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Publisher Glenn Dredhart The Canadian Mining Expo is Back and we couldn’t be happier! It has been a long and winding road that we have all travelled to get here. The team at Canadian Trade-Ex pivoted during the height of the covid pandemic, and we enjoyed some success along the way. We hosted two very well attended virtual events, and facilitated two very successful online conferences that greatly fuelled the appetite for in-person events for the many hundreds of companies that have historically participated in our mustattend event.

is sure to feed your appetite for one-on-one contact that we’ve all missed these past two years. The mines, juniors, northern communities, indigenous and non indigenous mining organizations, academia, and the supply and service industry are all tremendously supportive of this annual event, as it vividly represents what mining means to our northern communities. We’ve been doing it for 30 years and we’re excited to be back at it again.

In this issue, we highlight companies and their products that will be on display at the Canadian Mining Expo June 7-9, at the McIntyre Arena and complex grounds here in Timmins. This event is packed with excitement, activities, demos, conferences, socials and competitions.

This year there are lots of new events within the Big Event itself. We are live streaming our demos, and our conferences to a global audience thanks to the team at Bailey Whissel Productions. Also this year thanks to the well-known Timmins podcast team at KINZ & KLOMP, the Jackleg Drilling Competitions will be live-streamed as well.

With over 400 displays and 300 exhibiting companies, the 2022 event

At our most recent live event in 2019, we had attendees from 13

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countries. This year will look a little different thanks to global travel restrictions - but we now have the ability to reach a global market with the online streaming of these activities. There is a literal gold mine of information at this event. Make sure you stop by each exhibitor, get reacquainted, or make new contacts. That’s what we have been doing for decades at Canadian Trade-Ex, connecting the right people and making the right things happen. This Show Guide issue includes the official roadmap of the event with listings of all the activities, dates, times, locations and descriptions of each activity. Some of the events are limited seating and most events are filling quickly. So make sure you mark your calendar and register in advance. See you there! And if you’re reading this at the show, welcome back!


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TEDC showcases Timmins as region’s #1 mining powerhouse that sort of want to promote Now that the “Big Event” Cathis industry, which is key.” nadian Mining Expo is back, The City of Timmins is a minthere’s no better time to ing powerhouse where almost shine a spotlight on the host half of all Ontario’s metal mincity – Timmins. Mining Life & ing operations are located Exploration News spent time within a 300 km radius. As one recently with Timmins Ecoof the largest cities in the north, nomic Development CorpoTimmins has a strong and diration CEO Christy Marinig verse economy encompassand Business Development TEDC Business DeTEDC, CEO ing resource-based industries Specialist Jeremy Elomaa to velopment Specialist Christy Marinig and manufacturing. Timmins talk about the city’s important Jeremy Elomaa is the largest producer of gold, regional role. Timmins lies at the heart of the the mining supply and services. which is Ontario’s highest valued Abitibi Greenstone Belt, which con- Our value proposition which is ac- mineral production at over $5 biltains some of the world’s largest cessible to virtually anyone online. lion annually. Timmins’ central lodeposits of gold, silver, copper and What they do is they highlight key cation between northern Ontario zinc. In fact, the Timmins region is information that identifies why Tim- and northwestern Quebec mining known today as one of the richest mins is an ideal location for these centres makes it an ideal location gold districts in the world. In addi- companies to exist, to locate or to for equipment manufacturers and service providers to access both tion, platinum group metals and in- expand in.” dustrial minerals such as talc can Elomaa says the documents high- Ontario and Quebec markets. light Timmins advantage. “In the The city’s cultural diversity is also be found in the region. Since gold was first mined in the sense that we are within a geo- a strength, according to CEO area in 1910, Timmins has de- graphical region where we have Marinig. “Certainly one of the adveloped into a prominent global 54 operating mines within 300-400 vantages that we like to highlight is hub for metal and mineral mining. kilometers, which is astronomical. that we are a bilingual community. Today, with a regional population So, we are the center of a market We’re a central hub, but we’re also easily accessible to the Quebec of 90,000, Timmins boasts a well- opportunity for mining.” established and sophisticated in- Elomaa adds that doesn’t include mining jurisdiction. And so, we do frastructure, an experienced labour some of the mines that are in north- have Francophone staff that can pool and a broad base of technical western Quebec. “For those min- work and help expand those busiand support services for the mining ing supply and service companies, nesses in the area. supply and services industry. Al- that is one of the main highlights to In terms of the TEDC, we’re also most half of all mines in operation focus on that are the center of the part of One DC, which is Ontario’s North Development Corporation. or under development in northern market opportunity.” Ontario are located in the Timmins Additionally, considering all the ad- And through that we have a proregion, and given the fact that 38% vanced development projects that gram called the Northern Ontario of the total procurement of goods we have in the area, we have a lot Exporting program.” and services by mines goes to sup- of projects. “There’s no shortage of Marinig says the TEDC has taught pliers located close to mine sites, work to be available for these com- a lot of mining suppliers how to panies. Additionally, we like to high- export their goods and services to the Timmins Advantage is clear. According to Elomaa, Timmins has light how Ontario is a mining friend- other jurisdictions. “We also proly jurisdiction, we talk about all of vide dollars to them to go to trade a long list of value propositions. “What we’ve developed is we have the program’s services, as well as shows, buy marketing material, two dedicated value propositions the strategies that are now coming that sort of thing, to expand their Cont’d on pg. 10 for the mining portfolio. We have out from the provincial government Page10 8 ML&EN SPRING 2022 Page


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footprint. Because one of the tenants of diversification is helping your businesses export so that the market is not just local,” she added. The TEDC has been focusing on that program for over five years now, helping local businesses. “There’s a new program on right now. And we’re trying to get the word out that businesses who want to learn how to export, now’s the time to get funding and move that forward. Because it is a big step and we consider funding to be not only outside of the country, but outside of the province. We do allow for provincial exporting to count towards that initiative. Maybe they want to go out west, that sort of thing. But we do want to encourage local businesses to get more clients overall so that their companies can grow.” Timmins features a mixture of underground and open-pit mining operations and projects in the advanced stage of development, and there are more than 50 mines in operation or under development within a four-hour drive. World-leading producers such as Newmont Porcupine, Glencore Canada, and Pan American Silver have operations here, and confidence in Canadian mining is growing which is demonstrated by the 20.7% increase in inPage12 10 ML&EN SPRING 2022 Page

vestment in exploration and deposit appraisal projects since 2019. Timmins is well situated to supply the Ring of Fire area, located approximately 600 km (375 mi) to the north. Rich in deposits of chromite and other minerals, the Ring of Fire is one of the most promising mineral development opportunities in Ontario in almost a century. The Province of Ontario is recognized internationally as a global leader in mining and the number one jurisdiction in Canada for both mineral production value and exploration spending. With more than $10 billion annual mining production value, the Ontario mining industry represents one of the largest market opportunities in the world for mining supply and services companies. Elomaa says a competitive advantage are the region’s people. “We’re here to help. We want to support the businesses. We want to see the community grow. We want to see economic development. So realistically, is for them to contact us if they ever have any questions, concerns, or they need information. I think that’s something that we need to hit home on. And the fact just for mining in general, we are a great place. We have the expertise in the area.” “A lot of the time, one of the advantages that may not have been mentioned, obviously, is our workforce.

Yes, there’s a lot of challenges in the workforce across Ontario as well as within the mining sector. But we have a very skilled workforce. And with some of the clients I’ve been working with, they’ve identified that Timmins workforce, they’re able to take and plop them into different areas if need be, right. So that’s huge,” added Elomaa. Certainly one of the most prominent items in the Timmins region is the strong relationship local mines have with First Nations groups. “This area has a very strong indigenous engagement with mining, and that is usually very positive,” said Marinig. “And I would say that a lot of our indigenous partners in the region are very entrepreneurial. They want to be part of the mining development. And they want to see their businesses grow. So I think that is very important to say that the indigenous relations in this area in regards to mining are strong. And there’s a lot of opportunity for development with those indigenous partners. Because in some jurisdictions, it’s not as strong as here, but certainly, our players we’ve seen with Canada Nickel and Galleon Gold and Newmont, they’re quite entrepreneurial in how they’re moving forward to get opportunities for their communities.”


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Newmont still going strong more than a century later The regional business community in and around Timmins got an inside look recently at the continuing success and upside at one of the city’s largest, and oldest mining operations – Newmont Porcupine. Mine Manager Patrick Chabot spoke to a Chamber of Commerce audience in late March. He reminded them that on April 18, 2019, Newmont and Goldcorp completed a business combination to create the world’s leading gold company. The combination brought together an unmatched portfolio of operating mines, development projects, mineral reserves and exploration opportunities in the most prospective gold districts around the globe. “In early 2020, Newmont Goldcorp was updated to Newmont and we are now known as Newmont Porcupine. A complete overhaul of our operating model was completed in 2020. The new company leverages regional support from Vancouver and Corporate support from Denver. We remain committed to the safety of our Page14 12 ML&EN SPRING 2022 Page

people, integrity, the sustainability of our operations, inclusion, and our respect for indigenous peoples and the environment.” The company has been in continuous operation for 113 years and still produces at the Dome, Hoyle Pond, Hollinger and Borden sites. Over the years, those sites have collectively produced just under 69 million ounces of gold. Chabot pointed out that while production continues, Newmont is also remediating older, closed sites. “Over the past 2 years, Newmont has contributed over $1,050,000 through our Community Investment Program by partnering with over 90 different partners each year. The company contributed another $660,000 directly towards pandemic relief initiatives by partnering directly with 23 different partners.” In the 2021 calendar year Newmont spent $184 million locally, a $44 million increase over their budget, 16% of which is spent with their First Nation partners. In 2020, the company completed the Aunor A Tailings FaCont’d on pg. 14


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Newmont serves as a catalyst for local economic development through transparent and respectful stakeholder engagement and are responsible stewards of the environment Construction of the Pamour dewatering project Cont’d from pg. 12

cility, an $11 million project. This summer, the company will open the Hollinger Lookout to the public. When it comes to watershed management, one of Newmont’s primary commitments, they continue to manage water use and continue to improve their understanding of water management opportunities in changing operational environments.

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“We engage effectively internally and externally on water related matters,” said Chabot. “By 2026, site practices mature to a state where we are collaborating with stakeholders on shared challenges, capacity building and governance in the watershed.” When it comes to growth, the Pamour dewatering project continues with construction of an EWTP facility slated for completion by the end of 2022. A definitive feasibility study is expected shortly and funding from Newmont’s board is expected by the end of this year.


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Agnico Eagle achieves record gold production

With a major merger in its rear-view mirror, and senior management changes, Agnico Eagle Mines Limited (Agnico Eagle) has elevated its place as one of the mining industry’s top companies. In a recent statement, the company said it expects to realize a benefit of between $40 and $60 million thanks to the merger with Kirkland Lake Gold. In 2021 the company enjoyed record annual gold production of 2,030,176 ounces. That excludes 56,229 ounces of payable gold production at Hope Bay, and including 24,057 ounces and 1,956 ounces of pre-commercial gold production at the Tiriganiaq open pit at Meliadine and the Amaruq underground project, respectively. “The fourth quarter of 2021 was Agnico Eagle’s fifth consecutive quarter of over 500,000 ounces of gold production, which is particularly impressive given the impacts of COVID-19 during the latter part of the quarter. On a full year basis, in 2021 the Company achieved records in gold production, operating cashflow and mineral reserves, all while delivering the best safety performance in the Company’s 64-year history”, said Ammar Al-Joundi, Agnico Eagle’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Looking forward, Page18 16 ML&EN SPRING 2022 Page

all of our mines, both those contributed by Agnico Eagle and Kirkland Lake Gold, are well positioned for another strong year in 2022, and well into the future. Furthermore, the company is investing more than ever before at our mines and in exploration to build an even stronger business, in what we believe are the best places in the world to mine for gold”, added Al-Joundi. Agnico Eagle enjoys remarkably low production costs. Production costs per ounce of $835, total cash costs per ounce of $761 and allin sustaining costs (“AISC”) per ounce of $1,038. The company says COVID-19 is still a concern, but risks appear manageable at this time. The company has increased its efforts to monitor and manage risks associated with the Omicron variant of COVID-19. At this time, case counts appear to be dropping and the company expects that it will be able to maintain budgeted production levels. The company expects that its efforts to help protect the northern communities from this COVID-19 variant will have a slightly negative effect on production in the first quarter of 2022 as the Nunavut-based workforce were sent back to their communities in December 2021.

The new Agnico Eagle is a bestin-class gold mining company with the largest gold production from Canada and well positioned internationally with profitable and prospective assets in Australia, Finland and Mexico. With the merger completed on February 8, 2022, the company issued a new threeyear operational guidance – Payable gold production for 2022 is forecast to be approximately 3.2 to 3.4 million ounces with total cash costs per ounce expected to be between $725 and $775 and AISC per ounce expected to be between $1,000 and $1,050. Gold production for 2023 and 2024 is expected to be in a similar range to 2022 at approximately 3.2 to 3.4 million ounces of gold with relatively stable total cash costs per ounce and AISC per ounce compared to 2022. As the expected Merger synergies are realized, both cost metrics are expected to then decline in 2023 and 2024. Estimated capital expenditures for 2022 total approximately $1.4 billion, which includes approximately $703 million of sustaining capital at the Company’s operating mines and $710 million on growth projects. Not included in the 2022 estimated capital expenditures is approximately $131 mil-

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Kirkland Lake area development assets being evaluated with potential to advance assets into production Cont’d from pg. 16

lion relating to capitalized exploration

Future Value Drivers • Synergies and optimization opportunities expected to drive over $2B in value creation over the next 10 years – In 2022, the Company expects to realize Merger-related corporate and operational synergies of approximately $40 million to $60 million, of which $12 million have already been realized at the time of this news release. In subsequent years, the Company expects to ramp up these synergies to approximately $165 million per year. A further $590 million over 10 years are expected to be realized through strategic optimizations which include the development of the Amalgamated Kirkland (“AK”) deposit at the Kirkland Lake camp with initial gold production potentially as early as 2024 • Optimization and consolidation of mining assets and infrastructure in the Kirkland Lake gold camp – There are several development assets in the Kirkland Lake area with significant mineral reserves and mineral resources. Studies are underway to evaluate the potential to advance some of these assets into production (AK, Upper Beaver, Upper Canada) either as standalone projects or by leveraging existing infrastructure at Macassa or the Holt processing complex

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• Detour Lake Mine – Successful exploration programs in 2020 and 2021 led to a significant increase in open-pit mineral resources in 2021. These new mineral resources and ongoing business improvement initiatives will be incorporated into a new technical report expected to be filed in the second quarter of 2022. This report is expected to show growth in mineral reserves and provide additional opportunities to enhance the future production profile of the mine • Macassa Mine – Sinking of the #4 Shaft was completed in January 2022, over a year earlier than initially planned. Completion of other #4 Shaft development activities are expected in late 2022. The #4 Shaft is expected to provide numerous benefits, including increased hoisting capacity, improved unit costs, better ventilation, and enhanced capabilities to pursue exploration potential across the Kirkland Lake camp. Gold production at Macassa is forecast to increase from 170,000 to 190,000 ounces in 2022 with a target to approximately 330,000 to 350,000 ounces in 2024. Production levels could potentially increase once the full benefit of the #4 Shaft is realized • Fosterville Mine – Based on current exploration results, the Company’s long-term goal for Fosterville is to establish the mine as a long-life asset through success in replacing mineral reserves. The

Company believes there is potential to discover additional highgrade zones that could potentially support higher production levels and improvements in unit costs • Odyssey Project – Underground development and surface construction activities remain on schedule and on budget as of the date hereof. In 2022, approximately 136,835 metres of surface and underground drilling is planned to infill and expand mineral reserves. From 2023 to 2028, gold production is forecast to be approximately 932,000 ounces at total cash costs of approximately $800 per ounce (all numbers on a 100% basis). Average annual payable production is expected to be approximately 545,400 ounces of gold from 2029 to 2039, with total cash costs per ounce of approximately $630 • Kittila Expansion Project – The mill expansion was completed ahead of schedule in late 2020 and shaft sinking is expected to be completed in the second half of 2022, with commissioning of the production hoist expected in late 2022 or early 2023. Completion of the shaft is expected to result in lower operating costs and provide additional drilling access to increase mineral reserves and mineral resources at depth. Estimated total expansion project costs remain within the previously disclosed range of €190 to €200 million.


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Canada Nickel continues

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Hardly a week goes by without another round of encouraging news from Canada Nickel Company, one of Timmins’ most exciting exploration projects in decades. CNC’s Crawford Township nickel project has been turning heads for more than two years now, ever since the company released a promising set of drill results that few expected – a massive nickel discovery in the heart of gold country. To be fair, Crawford is remarkably close to the world-famous Kidd Creek copper-zinc deposit, which had been scoured for decades by dozens of junior exploration companies with little to no success. Investors like what they see, the city of Timmins is excited, and CEO Mark Selby is in the middle of it all. In early April, the company released what they said were the highestgrade drill intervals to date, along with pages of detailed assays that have Selby and his team pumped. “We are very excited to reach this key milestone of completing this phase of infill drilling at Crawford to support the feasibility study,” said Selby. “The Crawford drilling program continued to deliver strong results, with this phase yielding the highest-grade interval to date, Page22 20 ML&EN SPRING 2022 Page

a 33% increase in strike length of East Zone mineralization to 2.8 kilometres, and further testing of Main Zone at depth to more than one kilometre. With more than 200 holes now completed - more than three times the drilling utilized in the Preliminary Economic Analysis (“PEA”) – we are well-positioned to deliver a resource increase by midyear to support the feasibility study expected by the end of this year.” With all the great drill results, the company is finding it easy to raise the cash to continue it’s march toward a resource estimate. In Q1 the company raised $51.6 million to help fund the program. The original raise was supposed to be $25 million. One of the big unknowns for CNC was metallurgy – would the minerals be easy to get out of the rock? Again, CNC knocked that out of the park when it released metallurgical results early in Q1 of this year. The test results confirmed the newest flowsheet improvements, incorporated as part of metallurgical variability testing for the feasibility study, can deliver improved recoveries and improved concentrate quality. “I am very pleased with the first

two tests achieving nickel recoveries in excess of 60%,” said Selby. “This latest test is further confirmation of both significant recovery and excellent nickel sulphide concentrate grades particularly from a low-grade sample. Results from this latest phase of testing are indicating that we can achieve grades of 40-50% for the high-grade nickel concentrate, well above the current 35% target for this product. While we will test a broad range of samples during the upcoming phase of feasibility study work and expect a range of recovery results from 30% to 60+%, this second locked cycle test further demonstrates the potential to deliver improvements in nickel recovery substantially higher than the 4-5 percentage point improvement in nickel recovery the Company is targeting for the feasibility study. Each percentage point of improvement in nickel recovery would yield a US$92 million improvement in the value of the NPV8% of the project, based on the Preliminary Economic Analysis (“PEA”) metrics,” Selby continued. Additionally, the company has continued to make further additions to its land holdings in the Timmins district.


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Minister Rickford makes

massive mark on Ontario mining Photo Greenstone Mine: Construction of Equinox Gold Greenstone Mine, Geraldton By Kevin Vincent

Ontario’s mining industry in 2022 doesn’t look anything like it did in 2018. Several new mines like IAMGOLD’s Cotè Lake project and Equinox Gold’s Greenstone Mine were given the green light - and it was all thanks to the efforts spearheaded by Mines Minister Greg Rickford. (Note: At the time of this article, Rickford was the member of provincial parliament for Kenora-Rainy River as well as Ontario’s Minister of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry.) They called them SWAT Teams. Under the prior 15 years of Liberal/ NDP rule in Ontario, the province’s mining industry was stonewalled and blocked at almost every turn by MPP’s like Gilles Bisson of Timmins who catered to Toronto-based environmentalists who hypocritically used cell-phones and internet technology to shout their indignations made from Ontario’s natural resources. “We have moved more major mining projects across critical milestones in the past four years than previous government did in a decade and a half,” said Rickford. “Nobody disputes that. Even if I say it in a crowd, who could actually test it, they just nod their heads, right? Because the narrative here is there’s a lot of things going on in the mining sector and they’re very Page24 22 ML&EN SPRING 2022 Page

excited about it.” How did the Ford government do that? “We’ve sent out SWAT, deployed SWAT teams for specific projects to work through countless regulatory red tape pieces,” said Rickford. “We’ve qualified and quantified that red tape - and put it into the red tape reduction. Every red tape reduction bill our government brought to the legislature, there’s been mining regulations in there. Whatever it is, we have done it, they’re not all at my fingertips right now, because there’s just so many good things to say. “America and the European Union have quite recently come to Northern Ontario’s doorstep, and they are asking for critical mineral strategies, because we rock labor standards, we rock environmental assessments, we’ve streamlined them,” Rickford says enthusiastically. “They’re more efficient. They’re more effective. The government in some respects has gotten out of the business of building mines, provided for mining companies to do that while we focus on the things that we can make more efficient and more effective for them to do it.” Rickford says with the critical mineral strategy, from exploration to electric cars, Northern Ontario has one of the most unique opportunities that it’s never, frankly in my view, to be involved and fully integrated into the automotive sector exclusively in

Ontario. And I don’t think you can quit saying that.” Rickford points to the comments in a recent Sudbury news article. “There’s no green economy without mining. Look what Sudbury Bob said in his comments underneath that article, I thought that was more important than anything. Finally, people are talking about how important and essential mining is - and its relationship with environmental policy.” The Critical Minerals Strategy investments include: •

$24 million for an expanded Ontario Junior Exploration Program and a new critical minerals stream. $5 million for a Critical Minerals Investment Fund to kickstart innovation for mining and processing capabilities in Ontario.

$250,000 to support the development of two new production lines at the Electra Battery Materials Corporation’s future Battery Materials Park near Cobalt.

