Mining Life & Exploration News-Summer 2022

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Publisher Glenn Dredhart The Central Canada Resource Expo (CEN CAN Expo) is finally coming to Thunder Bay after two years of being postponed. The event is scheduled to take place on September 13/15 at the Canadian Lakehead Exhibition Grounds, the Valhalla Inn and the Cineplex Silver City theatre. Organizers and exhibitors couldn’t be happier. It has been a long and winding road that we have all travelled to get here. The organizing team at Canadian Trade-Ex pivoted during the height of the covid pandemic and enjoyed some success along the way by producing online events in 2021 but nothing compares to an in-person event. “We hosted two very well attended virtual events, and facilitated two very successful online conferences that greatly fueled the appetite for in-person

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events for the many hundreds of companies that have historically participated in our must-attend in person events”, said Glenn Dredhart, President of Canadian Trade-Ex. There’s no better time to shine a spotlight on the host city – Thunder Bay. 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. Northwestern Ontario is poised to play a major role in adding to that production value to an already active Ontario mining industry. Thunder Bay and the Lakehead Exhibition Grounds will be buzzing with activity this September with over 300 displays. The 2022 event is sure to feed your appetite for one-on-one contact that we’ve all missed these past two years. The mining, junior mining, forestry & construction operations, energy sector, northern communities, indigenous and non-indigenous organizations, academia, and the supply and service industry are all tremendously supportive of this first one-of-a-kind event, as it vividly represents what the natural resource sectors mean to our northwestern communities. There are several activities that will take place during the event. There will be the trade show, onsite demos, an industry first Job Fair and workshop, networking activities, fundraisers, a Projects in the Pipeline conference that will highlight major capital projects within the industry, a Gala Dinner and a VIP Social which will be the largest networking events of the year. “There will be so much to see and do that you won’t want to miss it”, said Dredhart. The Lakehead Exhibition Grounds will host the trade show, live demos and competitions. The Cineplex Silver City Theatre which I located within the trade show grounds will host the conferences and the Valhalla Inn will host the Gala Dinner and the VIP Social. This is the inaugural event for Thunder Bay and is expected to grow into an annual event. We have seen similar events like this grow to being recognized globally on the trade show circuit and this one will be no exception. There is a literal gold mine of information at this event. Make sure you stop by each exhibitor, get re-acquainted, or make new contacts. Some of the events are limited seating and most events are filling quickly. See you there and on with the show!

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Welcome Message from Andrew Kane and the Thunder Bay CEDC Welcome all to the Central Canada (Cen-Can) Resource Expo 2022 – and welcome to the mining hub of Northwestern Ontario! I would like to begin by acknowledging that Thunder Bay is on the Traditional Territory of Fort William First Nation, signatories to the Robinson Superior Treaty of 1850, and we also acknowledge the shared lands of the Métis peoples. This is out of respect and recognition for the Indigenous Peoples of Canada. I am the incoming Manager for Natural Resources Business Development at the Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC). As many of you know, I have worked in business and/or the natural resources sector in Northwestern Ontario for most of my career including most recently as a mining exploration and development officer with the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines. I’m looking forward to working with many of you in my new capacity – especially during these exciting times. We all have a front seat as mining in Northwestern Ontario enters its largest boom period ever. Critical minerals such as lithium and in the future graphite will lead the way as Ontario moves towards an end-to-end supply chain for electric vehicle (EV) batteries and auto production. The Ring of Fire continues to hold promise; with a new player in the market, Wyloo Metals, we are closer than ever to opening up this vast, mineral-rich area. Gold, platinum, and other precious metals continue to be mainstays with current and new projects greatly contributing to the region’s economic engine. Thunder Bay of course plays a crucial role in Northwestern Ontario’s mining and exploration sector. As the hub of the region and the largest Canadian port on Lake Superior, we are home to the engineers, contractors, builders, suppliers, and branch offices for many of these projects. On the horizon are other mining-related industries including lithium refining and shipping. The CEDC will be there every step of the way, supporting local and outside companies coming to Thunder Bay and the region. We play several crucial roles including bridging the gap between industry, business, government, and Indigenous communities; providing business development supports including help accessing government funding; and connecting companies with employees. We’re excited for the opportunities the coming mining boom will bring to Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario. Here’s to a great Expo – and to your chance to (re)familiarize yourself with Canada’s next mining boom region. Andrew Kane Manager, Natural Resources Business Development Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC)

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CEDC Helping Thunder Bay and Region Gear Up for Coming

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Natural Resources, Energy, Manufacturing Sectors, All Seeing Upticks in Thunder Bay By Graham Strong

There’s a wave of new mining projects rolling into Northwestern Ontario, especially for critical minerals. Andrew Kane, incoming Manager of Natural Resources Business Development at the Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC), said the region is ready. “Thunder Bay is well positioned for the coming mining boom,” Kane said. “We have over a hundred years of experience in exploration, mine construction, and mine operation in the region, with Thunder Bay being the hub.” Kane said that lithium will be a key driver in Northwestern Ontario’s next mining boom. He cited four main lithium projects now underway: Avalon Advanced Materials (Separation Rapids, north of Kenora), Frontier Lithium (two projects

north of Red Lake), Green Technology Metals (Seymour Lake, east of Armstrong), and Rock Tech Lithium (Georgia Lake, near Beardmore). These projects are at various stages of development, Kane said, noting that Avalon recently announced plans for a processing facility in Thunder Bay. “The CEDC is the one-stop facilitator to help mining companies find employees, contractors, suppliers, and so on,” he said. “We’re often the bridge between government agencies, Indigenous communities, and organizations.” He added that CEDC support includes helping new workers to Thunder Bay including skilled foreign workers through the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP) program. “There’s a lot more to it than just getting a job for people coming

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from Toronto, Australia, or the United States. It’s also about helping their families get settled into our city to support them to stay.” The city and region often come as a surprise to those moving here. “Thunder Bay has a culturally diverse population, great facilities, great schools, lots of recreation – and above all, the outdoors. Everyone who comes here for the first time says, ‘Wow... this is so pristine!’ Here’s an example: one person I talked to recently couldn’t believe that you can go out fishing on a lake and you’d be the only one out there.” Of course, the perennial mining story out of Northwestern Ontario is the Ring of Fire. Kane is optimistic that with Wyloo Metals’ recent purchase of Noront Resources, they will have the resources necesCont’d on pg. 10

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dollars developing the Eagle’s Nest nickel deposit: building the 325-kilometre road, the transmission lines, and the mine site in partnership with the First Nations in that area.” Mining isn’t the only growth area in the Thunder Bay and region. Forestry, energy, and manufacturing are also seeing upticks, creating a labour shortage. Many opportunities have opened up for workers here and Thunder Bay will support all those who are willing to come. CEDC is recruiting international workers and working with local and regional Indigenous employment and training organizations to ensure they are part of conversations and are given all opportunities for current and upcoming available positions. Labour recruitment will continue to be the focus of the CEDC. As this boom grows, so too will the work opportunities. “There is a great career to be made in the trades and Cont’d from pg. 8 technology space, not just for young people, but anybody sary to get the project moving forward once all Indig- moving here to work in the natural resources sector.” enous consultation sessions are complete. Kane said the boom is also increasing opportunities for “A worldwide expert in mining has entered the mar- First Nations throughout Northwestern Ontario. “Indigketplace,” he said. “They will be spending billions of enous contractors and suppliers are supplying many of these key services to those industries. Most if not all natural resource projects in Northwestern Ontario rely on support from Indigenous-owned and Indigenous joint venture companies. It is extremely encouraging, and there is still room for growth.” The CEDC can assist businesses in many different ways, Right Solutions • Right Partner Kane said. These include business development and trepreneurial support, helping access government fundvia an integrated global network of ing, market and labour data, business networking, and laboratories with consistent quality promoting career opportunities to connect employees and expert client service. with companies. Kane said that businesses can reach out to the CEDC through its website: “We work closely with FedNor and the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC), so helping companies secure funding is a key part of what we do for new businesses moving to Thunder Bay.” Track your samples & receive alerts with the Kane said that the CEDC is working with local compaALS Geochemistry App nies to support them as they adapt and expand their services for the coming boom. There are also opportunities for new suppliers. “There’s no better time for new entrants into the marketplace that support the mineral exploration and mining business,” Kane said. “There have been a number of new service and supply companies that have established branch offices in Thunder Bay for the first time.” | +1 705-560-7225 Learn more about the mining and exploration sector in Northwestern Ontario:


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NWO stands to benefit greatly in face of global demand for EV and REE metals The race is on and Northwestern Ontario is in the running. As consumers and businesses around the globe continue to grapple with seemingly runaway gas prices, they’ll have to curb their appetite for electric vehicles while explorationists scour the planet for enough metals and minerals to meet production requirements.

