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Cape Breton coal mine layoffs a 'temporary bump in the road,' minister says

Nova Scotia Business Minister Geoff MacLellan says word of 49 layoffs at Cape Breton's Donkin coal mine is tough news for the families affected.

Making the case for Workplace Wellness Programs

To help employers better understand the value of workplace wellness programs, the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) has launched the e-course, Business Case for Workplace Wellness.

Jim Williams and Chris Curran to lead PTDA in 2018

The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) elected its 2018 Board of Directors and Manufacturer Council at the annual business meeting during the recent NIBA/PTDA Joint Industry Summit in Hollywood, Fla.

Syncrude faces federal charges over 2015 heron deaths

One of the country's largest oilsands companies is facing federal charges in the death of 31 great blue herons at one of its mine sites in northern Alberta more than two years ago.

Minister Carr promotes Canada's energy sector at the International Energy Agency Ministerial

This week, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Jim Carr, held discussions with international counterparts in Paris at the International Energy Agency (IEA) Ministerial meeting.

EY's Canadian Mining Eye Index makes gains in Q3

The EY Canadian Mining Eye index gained 2% during Q3 2017, following a 7% decline in Q2 2017. The gain was driven by increases across the board in precious and base metals.

Energy sector competitiveness: Canada loses ground

The drop in oil and gas investment and the abandonment of projects like the Energy East pipeline may well get worse in Canada due to the erosion of our competitive position relative to the United States. This is the main conclusion of a Research Paper published today by the MEI.

De Beers won't extend Victor mine life, will close operation in 2019

Calgary – De Beers Group said it has determined it’s not economically viable to extend the life of its Victor diamond mine in northern Ontario and will be shutting down the operation in early 2019. The mine was forecast to produce six million carats during its mine life and has already exceeded these projections, producing approximately seven million carats to date, and it will continue to operate at full production throughout its remaining life. » Read full article

Butterfly valve for long-distance water transport

To round off its existing range of butterfly valves, the KSB Group has launched the new Aporis double-offset butterfly valve with elastomer sealing element. This product is used for applications where huge volumes of water need to be transported and shut off reliably. » Read full article

Remote monitoring of Weld Purge up to 1 km away

When welding lengths of tube and pipework fabrications, as well as sections of pipelines of 20 metres length and more, one problem operators face is not receiving a fast and true weld purge reading from the purge zone. » Read full article

SKF launches re-engineered mounted ball bearing units

SKF has launched a newly re-engineered product line of mounted ball bearing units with industry-standard inch series cast iron housings in several designs, high-performance SKF inch or metric insert bearings, and several shaft-locking methods. These mounted bearing units will suit a wide range of light- and medium-duty industrial applications, including conveyor systems, fans and air-handling equipment, and similar machinery across industries. » Read full article
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Webcast: Building the Business Case for Maintenance Improvement

Date: November 14, 2017, 12:00 PM Mountain Time
Location: Webcast
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Québec Mines

Date: November 20-23, 2017
Location: Quebec City
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PEMAC GTA Chapter meeting and plant tours

Date: November 29, 2017
Location: Courtice, ON
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