$5 million through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation in Electra to accelerate domestic production of batterygrade cobalt sulphate, used to produce long-range electric vehicles. Cont’d on pg. 24


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communities while respecting Aboriginal and Treaty rights and the environment,” said Rickford. They announced in late 2021 that they would be introducing changes to the Far North Act through the Fall Economic Statement to better align with the priorities of Far North First Nations and address the challenges embedded in this legislation by the previous government. The amendments were developed collaboratively with Nishnawbe Aski Nation. “Now—after years of consultation— we are enhancing provisions that encourage collaboration between Ontario and First Nations on land-use planning and promote economic development opportunities,” said Rickford. The Ring of Fire is an opportunity to build a corridor of legacy infrastructure projects that will unlock unprecedented access to health, social services, broadband and clean alternatives to dieselgenerated electricity for Northern First Nation communities. The Ford government committed close to $1 billion to support the planning and construction of an all-season road network, and additional infrastructure projects. “This commitment will help connect remote First Nations in the Far North to the Ontario highway network for the first time. The Government of Canada must step up and match Ontario’s financial commitments to these critical community-driven projects,” said Rickford. Lastly, Rickford points out that many of Ontario’s first nation communities are thriving thanks to their relationships with explorers and producers. “And it’s because of our environmental element to this,” he said. “So, it’s like they have to back out of their intransigence and their protest. Once you start framing it as an environmental policy, they’re like, oh, wait a second. This is a little bit different here now. I can’t go saying this is bad for the environment - this is a global environmental policy. We’re either in or we’re out.”


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Silver Lake Resources of AU acquires Harte Gold’s Sugar Zone with plans to bring mine to next level With a strong stable of properties down under, an Australian company made a decision to add a little icing to its cake in early 2022 by acquiring the Sugar Zone Mine from Harte Gold and adding it to its portfolio. The Sugar Zone is a high-grade underground mine, approximately 30km north of White River, midway between Thunder Bay and Sault Ste. Marie. In November of 2021, Silver Lake acquired $63.3 million in credit facilities extended to Harte by BNP Paribas. It also agreed to loan the miner C$10.8 million. Harte Gold reported in May that it was unable to pay its debt obligations and that it would need to raise funds before the end of the year to continue running the operation. It also engaged in a strategic review process. Production at Sugar Zone began in 2019. At the beginning of 2021, management expected the mine to produce 60,000 to 65,000 oz. The company was also considering expanding the mine to 1,200 t/d from 800 t/d. Guidance was revised downward in May to 50,000 from 55,000 oz. gold. Over the first three quarters of 2021, the mine’s actual production was 38,319 oz. gold. Following completion of the acquisition in February 2022, Silver Lake commenced a review of operations at the Sugar Zone mine with the objective of delivering material operational improvements Page28 26 ML&EN SPRING 2022 Page

and a low capital intensity growth strategy to leverage the installed infrastructure and current Mineral Resource.

Silver Lake has a three phase strategy focused on maximizing all returns to their shareholders. Maximize the value of their established asset base • Independent Mining Centres to diversify high-grade ore sources • Increase Ore Reserve and Mineral Resource conversion visibility • Disciplined and relentless focus on operating productivity Invest in their highly endowed gold camps • First principles/data driven approach to exploration • Exploration success is a lag indicator of their investment Create new opportunities to compete for capital • Returns driven approach to capital allocation • Embrace cost effective, leading edge exploration technologies • Rigorous evaluation of development and operating asset opportunities to create a balanced portfolio to drive returns Silver Lake is an ASX listed, Australian-based intermediate gold producer with diversified production and cash flow generation from two operating assets in Western Australia. Silver Lake wholly owns and operates the Deflector and Mount Monger gold camps with FY21 sales guidance of 240,000 to 250,000 ounces of gold.


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Equinox Gold Corp. had a busy start to 2022! The company recently completed construction and commissioning and poured first gold at Santa Luz, its fourth mine in Brazil. With Santa Luz in production, the company is focused on building Greenstone, its first mine in Canada. Greenstone Mine construction is well underway. Detailed engineering for the tailings management facility, Goldfield Creek diversion, and Highway 11 relocation are complete, and detailed engineering for the process plant and supporting infrastructure has progressed to more than 85%. There was significant procurement activity during the second half of 2021, with contracts committed for the major process plant equipment, power plant generators, administration building, steel buildings, mine mobile equipment and ex-

plosives supply. Approximately 45% of planned contracts have been placed to date. Early works activities were completed in late Q3 2021, with commission-

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ing of the temporary housing lodge, construction office and temporary effluent water treatment plant. In Q4 2021, major construction activities got underway with contractors mobilized for construction on the tailings management facility, the Goldfield Creek diversion, and the new Highway 11 realignment. The second phase of tree clearing has progressed well, plant site earthworks has advanced ahead of schedule and the first concrete pour was completed in December 2021. Activities in Q1 2022 will focus on placing the majority of the remaining equipment contracts, advancing earthworks and concrete construction activities, and preparing for steel erection that will commence in Q2 2022. Concrete pours for the reagent building, sewage treatment plant building and plant site fuel station are complete and work on the administration building has started. Concrete pours


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plant and power plant buildings will be closed in before next winter and equipment for those facilities will start arriving on site in late summer. Greenstone Mine Human Resources team members are looking forward to attending the Timmins Canadian Mining Expo in June and connecting with prospective employees who may be interested in working with the dynamic Greenstone Mine team. With pre-production activities slated to commence this fall, the Operations Procurement team will also be on hand to meet with existing and prospective suppliers, vendors, and contractors. Greenstone Mine will be one of the largest gold mines in Canada, pro-

ducing close to 400,000 ounces of gold per year and more than 5 million ounces of gold in total over an initial 14-year mine life. The project is being advanced in a 60/40 partnership by Equinox Gold and Orion Mine Finance Group. Equinox Gold is a growth-focused Canadian mining company operating entirely in the Americas, with seven operating gold mines and a clear path to achieve more than one million ounces of annual gold production from a pipeline of development and expansion projects. Equinox Gold’s common shares are listed on the TSX and the NYSE American under the trading symbol EQX.

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Galleon Gold on trend in Timmins Camp By Kevin Vincent

With the price of gold hovering in an attractive orbit once again, juniors like Galleon Gold are on the precipice of major breakthroughs to production. Eric Sprott-backed Galleon has had a flurry of advancements in 2022 including fresh investment money from Sprott, and an expansion of their land position at their blue-sky West Cache project in Timmins. In January, the company released their long-awaited and much anticipated Preliminary Economic Assessment suggesting the property has a minimum 11 year mine life (LOM). “I am extremely pleased with the first economic valuation for West Cache, as the results from our PEA demonstrate that the project could support a profitable underground mining operation,” said R. David Russell, President and CEO of Galleon Gold at the time. “The PEA incorporates the nearterm option of using local toll processing, while also suggesting on-site processing becomes increasingly attractive with further growth in the project’s Mineral Resource.” Based on the company’s geologic model, they believe West Cache has the potential to extend the LOM beyond the initial 11 years by expanding the Mineral Resource downdip and along strike. “Moreover, we have explored less than 10% of the Property and recent geological interpretations suggest we should be looking to pursue new exploration targets in untested host rock both north and south of the current Mineral Resource. Our primary exploration goal for 2022 is to add high grade gold ounces and expand the Mineral Resource through surface drilling. In early to mid 2023, pending permits, we Page32 30 ML&EN SPRING 2022 Page

plan to commence underground test mining the high-grade Zone #9 area,” said Russell. The PEA highlights included: • Pre-Tax Net Present Value at a 5% discount rate (“NPV5%”) of $378 million with Internal Rate of Return (“IRR”) of 33.7%, 3.0 years payback at US$1,700/oz gold price • After-tax NPV5% of $240 million with IRR of 26.7% and 3.3 years payback • 11 years Life of Mine (“LOM”) plus two years of ramp-up. Production at 2,400 tpd. • 940,200 ounces of gold mined over LOM with average annual production of 85,500 ounces. Recovered gold is estimated at 893,200 ounces over the LOM. • Cash cost of US$814 per ounce and all-in sustaining cost of US$987 per ounce • Initial capex $150 million • Alternative scenario for construction of on-site mill demonstrates positive economics (NPV5% $368 million, IRR 24.5%, payback 3.7 years on pre-tax basis) • Project is now progressing towards bulk sample of Zone #9 and Pre-Feasibility Study, including plans for upgrading and expanding the Mineral Resource. The company raised another $5 million in February followed by $3.5

million in late March with Eric Sprott taking the lions’ share of the raise. In February, the company expanded its land position to 7500 hectares, and a month later, it grew to more than 10,000 hectares making it the largest junior land holder in west Timmins. The addition of the Mineral Claims located in Price Township added to the company’s land position 13 kilometers west of Timmins and expands the total claim package to 10,350 hectares. “Our success at West Cache has shown the significant potential that exists in the Timmins West Camp; we are very pleased that the owners of the claims adjacent to us have entrusted Galleon Gold with the continued exploration of the newly acquired ground and we welcome them as shareholders,” said Russell. Geologically, the property is situated in the Western Porcupine Gold Camp along the Destor-Porcupine Fault Zone in the Abitibi greenstone belt. The company capped off the first half of 2022 with a long-awaited share consolidation as well. Shares had been trading in a 5-7 cent range. The 10 for 1 consolidation bumped the share price to the mid-50’s.


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Canada’s Critical Minerals

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“The Government of Canada has positioned Canada in a leading competitive position for new investments up and down the minerals and metals sector and beyond. Doubtless, these measures will give Canada a lock on the top spot for global exploration investment and spur new investments across the value chain.” Shortly after the 2022 federal budget was tabled April 7, Pierre Gratton, the Mining Association of Canada’s President and CEO was quick to respond. “The budget should also send a strong signal to our allies in the US and Europe that Canada is and will remain a trusted source for responsibly mined and processed materials essential for the world’s low carbon future and security.” Critical minerals are central to major global industries like clean technology, health care, aerospace, and computing. They are used in phones, computers, and cars. “They are already essential to the global economy and will continue to be in even greater demand in the years to come,” said finance minister Chrystia Freeland. “Canada has an abundance of valuable critical minerals, but we need to make significant investments to make the most of these resources,” she told MPs. Page36 34 ML&EN SPRING 2022 Page

The federal government intends to make significant investments that would focus on priority critical mineral deposits, while working closely with affected Indigenous groups and through established regulatory processes. The Liberals say the investments will contribute to the development of a domestic zero-emissions vehicle value chain, including batteries, permanent magnets, and other electric vehicle components. They will also secure Canada’s place in important supply chains with our allies and implement a just and sustainable Critical Minerals Strategy. Budget 2022 outlined up to $3.8 billion in support over eight years, on a cash basis, starting in 2022-23, to implement Canada’s first Critical Minerals Strategy. “This will create thousands of good jobs, grow our economy, and make Canada a vital part of the growing global critical minerals industry,” said Freeland. The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) welcomed the government’s vision for the sector. In a statement after the budget, MAC said: “With unprecedented support and extensive measures, Budget 2022 will position Canada’s minerals and metals industry for success as a partner in accomplishing Canada’s goal of a greener future while also enhancing greater supply chain resiliency, particularly in battery and advanced manufacturing materials.” Cont’d on pg. 36


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Budget 2022 reinforces the government’s commitment to climate action and supply chain security goals by providing strategic funding and programmatic supports to Canada’s minerals and metals sector, underscoring a recognition that the world is better off on climate change when Canada wins on critical minerals. Specifically, the budget: • Commits $80 million to public geoscience and exploration programs to help find the next generation of critical minerals deposits. • Doubles the Mineral Exploration Tax Credit for targeted critical minerals, including nickel, copper, cobalt, rare earths and uranium. • Dedicates $1.5 billion for new infrastructure investments to unlock new mineral projects in critical regions, such as the Ring of Fire. • Allocates $1.5 billion to invest in new critical minerals projects, with a priority focus on mineral processing, materials manufacturing and recycling for key mineral and metal products in the battery and rare-earths supply chain. • Allocates $144 million to critical minerals research and development to support the responsible extraction and processing of critical minerals. • Renews the Centre of Excellence on Critical Minerals for three more years with an allocation of $10 million. • Adds $40 million to support northern regulatory processes in reviewing and permitting critical minerals projects. • Invests $70 million for global partnerships to promote Canadian mining leadership. The World Bank has estimated that mineral production for key materials has to increase by up to 500% for the world to meet its climate change goals. Canada is already a leading supplier of critical minerals, such as nickel, cobalt, uranium and copper, among the lowest carbon content in the world, due to the fact that Canada Page38 36 ML&EN SPRING 2022 Page

has the world’s fourth cleanest electricity grid with 82 percent of power from renewable or non-emitting sources. Canada’s ESG credentials are further bolstered by the commitment of Canada’s mining sector to leading mining standards such as MAC’s Towards Sustainable Mining initiative and as the largest private sector employer and partner of Indigenous peoples on a proportionate basis. “As one of the lowest carbon-intensity mineral and metal producers in the world, one of the greatest climate actions Canada can take in support of Paris Accord objectives is to maximize Canadian production of the low-carbon materials needed to meet projected clean technology demand,” said Gratton. Other aspects of the budget that will have a positive impact on Canada’s mining sector include: • $120 million to advance Small Modular Nuclear Reactors as a climate action solution. • A commitment to develop a 30% tax credit, focused on net-zero technologies, battery storage solutions, and clean hydrogen. • A refundable investment tax credit of up to 60% for the deployment of carbon capture use and storage technologies. • $103 million to develop a National BenefitsSharing Framework for natural resources and the expansion of the Indigenous Partnership Office and the Indigenous Natural Resource Partnerships program. • $450 million to bolster the National Trade Corridor Initiative. • $136 million to develop industry-driven data solutions to support supply-chain fluidity. • $600 million to bolster the Smart Renewables and Electrification Pathways Program. • The establishment of the Canada Growth Fund, capitalized at $15 billion over the next five years, to support the restructuring of critical supply chains in areas important to Canada’s future prosperity including Canada’s natural resources sector.


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Moneta working on a “tower” of gold By: Kevin Vincent

It’s the oldest stock ticker on the Toronto Stock Exchange and it may soon very well be the newest gold producer in the Abitibi Greenstone Belt. Moneta Gold continues an aggressive and productive exploration program east of Timmins in a march toward a PEA and production decision. The company has continued a string of great drill results in 2022 that bolstered the Moneta’s market cap by a healthy margin. The good news in 2022 kicked off with an encouraging metallurgy report. Gary O’Connor, Moneta’s CEO commented, “We are pleased the metallurgical gold recovery test work has confirmed excellent gold recoveries at the new Westaway underground gold deposit, confirming good gravity recoveries, quick leach times and low reagent consumptions. The results support the good economics shown in previous studies. The latest test work has confirmed that a conventional gold recovery process plant at standard grind sizes can achieve good gold recoveries for the gold deposits at the Tower Gold project. Test work has also shown that the processed material after gold recovery is non-acid generating and conforms with all the required guidance and regulations.” The new Westaway and Discovery underground gold deposits are part of the Tower Gold project, located 100 km east of Timmins. The metallurgical gold recovery test work was conducted as part of a planned preliminary economic assessment (“PEA”) study to be conducted on the Tower Gold project upon updating the resource estimate. Highlights from the metallurgical recovery test work include: • Average total gold recoveries of 95.5 percent (“%”) at Westaway at a standard grind size • Significant amount of gold (38.8%) reporting to the gravity circuit at Westaway • Quick recovery of gold achieved after 24 hours leach time • Optimal gold recoveries with low reagent consumption • Clean material showing no acid generation potential and below guidance levels for all deleterious elements. Page40 38 ML&EN SPRING 2022 Page

Shortly after the metallurgical news was out, Moneta confirmed a new gold discovery at its Halfway project, an extension of the Tower Project. “The latest drill results from our 2021/2022 program testing the new Halfway gold discovery have confirmed the po- Gary O’Connor, Moneta’s CEO will be speaking at tential to expand the open pit the CME Expo in Timresources in an area not pre- mins, June 9th. viously drill tested and beyond the current gold resources,” said O’Connor. “The Halfway exploration drilling program was testing for gold mineralization over a large area located east of the current economic open pit at Windjammer South. Drilling has also targeted the southwest extensions in the Gap area, the Windjammer area north of the BIF, the 55 mineral resource areas, the Windjammer South resource extensions, extensions to the new Westaway underground deposit, the Garrcon underground potential and Garrcon open pit extensions in the Garrison area. We look forward to releasing these drill results when they become available and updating the mineral resource estimate for the Tower Gold project in the first half of 2022,” he added. The news in the first half of 2022 continued with a string of additional gold zone discoveries throughout the Tower project. “These latest drill results, testing both the open pit and underground resource potential at Garrcon, have confirmed significant gold mineralization in step-out drilling beyond the current resource and within an area with significant historical gold mineralization not currently in any resource category,” said O’Connor in late March. “The Garrcon drilling program was testing for gold mineralization outside of the current open pit and has potential high grade underground extensions below the current open pit resource. Gold mineralization was intercepted as both high grade and wide zones, has the potential to expand the current Garcon open pit resource, and add an underground resource at higher grades. The Garrison deposits currently occur as good starter pits in the early years of development with good outcropping gold mineralization at high grades and a low strip ratio. We look forward to adding to this and updating the mineral resource estimate for the Tower Gold project, which is currently underway.”


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Changing the landscape for Ontario Labour By Kevin Vincent

No one saw that coming. Over the course of 2018-2022, the Doug Ford government reshaped the way government and labour integrate with the provincial economy. Notwithstanding the global pandemic, Ford and Labour Minister Monte McNaughton put a special emphasis on redefining decades-old adversarial rhetoric with the intent of building a new path forward in the best interest of all Ontarians. With a skilled labour shortage across the globe, Ontario is now investing purposefully and specifically on supporting young people to enter college where skills training can lead to highly paid jobs upon graduation. For example, at an event at a local brew pub in Timmins in late March, Labour Minister Monte McNaughton told an audience that apprenticeship applications for young people looking to get certified in specific trades has been reduced to 48 hours. It used to take up to six months for government-sponsored applications to make it through the bureaucracy of the apprenticeship application system, all of which supports the growing demand for skilled labour in Ontario’s mining industry. In March, the Ontario government launched its “working for workers” initiative by expanding its investment in pre-apprenticeship training to a record $28 million, providing more young people with the trainPage44 42 ML&EN SPRING 2022 Page

Pictured: Monte Gary McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development of Ontario ing they need to launch rewarding careers in the skilled trades.

of their dreams, without having to move to a big city.”

Between July and September 2021, there were more than 330,000 unfilled jobs in Ontario, many of which are in the skilled trades. Preapprenticeship training programs are free for participants, combine classroom training with on-the-job learning, and play a crucial role in reducing Ontario’s skilled labour shortage.

“It is essential that we create greater awareness of the skilled trades as a valuable career path for our youth. Programs that support early consideration and opportunities to explore the trades will ensure that we have the workforce of the future that we need,” said Melissa Young, CEO and Registrar of Skilled Trades Ontario.

“Ontario continues to face a generational labour shortage. To build a stronger Ontario and grow our economy we need all hands on deck. Every day, there are hundreds of thousands of paychecks waiting to be collected,” said Monte McNaughton, the Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development.

That same week, the Ontario government invested more than $13 million in nine projects that will help apprentices and journeypersons qualify for in-demand jobs, earn bigger paycheques and help employers find the skilled workers they need to maintain and grow their businesses.

“That is why our government is making historic investments in innovative programs that upskill workers and connect them to the careers

The Ontario Electrical Industry Training Trust Fund received $6,447,553 for two projects aimed at increasing apprenticeship regis-

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trations for the network cabling specialist (631A) apprenticeship program, and to encourage more employers to hire apprentices and promote the electrical trades to underrepresented populations. The training includes preparation work to get a Trade Equivalency Assessment for Construction and Maintenance Electrician journeypersons. The classroom work also covers the need for cabling in the construction industry. Since the first phase of the project started last year, 195 tradespeople and 33 employers have participated and benefitted from the training. The National Electrical Trade Council received a total of $4,191,322 for two projects to help the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) upskill 1,050 electricians across the province. The first project provides access to electric vehicle charging stations for certified electricians (309A) and late term apprentices at all IBEW training centres across Ontario.

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Critical Minerals Strategy 2022-2027 By Kevin Vincent

Unlocking potential to drive economic recovery and prosperity. There is little doubt as the global shift toward a greener economy continues to grow, northern Ontario is participating and will be a major player in the successful transition. “Ontario is incredibly fortunate to be home to tremendous mineral wealth,” said Greg Rickford, the Northern Development and Mines Minister under the Doug Ford government from June 2018 to the end of April 2022. “This province is blessed with exquisite deposits of nickel, lithium, platinum, cobalt and dozens of other Photo: Electric car lithium battery pack and power connections strategically important raw materials. Many of these minerals have been identified by other ready to meet this soaring demand for critical minercountries as having geopolitical significance due to als and reap the benefits for all Ontarians. supply shortages or concentration of supply in very “When our products reach the market, our trading few countries. Global conflict has exacerbated these partners know that Ontario is a jurisdiction with a supply vulnerabilities and Ontario must step up to clean electricity grid, high environmental standards, meet the soaring demand for critical minerals,” he respects human rights and has top tier conditions added. for workers who receive competitive wages for their The mining industry in Ontario already generates hard work. Ontario remains committed to working more than $10 billion in annual mineral production with Indigenous peoples on critical infrastructure and and supports 75,000 direct and indirect jobs in Oncommunity benefit projects. Ontario also has robust tario. This industry also is the largest private sector consultation processes for all mineral development employer of Indigenous peoples in Canada, and in opportunities and always respects Indigenous rights,” Ontario, Indigenous employment accounts for 11.2% said Rickford. of direct mining jobs. For many decades, Ontario’s mining sector has fed Rickford points out that there are also many opportudemand from industry, fueling construction booms nities for Indigenous-owned and operated businesses and steady growth in our manufacturing sector. As the to secure lucrative contracts with mining companies world shifts to a greener, more connected and more that create economic development in their communitech-driven economy, there’s no question that deties. mand for critical minerals will increase. These are the “Ontario’s vast mineral wealth in the north is perfectly materials the world wants and needs for a broad array complemented by a world-class manufacturing sector of uses, including smartphones, batteries for electric in the south. We believe we have an incredible opporvehicles, pharmaceuticals, solar cells and advanced tunity to connect and vertically integrate our northern manufacturing technologies to name just a few. Under and southern economies to build a made-in-Ontario these growth conditions, reliable access to global supsupply chain for innovative technologies like electric ply chains is paramount. vehicles and battery storage.” There will be exciting new opportunities for collaboraOntario is planning an unbreakable link in strategic tion between the mines in the north and the manufacglobal supply chains. It’s why they’ve developed the turing complex in the south. In a time of global supfirst-ever Critical Minerals Strategy. Ontario stands Cont’d on pg. 48 Page48 46 ML&EN SPRING 2022 Page


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ply chain uncertainty and conflict, Ontario is ready to support our allies, tap into new markets, and secure Ontario’s place in the global supply chain as a clean, peaceful and cooperative destination to do business for decades to come—fueling job creation, growth and investment felt by all Ontarians. The strategy will help Ontario’s mining sector realize its true potential by attracting investment, promoting further Indigenous participation in mining and creating more high-quality employment opportunities in the critical minerals sector. The many actions in the strategy will see Ontario boost the resiliency of supply chains, expand innovation and increase exploration capacity. To ensure Ontario companies have the tools they need to find the mines of the future, the government announced it is investing $24 million in the Ontario Junior Exploration Program, which will include $12 million for a critical minerals funding stream. An additional investment of $5 million over two years in a new critical minerals innovation fund will support research for extraction and processing in Ontario’s north.