There is no green economy without mining By Kevin Vincent

The good news is that Northwestern Ontario stands to benefit from the increasing pressure on politicians to address climate change and their number one goal is electric vehicles. And whether it is palladium, copper, nickel, lithium or a host of other metals, the exploration Pic Vimeo VID: President of Impala Canada, Tim Hill right leads a tour of game is afoot and it is being the Lac Des Iles Mine with Premier Doug Ford, past Minster of Mines Greg played out in the northwest of Rickford, and Minister of Economic Development, Victor Fedeli Ontario. platinum-group metals were mined in the province in The provincial government has put some meat on 2020. a plan unveiled a year ago to intensify the hunt for Impala Canada president Tim Hill noted in that release metals used in the manufacture of batteries, smartthat palladium is a key ingredient in the manufacture phones, solar panels and other so-called green econof catalytic converters, which are used to reduce polomy products. lution in exhaust from gas-powered cars and trucks. At a news conference held at Impala Canada’s Lac Impala Canada president Tim Hill stated that there Des Iles palladium mine north of Thunder Bay in was no better place than our Lac Des Iles Mine to March 2022, Premier Doug Ford announced $24 milshowcase the mineral importance and potential to lion over three years so exploration companies can Northwestern Ontario. During the news conference ramp up searches for commodities listed under the Hill also went on to talk about how the mine has been government’s critical minerals strategy. in production for over 28 years and is one of only two “Doing so has never been more important as we seknown palladium deposits in North America. Today cure game-changing investments in our auto sector to the Lac Des Iles Mine is one of the safest, lowest cost build the electric vehicles and batteries of the future,” and largest underground mines. The mine delivers Ford said in a news release. 30% of the palladium produced in Canada. Details about how exploration companies can apply Hill stated, “access to critical minerals is a priorfor the funds weren’t immediately available. ity in today’s world and investors and stakeholders The province also announced an additional $5 million are standing up and increasingly demanding ethical over two years for a new critical minerals innovation sourcing as well as socially and environmentally minfund for research into mining and milling methods in ing and that is what we deliver here at Lac Des Iles Northern Ontario. and across Ontario. And I am proud to say that this According to a provincial backgrounder, about $3.5 Cont’d on pg. 14 billion worth of metals like nickel, cobalt, lithium and Page14 12 ML&EN CEN CAN EXPO 2022 Page

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Bank of America analysts warned of shortage of many critical elements Cont’d from pg. 12

team is made up of some of the most talented, resilient, and committed people in our industry.” And it’s not just electric vehicles fueling the search for elements like cobalt, nickel and lithium – the appetite for solar panels and wind turbines is growing exponentially as well. In a recent note to investors, Bank of America analysts warned of a shortage of many critical elements, including rare earth metals that are harder to produce, just as demand is starting to soar. Companies like Avalon Advanced Materials, Clean Air Metals, Frontier Lithium, Generation Mining, Green Technology Metals, Impala Canada, Copper Lake Resources and Palladium One Mining are actively involved in this high stakes competition.

Here’s a snapshot of the companies active in northwestern Ontario. Impala Canada Ltd. was formed in December of 2019 when North American Palladium was acquired by Impala Platinum Holdings Limited, an integrated global platinum group metal (PGM) producer. Implats was attracted by the company’s focus on palladium, its reliable growth potential, its highly engaged team and the revenue-generating potential of its Lac des Iles Mine. The Lac des Iles Mine, a palladium operation located in a low-risk jurisdiction northwest of Thunder Bay, employs over 700 employees and features a unique, world-class ore body and modern infrastructure, including both an underground mine and surface operations. The mine is also noted for its advanced underground technologies and significant exploration portfolio. Avalon Advanced Materials Inc. is a Canadian mineral development company specializing in sustainably- produced materials for clean technology. Avalon is currently focusing on developing its Separation Rapids Lithium Project near Kenora. Clean Air Metals’ flagship asset is the 100% owned, high grade Thunder Bay North Project, a platinum, palladium, copper, nickel project located near the City of Thunder Bay and the Lac des Iles Mine owned by Impala. Frontier Lithium’s PAK Lithium Project contains North America’s highest grade lithium resource that is top three in size on the continent and is considered premium quality globally as a result of its Page16 14 ML&EN CEN CAN EXPO 2022 Page

rare low-iron spodumene. Generation Mining is focused on the development of the Marathon Project, a large platinum group metal mineral deposit in Northwestern Ontario. The company released the results of the Feasibility Study in March of last year. The Marathon property covers a land package of approximately 22,000 hectares, or 220 square kilometres. Gen Mining owns a 100% interest in the Marathon Project. Green Technology Metals has increased its base of properties east of Red Lake from 9,467 hectares to 40,797 hectares through execution of multiple option agreements and tenement pegging activities. The company currently holds an 80% interest in the Ontario Lithium Projects (Seymour, Root and Wisa) under a joint venture with Ardiden Limited. Copper Lake Resources holds a 70.45% interest in the Marshall Lake VMS Copper Zinc Silver Project, a yearround road accessible VMS Copper, Gold, Zinc and Silver project (Volcanogenic Massive Sulphide) 252 kilometres north of Thunder Bay. In addition, Copper Lake holds a 69.79% interest in the Norton Lake Nickel, Copper, Cobalt and Palladium project strategically located close to the access route of the Ring of Fire discoveries further north. Palladium One Mining Inc. is focused on discovering environmentally and socially conscious metals for green transportation. A Canadian mineral exploration and development company, PDM’s northwestern Ontario project is the 2020 Discovery of the Year Award winning Tyko Project, a high-grade sulphide, copper-nickel project near White River. According to Tesla’s CEO, Elon Musk, nickel is the new gold. It is no surprise that Musk feels this way. With lithium-Ion batteries being essential to the Electric Vehicle industry, and nickel the primary component of the batteries as a whole, nickel is expected by many in EV manufacturing to be in very high demand.



