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When your resource-based economy hands you lemons… you make Lithium. In the wake of the challenges currently facing the Canadian oil industry in regard to blocked pipelines and tumbling prices, there comes a need to find innovative new ways to diversify Canada’s extractive economy and become more proactive in these changing times.
This week’s Blog takes a look at the work being done by MXG Minerals in transforming the wastewater produced by oil and gas extraction into an entirely new commodity – Petrolithium .
The world is going through a renewed industrial revolution characterized by a growing need to power modern society with clean, low-carbon energy sources. As with the first industrial revolution, minerals and metals will play a critical role is supporting change, especially those that are essential to clean energy technologies.
This week’s Blog takes a look at what minerals and metals will be most needed and how Canada is positioned to take advantage of industry’s evolution, as well as reminding us about the upcoming Mineral Exploration Roundup conference in Vancouver.
Canadian mining is seeing a real drive to innovate that is strengthening our ability to get materials to global markets as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. And it’s changing what it means to work in mining. This week’s Blog takes a look at how Goldcorp aims to ambitiously increase production by 20 per cent at Borden by 2021 and, with help from Natural Resources Canada’s Clean Growth Program, is evolving the mine into the first all-electric underground gold mine in the country, which will be safer for its employees and have a smaller environmental footprint.
Too often, the adoption of new tools that could potentially help the bottom lines of the metals and mining industry lags behind the speed at which it is evolving. This week’s Blog takes a broad look at the industry and asks if it’s currently equipped to handle the pressure of inevitable change while also circumventing emerging risks and providing a high degree of accountability for stakeholders.
Mining companies in 2018 have access to more tools, more data, and more training than ever before in regard to safety and safety operations. But injury rates at Canadian mines are still on the rise. This week’s Blog takes a look at six possible reasons why this might be so and the steps the mining industry can take to reverse this trend, ensuring that all miners go home safe and injury-free at the end of the day.
Too often when Canadian miners think of ‘tougher’ as it relates to their work boots, it just means heavier, less flexibility, and more uncomfortable. This week’s Blog takes a look at STC Footwear and its efforts in making it easier and more comfortable to work on your feet without the sacrifice of protection or boot durability.
Before the 380 metre Superstack was built at the Copper Cliff Smelter Complex in Sudbury almost 40 years ago, the air was often thick with sour smelting emissions. Now with the iconic Superstack set for decommissioning and deconstruction in 2020, Vale has taken the next step in improving air quality around the smelter. This week’s Blog takes a look at the accomplishments of Vale Sudbury’s Clean AER Project and the work that it has done in reducing harmful emissions and greenhouse gases in the region.
One of the best approaches to creating a safety-first culture is by starting from the ground up and giving employees the tools to become aware of the their surroundings at all times. But is that enough? This week’s Blog takes a look at the concept of Continuous Improvement and how applying it to safety can have a tremendous impact on your company over time.
New technologies, such as augmented or mixed reality, are opening doors – both virtual and real – for the Canadian mining industry in regard to project engagement and community involvement. This week’s Blog takes a look at BGC Engineering’s Ada mixed reality software platform and how it is helping the residents of Yellowknife get up close and personal with the work being done underground at the Giant Mine.
In early January, the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame will be welcoming five individuals who have made lasting contributions to Canada’s mining industry. This week’s Blog takes a closer look at these inductees and the efforts they made in shaping the Canadian mining industry of today.