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The government’s vision for Ontario’s mining sector is to transform it into a leading producer of critical minerals. The Critical Minerals Strategy is our roadmap for driving this transformation and ensuring that Ontario takes its rightful place in the global supply chain for the economy of the future. The critical minerals list includes 33 minerals from antimony to zirconium. While there is no universally accepted definition of a critical mineral, it is commonly agreed that critical minerals have specific industrial, technological, or strategic applications for which there are few viable substitutes. These minerals are economically important and can be subject to supply risk. The criteria for minerals on Ontario’s critical minerals list include: • exploration and/or potential for development • strategic importance to the economy • application in end-uses for technologies that support the transition to a low-carbon economy • global market demand Mining, mineral processing and manufacturing companies, governments and the global marketplace need an up-to-date critical minerals list to inform mineral exploration and enable strategic investment decisions. Ontario will review its critical minerals list every three years to help reflect the demands of new technologies, changing markets and international investment priorities. The success of Ontario’s Critical Minerals Strategy depends on collaboration between government, industry, Indigenous peoples, communities and other stakeholders. Working together, the actions in this strategy will build a stronger, more resilient economy and revitalize local communities. The strategy is comprised of six pillars, or areas of action for government, which will solidify Ontario’s position as a global leader of responsibly sourced critical minerals. The pillars are: • Enhancing geoscience information and supporting critical minerals exploration; • Growing domestic processing and creating resilient local supply chains; • Improving Ontario’s regulatory framework; investing in innovation, research and development; • Building economic development opportunities with indigenous partners; and • Growing labour supply and developing a skilled workforce.


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GFG Resources builds impressive land package east of Timmins

By Kevin Vincent

With a flurry of gold exploration projects underway in the Timmins region, several companies are quietly and methodically building their land packages and delivering handsome early drill results. One of those companies is GFG Resources Inc., led by the company’s well-known and well-respected President and CEO Brian Skanderbeg. GFG shared results in Q1 from four drill holes that intersected multiple zones of significant gold mineralization at the Montclerg Gold Project 48km east of Timmins. In 2022, GFG plans to drill approximately 10,000m at Montclerg in parallel with a significant regional exploration program at its Goldarm and Pen gold properties. “Our early drilling success at Montclerg is demonstrating the continuity of the system with both high-grade and bulk tonnage components,” said Skanderbeg. “These recent results are expanding our understanding of the system and its structural controls; the intensity of the alteration, veining and sulphidation that Page52 50 ML&EN SPRING 2022 Page

we are seeing is consistent with a large-scale gold system. With our Phase One 2022 drill program well underway, further assays pending from 2021 and encouraging metallurgical results from our partnership at Rattlesnake Hills, we are off to great start and look forward to an exciting 2022.” Just days after that news, GFG announced that the TSX had conditionally approved the acquisition with International Explorers and Prospectors Inc. for a 100% interest in the 6,500-hectare WWCC property. GFG had staked a contiguous 6,800-hectare land package that is adjacent to the WWCC property, and collectively with the Montclerg Gold Project, the two are now referred to as the Goldarm Property. “The consolidation of these properties reflects our vision to find the next Timmins gold mine. We are pleased to expand our partnership with IEP that supports our drive to consolidate a regional scale land position that leverages our skill

set and our early success at the Montclerg Gold Project. Consolidation opportunities in a proven gold district are rare and despite the limited historic exploration efforts, we strongly believe this region is highly prospective. The Property is strategically located along major structural corridors, with four mills and multiple producing gold mines within a 30 km radius. With control of over 30 km of strike, we are well positioned to implement our regional exploration strategy and are well financed to execute aggressive exploration programs in 2022,” said Skanderbeg. GFG wasn’t finished. In early April, the company announced that it entered into a binding letter of intent with private, arm’s length vendors to acquire a 100% interest in 14 unpatented mining claims adjacent to the Goldarm Property known as the Coulson Claims. “We are happy to add the strategic Coulson Claims that host historic underground development at the Aljo Mine to our recently consolidated land package. The high-grade gold values and the fact that gold mineralization exists in a variety of geological settings and orientations demonstrates the prospectivity of the property and our contiguous Goldarm Property.” The Aljo Mine was the focus of underground exploration and development during the early 1900’s, including two shafts to depths of 400 and 575 feet. Limited, intermittent production occurred through the 1940’s. More recently, Kingswood Exploration completed surface exploration and drilling on the property between 1988 and 1992. This historic drilling returned high-grade gold mineralization associated with quartz-carbonate veins in highly carbonate-altered mafic volcanic rocks.


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Gowest has fresh start with $19 Million Hong Kong investment With a familiar Timmins face at the helm, and longstanding investors anxious to see the promising Bradshaw deposit in production, Gowest Gold has a new lease on life. In late March, Greenwater Investment Hong Kong Limited injected $19 million into Bradshaw. “On behalf of the rest of the management team, I’d like to thank both Greenwater and our shareholders for their support and recognition of the value of Bradshaw Gold Deposit and the rest of our assets,” said Dan Gagnon, President and Chief Executive Officer of Gowest. Gagnon took over the position in August of last year. “With these funds in hand, we are now able to move ahead with our plan to restart our mining activities at Bradshaw and accelerate the development of our promising gold portfolio,” he added. Following the shareholder approvals, Greenwater further agreed to purchase from Gowest up to Page54 52 ML&EN SPRING 2022 Page

88,461,358 units of the corporation, at an initial issue price of $0.13 per unit, for an aggregate purchase price of up to $11,500,000.

other roles, he adds a tremendous amount of experience to our team at this critical time in the Company’s development.”

The Greenwater deal had been in the works over several months as the company wrestled with ongoing financial challenges. With the investment, Greenwater now controls the project. “I look forward to providing more detail on our progress in the coming weeks and months,” said Gagnon.

Other resolutions passed at the meeting included the re-appointment of McGovern Hurley LLP as auditors and the re-approval and confirmation of the existing stock option plan.

In addition, shareholders elected two new Directors, Dan Gagnon, and Gilbert Lawson. C. Fraser Elliott (Chairman), Peter Quintiliani, Yungang Wu and Meirong Yuan were all re-elected to the Board. C. Fraser Elliott, Gowest Chairman, stated, “On behalf of the rest of our directors, I want to particularly welcome Gilbert Lawson to our Board. As the former Chief Operating Officer of TMAC Resources Inc. and as the former VP, Geology & Mine Planning of Goldcorp Inc., amongst

Gowest is a Canadian gold exploration and development company focused on the delineation and development of its 100% owned Bradshaw Gold Deposit on the Frankfield Property, part of the corporation’s North Timmins Gold Project (NTGP). Gowest is exploring additional gold targets on its +100 square kilometre NTGP land package and continues to evaluate the area, which is part of the prolific Timmins, gold camp. Currently, Bradshaw contains a National Instrument 43-101 Indicated Resource estimated at 2.1 million tonnes grading 6.19 grams per tonne gold.


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Neil Alberts, International Underground Business Manager for BME

Years of innovation and experience in the underground space have now positioned BME – part of the JSE-listed Omnia Group – as an important player in mines where low-profile, bord-and-pillar mining methods are employed. As a blasting and explosives leader in the opencast mining sector for decades, BME has steadily moved into underground mining with a range of innovations based on its tried-and-tested products, services, and technologies. According to Neil Alberts, International Underground Business Manager for BME, the company has seen its participation grow in several commodity segments including platinum. “The low-profile platinum operations are particularly well-suited for the application of our emulsion pump technology,” said Alberts. “Our versatile emulsion charging units can be custom-built to fit carriers – from low-profile or high-profile – from any of the suppliers or manufacturers.” He highlighted that emulsion pumping technology for underground operations has been an important foPage56 54 ML&EN SPRING 2022 Page

cus for the company, as the safety, reliability and cost-effectiveness of emulsion explosives represent the future of mining. What makes the BME mobile pump system so unique, he said, is its ease of use – with its compact design taking up less than half the space of other pumping configurations in the market. “This is the result of our prolonged investment in research and development, to design and commercialise versatile solutions that can be applied across all underground mining methodologies,” he said. “The three-in-one design with its double-pumping system gives the BME pump its own emulsion chamber, sensitizer chamber and water chamber – reducing costs and raising reliability. Competitor systems tend to require three to four separate pumps to deliver the same duty.”

These advances mean that charging times can be reduced by 30% or more, raising the number of faces that can be charged for blasting within a single shift – an important driver of overall mining efficiency. A particularly significant benefit for bord-and-pillar platinum mines is the pump’s variable density capability, said Alberts. This assists mines in achieving smooth-wall blasting conditions and reducing fall-of-ground hazards – through giving the operator the ability to choose between two different blasting densities. “Low emulsion density can help to reduce over-break and optimise hanging wall and side wall strata control, while the pre-set high-density function allows for maximum face advance,” he said. “Previously, mines would have to Cont’d on pg. 56

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apply different types of explosives to achieve this level of strata control, but now the BME pump technology provides the same functionality on one emulsion charging unit.” State-of-the-art control and reporting systems on the BME emulsion charger are customisable to specific mine requirements and give users immediate control over crucial variables like powder factor. This is vital when operational adjustments need to be made in response to inevitable changes in mining conditions over time. Augmenting BME’s offerings is its BLASTMAP Underground software for tunnelling operations and shaft designs, allowing the blaster to interact with 2D and 3D views of

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Rob McEwen continues to write checks for McEwen Mining If the phrase “putting your money where your mouth is” has a poster-boy, it might very well be Rob McEwen. With supreme faith in the company that bears his name, McEwen injected $15 million just a few weeks ago to continue to point the company in the right direction. In doing so, the company amended a $50 million senior secured term loan facility to gain financial flexibility and issued a new $15 million unsecured subordinated promissory note. “Reduced cash flow from operations in Q1 has placed McEwen Mining in a challenging position which we needed to overcome. I have invested a further $15 million by way of an unsecured Promissory Note so that we can implement corrective action,” McEwen said in a news release. “It was also beneficial to extend the maturity of our Term Loan to enable us to invest in production

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growth and mine life extensions before debt retirement. Results from operations are expected to improve starting with the current quarter and resume the positive trend we experienced during 2021. Gold Bar achieved our production target in Q1 and Los Azules has made some important advances,” added McEwen. “The deviation from our financial forecast for Q1 was caused by lower production at the Fox Complex and at San José. Loss of manpower due to COVID-19 was a significant factor at both mines. Very cold weather and equipment failures also occurred at the Fox mill.” The company expects to produce 118,000-133,000 this year and between 2,520,000 and 2,800,000 ounces of silver from its three operations. The Fox Complex is in the wellestablished Timmins Gold Mining

Camp. Its main properties, Black Fox, Stock and Lexam, are positioned along Highway 101. 11 kilometers east of the town of Matheson is the Black Fox Property. The Stock property is located 22 kilometers west of Matheson and 45 kilometers east of the city of Timmins and of the Lexam properties. The Fox Complex comprises almost 7,000 hectares of land packages along 18 kilometers (11 miles) of the Destor-Porcupine Fault, known as the ‘Golden Highway’, which has a total strike length of approximately 200 kilometers (124 miles) and hosts many of the richest gold mines in the provinces of Ontario and Quebec. Starting from the east, the Black Fox Property is an important component of the complex, including the Black Fox and Froome mines and the Tamarack and Grey Fox deposits. The Black Fox mine had an initial production from 1997 to 2001. Re-commissioned in 2009, it operated continuously, with open pit commercial production from May 2009 to September 2015 and underground mining commenced in October 2011 and continued to 2021. The open pit and underground operations at the Black Fox mine produced a total of 950 thousand ounces of gold to the end of 2021. During 2021, production wound down at the Black Fox mine and ramped up at the Froome mine. Froome produced 24.3 thousand gold equivalent ounces in 2021 and is anticipated to produce 44 to 49 thousand gold equivalent ounces in 2022.


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A conversation with George Pirie

Note: This interview was conducted in mid-May before the Ontario provincial election in which Mr. Pirie was a candidate. By Kevin Vincent

Even with a lengthy international career in high-level mining management and a nearly four year stint as mayor of Timmins, George Pirie is a man with goals and dreams that most people would feel are unattainable. That’s George Pirie. Never idle – always thinking big and outside the box. In this conversation, Mining Life asked Pirie to reflect on his term as mayor and his vision on what he wants to accomplish next.

Mining Life: When you look back on the past few years, what goes through your mind? George: I’m heading into the fourth year as the Mayor. I can start off with why I ran, very simply, I didn’t really like the direction the city was going. It seems to me that there was a lot of negativity in the city. And all I saw, not only with Timmins, but Northern Ontario, was nothing but promise, unfulfilled potential, with an exciting future in every single field and in every mineral within the resources industry. In the mineral sector, there was a sense that things weren’t happening. And there’s this sense of almost - I won’t say people had given up - but I think they felt that nothing would happen. That it was inevitable. There had been 17 years where things hadn’t happened. And that dismayed me - because my career has been in resources. The first significant thing that happened was Cotè Lake - it was the provincial government that announced that and there was some conversations that happened with some senior ministers. And the rePage62 60 ML&EN SPRING 2022 Page

Côté Gold end of 2021 progress photo (Plant Construction). sult was - they appointed a senior environmental officer to get that project going. And I’ll tell you how significant that asset is. The drilling results that they have published, I believe, will indicate there’s 20 million critical mass of gold ounces there. And they’re not up to that right now. I think they’re about 15 million ounces. And I don’t think most of the mineral industry understands how significant 20 million ounces is. The Hollinger produced 20 million ounces from 19091965 at a price of gold that was only 35 bucks an ounce. That’s the highest price that was extracted. Mining Life: And that’s not the only big historic mine in the region. George: The Dome Mine closed underground operations about a year ago, and had produced from that source, about 15 million ounces. The McIntyre was about 10 million ounces. Kerr Addison and Virginiatown was about 10 million ounces. Those are world class deposits.

And when you have an exploration company and a development company that can talk about 20 million ounces, you know that you’ve got a world class deposit. For 17 years, for whatever reasons, that project wasn’t pushed across the line. And it was the provincial government of Doug Ford, the conservatives, that pushed that project to get it going. Mining Life: That was a huge announcement. George: That was like a light switch for the city of Timmins. And I think that this may, if I can call it that, turn despair in the sector into optimism. And I think that the projects that we had been talking about since I was elected, people realize that they could happen. We’ve got a number of exciting gold projects that continue to excite the investors - Galleon Gold is one of them. I’m particularly excited about the drilling at depth. And that project is being managed very well. It’s being managed in a very professional, logical and meCont’d on pg. 62


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“No shortage of exploration activity in Northern Ontario and Timmins is in the centre of it all” Cont’d from pg. 60

thodical fashion to ensure that asset will come to fruition. Mining Life: There’s no shortage of exploration in and around Timmins. George: I’ll talk about the exploration projects, Melkior, who’s got the project just to the west, again, continues to be a very well managed exploration property, doing everything correctly, adding resources in a very logical, methodical manner. And again, I’m very encouraged with the drilling there. GFG Resources, who had been concentrating on the western portion of their land position, just west of Timmins has changed focus to the east side of Porcupine, just in the Matheson area, just past Matheson and they’ve been picking up land and they’ve been drilling. And Brian Skanderbeg is a really respected geologist. And once again, they’re doing things properly. The drill results have been exceptional. They’re going back into old properties with a new fresh look. And they’re finding things in an area where in fact things should be found. So again, another example of things just getting done correctly that excite me about the exploration projects. Mining Life: Then there’s Moneta. George: Moneta is another company that’s picked up ground position to the east and once again, that’s a group again under professional Page64 62 ML&EN SPRING 2022 Page

management has really done the right thing, and they’re expanding the resources. And again, areas that have been explored but not well explored. So, it’s all very encouraging. Mining Life: It seems like all of the producers are revved up as well. George: Lake Shore Gold is doing exceptionally well. They’re meeting their targets and they continue to expand their resources. Newmont Porcupine just had an excellent conversation with the city talking about the future of Newmont. The century project was mentioned in that. It will be the project after the Pamour. Kirkland Lake Gold and the merger of Agnico will continue to excite the people in Timmins, and will be good for the people of Timmins. Because Timmins is the jumping off spot for Kirkland Lake as well as Detour. I think what will happen there’s a lot of assets to the east of Timmins, that in fact will demand another look at that company and we’ll see if they’re going to be assets that will fit with Agnico’s philosophy. Having said that, Agnico has a very active exploration program and would be a natural to provide that same type of exploration expertise on the properties that they have on the eastern side of the Porcupine. We’ll see how that develops. Mining Life: Those are attractive areas. George: Well, even if they don’t, and they decide that these are not

key assets, I know that there’s a number of companies that would scoop those assets in a heartbeat. And again, more drilling and more exploration is going to be good for Timmins and Northeastern Ontario and Timmins of course, is the hub of Northeastern Ontario’s exploration projects. These projects are taking place with well-known explorationists that are probably not talked about very much. Lionel Bonhomme has a stable of properties that he’s moving all the time. Charles Gryba, he used to explore in the area, packages of land to the northwest as well in close proximity to Kevin Philo’s projects that are being explored right now, all with very exciting geophysical signatures. Mining Life: One of the minerals you’ve talked about often is Niobium. George: We talked about rare earths and lithium. Again, Niobium, to the south of James Bay, we’ve talked about that for quite some time. That’s a project that will be developed. Chapleau is sitting on Niobium resource as well that should be developed. That will depend on whatever happens with the management that’s in place right now. I’m excited about the discovery of lithium and rare earths in the 20 miles of Otter Rapids. So, these are projects that are just on the horizon and will develop results. Mining Life: Of course, the big, unexpected news has been the disCont’d on pg. 64


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“Northern Ontario is excited over what Canada Nickel will bring to it’s communities” Cont’d from pg. 62

covery of nickel. George: The project that continues to really excite me is Canada Nickel. And just recently, they had their latest drill results. And the project continues to get bigger. The widths are extraordinary. The recoveries that they’ve mentioned as well are exceptional. And in the base metal game, that’s what it’s all about. We had a high grade zinc deposit, the caribou deposit in New Brunswick, high grade, but 11% zinc. But we couldn’t get the recoveries above 30%. So, you couldn’t make it go. The latest recovery numbers that I’ve seen on Canada Nickel were over 60%. And that’s huge. The fact that it’s included in serpentine makes the project totally different, it changes the scope of the project. It changes the type of deposits as well from the point of view of what you can do with that deposit, that you’re thinking yes, the end result of that extraction of resource should end up being developed here in the city because, again, it absorbs CO2. It enters a whole realm of manufacturing possibilities close to the source of the ore. It changes the whole scope of what we’re able to talk about here in Timmins and Northern Ontario because of that. And they’ve done an exceptional job with their relationships with indigenous communities and finding sources of green energy, which again, that’s going to be the key to developing any of these resources. The fact that you’re going to be able to operate these mines, and these sites from clean electricity. Mining Life: It seems like you’re highly optimistic. George: The whole feel of development around Timmins and the North has changed, because once again, we have what the world wants - green energy, lots of water, skilled people, clean air, and the ability to do this and manufacture here in a fashion that the world demands. And so if I think back to where we were slightly over three years ago, and where we are right now, I think there’s a quantum change. Page64 64 ML&EN SPRING 2022 Page 66

And what I feel is that now there’s a sense that this is inevitable, this will happen, we can make this happen here in Timmins and Northern Ontario. And that’s the sense of optimism, and it’s the sense of belief in the community, and the people that are leading it, that we can make this happen here. And I’m just talking about the mineral resources right now. If there’s one thing that I think that I can talk about is the fact that people, they believe in the future. And three years ago, I don’t really believe they thought that there was a belief here in the future. I meet people all the time and I am especially excited about the young people that are coming back from other places to work in Timmins because this is where they want to live, and this is where they want to raise their families. I think we’re on the cusp of a fundamental change in the future of Timmins and Northeastern Ontario. Mining Life: And the prosperity that comes with that optimism is being shared with First Nations like never before. George: You know my background - and it’s a core belief that I have that nothing is going to happen and nothing should happen without the full participation with the indigenous community. And not only participation, they’ve got to be the leaders. And that relationship has changed. And so you see agreements like Canada Nickel where they have an ownership position, they’re the owners, and that’s what should change, that’s what is changing. The realization that the indigenous people will have a stake in these projects as they should, there’s work to be done to make sure that that happens, and to ensure that everybody benefits. I’m sure that the end result will be a lot better for everybody.