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Evolution’s Journey

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Red Lake remains a cornerstone asset for Evolution Mining – it’s journey to being restored into a premier Canadian gold mine continues with safe and sustainable operation the focus both on the surface, in the community and deep underground. The Red Lake operation, an underground gold mine in north western Ontario is situated in one of the highest grade Archean gold camps in Canada. Acquired by Australian ASX Evolution Mining in April 2020, an operational transformation plan is underway to restore Red Lake to a premier Canadian gold mine. EVOLUTION’S VISION Evolution Mining has a vision—to make the Red Lake Operation (RLO) a world-class asset with a life of mine spanning an estimated ~18 years. The potential for positive and sustainable economic and community legacies abounds. Before Evolution acquired RLO, the sites were slated to close within 12 months. With an older, less efficient way of mining that relied on chasing the vein and turning over higher yields of gold per tonne, the higher-grade deposits were all but depleted. Page18 16 ML&EN CEN CAN EXPO 2022 Page

VALUES LED VISION Red Lake plays an important role in Evolution, which operates amongst the lowest cost gold producers globally and has a clearly stated further enhanced sustainability approach. At Evolution, values guide workplace behaviours every day: • Safety: Think before we act, every job, every day. • Accountability: If it is my responsibility, I own it – good or bad. • Excellence: We take pride in our work, deliver our best and strive to improve. • Respect: We trust each other, act honestly and consider other’s opinion. General Manager Kirsty Liddicoat says the focus on safety never waivers. “We want people to come to work and return home the same, but a little tired from a good day’s work. We want to help support our community and First Nations Partners,” said Liddicoat. How? “A key aspect of Evolution’s safety principles approach is how our people think before we act, every job, every day.” Story Cont’d on pg. 18

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Like the name, Evolution Mining has evolved into a globally-relevant gold mining business, owning and operating five mines across Australia and Canada, including Red Lake in Ontario, Canada. However, the company’s greatest asset is its people. Evolution Mining dares the team to think differently, to act like owners and to live the values of safety, accountability, excellence, and respect. “We want working at Evolution to be the highlight of our people’s career’’. Page 19


Development of their team is focused to enhance role performance and professional growth of their people so that they continue to build their organizational capability. Development is not compliance related training; it is aimed at expanding their people’s knowledge, skills, experience and/or qualifications to enable each person to better perform now or in the future. Liddicoat says the commitment of her team is the key to their success. “Evolution has built a culture where our team members ‘Act Like an Owner’ and we really care about doing the right thing by each other and our community not because we have to but because we all want to,” she says.

Red Lake Facts: Cont’d from pg. 16

LOCAL UPDATE During May 2022, Red Lake was impacted by regional flooding that closed access roads to the site, but the operation was able to continue the momentum of the transformation. Strategy for the operation remains focused on safely delivering the plan. Evolution has brought a new way of mining to the area. With a fresh outlook, new technologies and inspired practices, they revitalized the operation by focusing on less gold per tonne but maximizing ore processed. 3,000 safe ore tonnes every day is what General Manager Kirsty Liddicoat is her team’s guiding mantra, and it encompasses the path forward to realize that vision which puts people first. PEOPLE Evolution promotes and encourages their people to take up opportunities for development that supports individual’s professional needs along with meeting business requirements in either current or identified future roles. Employing locally based people remains a goal of the team where skilled people are available – just one way sustainability is integrated into everything done at Evolution. Evolution supports Red Lake’s recreation centre and regularly supporting employees’ worklife integration by providing a stimulating and inclusive environment to foster development, through avariety of internal and external resources. Page20 18 ML&EN CEN CAN EXPO 2022 Page

• High-grade asset situated on one of North America’s highest-grade gold camps with outstanding exploration potential • Tier one mining jurisdiction • Mineral Resources of 11.7Moz and Ore Reserves of 2.9Moz • 18 year life of mine plan • Strategic acquisition by Evolution from Battle North Gold: New 600ktpa mill facility expandable to 900ktpa with minimal capital • Land package of +280km2 • Transformation plan to produce an aspirational 350kozpa, accelerated by the operational synergies of the Battle North Gold acquisition • Significant exploration upside – exploration expenditure of US$50M over three years with a planned annual drilling rate of 100,000m • Long term regional potential to grow the current resource base



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Newmont committed to creating value through sustainable & responsible mining More than ever, society expects businesses to play a role in solving global challenges, and people want to work for and support purposedriven and values-based organizations. At the same time, investor interest in sustainability matters continues to grow and be incorporated into valuation metrics. To meet these expectations, Newmont strives to lead the industry in operating in a sustainable way that generates long-term value for all stakeholders well beyond the life of a mine and demonstrates our ability to mine in a manner that protects the environment and creates value. Creating a more responsible and sustainable business is a journey, and social acceptance and public trust are earned and maintained by our performance on the ground. Recognition from reputable, independent organizations also helps determine if you are on the right path. In 2021, Newmont was named the co-leader of the Mining and Metals sector in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World), which assesses several long-term economic factors as well as leading ESG performance evaluated through the 2021 S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment. This is the 14th consecutive year in which Newmont has been named to

the DJSI World. This is just one of several recognitions received during the year for operating responsibly and showing accountability for our sustainability performance. Newmont Corporation, also was recognized as one of FORTUNE magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies. The in-depth annual global survey of more than 3,800 executives, directors and securities analysts identifies companies that have the strongest reputations within their industries. “This recognition validates our commitment to our purpose, to create value through sustainable and responsible mining. ESG is woven into the fabric of our company and is fundamental to the way in which we operate,” said Tom Palmer, President and CEO of Newmont. “We are constantly learning and evolving, to create a culture in which doing what is right drives how we operate. Our workforce and leadership team set high standards of accountability to deliver strong environmental and social performance whilst creating value for all our stakeholders.” Newmont was also recently included in the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index, for the fourth successive year, which tracks public companies committed to disclosing their efforts to support gender equality. In 2021, Newmont conducted ex-

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tensive engagement with government and regulatory officials in all their operating regions. In addition to addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, Newmont representatives also reiterated the importance of dialogue on the private sector’s role in reconciliation and Indigenous peoples’ rights, including Canada’s legislation to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). Tom Palmer, President and CEO, speaks on issues related to building, and benefitting from, a diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce. When asked, what does having a diverse and inclusive workplace mean to you? Tom Palmer replied, “Newmont spends a lot of time thinking about leadership development and the culture we’re trying to create. As CEO, I try to create the culture and develop the leaders that, together, support the continued and sustainable growth of our organization. I’m looking to help create a caring environment that fosters innovation, curiosity and collaboration in our business. And, diversity and inclusion are essential to achieving that goal.” The Newmont Musselwhite Mine located at Opapamiskan Lake, OnCont’d on pg. 22

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Engagement with Indigenous communities an important part of Newmont’s success Cont’d from pg. 20

tario is a fly-in, fly-out operation located approximately 500 kilometers north of Thunder Bay, Canada. Musselwhite’s ore is mined from two main zones below Lake Opapimiskan. Ore is processed onsite using a circuit that includes crushing, grinding, leaching by cyanidation, carbon in pulp recovery and electrowinning. Newmont maintains that ongoing engagement with key stakeholders and engagement with Indigenous communities near their operations and sites are an important part of their operations success. The Musselwhite Agreement’s signatories include Cat Lake First Nation, North Caribou First Nation, Kingfisher Lake First Nation, Wunnumin Lake First Nation, Windigo and Shibogama Councils. The mine also has an agreement with Mishkeegogamang First Nation. Musselwhite started three key Indigenous employment initiatives — the Stope School training program, the Aboriginal Mining Skills Trade Entry Program, and a pre-apprenticeship for industrial electricians. The operation also engaged with a newly formed regional First Nation Mining Centre of Excellence, an initiative of the Sioux Lookout Friendship Accord to create future Indigenous training opportunities in 2022. Musselwhite initiated a third-party Indigenous employment assessment at the end of 2021 to understand challenges and opportunities to improve employment conditions

for Indigenous employees and contractors. The operation held its annual Implementation Committee and Environmental Working Group meeting, which is part of the Musselwhite Agreement. Topics of discussion included how to increase Indigenous employment at site and consultation for exploration work that is planned in 2022. At the mine Indigenous employment (employees and contractors) from neighboring signatory and affiliate communities increased to 12 percent, achieving their target of a 2 percent year-over-year improvement and progressing toward the 30 percent employment target established in their agreement with their partnering First Nations and two Councils. Across the site, total Indigenous employment (i.e., all employees and contractors who identify as Indigenous) rose to 27 percent. For 2022, Newmont’s local/Indigenous procurement target for all sites globally is $1.23 billion and is based on the work undertaken in each region to understand and identify opportunities within the context of the 2022 regional business plans. The 2022 Local/Indigenous procurement target for Musselwhite is 59 million dollars. Newmont deployed approximately $3.5 million of their COVID-19 Global Community Support Fund in 2021, bringing total contributions from the Fund to $14.1 mil-

