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Nuclear technology to power mines being researched by Sudbury scientist

Franç​​​​​​​ois Caron says using nuclear technology to power mines is ‘a very nice match’ Franç​​​​​​​ois Caron is the Bruce Power Chair in Energy Systems at the Mining Innovation Rehabilitation and Applied Research Corporation or MIRARCO and also a professor at Laurentian University. (Markus Schwabe/CBC) A Sudbury scientist is leading research into the idea of powering […]

Workshop: The Earth evolution as a thermal system

Sudbury Geological Discussion Group Workshop Date: June 17, 2019 About the Workshop: Cooling and warming has occurred many times during the Earth’s history. At times, the Earth has entirely frozen to form a ‘snowball’, while at others, it has become extremely hot, resulting in the mass extinction of species. However, despite 50 years of established […]

Canada Invests in Climate Change Adaptation in Northern Ontario

News Release Canadians’ quality of life — and our future growth — are deeply tied to the environment. That is why Canada continues to tackle climate change and invest in adaptation measures that will prepare our communities and industries for a greener future. Paul Lefebvre, Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Canada’s Minister of […]

MIRARCO Sponsored the 2019 Mining Award at the Sudbury Regional Science Fair

MIRARCO Mining Award MIRARCO Mining Innovation CEO Vic Palalnis presented “MIRARCO MINING AWARD SPECIAL” at the Sudbury Regional Science Fair 2019. Award: MIRARCO MINING AWARD SPECIAL Sponsor: Mining Innovation, Rehabilitation and Applied Research Corporation (MIRARCO) Criteria: Best project related to risk assessment or mitigation in mining. Le meilleur projet traitant de l’analyse ou l’atténuation de […]

Board of Directors Announcement of CEO’s Retirement

Board of Directors Announcement of CEO’s Retirement Dear Mirarco team and stakeholders, It is with a mix of sadness and gratitude that the Board of Directors announces Vic Pakalnis’s retirement as CEO of MIRARCO Mining Innovation, effective July 31, 2019. Since 2012, Vic has played a critical role in the development and success of the […]

Mines could go nuclear in less than 10 years

Historic panel talks “reliable, clean and cost-effective” energy being researched partly in Sudbury A panel of experts from the nuclear and mining sectors discussed and fielded questions on progress being made on bringing small modular reactors to the mining industry to provide a reliable source of energy. (Karen McKinley photo) Nuclear power is grabbing the […]

Sudbury mining innovation CEO touts Ontario’s mining safety record globally

Ontario mining industry achieved zero workplace fatalties in 2016, 2018 (istock) A South African-American miner is turning to global experts, including one from Sudbury, to restore safe production after a year marred by tragedy at its operations. The President and CEO of MIRARCO Mining Innovation at Laurentian University, Vic Pakalnis, is part of a Global […]

Canada Invests in Climate Change Research for Abandoned and Orphaned Mines

News Release Al Douglas (Director, Climate Adaptation at MIRARCO), Paul Lefebvrev(Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources) and Vic Pakalnis (CEO of MIRARCO) The Government of Canada recognizes that climate change has a significant impact on Canadians, which is why we continue to invest in climate adaptation and climate resilience […]

Sibanye-Stillwater achieves significant safe production milestones and appoints panel of leading global safety experts

MEDIA RELEASE Johannesburg, 17 January 2019: Sibanye-Stillwater (Tickers JSE: SGL and NYSE: SBGL) is pleased to advise that its South African (SA) operations achieved a significant Safe Production milestone of 5 000 000 fatality free shifts on 10 January 2019. This milestone shortly follows the Group (including its United States PGM operations) achieving 5 000 […]