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Wallbridge Mining continues trajectory as the Quebec-side Detour Lake Mine

By Kevin Vincent

Anyone paying attention to the gold sector in northeastern Ontario and northwestern Quebec is intimately familiar with the seemingly inevitable development of the Quebec-side Fenelon gold project as the natural extension of the Detour Lake Gold Mine on the west side of the border. It’s all thanks to a well-funded and highly-targeted exploration program that fans out in all directions from the Fenelon complex. In late March, Wallbridge Mining Company Limited reported a new round of positive drill results from the company’s regional exploration program on the DetourFenelon Gold Trend, which is targeting the discovery of satellite deposits and new mineralized zones near the Fenelon Gold and Martiniere projects. That includes new gold mineralization, including 42.63 g/t Au over 0.50 metre and 9.98 g/t Au over 0.60 metre, was intercepted on the Grasset Property, less than 10 kilometres east of the Fenelon deposit. The news didn’t stop there. A new gold system was identified in the northeastern portion of the Casault Gold Property (“Casault”), adjacent to Martiniere. “Wallbridge’s district-scale property on the DetourFenelon Gold Trend covers an area roughly the same distance as Rouyn-Noranda to Val d’Or, yet it is comparatively underexplored. We continue to see excellent potential for additional gold discoveries, with the opportunity to add to our existing resource base at Fenelon Page68 66 ML&EN SPRING 2022 Page

and Martiniere,” said Attila Péntek, Wallbridge’s Vice President, Exploration. “Approximately 10% of our 2022 exploration budget is dedicated to grassroots exploration on our properties in this district. Initial programs at Casault and Grasset have already delivered some very positive results and we are confident that we can continue to build on this success over the course of the year.”

Grasset Exploration Drilling Between November 2021 and February 2022, Wallbridge carried out exploration drilling 10 kilometres south-east of the Fenelon deposit, to follow-up on the Grasset Gold showing, where historic intersections include 1.66 g/t Au over 33 metres, with higher grade sub-intervals, such as 6.15 g/t Au over 4.04 metres. One of the first drill holes of the program, GR-21109 intersected sulfide-bearing quartz-carbonate veining containing visible gold, assaying 42.63 g/t Au over 0.50 metre. Gold mineralization in this area is hosted by gabbroic intrusive host rocks adjacent to the Sunday Lake Deformation Zone (“SLDZ”), which has an associated unit of thick polymictic conglomerates and is represented by strong brittleductile deformation zones. Another drill hole, FA21-328, testing interpreted structures adjacent to the SLDZ, discovered new gold mineralization with Cont’d on pg. 68


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Wallbridge announces appointment of Anthony (Tony) Makuch as Non-Executive Chair of its Board of Directors Cont’d from pg. 66

assay results up to 9.98 g/t Au over 0.60 metre. The geology and orientation of the deformation zones in these holes is similar to the Fenelon gold deposit, and analogous to other well-known gold deposits in the southern Abitibi. Given this very favorable environment for hosting gold mineralization, the Company will continue to explore for new gold zones that may have synergies with a future operation at Fenelon.

Casault Exploration Drilling

Wallbridge completed a 13-hole drill program totaling 5,300 metres to test grassroots targets on the unexplored northern part of Casault. This area, one to two kilometres north of the SLDZ, includes the same assemblage of rocks that hosts the company’s Martiniere gold deposit. In addition to 6.85 g/t Au over 2.00 metres in CAS-21123 previously reported, the drill program successfully identified gold mineralization near the eastern border of the property, toward Martiniere. Drill holes CAS-21-126 to CAS-21-130 all intersected anomalous gold mineralization associated with a volcanic assemblage, a newly discovered ultramafic intrusive complex and the same northwest-southeast structure that is interpreted to control the mineralization intersected in hole CAS-21-123. Structures of this orientation are known to be important conduits for gold at Fenelon, Martiniere, and as reported here, at Grasset and Casault. Wallbridge has an option to acquire up to a 65% interest in the 177-square-kilometre Casault Property from Midland Exploration. Casault covers a number of grassroots exploration targets four to 12 kilometres west of Martiniere and 34 to 41 kilometres west of Fenelon. The property encompasses more than 20 kilometres of the SLDZ, which hosts the company’s Martiniere and Fenelon gold deposits and the world-class Detour Lake mine.

Detour-Fenelon Gold Trend Grassroots Exploration

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and the eastern portion of Casault. The purpose of the survey was to provide high resolution magnetic data to help in geologic and structural interpretation and target generation. Such magnetic data has been invaluable at Fenelon in guiding exploration to recognize goldbearing and other structures. Further grassroots exploration programs completed in the first quarter of 2022 or planned for later in the year include: biogeochemical (tree bark) sampling, till sampling, outcrop mapping and prospecting, as well as additional UAV magnetics, all with the aim of providing additional geologic information to better define drill targets and improve discovery success. While all this was going on, the company elevated a familiar face to chair of the board. Wallbridge announced the appointment of Anthony (Tony) Makuch as Non-Executive Chair of its Board of Directors, effective April 4, 2022. Makuch has previously been a board member representing the interests of Kirkland Lake Gold, one of Wallbridge’s biggest shareholders. “We are now at an inflection point as we focus on advancing the company’s flagship Fenelon Gold project and other nearby properties located on our highlyprospective land package in the northern Abitibi region of Quebec,” said Alar Soever, the outgoing Chair of Wallbridge. “Tony has an outstanding track record of building and operating mines, with more than 35 years of leadership experience in the mining industry and deep expertise in the Abitibi Greenstone Belt. His track record and experience make him the ideal person to lead the Wallbridge Board as the Company embarks on this exciting new phase of its evolution.” Mr. Soever will continue to serve as a director of Wallbridge. Tony has served on the board of Wallbridge since December 2019. “The management team at Wallbridge has assembled a land package of outstanding scale and quality in the Abitibi region of northwestern Quebec, anchored around its cornerstone projects at Fenelon and Martiniere. Both of these projects have significant growth potential, and there is additional prospectivity and potential for new discoveries. I am excited to a play a role in supporting the Company’s development at this critical juncture,” said Mr. Makuch.


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cal forestry company for several years. Unbeknownst to the owners, hackers had infiltrated their office computer system. It’s clear the hackers had been in the system for quite some time, analyzing emails and scouring the computer system for an opportunity to exploit, perhaps for more than a year. One day, the contractor got a call from their large forestry client, it was the accounts payable clerk. “We’re just about to pay invoice 765 (not the real invoice number), did you really switch bank accounts?” “What?” came the reply from a

shocked bookkeeper. “What do you mean?” “You sent us an email on September 7th telling us that you had switched bank accounts and that we should send the next payment to your new account.” “No, I didn’t,” said the bookkeeper. “Well, it’s your email and it looks exactly like the emails you send me every month.” The invoice was for more than $90,000. Thanks to the accounts payable clerk who made a last-minute decision to verify the new bank account, disaster was avoided. The contractor would have been out more than 90 grand and their client would be in a sticky situation as well. Who’s at fault? The contractor? The client? Both? In the wake of Russia’s unprovoked war on Ukraine, cyber security has become a top priority for nation states and companies large and small around the world. As New Cont’d on pg. 78

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Test. Fix. Secure. Cont’d from pg. 76

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businesses across Canada secure their systems and data to succeed in today’s digital economy,” continued Minister Champagne. “SMOs have limited resources and generally don’t know what cybersecurity controls to implement or how to implement in order to be secure from cyber threats” said Keith Jansa, Executive Director, CIO Strategy Council. “We are pleased to have published CAN/CIOSC 104 in collaboration with Standards Council of Canada and Innovation, Science and Economic Development. The national standard is specifically tailored for SMOs and prescribes up to 55 cybersecurity controls to mitigate cyber risk while operating successfully in the digital world” continued Jansa. The CAN/CIOSC 104 Compliance Manager is a state-of-the-art cybersecurity SaaS solution, powered by CyberCatch, for SMOs in Canada to quickly and easily comply with CAN/CIOSC 104 and stay safe from cyber threats. The solution comprises of a tool-set to implement the necessary cybersecurity controls, with the help of a team of industry-leading cybersecurity experts. It also provides training to all employees and automatically and continuously tests controls to make sure there are no security holes for attackers to exploit and break in and steal data or infect ransomware. “The cloud-native platform solution

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Opinions vary on gold price direction By Frank Giorno

The global turmoil triggered by events in Eastern Europe has at least one positive upside, the price of gold has been on a steady uptick. At the time of publishing, the World Gold Council reported that gold rose for the second consecutive quarter in 2022 Q1, ending 8% higher at US$1,942/oz – its best quarterly performance since Q2 2020. It was among the best performing assets amid significant weakness in both equity and bond markets. In a period marked by economic uncertainty and increased volatility, gold proved a reliable source of diversification and wealth preservation. (Note: The price of gold over the last weeks in March and mid-April 2022 stood at $1,947.55 (USD) or $2,447.49 (CDN).) Gold’s Q1 performance was driven by rapidly rising inflation, higher interest rates, and geopolitical risks driven by the Russia-Ukraine war. The Gold Outlook 2022 outlined their expectation as investors sought high-quality safe havens amid equity market volatility and compounding unanticipated inflation pressures, including record oil prices. This pattern of gold increasing in value during times of crisis and uncertainty, has led some gold market analysts like Goldman Sachs to predict a surge in the price of gold to $2,500. Some have audaciously

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predicted a ceiling of $3,000. The last time the price of gold took a giant leap was in the crisis years of 2008 to 2012 when the world was in an economic downturn thanks to the inherent malfeasance in the United States housing, banking and industrial systems. The U.S. was also mired in major wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Gold leaped from $300 per oz US to $800 in 2008 and a few years later, reached the $1,000 plateau by 2010, climbing steadily to $US 1,800 by 2018. Then, it tapered off to around $US 1,700 and bounced back to $2020.98 per oz in 2020. Gold is traditionally used for investment purposes, jewelry, and in the manufacturing of various electronic and medical devices. According to mining investment website Investopedia, investors have an historic appetite for gold as the price of the metal has increased over the past 50 years. Like most commodities, supply and demand is incredibly important, but gold also retains additional value. Government vaults and central banks comprise one important source of demand for the metal. Investment demand, especially from large ETFs, is another factor underlying the price. Gold sometimes moves opposite to the U.S. dollar because the metal is dollar-denominated, making it a hedge against inflation. Supply is driven by mining production, which has leveled off since 2016.

Recently, according to Kitco News, U.S. investment bank Goldman Sachs pushed up its gold price projections in light the Russia-Ukraine war. With the ongoing conflict, the gold price rose to $2020.98/oz This is the highest level the yellow metal has traded since the summer of 2020. Looking closer at the forecasts, the bank changed its 3-month horizon to $2,300/oz, from $1950 previously. The 6-month protection has moved to $2,500/oz, from $2050/oz previously. And lastly the 12-month horizon to $2,500/oz, from $2150/oz previously. Goldman is citing an increase in demand from consumers, investors, central banks. Due to the rising geopolitical uncertainty. The World Gold Council points to key 2022 Q1 highlights. Gold leapt 8% in Q1, its best quarterly performance since Q2 2020. Gold rose a further 2% in March rapidly rising inflation and unexpected geopolitical risks more than offset the drag from higher nominal rates. But other gold market analysts offer a more balanced, less optimistic view even raising the possibility of gold prices decreasing. Scotiabank is taking a different tact. They forecast that the gold price could average $1,850 per oz in 2022 and drop to $1,700 a t oz in 2023. “Unquestionably market sentiment oscillates amongst the investment community focusing upon inflationCont’d on pg. 82


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Weir acquires Carriere Industrial Supply The Weir Group announces that it has completed the acquisition of Carriere Industrial Supply Limited (CIS), a premier manufacturer and distributor of highly engineered wear parts and aftermarket service provider to the Canadian mining industry. Its products, which include mining buckets and lip systems, help customers increase productivity through reduced downtime and improved safety. The enterprise value for the transaction was £20m, subject to customary working capital and net debt adjustments. The consideration was paid in cash at closing.

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Builds on long relationship with CIS acting as ESCO distributor in Eastern Canada for many years. Delivers on ESCO’s strategy to have direct sales channels in major mining markets. Increases ESCO’s capability in underground hard rock mining applications. Attractive commodity exposure; CIS has strong presence on gold mines and is located close to deposits of nickel and lithium.

Commenting, Andrew Neilson, President of Weir’s ESCO Division said: “The acquisition of CIS aligns with our strategy of providing direct sales and service to our mining customers and builds on our longstanding partnership, while also enhancing our capabilities in underground hard rock mining applications.”

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Electra Battery Materials, Cobalt Poised to Become a Global Leader

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Electra Battery Materials is in the process of developing and expanding its refinery to be an integral part of the North American battery supply chain, providing low-carbon, sustainable and traceable raw materials for the region’s fast growing electric vehicle industry. The electric battery manufacturing facility received a major boost with the announcement in early April, 2022 with the signing of an agreement with international miner Glencore AG for all the nickel and cobalt material pulled from recycling spent batteries at its proposed facility outside the town of Cobalt. Toronto-based Electra is setting up a battery recycling plant as part of its grander strategy to establish a battery materials industry park, geared to serve the rapidly expanding North American electric vehicle sector. The park will be the first of its kind on the continent. The metals recovered from used lithium-ion batteries are known as ‘black mass,’ a powder containing material such as cobalt, nickel, copper, lithium, manganese, aluminum and graphite. Under the agreement, Glencore will purchase all of the recycled nickel and cobalt for the first 18 months of operation. The agreement begins right after the battery park becomes operational at the beginning of 2023. Earlier, the Canadian and Ontario governments along with Glencore and Talon Metals contributed funds to the construction of the Electra Battery MaPage88 86 ML&EN SPRING 2022 Page

terials Park. Project contributions from all parties total C$950,000 and will be completed in phases during the second and third quarter of 2022. The project will now undergo additional ESG studies as well as further engineering and cost studies associated with the construction of a nickel sulfate plant and a battery precursor cathode active materials plant adjacent to Electra’s cobalt refinery and recycling plant. The culmination of this work would result in the creation of North America’s first integrated, localized and environmentally sustainable battery materials park. “We are pleased that the Government of Canada supports our vision of an integrated battery materials park, bringing together chemical refining, battery recycling and cathode precursor production as a means of establishing a world class battery supply chain with an ultra low carbon footprint. We are grateful for the Federal Government support with this collaborative five-party consortium working to build out the missing pieces of the North American battery supply chain. Canada is home to an abundance of nickel, North America’s only battery grade cobalt refinery and clean hydroelectric power. The goal is to leverage Electra’s existing footprint in order to bridge North America’s mineral wealth with a growing domestic EV production base, completing the onshoring of the entire electric vehicle value chain and reducing vulnerabilities on foreign supply.” said Michael Insulan, Vice Presi-

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Electra Battery Park to employ up to 250 people becoming a key pillar of the EV battery supply chain Cont’d from pg. 86

dent, Commercial. Electra will play a significant role in the evolution of the North American automotive supply chain as the transition to electric vehicles continues. Electra’s strategy is to produce sufficient battery material to supply 1.5 million electric vehicle batteries on an annual basis. The Company’s cobalt sulfate facility is on schedule to start later in 2022. The cobalt plant will be the first in Electra’s four-phase Battery Materials Park project. In the coming years, Electra intends to build further processing capacity for nickel sulfate, recycling of primary and secondary battery scrap materials and precursor production. The industrial complex when fully operational would employ up to 250 people, becoming a key pillar of the EV battery supply chain for battery-grade nickel sulfate and precursor cathode active materials. The Battery Materials Park will also include battery recycling

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to meet new demand with a more sustainable source of materials. As the world shifts to a greener, more connected and more tech-driven economy, there’s no question that demand for critical minerals will increase. These are the materials the world wants and needs for a broad array of uses, including smartphones, batteries for electric vehicles, pharmaceuticals, solar cells and advanced manufacturing technologies to name just a few. Under these growth conditions, reliable access to global supply chains is paramount. “We are delighted to partner with Ontario on this Battery Materials Park project. Ontario is home to North America’s only battery-grade cobalt refinery, an abundance of nickel and clean hydroelectric power. Together, we can leverage Electra’s existing footprint and the Government of Ontario’s ambitions to build a world-class battery supply chain in the province,” said Trent Mell, President and CEO, Electra Battery Materials Corporation. The Ontario government has been one of their biggest champions and they are grateful for their support. This is a great example of a true win-win where the public and private sectors are coming together to create meaningful economic opportunity. The foundations for the solvent extraction plant had begun and the project remains on budget at US$67 million, and on schedule to be commissioned in December 2022. All earthworks for the plant were completed late last year, and the pre-engineered building is expected to be completed by the end of April. All long lead equipment orders have been placed and the build out of the cobalt crystallizer circuit will begin shortly, with the arrival of key equipment between April and June. “Existing supply chain pressures have been further exacerbated over the past month by the resurgence of COVID in China and the Russian war in the Ukraine,” the company noted. “Early in the procurement process, Electra made the strategic decision to order long lead items from jurisdictions deemed less likely to experience supply chain interruptions. This has proven to be a sound strategy as our current timeline remains in line with the original schedule,” it added.


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HERE WE GROW AGAIN!

Alamos Gold groundbreaking for Island Gold Mine expansion It’s hard to beleive that since just over 6 years ago Alamos Gold was a single asset producer with their Mulatos Mine in northwest Mexico being their only

producing gold operation. Since it`s founding in 2003 Alamos has has completed two significant acquisitions. They’ve acquired the Young-Davidson and the

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Island Gold Mine expansion to more than double Mine Life Island Gold Mines, both in Northern Ontario which brought their production level up to approximately 500,000 ounces per year. Over two-thirds of the production and revenues come from the Young-Davidson Island Gold Mines. The company directly employs over 1,800 people globally, with over a thousand of those employees and certainly more contractors coming from Canada, primarily based in Northern Ontario.

to support. The project will bring good-paying jobs and prosperity throughout the region including northern and Indigenous communities.” The Honourable Todd Smith, Ontario Minister of Energy, stated: “Our government has reduced electricity prices for large industrial customers like Alamos Gold by 15 per cent through our Compre-

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Fast forward to April 11, 2022 Alamos Gold Inc. (TSX:AGI; NYSE:AGI) today announced the groundbreaking for the Island Gold Mine expansion. Already one of the most profitable mines in Canada, the expansion will increase production, lower costs, and be an economic engine for the Algoma region. The expansion will also best position the operation to benefit from additional exploration success. John A. McCluskey, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated: “When we first acquired the Island Gold Mine we were aware of its potential. It had 1.8 million ounces of Mineral Reserves and Resources, and through exploration investment we have increased this high-grade deposit to 5.1 million ounces of Mineral Reserves and Resources. By further investing in the Phase III expansion, we will more than double the mine life. This mine will be an economic engine for this region for years to come, and positively impact the closest town of Dubreuilville and surrounding communities.” The Honourable Greg Rickford, Ontario Minister of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry, stated: “The Island Gold expansion will help to strengthen the Algoma economy and is the latest in a series of recent success stories in Ontario’s mining sector— successes that our government is proud

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Island Gold Mine Phase III Expansion Highlights Cont’d from pg. 91

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During the construction phase of the expansion, employment is expected to double to 1,200 jobs • The Phase III Expansion study published in July 2020 outlined a 16 year mine life during which Island Gold is expected to expand from 1,200 tonnes per day (“tpd”) to 2,000 tpd following the completion of the shaft in 2025. This is expected to drive production approximately 70% higher to average 236,000 ounces of gold per year at significantly lower costs • Since the completion of the Phase III Expansion study, Mineral Reserves and Resources have increased 37% to total 5.1 million ounces of gold as of the end of 2021. This growth will be incorporated into an updated mine plan which is expected to be released mid-2022. The optimized mine plan is also expected to incorporate higher grade additions in proximity to the planned shaft bottom earlier in the mine life, further increasing the value of the operation • The addition of a shaft connected to low-carbon intensity grid power in Ontario will support higher mining rates with a smaller mobile fleet of haul trucks resulting in significantly lower diesel consumption. This is expected to drive a 35% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions over the Phase III mine life Island Gold Highlights • Island Gold’s employees account for over 20% of total mining employment in the Algoma region. Among Island Gold employees, approximately 6% belong to Indigenous communities, which is more than twice the mining industry average of 2.4% in Ontario • Island Gold’s practice of local hiring has increased economic stability in the local communities of Dubreuilville, Wawa, and White River, offering allowances and incentives to emCont’d on pg. 94


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ployees to move near the mine in Dubreuilville, indirectly helping to increase rural population as well as local resources and infrastructure • The Island Gold mine also helps contribute towards the formation of a highly skilled mining workforce and the accumulation of human capital in the local communities: it employs a wide range of tradespersons, such as welders, truckers, surveyors, scoop operators,

electricians, mechanics, bolters, millwrights, construction miners, geologists, blasters, conventional miners, engineers, and drillers • Alamos provides employees with opportunities to further develop their skills, expand their trades and attend training programs • Alamos offers training and education to community members to maintain a local qualified workforce and help residents acquire the qualifications for long-term employ-

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Exhibitors Booth Locations & Descriptions (alphabetical order)

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McIntyre Arena, Timmins, Ontario Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm & Thursday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm 1823 CONSULTING INC. Pavilion, P-35

Our extensive experience in engineering and project management helps to optimize budgets and meet project implementation deadlines. Our team works to improve decisions making either by offering strategic advices and/or by offering turnkey solutions.

360 SERVICES INC. Outdoor, O-30

We are building a reputation for the highest level of customer satisfaction. We have a full line of Align-Boring equipment and crews. Specialists in Bucket repairs and rebuilds.

