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Volume 16, Issue 1

Mining Association of Canada standards being followed internationally

For most people, a mine is the last thing you would think of as being environmentally friendly. Ask environmentalists and they will happily tell you that mines are second only to pipelines as potential environmental disasters.

Enter the Mining Association of Canada – and Argentina.

The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) has developed a set of mining standards that other countries are noticing – and are adopting. Towards Sustainable Management (TSM), launched in 2004, is a program that... Keep Reading

76% of people who search on their smartphones for something nearby visit a business within a day

28% of those searches for something nearby result in a purchase.

Google/Purchased Digital Diary: How Consumers Solve Their Needs in the Moment, May 2016. Smartphone users = 1000, local searchers = 634, purchases = 1,140

If you own a small or medium business and have given up on the idea of having a digital marketing campaign that consistently drives foot traffic to your place of... Keep Reading

Volume 16, Issue 1

Mining companies crunch data along with ore in hopes of striking it rich

Just as driverless cars will soon alter the look of our roads forever, and Amazon will almost certainly help you pick your book to read, technology is about to change the world of mining. From automated vehicles to crowdsourced data analysis to precision sensors, mining companies are rushing to take advantage of tech advances to make their projects safer, cheaper and more productive.

Montreal-based Falco Resources Ltd., (TSX-V: FPC), one of the largest claim holders in the Abitibi region of... Keep Reading

Volume 16, Issue 1

Gold has definitely not lost its lustre

Gold has definitely not lost its lustre

Here is an interesting question: what is the best-performing commodity of the last 20 years?

You might think energy – oil or natural gas. Maybe you think food – soybeans or pork or fertilizer. Perhaps you think something more unusual – lithium or diamonds.

All of those ideas are incorrect. The best-performing commodity of the last 20 years is gold. And that performance is despite gold’s reliable downturns – the yellow metal regularly gives up half its gains before advancing... Keep Reading

Volume 16, Issue 1

Transplanted Scot has a brave heart

Transplanted Scot has a brave heart

As a child role-playing with his nine siblings in the hills of northern Scotland, Ed Torrance favoured freedom-fighting icon Sir William Wallace.Decades later, after losing his cherished oldest brother to a battle with a work-related illness, Torrance turned his heavy, brave heart to crusading for improvements in Canada’s health, safety and environment (HSE) field. The sword Torrance brandishes each day is his fleet of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), which ultimately saves lives by... Keep Reading

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