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lion since it was established in April 2020. Donations are based on engagement with government officials, healthcare providers and community stakeholders to understand the greatest and most immediate needs and where the Fund can have the most impact. Newmont supports local/Indigenous employment and business opportunities and invests in community development. All their mine sites in Canada developed sitespecific plans aligned with their Canadian Local and Indigenous Procurement Strategy. Key activities in 2021 included: • Each site exceeded its 2021 local procurement target. • Identified local and local-local suppliers and commenced a listening exercise with suppliers to determine what capacity and skillsbuilding efforts might provide value to them. • Musselwhite partnered with the Oshki Wenjack Education Institute — which provides training and educational opportunities for Indigenous communities under the Nishnawbe Aski Nation — on a pre-apprentice program. The program provides pre-apprentice opportunities to 12 Indigenous youth, and the operation will support the program’s on-site work experience component and salary top-ups. In 2021, the institute received funding approval of the program from the Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development.

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On track to becoming one of Canada’s largest gold mines

Equinox Gold Corp. and its partner, Orion Mine Finance Group, made significant construction progress at their Greenstone Mine during the first half of 2022. Construction activities during the first quarter focused primarily on earthworks. Plant Site earthworks and the Goldfield Creek Diversion are nearing completion, and the Tailings Management Facility and Highway 11 realignment are ahead of schedule. Activities during the summer months are focused on concrete foundations and steel erection so that

key buildings can be enclosed before winter. Foundation and steel erection work are underway for the Process Plant, Power Plant and Truckshop. The Permanent Effluent Treatment Plant and M1 Pond are well advanced and operations personnel are moving into the newly completed Administration Building. A milestone was achieved with commissioning of the MacLeod High Tailings (MHT) seepage collection system, designed to collect surface and groundwater from tailings from historical operations so water can be treated at the Temporary Effluent Water Treatment Plant. This marks the beginning of remediating Kenogamisis Lake, which is a very popular lake in the Greenstone region. To date, the Temporary Effluent Water Treatment Plant has treated over 92 million liters of water with 2.5 million liters originating from the MHT. Mine Pre-Production planning activities ramped up during the first half of 2022 with the intention of commencing blasting and open-pit mining activities in Q4 2022. Decommissioning of the historic MacLeod Headframe was completed in July to allow for the installation of dewatering pumps required for mine operations. GreenCont’d on pg. 26

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Equinox Gold with 7 operating gold mines on a clear path to achieve more than one million ounces of annual gold production Cont’d from pg. 22

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stone Mine looks forward to working with the local community to establish an appropriate MacLeod Headframe commemoration. Mine mobile equipment components began arriving in June, and assembly of Greenstone Mine’s first 240-ton haul trucks is underway. The first 29 m3 shovel and drill are scheduled to arrive during Q3 2022. Major construction activities in the second half of the year include advancing concrete, structural steel, mechanical, piping and electrical work for the Process Plant and Power Plant with a focus on closing in the majority of the buildings so the team can work indoors during winter months. Work on the natural gas pipeline, Highway 11 realignment and MTO Patrol Building Yard will continue for the rest of the year. The Truckshop, Pit Fuel Station and Permanent Effluent Treatment Plant will be ready for use by year end to support mine pre-production requirements. To support the ramp up of activities, Greenstone Mine is actively recruiting for many career opportunities. Greenstone Mine Human Resources team members are looking for-

ward to attending the Central Canada Resources Expo in September and connecting with prospective employees who may be interested in working with the dynamic Greenstone Mine team. The Operations Procurement team will also be on hand to meet with existing and prospective suppliers, vendors and contractors to support pre-production activities this fall. Greenstone Mine will be one of the largest gold mines in Canada, producing approximately 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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Great Bear Project

BUILDING A high-grade, world-class deposit with a large, long-life mining complex potential


will be predominantly in the inferred Kinross reports it is on track to comIn February 2022, Kinross ac- resource category, with some indi- plete approximately 200,000 metres of exploration and infill drilling quired Great Bear Resources Ltd. cated resources. Through the Great Bear Project we are committed in 2022 on the LP Fault zone. The and its flagship gold exploration 35,000-metre grade control drilling Mineralization project located in the renowned to being an active, good High-Grade member in all communities program, completed in the second at Depth and prolific Red Lake mining district in northwestern Ontario, of the Red Lake region by making a positive quarter of this year, confirmed the Canada. The Kinross Great Bear Drilling results reported in July con- company’s view of the high-grade and lasting impact through job creation, tinue to support the view of alocal high- core in the LP Fault zone. Kinross project boasts several gold discoveries on property, the largest and grade deposit that underpins a large, states that the program has iminvestment and strong environmental stewardship. most significant of which is the long-life mining complex. Results proved the understanding of the LP Fault zone, first discovered in have also confirmed gold mineral- continuity and distribution of the Learn at 2019. Themore Great Bear project has ization with good widths and high high grade intercepts in the LP excellent potential to become a grades, including high-grade min- Fault zone. top-tier deposit that could support eralization at depths of more than Partnership with a large, long-life mine complex 500 metres, supporting the view First Nations and bolster the company’s long- that the LP Fault zone, can support a sizeable, long-life, open-pit mine. term production outlook. Kinross is analyzing an advanced Kinross is proud to be working in territory of the collecexploration programKinross that would es- the traditional Kinross reports it is on schedule to is a Canadian-based global senior gold mining Our Values tive members of the Anishinaabe decline to declare its initial mineral resource tablish an underground company with operations and projects in the United Putting People for its Great Bear First project as part of allow for more efficient exploration Nation in Treaty #3. The Great Bear States, Brazil, Mauritania, Chile, Canada, and Ghana. of deeper areas. The company is project is located on the traditional its 2022 year-end results. AccordOutstanding Corporate Citizenship focus on delivering value is based our core of theonWabauskang and start of the ad- territories ing to Kinross, the initial mineral targeting a potentialOur High Performance Culture Cont’d on pg. 30 responsible mining, operational excellence, estimate for the Great Bear project vanced program as principles early as of 2024. Frank Giorno

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Lac Seul First Nations and Kinross is aimed at making a positive and lasting impact to benefit partners and all local communities through job creation, local investment and strong environmental stewardship. Kinross is focused on working with its First Nations partners in a number of areas, including comprehensive baseline studies, site planning and future procurement, training and other opportunities that generate long-term socio-economic benefits for the region. Baseline environmental surveys and local community socio-economic studies required for the permitting process are progressing well. Kinross is on schedule to commence a Great Bear pre-feasibility study in 2023. Kinross is a proud sponsor of the CEN CAN Expo September 14/15 and will be hosting a company in-

formation booth and speaker presentation at the event. The presentation will be held on September 15th, when Jeremy Brans, VP and General Manager of Kinross Ontario will speak to an audience at the Projects in the Pipeline conference, taking place at the Cineplex SilverCity Theatre on the trade show grounds. Jeremy will be the first speaker at the conference and will

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Ring of Fire Need for Critical Minerals Spurs Development By Frank Giorno