3D-P EVTECH SOLUTIONS LTD. Arena 2, R5-02

3D-P solutions make Smart IoT (Internet of Things) a reality for mining. Through a complete range of wireless connectivity solutions, custom wireless design specific to the challenges of the industry, and the powerful edge-computing capabilities of the Intelligent Endpoint (IEP) product line, 3D-P provides both the connectivity and edge computing capability necessary for optimal management of your operations every day.

3L2R INC. Arena 1, R5-02

3L2R has gained a reputation as the most reliable and affordable source of refurbished electrical equipment throughout North America, and electrical services for Southwestern Ontario based clients. Our priority is to provide the very best in customer satisfaction by operating multiple divisions serving all areas of the electrical industry, including electrical equipment rental/leasing and custom electrical fabrication.

ACCESS Arena 1, Front 03, 04, 05

Rental & Sales services of mining utility vehicles. Supplier of qualified personnel for mining industry.

ACSS/CRYSTAL MEMORIES Arena 1, R6-06

We offer many support plans to choose from. Our technicians can not only help you with everyday computer problems, but also help with specialized software:

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Kurzweil, Dragon, Inspiration, Citrix/Blackboard Use, Online Course work and more. We cover all aspects including hardware and software sales, software troubleshooting, and software training.

ACTIVATION LABORATORIES LTD. Arena 1, R5-12

Actlabs has been recognized as one of the highest quality labs serving the mineral exploration industry for over 30 years. We provide fast turnaround time, responsive and knowledgeable customer service.

ACUREN GROUP INC. Outdoor, O-31

AFM INDUSTRIES Arena 2, R1-04

AFM Industries is a focused supplier of conveyor belting solutions and consultancy services to the material handling industry. Our product specialists work directly with end users, conveyor engineers and consulting engineers to match the proper product to the project based on our vast pool of focused experience and global resources. AFM Industries supplies the tunneling, minerals, cement and bulk handling industries worldwide with both individual conveyor belts and complete large scale project packages.

AGAT LABORATORIES LTD. Arena 1, R5-14

Alternative Access Solutions for Mining. Acuren is the industry leader in nondestructive testing (NDT), inspection, engineering, and rope access integrated services. Acuren’s world-class team of engineers has extensive experience both in the field and in our laboratories to provide a higher level of reliability. Acuren offers you an unrivaled spectrum of traditional and advanced nondestructive testing and NDE methods to ensure cost-effective and accurate inspection results.

AGAT Laboratories offers full service analysis to the Mining, Environmental, Energy, Industrial, Transportation, Life Sciences and AgriFood sectors. AGAT Laboratories’ Canadian network of laboratory locations provides clients with analysis in which the most up to date technical standards are met. With world class facilities and stateof-the-art instrumentation, AGAT Laboratories delivers “Service Beyond Analysis”.

ADVANCED HEAT SOLUTIONS INC. Arena 2, R5-11

AGNICO EAGLE MINES LIMITED Arena 2, R2-03, 04

Heat treatment equipment; sales, leasing and rentals. Consumables; heaters, insulation, thermocouples etc. Calibration; maintenance and scheduled service. Operator training courses. Project management. Consulting services including engineering facilitation. Custom built heat treating equipment.

ADVANCED MAPPING SOLUTIONS Arena 2, R6-04

AMS, is a Canadian based company serving companies across North America. As a supplier of innovative safety GPS based products, we aim to support Mining, Construction Professionals and Heavy Equipment Safety Programs.

ADVANCED SECURITY Pavilion, P-19

Advanced Security is 100% First Nation owned. We operate out of Timmins. We specialize in providing Security Services such as, professional guards, Loss Prevention and Security System Installation. *Job Board Company

Agnico Eagle is a senior Canadian gold mining company, producing precious metals from operations in Canada, Australia, Finland and Mexico. It has a pipeline of high-quality exploration and development projects in these countries as well as in the United States and Colombia. Agnico Eagle is a partner of choice within the mining industry, recognized globally for its leading environmental, social and governance practices. The Company was founded in 1957 and has consistently created value for its shareholders, declaring a cash dividend every year since 1983. *Job Board Company

AIR CREEBEC Arena 1, R6-08

Air Creebec’s primary purpose is to provide safe, reliable and efficient air transportation within Eeyou Istchee and beyond.

ALAMOS GOLD Arena 1, R1-12

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solid financial performance, low-cost production growth, and a company-wide commitment to social responsibility and environmental stewardship. We currently operate three mines – two in Canada and one in Mexico – and we have a strong portfolio of development stage projects in Canada, Mexico, Turkey and the United States. Our core values of safety, teamwork, environmental sustainability, integrity and commitment allow our more than 1,700 dedicated employees to thrive in their careers and to create a lasting legacy that benefits all Alamos stakeholders. *Job Board Company

ALBARRIE ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES Arena 2, R3-07

Albarrie Environmental Services is the leading North American textile manufacturer specializing in high-quality air filtration products and maintenance services for dust collectors.

ALLIANCE MERCANTILE INC. Arena 1, R3-11

Since 1920, Viking wet weather gear has set the standard in quality for keeping workers safe, dry and comfortable. Viking products are market leaders in Industrial Rainwear, Hi-Visibility Safety Garments, Flame Resistant Clothing, Custom uniform programs, Specialty Work Gloves and Footwear for use in the Mining, forestry and Construction industry

ALS GEOCHEMISTRY Arena 1, R6-02

Laboratories specializing in analytical data service and metallurgy services for the mining industry. With over 60 locations around the world we are able to provide consistent, swift, productive and reliable service to our clients.

ALTERNATE STARTS LTD. Arena 2, R5-04

Supply, Install, & Service the following: Starters and alternators Mobile air conditioning Espar & Webasto heater Lincoln grease Groeneveld system

AMERICAN IRON & METAL (AIM) Arena 1, R6-16, 17, 18

American Iron & Metal (AIM) is a Canadian-based company founded in 1936. Recognized as one of North America’s most sophisticated recyclers of ferrous and

non-ferrous metals. AIM MineSource offers you a complete range of quality and diversified mining products. Fast delivery and large inventory of pipes, wire mesh, grinding media, etc.

AMG METALS Pavilion, P-01

AMG brings you the best dump truck bodies in the industry, with quality custom fabrication, pedestrian bridges, in aluminum and steel, cwb certified, engineers on staff.

AMI ATTACHMENTS Outdoor, O-29

AMI Attachments is an industry-leading manufacturer of quality, reliable construction equipment attachments, including exclusively patented designs. With a facility in Ontario, AMI serves the heavy equipment attachment market across North America.

AQUATECH DEWATERING COMPANY Arena 1, R2-08, 09

Aquatech is a complete service provider of specialized pumping and environmental equipment for fluid handling and testing applications. While mostly known for our construction and mine dewatering, and groundwater related services, we also offer a complete line of pumping equipment.

ARIEL TECHNOLOGY INC. Arena 1, R1-14

ATLAS POLAR COMPANY LTD. Arena 2, R5-07

Get the highest quality truck mounted & waterway cleaning equipment. Backed by the largest parts and service team in Canada to maximize your business uptime and performance!

AXIOM EQUIPMENT GROUP Arena 1, R5-05

Axiom Equipment Group offers the best-inclass power solutions equipment, which includes a line-up of 20-150 kVA generators, as well as electric, solar-hybrid, & diesel light towers, with eco-friendlier products coming soon!

AXXESS INTERNATIONAL INC. Arena 1, R6-10

We take care of analyzing the documentation for each of your shipments to ensure that your declarations are compliant with the customs regulations in effect. We ensure the accuracy of the tariff classification is adequate and verify import requirements for your products and legislation from all government agencies. Axxess International offers you experienced personnel and a personalized service according to your requirements.

AZIMUTH ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTING, INC. Arena 2 - Upper Deck, UD-02

Ariel Technology Inc. is a Canadian company and an undisputed leader in the manufacturing of high-quality climate control solutions such as UL and CSA Approved control panel Fan Filters, Exhaust Filters, Thermostats, Hygrostat, Thermoelectric Cooling Units, Axial Fans, Heaters and all related accessories.

Azimuth Environmental Consulting, Inc. provides diverse expert environmental solutions to meet clients’ needs. Our professional consultants have expertise in environmental planning/engineering, hydrogeology, contaminant hydrogeology, geochemistry, biology, rehabilitation and environmental DNA assessments.

ASDR Outdoor, O-27

BARMINCO Arena 1, R4-01

Engineering services, water treatment and ECOMUD sludge treatment system for mining drilling activities.

ATLAS DEWATERING CORPORATION Arena 2, R6-03

Atlas Dewatering - Since 1946 - providing complete Pumping & Dewatering systems. Godwin Pumps. Largest diesel pump rental fleet in Northern Ontario. Open pit, tailings, high head, spring run-off, low PH, slurries, emergency response. Design, deliver, install, commission, operate.

Your full-service underground mining partner. HIGH SPEED DEVELOPMENT with unmatched safety, speed and efficiency Barminco is the global leader in high speed hard rock mine development. *Job Board Company

BARRICK HEMLO Arena 1, R4-14

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McIntyre Arena, Timmins, Ontario Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm & Thursday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Hemlo has produced more than 21 million ounces of gold, and has been operating continuously for more than 30 years. It consists of the Williams mine—an under-

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McIntyre Arena, Timmins, Ontario Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm & Thursday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm ground and open pit operation—located about 350 kilometers east of Thunder Bay, Ontario. *Job Board Company

BARRIE WELDING & MACHINE LTD. Arena 2, R5-06

With over 250,000 sqft and 230+ employees, Barrie Welding is a one-stop custom jobbing shop for all of your needs. We offer services in machining, welding/fabrication, design, automation, and heavy equipment repair.

BCI RUBBER Pavilion, P-32

For more than thirty years, experts at BCI Rubber continue to perfect the art of molding custom rubber and silicone parts. From design to delivery, we meet our commitments and build relationships of trust with all our customers. Our great expertise and our desire to realize all your projects, from the simplest to the most complex, have been building our reputation for many years.

BECKER VARIS Arena 1, R2-11

Becker Varis is dedicated to the development and application of effective communications in Mining and tunnelling. Its success is a result of industry leading advancements in communication, automation and global service capabilities.

BEHLEN INDUSTRIES Pavilion, P-38

BEHLEN Industries LP was established in 1969 in Brandon, Manitoba and is Canada’s largest manufacturer of Frameless and Rigid Frame building systems. ARTSPAN Inc. is a division of WGI, manufacturing Structural Insulated Steel Panels for all types of building projects. ARTSPAN also manufactures portable structures including the Teleshop, a versatile telescoping portable building ideal for remote job sites.

BELTERRA CORP. Arena 2, R5-09

Belterra, Canada’s leading single-source conveyor service provider, you can work with confidence. From product recommendations to complete conveyor belt installation, conveyor alignment and repairs, pulley lagging, and rubber lining service has grown to be the cornerstone of our business.

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BLUE HERON SOLUTIONS Arena 1, R1-02

“Specializing in the mining industry, Blue Heron Environmental is a company of professionals with extensive practical experience in assisting clients with the management of environmental, safety and regulatory risks”

BME MINING CANADA Arena 1, R2-07 Outdoor, O-26

Since 1984, we’ve consistently raised the bar on industry, safety and environmental standards. BME provides sustainable solutions and ongoing support that create value across the blasting cycle - for our partners, their workforce and the broader mining community.

BRANDT Outdoor, O-01, 02, 03

Brandt is deeply invested in the mining industry; offering a unique mix of products and services, delivered through an extensive network of 56 full-service branches, that no one competitor can match. Brandt est profondément investi dans l’industrie minière : elle offre une combinaison unique de produits et de services, fournie par un réseau étendu de 56 succursales à service complet, qu’aucun concurrent ne peut égaler.

BRIGADE ELECTRONICS Arena 2, R8-12

Brigade Electronics is a market leader in manoeuvring safety with a wealth of global mining experience and knowledge of the problems our customers face. Our complementary range reduces the risk of collisions and injury and improve driver performance.

BUCAN ELECTRIC HEATING DEVICES Arena 2 - Upper Deck, UD-01

Bucan designs and manufactures custom-made electric heating products, control systems and thermal sensors for mines, hydro-electric dams, laboratories, railway lines & railcars, and the aerospace, plastics, petro-chemical and medical industries.

BUREAU VERITAS MINERALS Arena 1, R2-10

We are a full service laboratory providing the mining industry with solutions in analytical methods, metallurgy, mineral-

ogy and other testing services. With over 68,000 employees worldwide Bureau Veritas is positioned to be your trusted partner.

CAB PRODUCTS Pavilion, P-25

CAB Products is recognized for our high quality, cost-effective hangers used to improve safety and cut operating costs by supporting/organizing all types of hoses, pipes, and cables in mines, tunnels and construction areas. Through our product line, hundreds of disabled individuals foster their independence.

CAC TURBO INTERCOOL LTD. Pavilion, P-07

CAC Turbo Intercool is a leading manufacturer of aluminum radiators, charge air coolers, oil coolers, and complete powertrain cooling assemblies. We provide turnkey solutions for the most rigorous applications in the industry.

CAMBRIAN COLLEGE Arena 1, R6-07

The largest college in northern Ontario, Cambrian offers more than 80 career-focused full-time programs, as well as hundreds of part-time courses/programs and corporate training opportunities across diverse fields of study.

CANADA NICKEL COMPANY Arena 1, R1-11

Canada Nickel is advancing the next generation of high quality, high potential nickel-cobalt projects to deliver the metals needed to power the electric vehicle revolution and feed the high growth stainless steel market. *Job Board Company

CANADIAN INSTITUTE OF MINING METALLURGY & PETROLEUM (CIM) Arena 2, Front-02

CIM is the leading professional association for the minerals industry with members across Canada and globally. CIM is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge as well as the promotion of networking, innovation and sustainable practices for the mining industry.

CANADIAN POND Pavilion, P-14

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aeration for tailing ponds and de-icing of retention basins to prevent any shutdown due to lack of available water in winter.

CANAM Pavilion, P-26

Canam Group specializes in designing and fabricating metal components for the North American construction industry. Canam is active in the sectors of building, structural steel and bridge construction.

CANPIPE LIMITED Arena 2, R1-08

Canpipe Limited manufactures custom pipe products used in mining and smelting operations. PVC pipe used for exploration and blast hole lining and steel pipe used for lancing and burning.

CANUN INTERNATIONAL Outdoor, Jackleg Competition Site

CANUN International designs and manufactures pneumatic rock drills. Products include CANUN Jacklegs, Stopers, Sinker Drills, Screen Pushers, Quarry Drills and CANUN Service Parts. All products are manufactured and assembled in Canada.

CARGOLUTION CANADA Arena 2, R8-02

Since its inception, Cargolution has been dedicated to providing customized, turnkey services to businesses seeking national and international transportation logistics support they can rely on, carried out with the utmost courtesy, vigilance, efficiency and security.

CARTO CANADA INC. Arena 2, R7-08

CartoCanada Inc. is the sole provider of senseFly & Parrot drone solutions in Canada. Having almost 10 years of experience with these products, we are able to achieve the highest level of support, service and training to our clients. CartoCanada also has strong ties to regulation based training, allowing for the full “top to bottom” drone solution. With experts covering a vast number of application industries, we are excited to get your business flying today!

CATALYS LUBRICANTS Arena 2, R5-10

Catalys Lubricants, formerly known as Case ‘N Drum and RP Oil, is a lubricant distributor with three locations servicing Ontario.

Catalys Lubricants is committed to providing quality products and great service.

CD INDUSTRIAL GROUP INC. Arena 2, R4-07

CD Industrial Group Inc. is Canada’s leading provider of hands-on hydraulics training and the home of the globally acclaimed, simulations-based online learning site, LunchBoxSessions.com. For twenty years CDIG has traveled throughout Canada’s heavy industries providing highly customized learning challenges for teams who wish to improve their troubleshooting and maintenance skills.

CD NOVA Arena 1, R3-03

MOXA manufactures robust, reliable, industrial-strength Network Infrastructure products, Computers, Edge Connectivity and Automation Solutions to facilitate safer and smarter workplaces in hazardous environments and uninhabitable terrains.

CEMENTATION CANADA INC. Arena 1, R6-09

Cementation is an underground mine contracting and engineering company. We are focused on safety and building long term relationships with Clients. Our engineering expertise plays a critical role in our ability to deliver design and build services for underground mine projects. Our “best for project” philosophy begins with a solid understanding of the overall goals for each project and results in decisions that are made in the best interests of the project as a whole. *Job Board Company

CENTER ROCK INC. Arena 2, R2-07

Center Rock manufacturers a full line of air rock drilling tools and accessories including DTH hammers & bits, overburden drilling systems, and LP Canister Drills (Standard, Reverse Circulation, HDD, Mining & Utility).

CHANGSHA VIBO WEARABLE MATERIAL CO. LTD Arena 2 - Upper Deck, UD-03

Changsha VIBO Wearable Material Co. LTD is a professional manufacturer of bimetallic composites and dozer blade, which focuses on wear solutions. VIBO factory covers 30000 square meters, and owns complete

state-of-the art production line with capacity of 2000tons bimetallic wear parts and 6000tons dozer blade. Attributed to strong R & D ability, high quality and good service.

CIS CARRIERE INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY LTD Arena 1, R1-16, 17, 18, 19

CIS has over 50 years’ experience in manufacturing and delivering cost effective wear products and services. Our company’s approach is to provide innovative solutions to customers wear problems.

CLEAN HARBORS INC. Arena 2, R5-05

Clean Harbors is a full service environmental company, offering onsite emergency response, site remediation, dredging/dewatering and industrial cleaning services. Clean Harbors has an extensive internal network of waste disposal facilities to manage your hazardous waste disposal needs.

CLOVERDALE PAINT Arena 2, R8-06

Whether for protective coatings, OEM finishes or general industrial coatings, we have evolved… Wet on Wet systems, DTM (direct to metal systems), isocyanate free urethanes, abrasion resistant ceramic coatings, and a lot more…

COENCORP Arena 2, R7-06

We design, manufacture, sell, and support fleet and fuel management hardware and software for the mining industry. Centralize and automate the management of crucial elements such as fixed and mobile fueling, generators, maintenance & work orders, and real-time asset tracking.

COLLEGE BOREAL Arena 1, R3-09

Collège Boréal provides a high calibre personalised education to a diverse clientele and it practices community leadership to foster the sustainable development of the francophone community of Ontario.

CONSOLIDATED INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS Arena 1, R6-19

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McIntyre Arena, Timmins, Ontario Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm & Thursday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Consolidated Industrial Products Inc. is your one-stop-shop for all your industrial product needs. We carry a wide array of products and support services for the mining, construction, commercial, trans-

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McIntyre Arena, Timmins, Ontario Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm & Thursday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm portation and equipment supply industries. CIP Inc. supplies an extensive range and selection of packaging, cleaning and personal hygiene products suitable for any environment, including commercial, mining and industrial. CIP Inc. supplies & repairs a vast selection of pumps used in the mining, industrial & commercial industries.

CONTINENTAL CONVEYOR (ONTARIO) Arena 1, R3-05

Continental Conveyor, established in 1963, specializes in the design, engineering and manufacturing of mechanical bulk materials handling equipment and systems. Continental serves the mining, pulp and paper and aggregates industries as well as many others. Continental’s product line includes belt conveyors, screw conveyors, pulleys, idlers, bucket elevators, vibrating feeders and conveyors, bin activators, en masse chain conveyors, stackers, apron feeders and weighfeeders. Continental also designs and develops complete engineered systems.

COOPER EQUIPMENT Arena 1, R1-13 Outdoor, RS-01

Cooper Pump Solutions, provides customized engineered solutions to your specific mine dewatering needs. We can provide efficient and reliable BBA pumps for sale or rent. When powered by Cooper Equipment Rentals we can help you 24/7.

CORBEC INC. Arena 2, R1-12

Our facilities are equipped with kettle sizes which allow for the galvanizing of a wide range of steel products. Come and talk about it with our Sales Representatives!

COS PHI Arena 1, Front 02

Cos Phi is a full service Power Factor Correction and Power Quality correction company that offers services from initial investigation of power quality issues to design, manufacture, application and ongoing preventative maintenance services of power factor and power quality correction equipment.

CREIGHTON ROCK DRILL LTD. Outdoor, O-25

Creighton Rock Drill Ltd. is a large range supplier of construction, drilling, Ground

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Engaging Tools and parts. Products include tools for hydraulic demolition and rock drilling as well as a variety of rock breakers and compactors, wear parts and teeth, cutting edges and fasteners.

CUSTOM CONCRETE (NORTHERN) Arena 1, R6-04

Custom Concrete (Northern) has been producing and delivering concrete and aggregate to residential, commercial, institutional and industrial customers since 1976. We have built a solid reputation over this time by consistently delivering the highest quality products, to specification and on time, along with outstanding customer service.

CYBERCATCH Arena 2, R8-04

The CyberCatch platform helps you implement the necessary controls, then the platform automatically and continuously tests the controls to find control failures so you can fix promptly and stay safe from attackers. All of this without you having to break the bank.

DARBY MANUFACTURING Arena 1, R4-08

Darby Manufacturing is your first step to quality industrial seating. As the largest seating distributor in North America, we carry a wide range of seats and parts from Grammer to Isri, Promek to Be-Ge, Pilot, Kab, Milsco, Sittab and most recently Sears seating. Our lines of products can be built to suit any piece of mining mobile equipment. So take the leap and go with Darby, your durable, versatile, affordable, comfortable industrial seating company.

DE-ON SUPPLY INC. Arena 1, R1-03

DSI / Clean Burn is the world’s leading distributor of USED OIL HEATING appliances, that include Used oil Furnaces, Used Oil Boilers, and used oil recycling centres that generate FREE HEAT from motor oils and petroleum based fluids commonly used in all types of internal combustion engines.

DERRICK CORPORATION Arena 2, R1-02

Derrick Corporation has pioneered the development of wet and dry fine screening solutions to serve diverse industries throughout the world for more than 70 years.

