Mine rescue

Compass Minerals mine rescuers tops in Ontario


Crowned overall winners of the 67th annual Provincial Mine Rescue Competition Vale Canada, West Mines took the top spot for firefighting and Glencore Sudbury took the top spot team special equipment at the 67th annual Provincial Mine Rescue Competition in Sudbury, but it was mine rescue volunteers from Compass Minerals Goderich Mine that were crowned with the gold hard hats. …

Technology - the Future of Ontario Mining

“So You Think You Know Mining” 2016 winning video features NORCAT


Mia Tullio, high school student at Marymount Academy in Sudbury, won So You Think You Know Mining‘s Best Overall Entry and Teachers’ Choice awards for her video entry Technology – the Future of Ontario Mining. In her video, Mia explores the ways that technology has advanced the mining sector. Some of the technology she profiles includes remote equipment operation, virtual …

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Respirable Hazards Video


New training video on respirable hazards looks to reduce worker risk in underground mining A new mining health and safety training video “Respirable Hazards – Mining” aims to raise awareness about how workers are affected by respirable hazards found in underground mines. The seven-minute video was released by the Ontario mining health and safety association Workplace Safety North (WSN), in …

Minalytix president David Peres (back) and product manager David Kerr demonstrate how their new software can help mining companies efficiently and cost-effectively log drill holes.

Minalytix software allows drill hole logging from anywhere


Software allows drill hole logging from anywhere David Peres and Rob Patterson are experts in developing software for the mining industry, particularly for drill hole data management. But, through their careers, they quickly found the same problem turned up again and again. “We visited a lot of client sites and implemented a lot of software solutions, but we were always …

NORCAT Equipment Simulation Training Centre

Deal with Sandvik puts innovation centre clients in driver’s seat


NORCAT is quickly becoming a virtual playground for mining professionals looking for hands-on machinery training, with the goal of improving health and safety in the industry. The NORCAT Mining Equipment Simulation Training Centre in Sudbury is doubling their simulation training capacity in the coming weeks, thanks to a strategic partnership with mining equipment supplier Sandvik, announced on March 7. “The …


MMTS: Honorary Chair Message – Don Duval


When thinking about the mining industry today, one can say with surety that we are definitely living in remarkable times.  With commodity prices at all-time lows and layoffs occurring at unprecedented rates, one might ask why is now a good time to talk about career opportunities in the mining industry? Purely out of curiosity a few days ago, I typed …

MacClean Bolter being tested at NORCAT's Underground Centre

Sudbury’s Unique Mining Cluster


The Sudbury Mining Technology Cluster – The World’s One-Stop Shop for “What’s Next in Mining” Over the past 50 years, Sudbury has garnered a well deserved global reputation as a leader in nearly all facets of the mining industry – from exploration and extraction to financing and technology development. Ask anyone in our community that works abroad in burgeoning mining …

Sudbury's first and only accredited music therapist Kylie Klym officially launched her business, Kadence Music Therapy on Feb. 18. Photo by Matt Durnan - Northern Life

Music therapist uses harmonies to heal


Kylie Klym is northeast’s lone accredited music therapist Sudbury is now home to Northeastern Ontario’s first and only accredited music therapist. Kylie Klym officially launched Kadence Music Therapy on Feb. 18 at Finlandia Village, one of many clients she will serve in Greater Sudbury. The city is now home to Klym, who made her way to the Nickel City via …

Starting a Business in Sudbury

Starting a Business in Sudbury

Kyle McCall Blog

So, you have a great idea for a business. Now what? This, for many, is a dilemma that doesn’t always have a clear answer. Where/who do I turn to for help? The nice thing is that the support an aspiring business owner is looking for is available right here in Greater Sudbury. You just have to know which doors to …

NORCAT Steps Up for Sudbury Food Bank

Hailey Short News

Non-profit collecting food items for Edgar Burton Christmas Food Drive The Northern Centre for Advanced Technology (NORCAT) says it’s on track to meet, or even exceed, last year’s haul for the Sudbury Food Bank.For the fourth year, the non-profit mining training and innovation centre is participating in the food bank’s Edgar Burton Christmas Food Drive.“As a non-profit ourselves, we really …

Innovation, Small Business Share $847K in NOHFC funds


Friday press conferences seem to be becoming de rigueur for Sudbury MPP Glenn Thibeault. Thibeault spent part of his Friday at NORCAT on Maley Drive, where he announced Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) funding to the tune of more than $847,000.The NOHFC is investing in four projects from the Northern Centre for Advanced Technology (NORCAT) and three small- and …

Daniel Sigouin, chair of Naturallia 2015, announced on April 7 that Sudbury has been confirmed as the host community for the business matchmaking event, slated for November. Supplied photo.

Sudbury to host business matchmaking event


“Naturallia 2015” likened to speed dating for business Sudbury will host Naturallia 2015, a business-to-business matchmaking forum that targets companies in smart energy, forestry and value-added forest products, mining supply and services, and advanced manufacturing. Likened to “speed dating for business,” the event will take place Nov. 11 to 13 and is expected to attract 300 stakeholders from across Northern …

The Makerspace - Sudbury

Library’s main branch launches makerspace


By Heidi Ulrichsen – Sudbury Northern Life Facility gives free access to technology, tools Libraries were created because books were so expensive and difficult to obtain for the average person. But with the Internet making information instantly available, libraries are evolving beyond their traditional role, said Brian Harding, Greater Sudbury Public Library’s manager of library and heritage resources. Technology is …

Don Duval - CEO, NORCAT

Column: How to make Sudbury greater


By Don Duval – Guest Columnist, Sudbury Star The recently launched NORCAT Innovation Mill, Sudbury’s designate regional innovation centre, is focused on partnering with community stakeholders to help start and accelerate the growth of innovative companies. Our measure of success as an enabling organization is partly based on the amount of jobs and wealth our portfolio of ventures create — …