With billions at stake and financial windfalls for First Nations communities within reach throughout Northern Ontario, the next four years will likely be the watershed era for the Ring of Fire. The reelection of the Doug Ford government last June, elevated the Ring of Fire prominently as a major objective for Ford’s second term. Announcing his new Cabinet in late June 2022, Premier Ford reiterated his commitment to developing the Ring of Fire by bringing in his new cabinet ministers with the skills and experience to build the infrastructure necessary to unlock the full potential of Ontario’s economy and that includes highways, transit and the road to the Ring of Fire. Ford named former Timmins mayor George Pirie to the newly created Minister of Mines portfolio; a ministry tasked with a special mandate to develop the Ring of Fire. Pirie, before entering municipal politics, had been the President and CEO of Placer Dome Canada, a major Canadian company that at one time operated 13 gold mines in seven countries around the world. During his tenure as Timmins mayor, Pirie also developed and maintained excellent relations with the area’s First Nations leaders. “With big challenges ahead, including an uncertain global economic climate, now is the time for unity and working together,” said Premier Ford. “Our government will be relentless in delivering on our am-

bitious plan to grow our economy and build infrastructure as we leave no stone unturned when it comes to solving the historic labour shortage. It’s all hands-on deck.” What’s at stake in the Ring of Fire has been known for decades since the area was first discovered by Spider Resources back in the 1990s and nurtured along by Noront Resources through the 2000s. It was Richard Nemis who gave the region the name The Ring of Fire when he was with Noront.

Geopolitical importance of Critical Minerals The region is located approximately 540 kilometres northeast of Thunder Bay and 1,000 kilometres north of Toronto. The area covers about 5,000 square kilometres. It has critical metals and minerals that are essential for a greener future for Canada. Minerals like nickel, cobalt and copper for example are key ingredients in building electric batteries for the electric car industry an industry Ontario wants a slice of. In March 2022 the Ontario government released its plan to build electric cars in Ontario. This increased the importance of securing critical minerals that are vital to building electric vehicle batteries such as nickel, cobalt, copper, lithium and others. The Ring of Fire contains massive quantities of these critical minerals. This gives Ontario electric car

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manufacturers a stable, safe and local supply. The ROF region also has long-term potential to produce chromite used to make stainless steel and the substance that gave it its initial allure, especially as an export product to the U.S. or China. A ferrochrome refinery was proposed for Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario by Noront Resources in 2018. Noront which acquired the holdings of Cliff Resources from Cleveland Ohio after it failed to get approval for the construction of a privately owned road in 2014 has since sold its holdings to Wyloo Resources of Australia in 2021 after a heated bidding war with BH Billington. The Federal Government Support of the Ring of Fire as Part of Canada’s Critical Mineral Policy The federal government also has jurisdictions to the environment and resources in the Ring of Fire and has voiced support especially for extracting critical minerals in Canada. In June 2022 while speaking at PDAC 2022 convention in Toronto, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, John Wilkinson underscored the importance of critical minerals by releasing a discussion paper. “Critical minerals are essential to powering the green, digital econo-

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my of tomorrow,” Wilkinson told the audience gathered by the Government of Canada display booth at PDAC. “Increasing demand and constrained supply of these all-important minerals are presenting Canada with a generational economic opportunity,” Wilkinson said, “and the Government of Canada is committed to seizing that opportunity while delivering on its ambitious climate and nature goals.” The discussion paper builds on the Canadian government’s nearly $3.8-billion commitment on critical minerals earmarked in Budget 2022.

Construction of a Road from the Ring of Fire to Provincial Highways to the South Today, critical minerals for electric car batteries have surpassed chromite as the desired mineral in the Ring of Fire, but one thing hasn’t changed over the last decade, the key to unlocking the vast potential of the Ring of Fire is construction of a road from the most advanced exploration area near the Eagle’s Nest and Black Horse mines, now owned by Wyloo Mining after it purchased them from Noront to the provincial highway system or rail system to the south. The road has been a contentious and controversial component of opening up the Ring of Fire since Cliff Resources proposal for a pri-

vately owned road was rejected by the Ontario Mining Commissioner in 2013. Today, two First Nations Marten Falls First Nation and Webequie First Nation are the proponents leading the environmental assessments for their individual proposed all-season road projects. They are also co-proponents for the planning and development of a proposed Northern Road Link to the Ring of Fire. The Northern Road Link would connect to the proposed Marten Falls Community Access Road at the south end, and to the proposed Ring of Fire developments and Webequie Supply Road at the north end. Unlike the Cliff Resources proposal, Ontario is working directly with First Nations through bilateral agreements that support each community’s unique needs and priorities. The all-season road will not only open mining in the Ring of Fire, but it will also help nearby communities by reducing the cost of delivering consumer goods, fuel and construction materials; giving communities access to primary health care and other services; reducing the overall cost of living.

Proposed Routes Three proposed road study areas, Webequie Supply Road Project, Marten Falls Community Access Road Project and Northern Road Link Project, are being led by Marten Falls First Nation and Webe-

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quie First Nation as proponents and/or co-proponents. The proposed study areas represent areas identified for environmental assessments only and do not reflect any actual infrastructure routing. Any actual final routing of a proposed road within these study areas is subject to the completion of an environmental assessment, including satisfaction of the Crown’s duty to consult and other regulatory requirements.

The status of the environmental assessment Earlier this year, the two proponents filed their terms of reference for their portions of the road. Ontario Premier Doug Ford at that time said the filing of the terms of reference of the Northern Road Link a “historic milestone to unlocking jobs and economic opportunities in the Ring of Fire region.” The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada which oversees federal environmental assessments will work with the Province of Ontario, Indigenous groups, federal authorities, non-government organizations and the public to determine the appropriate activities, outcomes and boundaries of the regional assessment. This will streamline the assessment process and reduce duplication. The public comment period for the road terms of reference runs until Cont’d on pg. 36

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September 2022. The filing of the terms of reference means the actual work on the detailed Environmental Assessment may begin once the public comment period is complete.

Timing for Completion of Road and Start Up of Wyloo Metal’s Eagle’s Nest Mine In terms of a schedule for the projected start of mining at the Eagle’s Nest Nickel Mine, Noront Resources — which was purchased by Wyloo Metals --- projected a start date of road construction as being mid-2023 and its completion by mid-2027. It envisioned the start of commercial production at the Eagle’s Nest nickel mine at the end of 2027. However, the proposed schedule as envisioned by Noront may have been delayed by the Covid-19 pandemic and other factors such as Wyloo Metal’s assessment of its Ring of Fire priorities

Sites in the Ring of Fire Closest to Start-Up Wyloo Metals has two nearterm development projects in the Ring of Fire. The first being the Eagle’s Nest a high-grade nickelcopper-platinum-palladium deposit. It is expected to produce 3,000 tonnes of ore per day, from

an underground mine. It proposes to deliver between 150,000 to 250,000 tonnes of nickel-bearing concentrate per year. The mine is expected to reach commercial production three years after permits are received with an anticipated mine life of 11 years and the potential for nine additional years. The Blackbird chromite deposit was discovered in 2008 and will be the second mine in Wyloo’s pipeline if it follows Noront’s original plan. It is one of many large tonnage, highquality chromite discoveries in the Ring of Fire. It is located less than a kilometre from the Eagle’s Nest mine.

Other Mining Exploration Companies Active in the Ring of Fire As of January 2022, there are about 26,167 active mining claims held by 15 companies and individuals, covering approximately 4,972 square kilometres. In addition to Wyloo Metals other key players in the Ring of Fire include but are not limited to Juno Resources, KWG Resources and Bold Ventures.