DIATEC CANADA Arena 2, G-D

DiaTec is Canada’s leading supplier of audiological equipment and hearing supplies. With a wide array of audiometers and audiometric test booths, DiaTec can meet your hearing screening and conservation needs. With a nation wide team of service managers, DiaTec will deliver the best-in-class installation and service.

DJB EQUIPEMENTS MINIERS Outdoor, O-31B DJB MINING PRODUCTS & SERVICES Arena 1, R5-04

DJB Mining Products & Services Ltd. specializes in Align Boring, Bucket Rebuilds and custom fabrication. DJB also supplies John Deere Underground Tractors and Structural Steel Services. Armed with a team of experienced personnel, DJB has been servicing all of Northern Ontario since 2010. *Job Board Company

DRAGAN TECHNOLOGIES INC. Pavilion, P-20

Engineers, Designs, and Manufactures; Tough, High Quality, Electrical and Electronic products; as well as, OEM products to meet harsh requirements.

DRAGONWEAR Arena 1, R5-13

True North® has been a trusted source for lifesaving gear and clothing for 27 years, operating under the brands True North Gear® and DragonWear®. We provide the pinnacle in performance through a design philosophy that embraces durability, comfort, and protection as inclusive elements.

DRIVE-LINE INCORPORATED Arena 2, R1-10

DRIVE-LINE INCORPORATED was established in 1971, and has grown to become one of the leading suppliers of industrial clutches and brakes in the Canadian marketplace. Drive-Line Inc. is proud to have partnered with Altra Industrial Motion’s Heavy Duty Overrunning Clutch and Brake division, where we are the only Canadian Authorized Repair Centre.

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ufacturer & supplier of specialist ground support products to the underground industry. DSI Underground has over 1400 employees worldwide with operations across EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa), APAC (Asia-Pacific), North America and South America.

DUECK’S MECHANICAL INC./ DIAMOND SHELTERS Arena 2, R2-05 Diamond Shelter buildings are manufactured to CSA standards W47.1 & A660 and range from 15’ to 160’ wide, with many custom designs and lengths available. DPF Canada are distributors of DPF / DOC filters & Diamond Shelter buildings - which are widely used in the agricultural, commercial, industrial, and mining sectors.

DUMAS Arena 1, R3-10 Dumas is a leading full-service underground mine contractor providing services to clients throughout the Americas. *Job Board Company

DYNAMIK FABRICATION Pavilion, P-10, 11 Dynamik Mining Products offers a wide range of solutions for the mining sector such as drilling products, hydraulics, HVAC, chemicals and much more. Please feel free to come visit us at our booth.

DYNAMIX AGITATORS INC. Arena 2, R8-13 Dynamix Agitators engineers and manufactures industrial mixers for chemical markets worldwide. We incorporate over 45 years of industrial mixing experience into our industrial mixer models and chemical mixer solutions. Our chemical mixers and agitators are configured to suit your needs. We strive to understand your product and process needs so that we can custom engineer a chemical mixer accordingly.

DYNO NOBEL INC. Arena 1, R4-12 Customers in the mining industry choose Dyno Nobel for quality products, reliable service and technical expertise. Renowned for excellent safety performance and innovative explosive products and services, Dyno Nobel delivers ground breaking performance.

ENERGY LOGIC FURNACES Arena 2, Back C Climate control is one of the biggest challenges facing industrial operations such as manufacturing, distribution, and vehicle assembly. Loud machinery, ambient heat, hard manual labor, heavy equipment, and storage of sensitive goods all require air circulation and climate control. EnergyLogic is proud to offer the industry leader in high-volume, low-speed (HVLS) fan systems. Energylogic’s MacroAir HVLS systems stand apart from competitors’ fans through a history of innovation.

ENVIRONMENTAL 360 SOLUTIONS Outdoor, O-35 Environmental 360 Solutions Inc. is an environmental management company providing solutions to municipalities and Industrial, Commercial and Institutional customers. With operations across eleven Canadian cities in Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia, E360S is dedicated to becoming one of North America’s leading and most trusted environmental management companies.

EPC CANADA Arena 1, R2-03, 04 EPC Canada is one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of a full range of explosives products for all applications; with a depth of experience and expertise in storage and distribution in underground mining, construction and surface mining throughout Canada.

EPIROC Arena 1, R1-05, 06, 07, Outdoor, O-16 Epiroc is a leading productivity partner for the mining, infrastructure and natural resources industries. With cutting-edge technology, Epiroc develops and produces innovative drill rigs, rock excavation and construction equipment, and provides world-class service and consumables. The company was founded in Stockholm, Sweden, and has passionate people supporting and collaborating with customers in more than 150 countries. Part of the Atlas Copco Group

EQUINOX GOLD – GREENSTONE MINE Arena 2, R2-06 Greenstone Gold Mines is a 60/40 partnership between Equinox Gold and Ori-

on Mine Finance for the joint ownership and development of the Greenstone Project and the Kenogamisis, Brookbank and Viper Properties. Located in the Geraldton-Beardmore Greenstone Belt in Ontario, Canada, the properties are made up of several claim groups having a cumulative strike length of more than 105 kilometres along the district’s most prospective geological structures. The properties have excellent access to infrastructure, including the Trans-Canada Highway (Canada’s national highway) and the TC Energy’s natural gas pipeline, which extends along its length. Greenstone Gold Mines’ objective is to become a gold producer, focused on the environment and social responsibility. *Job Board Company

EQUIPMENT NORTH INC. Outdoor, O-17 Equipment North develops, rents, sells and commissions mobile material handling solutions for underground mines. With full-service branches in Sudbury and Timmins, Equipment North is a short drive from upwards of 30 operating underground mines as well as the region’s host of smelters, refineries and mills. From conception through production and aftermarket service, our technical team work in conjunction with industry experts to ensure that our products exceed the demands and expectations of the people who use them.

EROCON ENVIRONMENTAL GROUP INC. Outdoor, O-05 EROCON was established in 1965 as an erosion control contractor to address challenges in reducing soil erosion through the use of vegetation establishment. We provide a full range of services essential to the complete and permanent rehabilitation of any type of altered, disturbed or derelict lands. EROCON has over 50 years of experience in the successful reclamation of such land. EROCON is equipped to address a variety of site conditions often inaccessible to conventional techniques and equipment. We pride ourselves in having completed a number of prominent projects throughout Northern Ontario and across Canada.

Exhibitors Booth Locations & Descriptions (alphabetical order)

McIntyre Arena, Timmins, Ontario Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm & Thursday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

EUTECTIC CASTOLIN Arena 2, Front 04 Castolin Eutectic is a leading global wear management solution provider. We help enhance the performance of any fixed and mobile mining assets, while increasing pro-

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McIntyre Arena, Timmins, Ontario Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm & Thursday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm ductivity and uptime. Our Service Centers offer turnkey solutions through capitalizing on our wear liners, pipes and polymers as well as cutting-edge laser cladded wear components.

EXCEED ENGINEERING INC. Pavilion, P-23

Exceed Electrical Engineering specializes in control system design, industrial networking, security, and electrical distribution minimizing system downtime. We use innovative modern technologies to solve problems safely and securely.

FASTCOVER FABRIC STRUCTURES LTD. Arena 2, R4-02

Meeting the needs of Customers in Mining, oil & gas, construction and agricultural sectors with High Quality engineered fabric structures for over 36 years. Factory direct sales and installation services ensure Customer Satisfaction.

FEDERAL SCREEN PRODUCTS, INC. Arena 1, R6-13

Manufacturers of Wedge Wire screen products. Screens for the Water Treatment markets including Nozzles, Header and Lateral assemblies, Hub assemblies, Panels and Strainer baskets.

FKC-LAKE SHORE Arena 2 - Upper Deck, UD-04

FKC-Lake Shore offers design-build services for innovative, Mine Hoisting and Vertical Conveyance Systems throughout North and South America. Products & Services: Hoists, Vertical Conveyors, Skips, Loading Pockets, Cages, Sheaves, Wire Ropes, Rope Attachments, Headframes, Brakeman Cars, and Electrical Controls.

FLEXCO Arena 2, G-C

Flexco goes beyond manufacturing belt fasteners, cleaners, and maintenance products to developing real solutions to your belt conveyor challenges.

FLO COMPONENTS LTD. Arena 2, R5-08

FLO is an autogreasing systems and garage bulk fluid handling specialist (Lincoln, SKF, Alemite, Graco dealer). FLO is featuring FLOlink, a direct wireless, Telematics Monitoring & Notification system for Autogreasers.

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FLSMIDTH INC. Arena 1, R6-01

FLSmidth Mine Shafts Systems division has supplied mining equipment for more than 90 years, formally under Dorr-Oliver then GL&V. FLSmidth purchased GL&V in 2007 encompassing all product lines in the material handling and mineral processing equipment sector. The Mine Shaft Systems division operates as a standalone center of excellence, dedicated solely to providing customers with Hoists, Skips, Cages, Sheaves, Load Stations, Mine Cars, Rope Attachments and many other shaft related equipment.

FOCUS NDT/EAGLE EYE NDT Arena 2, R1-13

Focus NDT provides non-destructive testing and inspection services for wide range of industries. Founded in Ontario, Canada, we serve customers throughout North America and globally from our strategically located offices in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia. Our team of certified inspectors are overseen and managed by senior staff who have over 50 years of inspection and reporting experience, with specialized expertise in a wide range of industries.

FOUNTAIN TIRE Arena 1, R4-04, 05, 06

Fountain Tire’s extraordinary service and extensive line of mining tires for various all-terrain situations enables mining companies to maximize the full potential of the equipment they operate.

FOURNIER INDUSTRIES Pavilion, P-04

Whether it is for a turnkey project or more simply for a design service, detailed engineering, drawings, manufacturing, machining, welding, or installation and startup, our experienced workforce will be able to meet the requirements of our customers by offering a full range of solutions and by offering quality service.

FRF HYDRAULIC INC. Pavilion, P-02

FRF Hydraulic Inc., is the choice provider for all PALFINGER Cranes and Equipment. With over 30 years’ experience, FRF Hydraulic Inc., provides superior expertise, matched with fair pricing and excellent workmanship.

G4 DRILLING LTD. Arena 2, R4-09

G4 Drilling is an Abitibi, Quebec, Canada based company, created in 2006 and is part of the G4 Holding Group (G4). We are active in Canada and Mexico in 3 drilling sectors. Our assets include 70 drilling machines covering diamond drilling (surface and underground), petroleum exploration drilling and drilling-blasting operations for open pits. *Job Board Company

GALLEON GOLD CORP. Arena 1, R2-12

Galleon Gold is an exploration and development company focused on advancing the West Cache Gold Project in Timmins, Ontario. The project is situated along the Porcupine-Destor gold belt, approximately 7 km northeast of Pan American Silver’s Timmins West Mine and 14 km southwest of Newmont’s Hollinger Mine. Since acquiring the project the Company has demonstrated significant Mineral Resource growth while providing a strong valuation in its maiden Preliminary Economic Assessment. Permitting and baseline studies in support of a bulk sample are currently underway.

GARAGE SUPPLY CONTRACTING INC. Arena 2, Back-B

Garage Supply specializes in facility design, maintenance and repairs serving all provinces and territories. Our expertise is in vehicle lifts, state of the art washes, heavy duty garage equipment and cement work. We have construction, service and electrical divisions to meet all your installation needs at competitive prices.

GEOSIGHT TECHNOLOGIES Arena 1, R1-04

GeoSight CMS is a rapid, robust, wireless underground 3D Laser scanner that can be lowered over 700ft vertically, or with the buggy system down inclines.

GFG RESOURCES INC. Arena 2, R6-06

GFG Resources is a North American precious metals exploration company focused on district scale gold projects in tier I mining jurisdictions, Ontario and Wyoming. In Ontario, the Company owns 100% of the Pend and Dore gold projects, two


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large and highly prospective gold properties west of the prolific gold district of Timmins, Ontario, Canada. The Pen and the Dore gold projects have the same geological setting that hosts most of the gold deposits found in the Timmins Gold Camp which has produced over 70 million ounces of gold.

GFL ENVIRONMENTAL INC. Arena 1, R2-01 , Outdoor, O-10, 11

GFL Environmental is the only major diversified environmental services company in North America offering services in solid waste management, liquid waste management, and infrastructure development. *Job Board Company

GILLIS CUSTOM CONTAINERS Outdoor, RS-04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09

We are the largest distributor of custom containers in Northern Ontario. NEW OR USED CONTAINERS are available & our products are guaranteed! We also provide rental service from Cochrane to North Bay and from Temiscaminque to Val d’Or. Let us help you find the right containers for your project!

GLENCORE CANADA CORPORATION KIDD OPERATIONS Arena 1, R5-01

Located in Timmins, Ontario, we operate the Kidd Concentrator and the Kidd Mine, the world’s deepest base-metal mine below sea level, mining at 9600 feet with shaft bottom at 9889 feet. To meet the challenges of deep mining, we employ a highly skilled workforce and use leading edge technology like automated loaders and ventilation-on-demand. With a constant focus on achieving zero harm, we are committed first and foremost to safety, the development of our people, and the sustainability of our community and environment. *Job Board Company

GOODWIN INTERNATIONAL LIMITED Arena 2, R7-11

Manufacturers of heavy duty submersible slurry pumps for mining. New to the Canadian market, the pumps are fully CSA approved and have an outstanding reputation for reliability gained in the mines of Africa, Australia, India and Brazil.

GOWEST GOLD LTD. Arena 2, R2-09

Gowest Gold Ltd. is a Canadian Gold Company Focused on Resource Growth & Near Term Production in the Highly Prolific Timmins, Ontario Gold Camp. *Job Board Company

GRAINGER CANADA Arena 2, R7-07

As Canada’s leading industrial supplier we’re your single, convenient source for quality industrial supplies, safety solutions and facility maintenance products. We back our huge selection with outstanding service and access to experts who have the knowledge and experience to answer your toughest questions. Plus, you’ll find services and resources that truly make a difference when it comes to reducing costs and helping you get more done. For the ones who build it, fix it, move it and maintain it—there’s Grainger.

GREATARIO ENGINEERED STORAGE SYSTEMS Pavilion, P-39

Greatario offers CST’s complete line of liquid storage tanks and covers for potable water, wastewater and mining fluids storage with coating technologies for the harshest conditions.

GROENEVELD-BEKA Arena 2, R8-08

HAZMASTERS INC. Arena 2, R3-02, 03

At Wesco, our mission is to build, connect, power and protect the world. Serving those who drive productivity and progress, Wesco will always meet your challenges with expertise, innovation and solutions to keep your world running and advancing. Every day, our people roll up their sleeves to help create a world that you can depend on.

HENKEL CANADA CORP. Pavilion, P-36

Does mining put more stress on equipment than any other industry? It certainly seems that way with drilling, processing and excavation equipment under constant, heavy vibration and stress. You know the challenges – loose fasteners and hydraulic fittings in drilling equipment, misaligned gaps on crushers, damaged rubber on conveyer belt systems. Here’s the solution: adhesives, sealants and functional coatings from Henkel.

HEPBURN ENGINEERING INC. Arena 1, R4-02

Hepburn Engineering Inc., based in Toronto, Canada, is a recognized leader in the design and supply of Mining, Marine and Industrial Equipment to clients around the world.

HEXAGON MINING Arena 2, Back E

Groeneveld, a world-renowned, best-inclass manufacturer of Automatic Lubrication Systems and related technologies, provides customers with innovative product solutions that reduce equipment downtime, increase residual value, and ensures bottom-line protection.

Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B) is a global leader in digital solutions. Hexagon’s Mining division solves surface and underground challenges with proven technologies for planning, operations, and safety.

GROUPE CLR Arena 2 - Upper Deck, UD-08

HILLIARD BRAKE SYSTEMS Arena 2, Front 05

Groupe CLR has become a key player in radiocommunication in the province of Quebec. We offer high level technical services in each of our 11 offices in Trois-Rivières, Montreal, Laval, Sherbrooke (Communication Plus), Lévis (Novicom), Gatineau (ExelRadio), Mont-Laurier (ExelRadio), Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu (Communication Radiotech), Shawinigan (Call Center), La Tuque, Amos and Victoriaville (Permanent Mobile Unit).

Hilliard Brake Systems offers an entire range of industrial modular, caliper, rail, and electric brakes. Additional product offerings include power units, mounting brackets, discs and hubs. Made in America, Built for the World!

HILTI Arena 2, Back A

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McIntyre Arena, Timmins, Ontario Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm & Thursday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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McIntyre Arena, Timmins, Ontario Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm & Thursday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm build a better future. We want to help our customers build faster, safer and more sustainably, while being mindful of the legacy we leave behind. We want to be proud of the mark we make on the world. We operate our own plants, research and development centers, logistics and repair centers around the world. This ensures Hilti quality in all we do.

HILTON GARDEN INN SUDBURY Arena 2, R5-01

Welcome to the brand-new Hilton Garden Inn Sudbury. Check-in to your guest room and stay connected thanks to high-tech features like HD TV and complimentary wired and wireless internet access. Unwind with a relaxing swim in our indoor salt-water pool or work out in the fully equipped fitness center. Start your day in style with a cooked-to-order breakfast from our in-house restaurant which also serves delicious dinners or settle in for the night over a drink in our bar and lounge. The Hilton Garden Inn Sudbury features three meeting rooms with over 2,500 sq. ft. of function space making this hotel a smart choice for your business meetings, group or special events.

vice, production support, expert installation and superior service.

HYDRAULIQUE NES Arena 1, R6-12

Hydraulique NES is a well-established leader in the field of hydraulics and pneumatics. For over 40 years, our business has always been based on service. We are active in the North-East of Ontario and North-West of Quebec. Our commitment to our clients is well reflected by the satisfaction that they have towards us. Accepting urgent repairs to help our clients has become a day-today reality.

HYDRAULITECHS, A DIV. OF MIKES HYDRAULICS Arena 2, R8-14

Hydraulitechs specializes in Engineering, designing, manufacturing hydraulic machineries. The main product is Hydraulic torque wrench and table for disassembling hydraulic cylinders. Also we sell automated honing machines and test stand for hydraulic pumps and motors.

HYPERFLO Arena 1, R1-09

HARD-LINE is a global leader in mine automation, remote-control technology, and mine production optimization. HARD-LINE develops its products from the ground up, using years of experience in mining, electronics, electrical design, and mechanical design. We create innovative products that places the highest priority on safety while increasing efficiency for mining operations. No matter what type, make, age, or model of machinery, HARD-LINE can configure any equipment to operate remotely for surface and underground mining.

Manufacturer of Mine Ventilation Fans & Slurry Pumps! With 30 years of experience in Mine Ventilation & Industrial Pumps, Hyperflo is Canada’s premier service provider! With a Tier 1 Product Line-up, Hyperflo always puts its customers first! Our team of trained engineers and technologists simplify the sizing and selection process with first cut ventilation & pumping knowledge! Hyperflo’s Chinook Modular Mine Ventilation Fan offers superior durability and reliability with its concept to quickly change motors and ease of blade angle adjustments! We also offer a lineup of Canadian made slurry pumps & parts with quick deliveries! Come check us out!

HYDAC CORPORATION Outdoor, O-32

ICP BUILDING SOLUTIONS GROUP Arena 2, R7-04

HLS HARD-LINE SOLUTIONS INC. Outdoor, O-07

Over 50 Years of Expertise, Innovation and Quality. HYDAC designs and manufactures a comprehensive line of innovative, reliable hydraulic, electronic, control and fluid conditioning solutions optimized for mobile and industrial applications. With 9,000+ employees, 50 overseas subsidiaries and 500 sales and service partners worldwide, we are in close contact with our customers, providing engineering ad-

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Innovative Chemical Products Group (ICP Group) is a leading formulator and manufacturer of specialty coatings, adhesives, and sealants serving the construction and industrial end markets.

IMDEX LIMITED Arena 1, R2-13, 14

IMDEX is a leading global Mining-Tech company, which enables successful and

cost-effective operations from exploration to production. At IMDEX we develop cloud-connected sensors and drilling optimisation products to improve the process of identifying and extracting mineral resources for drilling contractors and resource companies globally. Our unique end-to-end solutions for the mining value chain integrate our leading AMC and REFLEX brands. Together they enable clients to drill faster and smarter, obtain accurate subsurface data and receive critical information in real-time.

INDUSTRIAL PUMP SYSTEMS Arena 1, R5-08, 09

Local supply, service and technical support of a complete range of innovative pump types for the mining industry including Sandpiper, ProMinent Fluid Controls, Wilfley, Seepex, Abel, Grundfos and Flowserve Mechanical Slurry Seals.

INVESTISSEMENT QUÉBEC Arena 2 - Upper Deck, UD-05, 06

Investissement Québec is a government corporation that plays an active role in Québec’s economic development. It provides creative solutions for businesses and guides them in their development. Through its Investissement Québec International arm, the Corporation also strives to bring more foreign talent and investment to every region of Québec and offers specialized assistance to Québec businesses looking to diversify their markets and expand their exports.

IQ MASSAGER CANADA/ OES WELLNESS GROUP INC. Arena 2, G-F

IQ MASSAGER Canada, a company that is dedicated to bringing Canadians the best in health and well-being that can be obtained through trade shows and conferences across Canada. [iqmassager.ca] IQ Massager Canada has a selection of personal, portable and medically approved TENS/EMS units for pain/stress relief, core/ muscle strengthening. Our company OES Wellness is the Official Canadian Distributor of IQ MASSAGER Canada and has been medically licensed by Health Canada as a Class II Medical Device.

ITEC 2000 EQUIPMENT Outdoor, O-15

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equipment in Northern Ontario. With locations in Timmins and Thunder Bay, we offer the full lineup of Linkbelt, Morooka, Avant, and Doosan equipment. Focusing on mine safety, we also offer onsite manufacturing of industry leading Manuli ISO D rated hydraulic hose assemblies at each location.

community. We offer onsite and on-theland programs and services that follow a continuum along the lifecycle and depending on the focus, are both age and gender-specific.

