NORCAT’s Thunder Bay operations up and running

Lindsay Lane News

Central location part of expansion into northwest of province NORCAT‘s ongoing expansion plans into northwestern Ontario and the world have entered a new phase with the opening of its new office in Thunder Bay. The Mooney Avenue location, right behind the Greyhound bus station on Fort William Road, had a soft opening in May and is already up and running, …

NORCAT Launches Surface and Underground Diamond Driller Assistant Common Core Program

Lindsay Lane News

(SUDBURY, ON) – NORCAT, a global leader in the development and provision of skilled labour training and development services, is excited to announce the launch of the Surface and Underground Diamond Driller Assistant Common Core program that will train students to work as diamond driller assistants in both surface and underground drilling environments. The first intake of the five-week Surface …

NORCAT Unveils New Virtual and Augmented Reality Training Programs

Lindsay Lane News

NORCAT exploring value of augmented and virtual reality in training new miners The Northern Centre for Advanced Technology (NORCAT) is training the mining workforce of the future with its new virtual and augmented reality learning tools. At the 2018 PDAC convention in March, NORCAT offered live demonstrations of new technology and training methods the organization is in the process of …

Northern mining suppliers ready to rock the world at PDAC

Lindsay Lane News

One hundred exhibitors to hit the trade show floor in Toronto The Northern Ontario Mining Showcase has evolved to the point where it’s become a mini-trade show within the international mining industry’s largest convention. The Temiskaming Shores-led pavilion has 100 Northern Ontario companies and organizations signed up to attend the annual Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) mining convention, …

NORCAT Launches Mine Rescue Simulation Training Tool at 2017 Canadian Mining Games

Hailey Short News

(Toronto, ON) – In collaboration with Ontario Mine Rescue and the Canadian Mining Games, NORCAT is excited to announce the launch of the NORCAT Mine Rescue Simulation training tool at the 2017 Canadian Mining Games held at the University of Toronto. The mine rescue simulation enables safe and effective training for hazardous and dangerous situations using gaming controller technology, replicated …

Boart Longyear establishes R&D test centre in Sudbury

Hailey Short News

Originally published in Sudbury Mining Solutions Journal – Norm Tollinsky Innovative technologies to be tested at the NORCAT Underground Centre include next generation wireline tooling, smart drill rig technology, XRF technology for examining core samples and high-speed drilling technology. Boart Longyear’s next generation drilling technology will be tested and refined in Northern Ontario for the global market following a decision …

Toxicology

Kim Duquette Blog

Toxicology is one of the oldest fields of scientific study and involves the detection, effects and antidotes of poisons. A poison is defined as a substance that causes structural damage or functional disturbance in the body. Depending on the dose, almost any substance can be considered a poison. Water, for instance, if ingested in great quantities can cause a condition …