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Mining embodies progress

Mining embodies progress Mining and Innovation in Canada Mining provides civilization with the materials required for the construction of indispensable items such as buildings, cell phones, electric cars, and other common luxuries of life in the 21st century. Prior to the 2018 Prospector and Developers Association Convention held annually in Toronto, 40 trade commissioners from […]

A Diversified Approach to Engineering’s Innovative Future

A Diversified Approach to Engineering’s Innovative Future MIRARCO Mining Innovation On April 9th, 1998, the Mining Innovation Rehabilitation and Applied Research Centre, (MIRARCO) opened its doors in Sudbury, Ontario. The organization was created and led by Peter Kaiser, P. Eng, as a means to explore solutions to the mining industry’s challenges and as an environment […]


Unlocking mining development through affordable and sustainable energy and regulatory reform Issue Ontario’s mining sector is a major source of economic activity – including investment and job creation. It employs nearly 300,000 people (directly and indirectly) across the province. Yet there are several challenges facing the sector – namely high energy costs and delays in […]

Bruce Power, Laurentian and MIRARCO explore modular nuclear reactors

Bruce Power, Laurentian and MIRARCO explore modular nuclear reactors Back row: Glenn Thibeault, Minister of Energy (ontario) and Dr. Pierre Zundel, interim president and vice chancellor, Laurentian University. Front row: Dr. Rui Wang, vice president Research Laurentian University; James Scongack, vice president Corporate Affairs Bruce Power; and Vic Pakalnis, president and CEO MIRARCO. In April, […]

Nuclear power proposed for remote mines

Bruce Power announces $1 million for MIRARCO research chair Canadian Nuclear Laboratories is investing in new equipment and facilities to support the needs of SMR developers. One program, for example, is designed to measure the properties of molten salts – a potential fuel for future SMR designs. Bruce Power, operator of Ontario’s Bruce Nuclear Generating […]

MIRARCO Sponsored the 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 2018. 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. Presenter: Vic Pakalnis, President and CEO, MIRARCO Mining Innovation […]

Small reactors explored

MIRARCO partnering with LU, Bruce Power on nuclear power option A Sudbury-based research corporation has signed a $1-million agreement to look into the potential of small nuclear reactors. Small modular reactors, or SMRs, could generate clean, lowcost and reliable electricity in rural and remote regions, its advocates say. Bruce Power, Mining Innovation Rehabilitation and Applied […]

Bruce Power signs $1 million Memorandum of Understanding for sustainable energy research group

Press Release TIVERTON, ON – April 6, 2018 – Bruce Power, MIRARCO Mining Innovation and Laurentian University have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will enhance strategic research opportunities, including the long-term potential for Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) to generate clean, low-cost and reliable electricity in rural/remote regions. The five-year, $1 million research agreement will […]

Future looks bright for Sudbury mining

Mayor of Greater Sudbury Brian Bigger’s speech at 2018 PDAC conference Mayor Brian Bigger, left, Vic Pakalnis, Kim Rudd, parliamentary secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources, Nickel Belt MP Marc Serre and Michelle Ash, chief innovation officer for Barrick Mining, attended the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada conference. (Photo supplied) PDAC, as always, […]