JACK KNIFE RESOURCES LTD. Pavilion, P-29

Komplete Modular Solutions Ltd. serves the Mining, Construction, Pipeline, and Oil & Gas industries with modular remote camps, site offices, and auxiliary equipment across Canada.

Jackknife Resources is proud to be a 100% First Nation owned company. We started out to bring awareness regarding Indigenous issues and offer possible solutions. It has evolved into the energy sector, primarily with road and/or bridge access and matting. Jackknife aims to create employment and training opportunities for our people and to bring prosperity and pride to the youth in our communities.

JOE JOHNSON EQUIPMENT Outdoor, O-34

Joe Johnson Equipment is the leading distributor, and Canada’s coast to coast rental provider for environmental, water blasting and infrastructure-maintenance and repair equipment.

JUBB UTILITY SUPPLY Arena 1, R2-06

Jubb Utility is your premier utility supply company that focuses on Tooling & Safety Equipment , Testing & Calibration, Temporary Grounding, Ropes & Rigging and much more!!

KAL TIRE Arena 1, R6-11

The Kal Tire Mining Tire Group delivers innovative solutions to maximize tire life and increase productivity.

KEE SAFETY LTD. Pavilion, P-13

A leading global supplier of fall protection solutions, safety railing systems, and safe access equipment for working at height.

KEEPERS OF THE CIRCLE Pavilion, P-43

Keepers of the Circle operate from two primary locations situated in the historical Robinson-Huron Treaty territory, Temiskaming Shores and Kirkland Lake. The land on which we gather is the traditional territory of the Algonquin peoples with a well established Anishinaabe and Metis

KOMPLETE MODULAR SOLUTIONS LTD. Pavilion, P-44

KPI INDUSTRIAL CONTROLS INC. Arena 1, R5-15

KPI is a mine solutions provider specializing in Power, Automation Controls, Instrumentation and Calibration. As both electrical consultants and equipment manufacturers, KPI Industrial Controls provides full turnkey services and rapid customization and development of equipment. KPI works hard to be your mining consumables distributor of choice when it comes to fast turnaround and quality products for over 20 years. Conspec Controls has been an industry leader in the gas monitoring, flame detection, and process controls space for over 50 years.

LAYFIELD GEOSYNTHETICS Arena 2, R4-08

We are a vertically integrated company that manufactures, installs, and maintains high-performance geomembranes and specialty geosynthetics. Our most popular manufactured brands in the industry include Enviro Liner®, HazGard®, HeatGard®, GeoVolt® and HydraNet™. Our geosynthetic applications include tailing ponds, heap leach pads, processed water containment, wastewater runoff ponds, soil remediation, secondary containment, floating covers and tailings cap enclosures.

LEGEND MINING Arena 2, G-A

Working across Canada and around the world, Legend Mining has been digging, tunneling, and developing projects in areas around the Sudbury Basin, in Manitoba and as far away as Australia. Legend’s team of engineers and mining contractors specialize in all aspects of mine development, including lateral and mechanized development, ramp construction and raising. With our industry knowledge, experience, and

full range of services, we are ready to handle projects of all sizes and complexities. By offering our clients the best and most skilled experts, project-focused planning, and modern equipment, we can get your project up and running – safely, efficiently and on-time.

LEVERT Arena 1, R4-09

Levert is one of the largest independent recruitment agencies in Canada. They offer personnel solutions for employers and employment opportunities for individuals in heavy industries such as mining, oil & gas, and the marine sector. *Job Board Company

LINESTAR UTILITY SUPPLY INC. Pavilion, P-03

LineStar is THE tool store for the Power Utility marketplace, eliminating the need for customers to inventory products. The tools required by the Power utility industry – and select items available only from LineStar – are a vital part of the safety and efficiency of Power Line Technicians. LineStar is an experienced and trusted company that will meet your utility needs, and ensure continued excellence in product knowledge, quality and supply. LineStar is extremely proud to be Canadian-owned and operated.

LTL UTILITY SUPPLY Arena 2, R7-09

Trusted since 1958, LTL UTILITY SUPPLY properly equips trucks and crews to handle overhead and underground tasks, offering the services of three divisions: Electrical/ Safety Equipment and Utility Tool Supply; NAIL-Accredited High Voltage Testing, Calibration, Factory-Authorized Equipment Repair; and, Electrical Engineering/Substation Services.

LUMISAVE INDUSTRIAL LED TECHNOLOGIES LTD. Arena 2, R3-11

Lumisave is a leading provider of high-performance LED lighting solutions for commercial and industrial applications. Our rugged LED fixtures are specifically designed and engineered to withstand the harshest industrial environments and hazardous locations. With a broad array of research, development, test and production capabilities and facilities, our experienced

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McIntyre Arena, Timmins, Ontario Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm & Thursday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm team is dedicated providing industry-leading services and products.

MACLEAN ENGINEERING Outdoor O-18, Demo Site 4

MacLean is the world’s largest Canadian-based manufacturer of underground mining vehicles. The company is approaching its 50th corporate anniversary in 2023 and now numbers close to 1000 employees in manufacturing facilities and branches across the Americas, Africa, and Australia. The MacLean mining vehicle product line focuses on battery electric and diesel-powered ground support, secondary reduction, and utility vehicles that are designed, built, and supported for life underground.

MADER MINING Pavilion, P-22

Solution driven equipment maintenance provider, specialising in mobile equipment support.

MAJOR DRILLING GROUP INTERNATIONAL INC. Arena 1, R1-01

Major Drilling Group International Inc. is one of the world’s largest drilling services companies primarily serving the mining industry. Over the years, the company has positioned itself as one of the largest specialized operators by leveraging its main competitive advantages: skilled personnel, specialized equipment, robust safety systems & long standing relationships with the largest mining companies in the world. *Job Board Company

MAKITA CANADA INC. Arena 1, R4-15

Makita is a $5B worldwide company specializing in tool innovation and manufacturing with a significant range of tools and accessories purpose built for industry and mining. Our newest cordless 40V and 80V XGT platform with its Extreme Protection Technology (XPT) is already seeing service in heavy industry and mining applications.

MANITOULIN TRANSPORT Arena 1, R1-10

Manitoulin Transport is one of Canada’s leading transportation and logistics solutions providers with over 40 years in the mining industry.Services: LTL/TL, transborder, intermodal, private fleet, guaranteed service, temperature controlled and

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dangerous goods. Coverage: More than 80 Canadian terminals and 250 US centres. Technology: 24/7 on-line shipping assisted portal.

MAPEI INC. Arena 2, R2-02

MAPEI has developed a range of products dedicated to underground construction work. MAPEI is known internationally for their extensive R&D laboratories, and technical know-how in chemical products for building.

MAPTEK Arena 2, G-B

“Maptek™ is a global provider of innovative software, hardware, and services for mining. Founded 40 years ago, Maptek offers a unique combination of domain knowledge, technical expertise, and engineering resources.”

MATEC INDUSTRIES Pavilion, P-15

MATEC specializes in the design and development of waste water purification and filtration plants. We work for many different industries, the most important are: mining, aggregates, gravel, sand, stone, ceramics and glass. Our mission is the customer’s satisfaction. That is why we offer timely after-sale service, as well as before-sale advice to understand the real requirements of our potential customers.

MCCANN EQUIPMENT Arena 1, R3-02

McCann Equipment Ltd., carries an extensive inventory of Torque Tools and Torque related equipment such as hydraulic, pneumatic, hand & electric torque wrenches. We also operate an ISO-17025 Accredited calibration facility.

MCDOWELL EQUIPMENT Arena 1, R3-07

McDowell has the largest stock of New, Used, Rebuilt Underground, Surface, Bobcat Equipment. Parts for all makes. Rental fleet includes Trucks, Loaders, Dozers, Jumbos & more. In business since 1968.

MCEWEN MINING INC. Arena 2, R3-01

McEwen Mining has the goal to qualify for inclusion in the S&P 500 Index by creating a profitable gold and silver producer focused

in the Americas. The company’s principal assets consist of: the San José mine in Santa Cruz, Argentina (49% interest); the El Gallo Gold mine and the El Gallo Silver project in Mexico; the Black Fox mine and the Lexam projects in Timmins, Canada; the Gold Bar mine in Nevada, currently under construction; and the large Los Azules copper project in Argentina, advancing towards development. Rob McEwen, Chairman and Chief Owner, owns 24% of the company. *Job Board Company

MELTRIC CORPORATION Arena 2 - Upper Deck, UD-14

MELTRIC manufactures a full line of industrial plugs and receptacles, including our signature brand of UL listed Switch-Rated devices with DECONTACTOR™ technology and push-button circuit disconnection.

MERSEN CANADA DN LTD. Pavilion, P-33

Electric motor brushes, brush holders, slip rings, conductive dust collector. Graphite bearing, lubrication stick to reduce friction manufactured in Toronto, ON and Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC

MILWAUKEE TOOL Pavilion, P-40, 41

Since the company began in 1924, Milwaukee Tool has led the industry in developing innovative solutions that deliver increased productivity and unmatched durability for professional construction users. Whether it is through our world-leading M12, M18, and MX FUEL cordless systems, the ground breaking performance of our products are dedicated to delivering a continuous flow of advanced, trade-specific solutions. We invest the time to work side-by-side with real users, including the Mining Industry, to understand the demands of a constantly changing workplace and how we can best deliver solutions for a safer, more productive jobsite. Milwaukee Tool is not simply a manufacturer, we are progressive problem solvers.

MINISTRY OF NORTHERN DEVELOPMENT, MINES, NATURAL RESOURCES & FORESTRY Arena 1, Front 01

Oversees Ontario’s mineral sector, promotes economic development in Northern Ontario and the resource sector, protects biodiversity and supports outdoor recreation.


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MINOVA Outdoor, O-06

Minova is a global leader in providing high-quality steel, resin and cementitious ground support products and technical services for the mining, construction and energy industries.

MMD MINERAL SIZING (CANADA) INC. Arena 2, R4-05

A Privately owned group established in 1978 by Alan Potts ably assisted by a small nucleus of committed individuals, MMD is now a worldwide organisation with sales and servicing on six continents. MMD are designers and manufacturers of material processing equipment used in many types of surface and underground mining operations the world over. In particular the company has extended the technology of mineral reduction by the development of low profile, high capacity, compact sizing machines.

MONETA GOLD Arena 2, R7-01

Moneta Gold Inc. (Moneta) is a mineral resource exploration and development company focussed on the exploration and development of gold projects in the prolific Timmins Camp of Ontario, Canada. *Job Board Company

MONTREAL TRACTEUR Arena 2, R4-10, 11

We specialize in parts and components for underground mining equipment. Specifically, we excel at supplying rebuilt and exchange components for CATERPILLAR Underground Articulated Trucks (AD45, AD55 and AD60) as well as CATERPILLAR Underground Articulated Loaders (R1300, R1600, R1700, R2900 and R3000). Nous nous spécialisons dans les pièces et composantes pour les équipements d’exploitations minières souterraines. Nous excellons dans l’approvisionnement de composantes rebâties/réusinées pour les camions articulés souterrains CATERPILLAR (AD45, AD55 et AD60) ainsi que les chargeuses articulées (R1300, R1600, R1700, R2900 et R3000).

MOVEX INNOVATION INC. Outdoor Demo Site 2

Featuring the MINIDOZER which is a remote-controlled and electric mini loader with a low-profile suitable for cleaning under conveyor belts in aboveground and un-

derground mining, ore crushing, and concentration plants. This 100% electric drive system makes a low maintenance, environmentally friendly and low carbon footprint product. It also improves the operator’s health and safety due to his +/- 300 feet range remote control and the Cross-Country : an electric remote-controlled vehicle to transport heavy loads on stairs, in confined spaces, and on any type of terrain. The Cross-Country is designed to transport heavy loads (up to 8000 lb) such as conveying rollers, motors, and pumps on walkways & bridges, tunnels, mud, snow, and rough terrains.

MSN CONTRACTING/ERECTORS INC. Outdoor, O-13, 14

At MSN Contracting, we’ve taken our collective experience to create our own methodology to keep your project on track and under budget. We know that our reputation is only as good as the results of our last job. That’s why we pride ourselves on a results-oriented approach. We provide Project Management, Civil Work, Structural Installation, Process piping installation, Millwright & Welding services, Pre engineered building supply/installation, Supply of man power, Earthworks, Concrete core drilling, Concrete cutting, American Building Supplier of Pre Engineered Buildings.

NEXGEN EQUIPMENT TECHNOLOGY Outdoor RS

NexGen Equipment Technology is a heavy equipment repair and rebuild shop catering mainly, but not restricted to, the underground mining industry. We can customize, upgrade or redesign virtually any piece of mobile heavy equipment.

NIIWIN G.P. INC. Pavilion, P-09

Since its inception in 2014, Niiwin has grown into a fully functioning Mining Services Contractor. Our initial Resources Development Agreement with Goldcorp (now Newmont Porcupine) has allowed us to provide full time employment to First Nations Community Members and non-Community Members, as well as training opportunities to increase employability to all. Niiwin has experienced a tremendous amount of growth in a short period of time, becoming Newmont Porcupine’s third largest contractor, providing services in 2017. We look forward to expanding our services to other Mining Companies in the Timmins area, and are actively pursuing those opportunities. *Job Board Company

NORCAT Arena 1, R3-08

To advance the well being of Aboriginal People in Northern Ontario through business and economic development.

NORCAT is a leading, non-profit organization that provides instructor-lead, e-Learning and equipment simulation training for the mining industry to reduce injuries, save lives, and enhance productivity in the workplace.

NEWMONT PORCUPINE Arena 1, R2-15

NORDMIN GROUP OF COMPANIES Arena 2, R4-03

NADF Pavilion, P-18

We’re reinvigorating the Porcupine district through investment and rehabilitation. It’s an important part in our plan to increase our production, grow our reserves, and reduce our costs. *Job Board Company

NEXANS CANADA INC. Arena 2, R5-03

Since the electrification of mines, our core business has been powering mining operations. Surface or Underground – Nexans has a cable productivity solution for you. As the leading producer of mining cables in North America, Nexans delivers outstanding value, customer service and engineering support.

Nordmin Group of Companies has become a leading multi-disciplined Engineering Consulting firm with offices in Thunder Bay, Sudbury, Kamloops, and Salt Lake City which supports Mining, Power Generation, Instrumentation, Pulp and Paper efforts, as well as full EPCM solutions to the industry around the world.

NORMET CANADA Outdoor, O-37

Normet is an industry-leading technology company offering continuous improvement to underground mining and tunneling processes for increased safety, productivity and profitability. For more information please visit our website.

Exhibitors Booth Locations & Descriptions (alphabetical order)

McIntyre Arena, Timmins, Ontario Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm & Thursday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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McIntyre Arena, Timmins, Ontario Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm & Thursday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm NORSEMAN STRUCTURES Arena 2, R1-03

At Norseman Structures, we provide versatile turnkey building solutions for the most quality minded and demanding customers around the world. Our nearly 100 years of experience in providing safe shelter means your project will be carefully completed on time and on budget with uncompromised safety – Fiercely Reliable since 1921.

NORTHERN COLLEGE INNOVATION HUB Arena 1, R3-14

We provide research and development services to generate innovative technologies that enhance industry competitiveness while serving as an experiential learning opportunity for our students.

NORTHERN LIGHT TECHNOLOGIES Arena 2, R1-06

Northern Light Technologies (NLT) delivers innovative technologies to mines. Through rugged, readily deployed networks, Wi-Fi, and software-based solutions, NLT makes mines more efficient, safe, and profitable.

NORTHERN TRAINING DIVISION Arena 1, R3-15

Northern College is home to the world renowned Haileybury School of Mines. Our Mining Engineering Technician broadbased program is offered in a modular format allowing students to maintain their employment, as well as undertake exciting studies in mining. The Distance Education delivery is coupled with lab courses and field school components to create a flexible learning experience. Northerns apprenticeship program opportunities include Millwright, Heavy Equipment Technician, Carpenter, Welder, Metal Fabricator and Electrician. Northern also offers many trades / technology programs such as Heavy Equipment Mechanical Techniques, Industrial Millwright, Electrical, Engineering Technician/Technology, Welding Fitter, and Welding Engineering Technician/ Technology that complement occupations in the mining sector.

NSS CANADA Arena 2, Back F

Based out of Sudbury, Ontario, NSS Canada provides reliable, accurate and innovative survey equipment solutions. We are a Leica Geosystems and Hexagon Mining Authorized Reseller. As an Authorized Leica Reseller, NSS Canada sells Global Satellite

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Navigation Systems (GNSS), Global Positioning Systems (GPS), Total Stations, GeoMos Automatic Deformation Monitoring Systems, High Definition (HDS) Laser Scanners, SmartNet RTK Corrections and a full line of Machine Control construction positioning products for excavating, grading and paving applications. We provide repair services for all Leica optical surveying and electronic equipment in addition to rentals and training for a variety of Leica Total Stations and GPS Systems.

OCP CONSTRUCTION SUPPLIES Arena 2, R4-06

OCP Construction Supplies provides mining, industrial, commercial, and engineering companies with construction products and supplies across Northern Ontario cities including: Sudbury, North Bay, Timmins, and Sault Ste. Marie. On-site delivery and reliable service.

OK TIRE Arena 2, R4-01

We carry an extensive supply of Off the Road tires to fit all applications from large mining operations, civil engineering, loader, dozer, grader, and for forestry vehicles. Our great customer service has been the key to our success. Our reputation has been built one satisfied customer at a time for over 40 years. Awarded OK Tire Store of the Year - Central Region in 1998 and National Store of the Year 2002. We look forward to helping you with your automotive maintenance, service and tire needs to keep your fleet in safe working order.

ONTARIO HOTSY INC. Outdoor, O-04

OntarioHotsy.ca is the exclusive Hotsy dealer in Ontario, with the mission to make it as easy as possible to order and re-order all your hotsy parts, equipment, and consumables. With our exclusive access to the North American dealer network, no matter your needs, OntarioHotsy.ca is your answer.

OPERATING ENGINEERS TRAINING INSTITUTE OF ONTARIO Arena 2, R7-03

The Operating Engineers Training Institute of Ontario (OETIO) is a progressive organization dedicated to the provision of quality training consistent with evolving industry needs and government standards in order to ensure a safe, efficient and effective construction industry. The OETIO has been in

operation since 1982 and is registered as a private career college under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005. This world-class training institute offers Crane Operator, Heavy Equipment Operator, and Construction Safety training programs in support of the construction industry.

ORBIT GARANT DRILLING SERVICES Arena 1, R6-05

Orbit Garant provides services to major, intermediate and junior mining companies, through each stage of mining exploration, development and production. The Company also provides geotechnical drilling services to mining or mineral exploration companies, engineering and environmental consultant firms, and government agencies. *Job Board Company

ORICA CANADA INC. Outdoor, O-12

We are the global leader in commercial blasting products and services. We also provide ground support solutions in mining and tunneling and are a leading supplier of sodium cyanide for gold extraction. We are focused on developing long term partnerships that improve our customers’ productivity and help manage their critical risks. Security of supply is delivered to our customers through a strong portfolio of manufacturing and distribution assets strategically located across the world.

ORIX GEOSCIENCE Pavilion, P-21

Orix is a Canadian geological consulting firm advancing strategic exploration and mining through the integration of data and innovative geological understanding, operating cohesively within three Canadian offices: Toronto, Winnipeg, and Sudbury.

PARADOX ACCESS SOLUTIONS Pavilion, P-05

Paradox Access Solutions is a civil construction company specializing in customized access solutions for companies who need temporary or permanent roadways built on unstable terrain, such as muskeg, permafrost or mud. Paradox also offers design and build project management and engineering solutions, paved and unpaved infrastructure projects, earthworks, matting, installation, heavy-duty and transportation services.


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PBE GROUP Arena 2, R2-01

PBE Group is a recognized leader in mine safety, monitoring and communication solutions. Learn more about how our advanced innovation and world-class customer services can help you increase your productivity.

PLASTRUCT POLYZONE INC. Arena 2, R6-01

We custom design, fabricate, machine and install high quality, production-boosting liners to handle some of the toughest materials on the planet, from coal, fly ash and gypsum to cement, aggregate and other sticky, non-flowing bulk materials. We also offer custom fabrication & design and CNC machining capabilities.

PRIESTLY DEMOLITION INC. Arena 1, R1-08

PDI is family owned and operated and is one of the largest and most trusted demolition contractors in Canada. We have the expertise and resources to handle any project while providing the personalized service of a smaller organization. Our highly trained team of professionals and top-ofthe-line fleet of equipment will help prepare you to build for a better future.

PRO-FACTS Arena 1, R6-14

With a user-friendly approach, Skilldentify helps you view, share or manage training and certification. Various types of login access is available. Quickly and easily access information needed to manage training or skilled personnel in various workplace environments. Contact Skilldentify today and manage your own Learning Management Network.

PROCESS AND STEAM SPECIALTIES Arena 2, R3-04,05

Process and Steam Specialties is a Canadian valve distributor serving Canadian industrial equipment needs with valves and related equipment.

PROCON CANADA EAST LTD. Arena 2, R6-09

Procon Canada East Ltd. provides shaft sinking services for either concrete circular shafts or convention timbered shaft. We work with the client, as a team, to meet their specific needs. Any needs related to

shaft sinking can be provided, such as engineering services, management and supervision services, etc.

PROVIX INC. Arena 1, R5-10, 11

PROVIX is Canada’s leading supplier of equipment and vehicle safety camera systems and lighting to the Mining industry. PROVIX enhances vision through the deployment of technologically advanced camera systems and third generation LED lighting. Custom Camera systems and equipment lighting that can include remote viewing capability, wireless recording, thermal vision, programmed and triggered event monitoring, infrared night vision and safer, more productive operations in any mine, pit or quarry.

PUMP AND ABRASION TECHNOLOGIES CANADA LTD. Pavilion, P-16

Pump & Abrasion Technologies is a leading global OEM & pump system specialist focused on impact-reducing solutions that improve productivity.

