Highlights/mining

Environment, International

Argentine court denies Canadian gold miner’s challenge to law against mining on glaciers

Argentina’s Supreme Court on Tuesday shot down a challenge by Canadian mining giant Barrick Gold to an environmental law banning mining in glacial areas. The Supreme Court ruled unanimously that the law was constitutional, local media reported. Toronto-based Barrick Gold,» 

International

Alaska drilling, China, and the Arctic Council handover to Iceland : Northern news to watch for in 2019

All year long, Eye on the Arctic brings you news, and newsmakers, from around the North. But as 2019 gets underway, we’ve taken a pause to check in with our Eye on the Arctic expert bloggers to get their take» 

Arts and Entertainment

In studio with Jimmy Kamimmalik – Eye on the Arctic video vault

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from across the North This week, we’re dipping into our video vault for a look at printmaking in the North.  BAKER LAKE, Nunavut – The art and artists from Canada’s Arctic are famous around» 

Arts and Entertainment

Arctic Art – Eye on the Arctic video archive

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North. In today’s instalment, a video from our documentary archive. The art and artists from Canada’s Arctic are famous around the world. Starting in the 1960s, the print» 

Economy, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Autonomous trucks being adopted by mines- with job losses

There’s been a lot of talk in recent years about autonomous cars, and there’s been some talk of autonomous transport tractor trailers (“semi’s”) coming too. There’s also talk about what that might mean for the millions of commercial drivers around» 

Arts and Entertainment

Eye on the Arctic Video Vault – In studio with Jimmy Kamimmalik

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from across the North This week, we’re dipping into our video vault for a look at printmaking in the North.  BAKER LAKE, Nunavut – The art and artists from Canada’s Arctic are famous around» 

Economy, Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Were you a miner? McIntyre powder update

Ontario gov’t pledges $1 million for research After years of effort by a miner’s daughter, it’s starting to have an effect. Janice Martell was the daughter of a miner in northern Ontario. He was one of thousands of miners in» 

Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

McIntyre powder: Policy change for former miners

Previously denied, workers compensation board changes position-but only slightly It was a fine black powder sold to mines around the world that miners were obliged to inhale before each shift underground. The idea was that the aluminium powder would coat» 

Economy, Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology

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, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

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,»