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Suncor Energy ramps up production and ramps up RMWB operations

Suncor confirmed that it is ramping up production in a staged manner and expects that all of its operations in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo ("RMWB") will be producing at normal, pre-turnaround rates by the end of June. >> Read full article

Chris Roney appointed Engineers Canada president

Engineers Canada is pleased to welcome Chris Roney, FEC, P.Eng., BDS, UE, as its president for the 2016–2017 term. In the coming year, Roney and the Engineers Canada Board will work with the engineering regulators to advance the profession in the public interest. >> Read full article

Newfoundland and Labrador introduces greenhouse gas legislation

New greenhouse gas legislation in Newfoundland and Labrador stops short of B.C.'s carbon tax but is aimed at cutting onshore industrial emissions with flexible carbon pricing. >> Read full article

Ontario wants more trucks burning natural gas

Ontario will spend up to $100 million to help natural gas suppliers create more fuelling stations to encourage more trucks to use the fuel instead of diesel or gasoline. The move to expand the use of natural gas as a fuel for trucks will be part of Liberal government's climate change action plan. >> Read full article

National Energy Board says Mackenzie Gas Project still in public interest

The National Energy Board will vary the sunset clauses for the Mackenzie Gas Project's Mackenzie Valley Pipeline and Mackenzie Gathering System to December 31, 2022. >> Read full article

OPEC states fail to reach deal on production

OPEC countries failed last Thursday to agree on measures to influence crude supplies and prices – a missed opportunity to show the resolve that for decades let them set how much consumers and industries worldwide would pay for gas, heating and related necessities. >> Read full article

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NWT residents show strong support for mining

NWT residents show strong support for mining

Northwest Territories residents have made it clear that they overwhelmingly support mining in the NWT, according to a survey conducted by Abacus Data, a national research company, and commissioned by the NWT & Nunavut Chamber of Mines and the Mining Association of Canada (MAC). Territory residents believe the industry’s economic contributions are substantial, and companies’ environmental and safety practices are meeting or exceeding their expectations. As a result, respondents said they would welcome new mines and more government support for mining. >> Learn More…


Walter surface technologies unveils next generation line of corded grinders

Walter Surface Technologies launched its next generation of corded grinders, featuring eight redesigned and one new power tool, the Pro 5. Built to optimize Walter’s world class line of abrasives, the new family of grinders maximize productivity, provide optimal power in every cutting, grinding, sanding and cleaning application. >> Read full article

Fluke 279FC Wireless TRMS Thermal Multimeter

The Fluke 279FC Wireless TRMS Thermal Multimeter is a full-featured digital multimeter with an integrated thermal imaging camera. Compatible with iFlex (a flexible current clamp) to expand measurement capabilities and get into tight, hard-to-reach spaces. >> Read full article

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Sandvik reinvents top hammer drill bit design

Sandvik reinvents top hammer drill bit design

Solving a problem a customer experienced when drilling in abrasive rock conditions has led to a groundbreaking new design for drill bits. The resulting Sandvik top centre drill bits, which incorporate the largest upgrade to face drilling bits in decades, are now available as standard products in three sizes. Primary applications for the top centre drill bits include face drilling and bolting in both mining and tunnelling environments, where long bit life is essential in cutting costs and improving productivity. >> Learn more...

 Event Calendar 

PTDA 2016 Canadian Conference

Date: June 9 - 10, 2016
Location: Ottawa >> More Info

EASA 2016 Convention and Exhibition

Date: July 12 – 14, 2016
Location: Toronto >> More Info

International Conference & Exhibition on Mining, Material & Metallurgical Education

Date: July 11 - 13, 2016
Location: Quebec City >> More Info

MINExpo 2016

Date: September 26-28, 2016
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada >> More Info