Archive for March, 2012

May the best dogs win

It may feel like spring in the southern regions of Quebec, but that is not keeping mushers from taking part in two dogsled races this month. Despite freezing rain in the days leading up to the event and temperatures forecast […]

Maps and mining in northern Quebec

Mining in northern Quebec was once a “hit-and-miss” prospect. Miners might hear stories about shiny or glittering objects found on the surface of the land by Cree trappers. Prospectors would arrive looking to confirm the story. Sometimes the hunch would […]

Goldcorp Inc.

February was a strange month for Vancouver’s Goldcorp Inc., Canada’s largest producer of gold and the company in charge of opening the Éléonore mining project in the Wemindji area. In early February, Goldcorp chairman Ian Telfer was named as a […]

C-Bay Minerals Inc.

In November, the newly minted company C-Bay Minerals took over the Lac Doré Complex of eight mines in the Chibougamau/ Oujé-Bougoumou area. C-Bay Minerals Inc., jointly owned by Nuinsco Resources Limited, based in Toronto, and Ocean Partners Holdings Limited, headquartered […]

Labrador Iron Mines

Boasting that they are “Canada’s newest high-growth iron-ore producer”, Labrador Iron Mines Holdings Limited (LIM) has their efforts focused on the Schefferville Projects, which span from northeastern Quebec over to western Labrador. With 400,000 tonnes of iron-ore product sold in […]

Eastmain Resources Inc.

Just 50 km south of Goldcorp’s Éléonore mining project and just a few clicks away from EM-1 is Eastmain Resources Inc.’s Clearwater flagship, the Eau Claire deposit. As President Don Robinson explains, the company was drawn to the area because […]

Osisko Mining Corp

A homegrown Quebec company based in Montreal, Osisko Mining Corporation’s flagship is the Canadian Malartic gold deposit in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region. After several years of preparation, the company finally poured their first gold bar on April 13, 2011 and commercial […]

Pacific Bay Minerals

Based in British Columbia, Pacific Bay Minerals Limited has exploration projects on the go both nationally and internationally with claims in Quebec, BC, the Yukon and Argentina. According to David H. Brett, President & CEO of Pacific Bay Minerals, the […]

A new leader

On March 8, the people of Chisasibi elected Davey Bobbish as their new Chief. The race between six candidates began when former Chief Abraham Rupert announced that he was stepping down due to health reasons at the start of 2012. […]

Planet North

As you look back into our history, let’s say, several hundred years, you’ll see a change of interest of the North in general. The North was always important to the world in those years, when crossing the Atlantic Ocean meant […]