Juno Resources

Over the past three years, Juno accumulated vast mineral land holdings in the Ring of Fire by acquisitions from junior mining companies

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and staking crown land. It is the largest mineral claimholder in the Ring of Fire with approximately 16,500 mineral claims covering 3,200 square kilometers, or approximately 62% of the mineral claims in the region. Juno has established what it believes to be respectful and inclusive working relationships with nearby First Nations communities and has signed Memorandum of Understanding Agreements with Webequie First Nation and Kasabonika Lake First Nation.

KWG Resources

KWG Resources owns the Black Horse chromite project, after acquiring a 50% interest through Bold Ventures Inc. KWG also owns 100% of Canadian Chromite Corporation which staked mining claims between Aroland, Ontario (near Nakina) and the Ring of Fire. CCC has conducted a surveying and soil testing program to assess the prospects for the engineering and construction of a railroad along that route between the Ring of Fire and Aroland, Ontario.

Bold Ventures Resources

The Bold Ventures has a significant holding in the Ring of Fire located in the James Bay Lowland. Bold Ventures interest is in exploring for precious metals, battery minerals and critical metals.

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Generation Mining on its way to becoming a producer of Palladium and Copper in Marathon

By Frank Giorno

Russia is the second world’s largest producer of palladium with a total annual output of 76,000 kilograms. With the current sanctions on Russia, its Oligarchs and its companies we are more than likely going to see a large hole in the supply of palladium. South Africa is number one in palladium production at 80,000 kilograms/annum - after Russia Canada comes in at #3 with only 17,000 kilograms and the U.S. at 14,000 kilograms. The good news, at least for North American consumers of palladium, is that Generation Mining is well on its way to being a producer, with mine construction expected to begin in 2023. A March, 2021 Feasibility Study for the Marathon Project estimated that at US$1,725/oz palladium, and US$3.20/lb copper, Marathon’s Net Present Value (at 6% discount rate) is approximately C$1.07 billion with a payback of 2.3 years and an IRR of 30%. Up front capital costs were estimated at C$665 million, net of equipment financing and pre-completion operating costs and revenues. The mine would produce an estimated 245,000 palladium equivalent ounces per year over a 13-year mine life at an all-in sustaining cost (AISC) of US$809 per palladium-equivalent ounce. Generation Mining completed the Environmental Approval Process and is preparing Its Approvals and Permits on the Way to Building its Marathon Palladium and Copper Mine. The Marathon Palladium and copper Project is located 10 kilometres north of the town of Marathon and close to the north shore of Lake Superior. In December, 2021 Generation Mining announced it had secured a C$240 million streaming deal with Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. Wheaton will pay Generation Mining C$40 million on an early deposit Page42 40 ML&EN CEN CAN EXPO 2022 Page

basis prior to construction to be used for development of the Marathon Project, with the remainder payable in four staged installments during construction, subject to various customary conditions being satisfied. The first C$20 million was received on March 31, 2022. The Company provided an update on June 8, 2022 on Phase II of project financing. Phase II involves the access to medium term financing with the initial stage being a request for proposal (RFP) process for the balance of the project financing. The RFP process has resulted in strong initial non-binding expressions of interest with the total potential committed capital being well in excess of US$1 billion among several interested parties. It is estimated that the project can carry approximately US$400 million in senior debt based on the Company’s Feasibility Study. Additionally, Export Development Canada (EDC) has provided an expression of interest to provide potential project financing of up to US$200 million. The EA panel hearings, which began in mid-March 2022, involved the company explaining the key elements of the project by answering questions and concerns about the impact and benefits of the mining operation. A host of interests were able to participate in public hearings, present information, and ask questions. The participants included area communities, residents, Indigenous people, environmental groups, and government agencies. With the completion of the public hearings being completed by the end of May 2022, the three-member panel has 90 days to write a report by the end of August 2022 and make recommendations to the

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respective federal and provincial environment ministers for review. Final approval for the mine project must come from both the federal and provincial environment ministers before construction can begin. The start of construction work on the open-pit palladium and copper mine located near Marathon is about a year away from ground-breaking and “If all goes well, construction will start in early 2023 with commercial production 20 to 24 months after that,” said Drew Anwyll, Chief Operating Officer for Generation Mining in a web call held in May 2022. Generation Mining says the benefits to the local communities and First Nations as delineated in the company’s economic assessments are more than 1,000 construction jobs, 400 permanent mining jobs over 13-years mine life and produce 245,000 ounces of palladium annually.

Camp leased to accommodate up to 263 workers for the initial site preparation phase On July 12th the company entered into an agreement with Valard Equipment LP for the lease of a construction camp in Marathon until June 30, 2023 and an option, exercisable at Gen PGM’s discretion, to purchase the camp on or before the end of the Lease Term. In connection with this agreement, Gen PGM has also leased the existing serviced camp site from the Town of Marathon. The Camp will be used to accommodate up to 263 workers for the initial site preparation phase through the construction phase. Additional accommodation capacity will be secured for the Marathon Project as

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construction ramps up to the maximum peak of approximately 1000 workers. Previously, the Camp was used to accommodate the workforce for a Transmission Line Project and has all the required infrastructure services, including a commercial kitchen, a recreation facility, a maintenance facility, and management offices. The Biigtigong Nishnaabeg First Nation community will operate and service the Camp as part of Gen PGM’s commitments under the Memorandum of Agreement with Biigtigong Nishnaabeg, previously announced on January 27, 2022. Jamie Levy, President and Chief Executive Officer of Gen Mining stated, “This is the first of a number of steps we are taking this summer to advance the Marathon Project readiness, thus saving us time, in anticipation of initial site preparation and construction, which we expect to commence following receipt of required permits and financing.” The mine project and the company’s exploration grounds cover 220 square kilometres and sit on the traditional territory of Biigtigong Nishnaabeg (Pic River). An agreement in principle has been signed between Generation Mining and Biigtigong Nishnaabeg First Nation, which maps out the framework for a future community benefit agreement, and a memorandum of agreement, which defines how the relationship will work with some set-aside contracting work for local businesses. Anwyll describes the company’s relationship with Biigtigong Nishnaabeg as “strong. The community, he said, has a strong and balanced approach when it comes to environmental protectionism and realizes the benefits of developing the mine.

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With a fresh round of new investors and support from a group of institutional lenders, Argonaut Gold’s new President and CEO, Larry Radford is looking to get the Magino Mine project near Wawa into production by next year. That’s more than a decade after the company acquired the property in 2012. In March 2022, Argonaut Gold’s new President and CEO, Larry Radford, joined the Company’s leadership team. With 35 years of operations knowledge to his credit, Radford is on track to lead Argonaut to the successful opening of the Magino Mine project with production commencing in 2023. To complete the job, Radford and Argonaut Gold must succeed in getting the Company’s costs under control and completing the job within the budget allotted of approximately $800 (C$950) million, up from $510 million. The increased costs were attributed to inflation and the pandemic. A detailed review of the estimated cost to completing the Magino project was done in May 2022. The project is about 50% completed and remains on schedule for first gold pour by the end of March 2023. “We were generally in line with our operational budget during the first quarter,” said Radford. “We have looked at costs internally with the assistance of outside experts and are looking at all aspects of the project to understand risks and opportunities.” Currently, Radford and Argonaut Gold are meeting its goals. During the first quarter of 2022, Argonaut reported production of 55,516 gold equivalent oz. revenue of US$105.8 million, cash flow from operating activities before changes in non-cash operating working capital and other items of US$25.1 million, net Page46 44 ML&EN CEN CAN EXPO 2022 Page

income of $5.6 million or earnings per basic share of US$0.02, and adjusted net income of US$8.2 million or adjusted earning per basic share of US$0.03. In July 2022, Argonaut closed an equity offering of 434,000,000 common shares at C$0.45 per share and amassed C$195,000,00. The net proceeds will be used for the construction of the Magino project in Ontario. In June 2022, Argonaut also signed a binding commitment letter from a syndicate of lenders for the financing of a six-year, US$200 million term loan credit facility and a three-year revolving credit facility of US$50 million. The $250 million in proceeds will be used to refinance the Company’s existing debt and for general corporate purposes, including ongoing development and expansion capital of the Magino project. With these new sources of financing, Argonaut anticipates they will fully finance the remaining portion of Magino.

