First Nickel Inc

The head frame at First Nickel's Lockerby nickel-copper mine in Sudbury, Ontario. Credit: First Nickel

First Nickel slashes jobs at Lockerby mine

First Nickel (TSX: FNI; US-OTC: FNKLF) is cutting 109 jobs at its Lockerby nickel-copper mine in Ontario’s Sudbury basin, as part of a restructuring plan to lower costs, resume exploration and extend the mine’s life. 



TSX dips a little, May 12-16

The S&P/TSX Composite Index has risen by more than 7% so far this year, but Canada’s main stock index fell 19.32 points to 14,514.74 during the trading week. The S&P/TSX Capped Diversified Metals & Mining Index rose 22.08…


[Update] Two drillers dead at First Nickel’s Lockerby mine

At First Nickel’s (TSX:FNI) underground Lockerby nickel-copper mine southwest of Sudbury, Ont., seismic activity that apparently preceded a fall in ground claimed the lives of two contract drillers: Marc Methe, 34, and Norm Bissaillon, 49.


Toronto Stock Exchange, Jan. 13-17

Higher gold prices — up US$5.50 during the week to US$1,254.10 per oz. — helped lift the S&P/TSX Composite Index 1.02%, or 140.68 points, to 13,888.21. The S&P/TSX Global Gold Index climbed 6.67%, or 11.12 points, to 177.81;…





First Nickel, FNX add to mine closure list

In the wake of crumbling nickel prices and mine closures, development has been temporarily suspended at a string of nickel projects, among them, First Nickel’s (FNI-T, FNKLF-o) Lockerby mine and FNX M…