PUROLATOR INC. Arena 1, R2-02

Purolator is a leading integrated freight, package and logistics solution provider in Canada. We go the extra mile to deliver our customers’ promises to, from and within Canada. Learn more at purolator.com We are proud to be the official trade show carrier of the 2022 Canadian Mining Expo.

RAD EAST TORQUE SYSTEMS Outdoor, O-33

Rad Torque Systems is the leading Canadian manufacturer of extreme torque equipment, which includes pneumatic, battery, electronic pistol grip torque wrenches. Proudly supporting Canadian mining for over 25 years

RASTALL MINING SUPPLY LTD. Arena 2, R1-09

Rastall Mine Supply, Rastall Tool Corp, and Rastall Nut & Bolt Co. A Leading Supplier for Mining, Forestry, Pulp & Paper, Auto, Steel and Construction for over 40 years.

RCT Arena 2, R8-07

RCT is transforming mining with its world-leading automation solutions which

can be deployed across all machine types and integrated with the latest technologies; resulting in better profitability, productivity, and safety.

RELIABLE INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY Arena 2, G-E

Reliable Industrial Supply distributes a full line of chemicals and specializes in custom blending and repackaging. Our customer base includes the industrial marketplace, mining, pulp and paper, and water treatment.

RICHWOOD Arena 1, R4-13

As part of a global economy, the mining and bulk material handling industries must continuously find ways to stay competitive. With increasing demands, investing in efficiency and reliability are critical to sustaining growth in today’s market. For more than four decades Richwood has been a trusted partner in contributing to the efficiency of these operations around the world. By offering real solutions through expert advice and best-in-class products and services, Richwood delivers long term operating cost reductions through engineered solutions to material handling demands for clients everywhere. Richwood is #1 in optimizing conveyor efficiency.

RMH INDUSTRIES Pavilion, P-45, 46

The RMH Group is an integrated company specializing in mechanical and hydraulic repairs, machining of oversized parts, hard chrome and distribution of specialized bars and tubes. Sectors: construction, mining, hydroelectricity, marine and industrial.

ROBERTSON BUILDING SYSTEMS Arena 2, R8-11

Robertson Building Systems is a leader in providing custom-designed metal buildings and components to the construction industry. Our winning formula is built upon our reputation as the trusted Canadian expert.

ROCK-TECH Outdoor, O-19

Rock-Tech offers a comprehensive range of utility support vehicles, stationary rockbreaking systems and fuel/oil/grease storage and handling products. Engineered and designed to bring value to every part of your operation.

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McIntyre Arena, Timmins, Ontario Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm & Thursday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm ROCKMASS TECHNOLOGIES INC. Arena 2, R3-09 RockMass Technologies reframing what it means to have access to better data in mining. RockMass has developed a solution, the Axis Mapper, to collect data and process structural data in real-time using computer vision, machine learning and robotics principles.

ROCKSER INC. Arena 2 - Upper Deck, UD-13 ROCKSER is a manufacturer for mining and drilling spare parts also gives the maintenance service with its Professional technical team. The Headquarter is located in ISTANBUL,TURKEY and TORONTO branch coming soon!

ROKION Outdoor, O-09 Rokion, a division of Prairie Machine, is a global leader in the manufacture and supply of battery operated electric vehicles and technical solutions for heavy industrial and mining industries. Our mechanical and electrical divisions provide complete service, training and support for machines worldwide.

ROOBUCK Arena 1, R3-06 Roobuck is a leading provider of Cap Lamps, Safety Signal Lights, other Explosion-proof Products and Mine IoT Solutions. Key offering include cordless IoT caps lamps for tracking, CAS & PPE Kiosk.

RUGGED GEOMATICS Arena 2, Front 07 Ontario and Canada Lands Surveyors servicing the mining, electrical transmission, municipal surveying sectors and First Nation Land Claim agreements in northern Ontario and Nunavut with offices in Timmins and Kenora.

SAFESIGHT EXPLORATION INC. Arena 2, R8-01 Innovation Lives Here! At SafeSight we encourage out-of-the-box thinking to create safer sites and enable digital transformations. We have applied the latest technology in LiDAR, Drone and HD Video to transform mining and create safer more effective delivery. Our solutions provide information that enables better decision making in the drift and in the boardroom.

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SANDVIK MINING & ROCK TECHNOLOGY Arena 1, Front 06

Sandvik is an engineering group in tooling, materials technology, mining and construction.

SCHENCK PROCESS LLC Pavilion, P-17

Maximizing mineral recovery. Against the backdrop of fluctuating gold prices and demanding site conditions, our durable technologies ensure your costs are kept to a minimum while your production runs optimally. Already in use at wet and dry plants worldwide, our gold processing equipment consistently delivers enhanced quality and throughput, increasing uptime while simultaneously lowering energy consumption. Our solutions are compatible with SAG mills, ball mills and heap leach systems: whatever the unique challenges of your site, we are powerfully equipped to take them on.

SECURO VISION Pavilion, P-30

Securo Vision is the benchmark in Canada for eye injuries prevention and eye protection solutions tailored to each type of job. Over forty years of experience make us leaders in the eye protection field and industry experts. We supply all lines of business by offering distinctive, competitive products that meet CSA standards.

SEFAR INC. Arena 2, R7-10

Sefar Inc. is the North American branch of the Sefar Group. With more than 180 years of experience, world-class production facilities and a proven history of exceptional customer service, Sefar is the leading provider of filtration products for the mining industry. Headquartered in Switzerland, Sefar is globally present across five continents, in more than 20 countries. More information about Sefar can be found on our website.

SERVICES MINIERS AUDET & KNIGHT Arena 2 - Upper Deck, UD-09

Audet & Knight specializes in the foundations and deep foundations, mining shaft, retaining works and cofferdams, bridges and culvert, submerged works and in the mining labor rental. Working in these specialized niches, the quality of the service offered is essential for us. We have more than 140 employees dedicated to your projects.

SGS Arena 1, R5-06 SGS is the global leader in inspection, verification, certification and testing services and has been active in Canada for over 75 years. Our flowsheet development, geometallurgy, pilot plant testing, chemical analysis and laboratory outsourcing staff have earned the respect of the global minerals industry and we are the world’s leading provider of bankable metallurgical services. We offer an extensive range of services that covers exploration, plant design and engineering, production, industrial applications and decommissioning and closure. As your strategic partner, we provide testing, technology, trade services and consulting to help deliver more growth and lean efficiencies, improve your speed to market and reduce risk.

SHOWA GROUP Arena 2 - Upper Deck, UD-12 With unprecedented technology that has forever changed and improved our industry, SHOWA pioneers the quality, performance and protection to give ordinary hands extraordinary abilities.

SILVER LAKE RESOURCES Arena 2, R2-11 The Sugar Zone mine is a high grade underground mine in Northern Ontario, approximately 30km north of White River. Mining of the Sugar Zone ore is by long hole open stoping method with ore hauled to surface for processing at the on site mill. The plant has a processing capacity of approximately 800ttph or 292,000tpa. Following completion of the acquisition in February 2022, Silver Lake commenced a review of operations at the Sugar Zone mine with the objective of delivering material operational improvements and a low capital intensity growth strategy to leverage the installed infrastructure and current Mineral Resource. *Job Board Company

SLING-CHOKER MFG. (TIMMINS) LTD. Arena 2, R8-10 Established in 1981, Sling-Choker Mfg. (Timmins) Ltd. has developed into a well-trusted manufacturer and supplier of a wide range of industrial products for the mining, forestry and construction sectors. With community involvement in mind, Sling Choker continues to support Timmins and the surrounding area.


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SODEXO Pavilion, P-34

Sodexo provides catering, facilities management, employee benefits and personal home services to 100 million consumers daily in 56 countries. We believe in the difference a day makes. That’s why we are proud to focus on people’s essential needs: we see them as key to improve the quality of life. *Job Board Company

SOLIDCAD Arena 1, R4-03

SolidCAD is a design technology and solutions firm with offices across the province of Ontario. Founded in 1989, SolidCAD provides innovative products,services and training to the Building, Manufacturing and Media. Much more than out-ofthe-box solutions, SolidCAD aligns with strong partners and quality people who share core values and take a meaningful stake in collective accomplishments. Delivering added value throughout the life of a technology investment, leveraging long-standing relationships with clients and providing unmatched quality products and services has made SolidCAD the leader in the industry.

SONEPAR ONTARIO Arena 2, R3-06

We span a variety of specialties in the B-to-B distribution of cutting-edge electrical products and solutions: electrical & energy distribution, industrial controls & automation, building automation & construction, lighting, cables & wires, safety & tools, heating, ventilation & air conditioning and renewable energy.

STC FOOTWEAR, DIVISION OF RÉGENCE FOOTWEAR Arena 2, R1-07

Acquired by Regence Footwear in April 2017, STC is a safety footwear Canadian brand founded in 1989 that has earned a great reputation on the market.

STRUCTURAL PANELS INC. Arena 1, R2-05

Structural Panels Inc (SPI) is an all-Canadian manufacturer of high quality, steelskinned insulated sandwich panels that are designed for walls, partitions, ceilings, and value-added projects. After nearly 30 years in business, we continue to be a leading

insulated panel manufacturer and supplier to construction companies, architects, designers, contractors and specialty builders throughout all of Canada and beyond. Over the years, we have established strong relationships with a number of different industries.

SUMAC Arena 2 - Upper Deck, UD-15

Sumac Geomatics offers solutions for Mining, Forestry and Engineering sectors including the Teledyne Optech CMS V500 Cavity Monitoring System and the TrueView® 410 LiDAR-Camera fusion for UAV’s. Our technical services division provides aerial surveys (manned and unmanned) and mapping for tailings management, waste rock/ stockpile management, construction management, environmental monitoring and mineral exploration.

SUPERIOR Arena 2, R8-05

Superior (SPR) sells and rents specialty tools and equipment for industries including Mining, Oil and Gas, Heavy Construction, Power Generation and more. Through our OEM division, SPR York, we offer a line of portable ID/OD flange facers, linear/ gantry and rotary mills, end prep bevelers, isolation and test plugs, auto bore welders, and line boring machines, and we provide custom engineered equipment and tools for specific applications. SPR also provides custom and standard tool bits, as well as precision grinding through our Cliff’s Bits division.

SUPERIOR GLOVE WORKS LTD Arena 2, R1-11

Superior Glove Works Ltd. is a international award winning leader in the industrial work glove industry. Specializing in cut-resistant gloves, Superior offers an astounding 3,500 styles of work gloves to the safety glove market. Providing “engineered hand protection for every industry” is more than just a slogan—it’s the drive for growth and the foundation on which Superior Glove was built.

SUREWERX™ Arena 2, Front 06

At SureWerx, our mission is to manufacture the most innovative and rigorously tested products for our customers’ safety and productivity. Our end-to-end product

portfolio includes 13 leading brands with a full offering of PPE, safety, and equipment solutions.

SURVEYTECH INSTRUMENTS & SERVICES Arena 2, R1-01

SurveyTECH offers sales / rental rates from a full range of easy to use instrumentation products including borehole magnetic & non-magnetic instruments, rig alignment devices used for underground and surface drilling rigs and electronic core orientation system. We offer a complete mining and civil rental package solution design specifically for each project.

SYNTERRA SECURITY SOLUTIONS Arena 1, R5-07

Synterra is a First Nation owned company which was formed in 2011. We are your best choice for Security Solutions at remote exploration and mining locations. Synterra is able to provide your company with highly-trained security and safety personnel to ensure your site is well-protected and that the safety and care of your valuable workforce is provided for in the event of an emergency.

TECHNOSUB Arena 1, R4-10, 11

Developing and supplying high quality timely pumping solutions tailored to the specific needs of the Mining industry.

TEMA ISENMANN INC. Arena 2, R2-08

TEMA ISENMANN has been a leading manufacturer of American-made polyurethane screening products and systems for over twenty-five years, supplying what the mining and aggregate industries need. We provide solutions and our engineering team continues to develop breakthrough products that we proudly bring to the industry.

TES INC. Outdoor, O-24

Total Equipment Services Inc. specializes in distributing, servicing, rebuilding, and manufacturing of mining equipment. We pride ourselves in supplying our customers with dependable products and services that keep their mine moving.

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McIntyre Arena, Timmins, Ontario Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm & Thursday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm TESC CONTRACTING COMPANY Arena 1, R3-04

TESC Contracting Company Limited is a multi-trade construction services provider specializing in industrial projects and plant/facility maintenance. We offer Civil, Structural, Electrical, Piping, Millwrighting, Boilermaker, and Engineered Scaffolding services.

TESTMARK LABORATORIES Arena 1, R3-12, 13

Testmark Laboratories Ltd. has been proudly providing licensed and accredited (ISO 17025) analytical laboratory testing to Ontario’s mining sector for over 20 years.

THE CO-OPERATORS Arena 2 - Upper Deck, UD-10

Providing financial security to families and businesses in the Timmins area. Let our Local specialists help you with your Life Insurance, Investments, Business Insurance, Group Insurance and Travel Insurance needs.

THE MILLER GROUP Arena 1, R6-03

The Miller Group takes pride in its service-oriented construction operations and strives for excellence in all areas. Each of the companies within our organization offer friendly professional service to our clients as well as an extraordinary level of product quality.

THE MINING EQUIPMENT PROSPECTOR Arena 2, Front 03

Publisher of a unique catalogue containing NEW and used mining equipment available in todays global market. Buyers - Visit us at booth Front 03 Arena 2 for your free subscription. Sellers - We can get you global exposure, with or without an advertising budget. Remember! It won’t sell if nobody knows you have it.

THERMON HEATING SYSTEMS Outdoor, O-36

Thermon Heating Sysems Inc. is a world leader in the development and production of advanced heating and filtration solutions for industrial and hazardous area applications. The diversity of our six brands - Cata-Dyne, Ruffneck, Caloritech, Norsemen, DriQuik, and 3L Filters- represents the broadest based industry expertise, and the range of our technologies

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enables their application in virtually any environment.

TIME LIMITED Arena 1, R1-15

TIME Limited (short for Temiskaming Industrial Mining Equipment Limited) is a manufacturer and global distributor of consumable products to the mining, drilling and industrial sectors. TIME Limited is a full line Gates Hydraulics distributor, with on-site hose assembly and repairs. We offer design, fabrication, machining and welding repair.

TIMMINS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION Arena 1, R5-03

The Timmins Economic Development Corporation is the city’s non-profit community economic development team. We facilitate and support economic and social activity that creates jobs, diversifies the economy and improves quality of life.

TIMMINS MECHANICAL SOLUTIONS Outdoor, O-28

TMSI – Your SANY Canada dealer for Northern Ontario. TMSI performs expert level repairs, refurbishments and maintenance to all types of heavy equipment and any related components. Timmins Mechanical Solutions knows you don’t only have one make or model of heavy equipment working for you. Whether our highly-trained and skilled technicians are in the shop, on surface, or underground, there is no job they won’t tackle and no machine they can’t fix.

TPS GROUP OF COMPANIES Pavilion, P-31

TPS Group of Companies is the Primary Source for all your Staffing, Training and Safety needs! We have stability with strong roots. We have over 30 years of combined experience in servicing all sectors. We offer Industrial Safety Training, Truck Training, Safety Supplies and Personnel Solutions.

TRACKS & WHEELS EQUIPMENT BROKERS Outdoor, RS-03

Tracks & Wheels Equipment Brokers Inc. is a supplier of Mining, Construction and Forestry products, serving our customers through four offices based in Ontario. We custom design and manufacture the

MineMaster® line of mine utility vehicles, personnel carriers, mine maintenance and service vehicles and shotcreters. Our main product lines are MineMaster®, Case Construction Equipment, Kubota Equipment, General Breakers, Hydraulic Rock Breakers, Tecman Pedestal Booms, Sellick Rough Terrain & Low Profile Forklifts, Palfinger Cranes and Antonio Carraro.

TREMCAR INC./ASYBCO Arena 2, R2-10

Asybco is a subsidiary of Tremcar which is specialized in the manufacturing of Vacuum units for construction & mining sites as well as municipality sanitary and environmental clean up. The company is ASME accredited and offers parts sale for specialized equipment such as vacuum units, dry Bulkers, asphalt plants, etc.

TRIMAY Arena 2, R7-02

Protecting heavy industry from wea sr inc te he 1950s. Trimay researches, develops and manufactures the highest quality Advanced Wear Materials. Trimay® achieves its high quality standard through research and development, partner companies and exclusive suppliers, as well as through experimentation and process optimization.

TRINUM Arena 2, R6-11

TRINUM is an engineering consultant specialized in belt conveyors. We are focused on providing owners and manufacturers of conveyors with expert technical support in operational diagnostics, design, maintenance and reliability.

TROJAN TIRE INC. Arena 1, R4-07

Manufacturer of Patented Trojan Air-Cell® Rubber Tire Fill Technology: Tuffil and Reusable SOFT CORE®. No flat downtime, longer tire life, shock absorbing ride, improved productivity & planned maintenance for lowest cost per hour. Best for the environment and improved health & safety.

UBC LOCAL 2486 Arena 2, R7-05

We are a local union representing over 1000 men & women working across Northern Ontario & surrounding areas. Training


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is one of the most important aspects of being a member of the Carpenters Union. Every member has access to training & upgrading opportunities including occupational health & safety training along with skill building training for both apprentices & journeypersons.

VANKO, ANALYTICAL & INSTRUMENTATION SPECIALISTS Pavilion, P-37

Vanko Analytics Ltd. is a leading supplier of process and analytical instrumentation and has been serving industrial markets in Canada since 1988.

WAHGOSHIG RESOURCES / BLACK DIAMOND DRILLING Pavilion, P-08

We are your First Nation Partner in the Abitibi Greenstone Belt. WRI works with operating mines in the vicinity of the Wahgoshig community. We can assist you with your mining project, everything from planning, permitting and exploration— through production—to rehabilitation and reclamation.

WAJAX Outdoor, O-22, 23

Wajax is Canada’s leading distributor and service support provider of mobile equipment, industrial components and power systems. We enhance your operations through our turnkey service, repairs and engineered solutions.

WALDEN GROUP Outdoor, O-20

Walden Equipment is a Sudbury based company, qualified to provide you with a wide range of certified reliable, new and late model brand name equipment, ready to work at your mining or industrial site. Equipment for sale or rent includes: Toyota Mine Transportation Jeeps, Scissor Lift Trucks, Hydraulic, Electric and Air Tuggers, High Speed Boom Trucks, Personnel and Material Hoists, Shaft Sinking Hoist, Sheaves and Tension of Wire Rope, Underground Haul Trucks, Jumbo Drills and Scoops etc.

VALMET LTD. Pavilion, P-12

WEIR MINERALS Arena 2, R6-07, 08

Weir Minerals are specialists in delivering end-to-end solutions for all mining and minerals processing plants. We engineer, manufacture, supply and service worldclass minerals processing and mine dewatering products for virtually any application, anywhere in the world. Our advanced product range incorporating brands such as Warman® centrifugal slurry pumps, Linatex® rubber products, Vulco® wear resistant linings, Cavex® hydrocyclones, Enduron® comminution equipment, Isogate® slurry valves, Delta™ Industrial knife gate valves, Multiflo® mine dewatering solutions, and Trio® crushers and screens.

WESDOME GOLD MINES LTD. Outdoor, O-08

Wesdome Gold Mines is in its 30th year of continuous gold mining operations in Canada. The Company is 100% Canadian focused with a pipeline of projects in various stages of development. *Job Board Company

WILCO TECHNOLOGIES Arena 2, R8-09

Specialists in Resin Firing System for Resin Set Bolting. Wilco Technologies since 2005 design, manufacture and support the Trajectaflex Resin Firing System. Installed onto any Jumbo drill it provides significant increases in productivity and safety and reduces resin set bolting cycle times. Wilco Technologies draws from 18 years first - hand experience in underground hard rock development mining. Director, inventor and designer Michael Williams has extensive knowledge and experience in the field, having been through the full cycle of development mining. ’Trajectaflex’ has global recognition as a safe, efficient, and low maintenance resin bolting system.

WINGTRA Arena 2, R3-10 Outdoor, Demo Site 3

The Wingtra vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) drone allows you to conduct small and large-scale drone surveys with unmatched data quality at a fraction of the time and cost. Come visit our Demo at Demo Site #3 outside by the lake behind the Jackleg Rocks.

WORKFORCE INC. Arena 2, Front 01

Workforce is Canada’s solution to strategic human resource consultation and supply. Our client integrated model best anticipates and mitigates labour demands to ensure that only quality, trained individuals are sourced, screened and deployed to get the job done. We focus on providing skilled trades, labour and professionals to support the production and development of mining, oil and energy sectors of Canada’s resurging economy. *Job Board Company

WORKPLACE SAFETY NORTH Pavilion, P-42

Workplace Safety North is one of four sector-based health and safety associations in Ontario. WSN provides province-wide Ministry-approved workplace health and safety training and services for the mining and forest products industries.

WÜRTH CANADA LIMITED Pavilion, P-27, 28

Wurth Canada Limited / Limitée was founded in Montreal, Quebec, in 1971. We serve Canada’s automotive, trucking and industrial marketplaces by providing high quality professional products ranging from brake cleaner to nuts and bolts. With distribution centres located in Ontario and Alberta and over 400 Sales Representatives all over Canada, we’re there for you no matter where your business is located.

XYLEM Arena 2, R6-05

Xylem Inc. is a world leader in submersible pumps, agitators and fluid handling solutions.

YIELDPOINT INC. Arena 2, R4-04

Our core skills are in the design and manufacturing of monitoring solutions for the measurement of all aspects of rock mass and reinforcement behavior around underground excavations. Our highly innovative product line comprises both digital and optical instrumentation, which we support with world-class geotechnical research expertise. Case-in-Point, in 2019 we have introduced a new Bluetooth 5 geotechnical product line.

Exhibitors Booth Locations & Descriptions (alphabetical order)

McIntyre Arena, Timmins, Ontario Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm & Thursday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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