Volume 96 Number 52 Feb 14 - 20, 2011

A drill crew at Fronteer Gold's Long Canyon gold project in Elko Cty., Nevada, pictured in 2008. Photo by Trish Saywell

Newmont bids for Fronteer

Newmont Mining (NEM-N) is the latest to join the wave of merger and acquisition activity that is washing over Canadian mining companies. 


New hope from old regime in CAR?

With all of the unrest in Egypt, Tunisia and Côte d’Ivoire, Africa could use a story of peaceful politics more now than ever.




Roundup: Atac, Kaminak gear up for 2011

Vancouver – In a couple of packed sessions at the Mineral Exploration Roundup in late January, leading Yukon gold explorers Atac Resources (atc-v) and Kaminak Resources (kam-v) laid out their plans for stepped up exploration in 2011.


TMX-LSE merger buzz

The markets have been abuzz since the jolting Feb. 8 announcement that the London Stock Exchange and the TMX Group – operator of the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange – plan to merge in a deal that would create an exchange…


Canadian gov’t tightens TFW regulations

Whether your company currently employs temporary foreign workers (TFW), or whether your company may do so in the future, you need to be aware of the new Temporary Foreign Worker Program regulations that will come into force on April 1, 2011.



People (February 14, 2011)

ArcelorMittal – Simon Wandke appointed as a VP and mining division’s chief commercial officer of marketing and sales.




TSX Venture Exchange (February 14, 2011)

The S&P-TSX Venture composite index posted robust gains in the Jan. 31-Feb. 4 trading week, surging 354.27 points to close at 13,791.85. Some 128 juniors reached new 52-week highs, while the number of companies sinking to new lows climbed…


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