To meet the conditions of its new financing Argonaut has committed itself to: • mandatory gold hedging by the Company covering 300,000 ounces at a certain minimum hedge price between the years 2023 and 2027; • Canadian dollar to US dollar foreign exchange hedging program covering the period up to project comple-

tion and rolling 12-month coverage thereafter; • a minimum of US$150 million in equity to be raised, of which US$123 million must be raised and spent prior to initial drawdown; • independent technical engineers and the lenders to complete a detailed review of: updated cost to complete estimate and project schedule for Magino; grade control drilling plan and master blasting plan; Magino project operating costs; and • evidence that sufficient funding is available to achieve project completion for the Magino project. Dave Ponczoch, CFO of Argonaut, said: “Under the terms of the new Facilities, Argonaut is able to access up to US$250 million as needed for corporate and development purposes. The size and terms of the Facilities give Argonaut the flexibility to meet all foreseeable requirements for the near future.” The Company anticipates that the debt financing solution together with the equity contribution from the proposed equity financing will fully finance the remaining portion of its Magino project.

What remains to be done to make Magino operational On March 31, 2022, a report was issued on the Magino construction project and it was estimated at approximately 50% complete and remains on schedule for first gold pour by March 31, 2023. Recent major milestones included completing the process plant building steel erection and roof with wall cladding well advanced.

Other aspects of construction are progressing including: • Completion of process building roof and cladding. • Continued installation of the SAG mill rebar and formwork. • Pouring of concrete for leach tank pads. • Continued backfill in main carbonCont’d on pg. 46

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Betting big on Island Gold By Kevin Vincent

When you round it up, USD $756 million is, essentially, a billion Canadian dollars. Okay, at the time of this article, it’s closer to $972 million but who’s counting? The town of Dubreuilville, Ontario – that’s who. Alamos Gold announced in late June, that the company wants to double production at the nearby Island Gold Mine. The goal is 2400 tonnes per day over the next four years. The numbers look highly favourable - double production and incredibly low costs. The announcement means goodpaying jobs and a boost to the local economy for the next 18 years. To put the impact of the announcement into perspective, here’s a snapshot of the community that was founded in 1961 by the Dubreil Brothers Lumber Company. Dubreuilville was incorporated as a municipality in 1977. Dubreuilville hosted the Canada’s Strongest Man contests in 2015, 2016, and 2019. Population? 576. When the expansion is finished, Island Gold Mine is on target to become Canada’s seventh largest gold mine. Annual production could be as high as 287,000 ounces. There’s work for anyone who is qualified. The company says 1,200 construction jobs will be created over the duration of the expansion project. When it’s all said and done, 600 jobs expected to be sustained at Island Gold Mine until 2039. And that’s not all. Operational activities during the life of mine are expected to contribute $16 million on goods and services, $14 million to the regional economy, and $56 million in wages and salaries. “Island Gold continues to grow in every sense with our planned Phase 3+ Expansion driving the value of Island Gold to $2 billion at current gold prices. Mineral Reserves Cont’d on pg. 48

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in-pulp tank area and south end of process plant. • Installation of conduit through the grinding area. • Overburden removal and rock placement in the North, North west and Southwest embankments for the Water Quality Control Pond. • Continued construction of Tailings Management Facility; and • Continued logging initiatives.

The report identified the following costs that will be incurred to completion: • Construction contract costs • Engineering, procurement, and construction contract, including direct and indirect costs to maintain first quarter 2023 production • Rising prices of diesel and explosives • Permitting costs • Additional road construction

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costs; and • COVID-19 costs. The town of Wawa and the surrounding area are looking forward to a considerable impact on the local economy. The company anticipates that the debt financing solution together with the equity contribution from the proposed equity financing will fully finance the remaining portion of the Magino project.

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and Resources have increased to 5.1 million ounces, supporting the Phase 3+ increase in production rates, which will create a bigger, longer-life, more profitable and valuable operation,” said John McCluskey, President and Chief Executive Officer. “As a producing mine with a wellunderstood cost structure, this expansion is low risk from an execution perspective, and has a significantly reduced carbon footprint. The exploration story continues to unfold with a Mineral Reserve and Resource base that has nearly tripled over the past four years, and with the deposit open laterally and down-plunge, we expect Island Gold will be one of the lowest cost and most profitable mines for decades to come,” said McCluskey.

Higher production: - Average annual gold production of 287,000 ounces starting in 2026 upon completion of the shaft. This represents a 22% increase from the P3 2000 Study and a 121% increase from the mid-point of 2022 production guidance of 130,000 ounces. Industry low costs, consistent cost structure with the P3 2000 Study, with productivity gains and economies of scale offsetting inflation. - Average total cash costs of $432 per ounce (average $425 per ounce from 2026), consistent with the P3 2000 Study and 25% lower than the mid-point of 2022 guidance of $575 per ounce. - Average mine-site all-in sustaining costs of $610 per ounce (average $576 per ounce from 2026), a 30% decrease from the mid-point of 2022 guidance of $875 per ounce. - Larger, longer-life operation supported by significantly increased Mineral Reserve and Resource - 43% increase in mineable resource to 4.6 million ounces of gold grading 10.59 grams per tonne (“g/t Au”). - 18 year mine life to 2039, a four year increase from the P3 2000 Study, while operating at 20% higher production rates of 2,400 tpd. Lower capital intensity: - Lower total capital per ounce over the life of mine - Growth capital of $756 million and sustaining capital of $777 million, both up from the P3 2000 Study reflecting the expansion, a larger mineable resource, and industry-wide inflation.

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The Ring Of Fire heats up KWG to acquire Fancamp’s chromite claims On July 21, 2022 Fancamp Exploration Ltd. (“Fancamp”) and KWG Resources Inc. (“KWG”) are pleased to announce that they have entered into a binding agreement dated July 20, 2022 with respect to a proposed transaction involving the sale by Fancamp to KWG of all of the right, title and interests beneficially owned by Fancamp in and to the “Koper LakeMcFaulds” mineral properties, comprised of four (4) mining claims located within the “Ring of Fire” in the Province of Ontario. The entire property package covers 1,024 ha immediately to the east of claims owned by Wyloo Metals containing the Eagles Nest nickel-copper-platinum deposit. The Proposed Transaction is subject to a thirty day right of first refusal in favour of Bold Ventures Inc. in connection with a joint venture agreement dated effective as of October 18, 2018 between Bold and Fancamp. Subject to any regulatory approvals or filings and subject to the ROFR, the Proposed Transaction is expected to close during the third quarter of 2022, or on such other date and time as is mutually agreed to between KWG and Fancamp, acting reasonably. KWG is currently the operator (50% interest) of the Black Horse chromite project, a key part of the Koper Lake-McFaulds property package. The Black Horse discovery was first made by Fancamp in 2011. Later exploration by KWG led to a resource estimate of 85.9 million tonnes grading 34.5% chromium oxide Page52 50 ML&EN CEN CAN EXPO 2022 Page

(Cr2O3) in the inferred category for the chromite deposit. To secure its interest in the Koper Lake-McFaulds claims, KWG will issue to Fancamp a secured convertible promissory note in the principal amount of C$34.5 million bearing interest at 6% and matures in four years. It will also issue warrants to purchase a number of KWG shares equal in value to about half of the principal amount. Fancamp will also receive a 2% net smelter return royalty on any direct or indirect interest in the mining claims held by KWG. “The proposed transaction simplifies some of the existing joint venture arrangements and will enable KWG to be the clear leader in the advancement and development of the mining claims and, in due course, to help finance this initiative,” Rajesh Sharma, president and CEO of Fancamp, commented. “The proposed consideration package allows Fancamp to monetize its investment into KWG with marketable securities while providing KWG with an immediate cash injection that will permit KWG to advance various initiatives relating to the mining claims and to assist with their working capital needs,” Sharma added. To support its development of chromite deposits in the Ring of Fire, KWG has acquired several intellectual property interests, including a method for the direct reduction of chromite to metalized iron and chrome using natural gas. KWG also holds a 15% vested interest in the McFaulds copper-zinc project and a 30% interest in the Big Daddy chromite project, the latter of which is a joint venture with Wyloo and contains an estimated 29.1 million tonnes grading over 30% Cr2O3 measured and indicated. In addition, KWG owns 100% of CCC, which staked mining claims between Aroland, Ontario, and the Ring of Fire.

