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All BC mines ordered to conduct safety inspections by December

Source: Daily News | 2014-08-19
Vancouver — The British Columbia government has ordered every mining operation in the province to conduct safety inspections following a massive tailings pond breach at a gold and copper mine.

Industrial product price index sees primary ferrous metal products advance 9.4%

Source: Daily News | 2014-07-04
Ottawa – Statistics Canada’s Industrial Product Price Index (IPPI) was down 0.5% in May 2014, mainly because of lower prices for energy and petroleum products. The Raw Materials Price Index (RMPI) declined 0.4%, mostly as a result...

Mining, quarrying and oil & gas extraction see declines in April

Source: Daily News | 2014-07-02
Ottawa – Canada’s real gross domestic product grew 0.1% in April 2014, the same pace as in March, Statistics Canada reports.

Industrial water use dominated by three industry groups

Source: Daily News | 2014-07-02
Ottawa - Thermal-electric power producers remained the country's dominant user of water in 2011, according to the latest results from Statistics Canada’s Industrial Water Survey, released July 2, 2014.

Five-year contract signed for maintenance of equipment at Labrador iron ore mine

Source: Daily News | 2014-07-02
Labrador City, NL - Metso has agreed to a five-year life-cycle services contract with The Kami Mine Limited Partnership, an affiliate of Alderon, with respect to the development of its Kami iron ore project located in the Western Labrador...

Maintenance shutdowns at refineries result in drop in sales for April

Source: Daily News | 2014-06-16
Ottawa - Manufacturing sales edged down 0.1% in April 2014 to $50.9 billion, the first decrease in four months, Statistics Canada reports in its latest Monthly Survey of Manufacturing. Declines in the petroleum and coal product, aerospace...

Tablet Power at the Worksite

Source: Print Archives | 2014-06-01
Imagine this maintenance scenario: Using a tablet computer, an electrician photographs a Quick Response code, or QR code, pasted on an electrical cabinet. Within seconds, the tablet locates a raft of detailed information specific to this piece...

Microbes target toxic metals

Source: Print Archives | 2014-06-01
Anglo American, one of the world’s largest mining companies, has installed new technology to remove nitrate and selenium from the wastewater discharge at its Peace River Coal Trend Mine in Tumbler Ridge, BC, located about 700 km northeast...

Mining will drive predicted economic growth in the Territories

Source: Daily News | 2014-05-27
Ottawa – Economic growth in Canada's territories will be strong in 2014, led by both public and private sector investment in mining and transportation infrastructure, according to the latest edition of the Conference Board of Canada's...

Electrical mining equipment for Casino mine in negotiation

Source: Daily News | 2014-05-17
Oakville, ON - Siemens Canada Ltd. and Western Copper & Gold have agreed to begin negotiations for plan on developing a concept for integrated electrical mining equipment from Siemens for the Casino Mining Project. The Casino property is...