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Summer 2017

Vale shutters Sudbury mine
Vale’s Stobie operation in Sudbury, Ontario, is being closed. The nickel mine started as an open-pit mine in 1890, then went underground in 1914. Producing 375 million tonnes of copper and nickel ore over its lifetime, Stobie and neighbouring Frood mine have been the most productive mines in the prolific Sudbury Basin.

The company said a combination of factors led to the closure decision, including low commodity prices, unprofitable low-quality ore, and recent seismic activity that prevented workers from mining below the 3,000-ft. level. About 230 jobs could be affected.

The Stobie mine is expected to be put on care and maintenance later this year.


Summer 2017 News:
• First Nations sign Shared Territory Protocol Agreement
• Forestry, Paper, and Packaging M&A activity off to a strong start in ‘17
• Forestry sector sees opportunities in budget
• Deloitte and NORCAT partner to explore future of mining technology
• Vale shutters Sudbury mine
• Callinex completes drilling at Pine Bay 
• EACOM announces full acquisition of Anthony-EACOM

• Noront and First Nation sign advanced agreement
• Cementation Canada Big Winner at #DisruptMining
• Forest sector partners with Canada’s municipalities
• Vale closing Birchtree Mine
• Increase lumber imports from overseas in 2017
• Forestry industry applauds Ottawa’s response to softwood duties
• TMAC Resources announces commercial production at Doris Mine and Mill
• Multiple high-grade lithium pegmatites intersected at Ontario’s Mavis Lake Project


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