small landing areas. This all be»