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Avalon Announces Plan to Build Lithium Battery Materials Refinery in Thunder Bay


URISDICTIONS The increasing urgency in North By Frank Giorno RED LAKEAvalon ONTARIO Advanced Materials Inc. is America to achieve a net-zero hoping to build an eagerly-awaited greenhouse gas emitting econolithium processing plant in Thunder my has fast-traced critical mineral reet rals offering investors exposure to 1K4 portfolio, Bay and has narrowed down a city- resource projects like Separation Rapids and the proposed refinery. wide and search find earths one property tantalum thetorare in Canada Some 500 kilometres away in elopmentthat is suitable for its operations. Don Bubar, president and CEO of Thunder Bay, the company wants Avalon Advanced Materials hasn’t to establish a lithium chemical prodisclosed the specific site yet as his cessing plant in a city where there’s company is making a purchase of- good rail and marine access to © WINDFALL GEOTEK 2020. All Rights reserved send battery-grade material to the fer to the property owner. Bubar made his remarks on the re- market. finery location during an online pre- Avalon ambitiously aims to start sentation at Thunder Bay’s emerg- construction of the refinery some time in 2023 have it producing PROSPECTOR 15 / MAY 2021 and ing conference in June. lithium hydroxide for the car and According to Bubar, 2022 stands to be a breakout year for Avalon, battery makers by 2026. which has been drilling and explor- Avalon Advanced Materials Inc. FROM ing at its Separation Rapid lithium previously announced in April the project, near the Manitoba border, signing of a binding letter of intent Pages with RenJoules International Ltd., for more than 20Noyears. The company plans to bring Sepa- an Essar Group Company to beSIZE ration Rapids, 70ADkilometres north come a strategic partner and coof Kenora, into small-scale pro- developer in support of Avalon’s duction later year. The sam- plans to establish a regional lithium DATEthis RECEIVED ples they will be generating will be battery materials supply chain to shared with potential customers serve the needs of future electric in the specialty glass and ceramic vehicle and battery manufacturers markets. They hope to start mak- in Ontario and elsewhere. COPY OK WITH REVISIONS ing some early sales soon. Sepa- The agreement involves providing initial financial and development Rapids is oraphone rare (604) pegmatite revisionsration to (604) 990-1093 639-5495 deposit enriched in lithium miner- support for building a lithium refinn noted or this proof is not returned, this ad will run as shown als, namely petalite and lepidolite, ery in Thunder Bay, Ontario that will highly coveted ingredients for those be designed to accept lithium minin the electric vehicle battery sector erals concentrates, not only from and in glass-ceramic manufactur- Avalon’s Separation Rapids Lithing, two distinct markets that Ava- ium Project north of Kenora, ON, lon wants to serve. The deposit has but also from other aspiring new a 20-year mine life, according to a producers from the many lithium 2018 preliminary economic assess- pegmatite resources that occur in northwestern Ontario. ment. THE


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It will operate as a separate business, called Avalon Lithium Inc., a newly established Avalon subsidiary in which Essar will become a co-owner. “We believe that green energy is “the future”. This initiative of setting up a lithium refinery is a core part of Essar’s global strategy of investments in the energy transition towards decarbonisation with a prime focus on Green Hydrogen and Storage,” said Kush Singh, CEO, Essar Power Limited. “Lithium is a foundational critical mineral for the battery supply chain and with the Ontario government’s stellar vision through its Critical Mineral Strategy, we are confident that this is the right location and time for our strategic partnership with Avalon and other stakeholders, “ Singh added. Avalon President Don Bubar commented, “While EV manufacturing and lithium battery materials production can be the initial catalyst for starting critical minerals supply chains in the North, it is just the beginning where innovation of new products and new efficient processing technologies for other critical minerals such as tantalum, cesium, and rare earths, can inspire future growth into other areas of advanced manufacturing including aerospace technology.” The announcement earlier in 2022 of Ontario’s first-ever Critical Minerals Strategy, by Premier Doug Ford makes Ontario well positioned to

take advantage of the rapid growth in demandassociated for Lithium. concerns with the refinery “The government’s to are addressed. We also blueprint see potential for opening a battery-manufacturing connect industries, resources and plant thatin FWFN would own.north We got workers our province’s to into this thing to start a dialogue (electric car) manufacturing in and the we still have lots of heavy lifting to do south as we build up about home-grown right now, we’re excited it. If the supply chains,” Premier Fordinsaid project ends up being located the City oftime Thunder Bay, it will be Ontario’s a positive at the he announced development for this community and Critical Minerals strategy. the entire region.” The Next Steps With the partners Once the the agreement site is selected, Avalon are taking the next key steps inand Rock Tech will collaborate with landowners on the necessary cluding finalizing initial commercial engineering, site preparation, and terms and completion of final feaconstruction design studies required sibility studies for both the refinery to facilitate construction of the project operations lithium mineral which is setand to commence next conyear. centrate production at the& SeparaDonald Bubar, President CEO of Avalon commented thatprovide he shares tion Rapids site that will the Chief Collins’ initial feed forvision: the refinery. Demand for Lithium RESOURCE INVESTMENTofNEWS The development this Present demand for lithium battery refinery represents a unique materials produced in Ontario opportunity to createindicatea an initial production local supply chain thatcapacity can forbecome the refinery of 20,000 tonnes per a catalyst for economic annum of lithiumWe’re hydroxide and/or development. delighted



lithium carbonate. ply chains” and help the province This will require a capital investbecome a global in the secwith potential for leader additional volumes to collaborate with FWFN on ment in the order of C$500 million, tor. of further refined lithium hydroxide this project with a shared vision and lithium carbonate. which Essara battery and Avalon would Avalon Advanced Materials Inc. is to create materials jointly fund, hub withinfunding also an- a Canadian mineral development industrial Northwestern ticipated from company in sustainOntario. Thisapplicable will allow Governother SECURINGspecializing A LOCAL LITHIUM to mentIndigenous programscommunities and other private ably-produced materials for clean SUPPLY CHAIN generateincluding new supplies of the Demand for lithium materials investors Indigenous technology. Avalonbattery has four adcritical minerals and is on the rise and is predicted to businesses in Northern Ontario. vanced stage projects, providing continue to increase by 23% year over materials required to Avalon is optimistic construction investors with exposure to lithium, year, while suppliers struggle to keep produce clean could begin thistechnology. year, however it tin andThe indium, as well as earth pace. development of rare the lithium will need approvals and permitelements, tantalum, cesium and In February of this year, Avalon refinery represents a vital step towards establishing a local supply chain of ting if it hopes to be in operation zirconium. In addition to developannounced that it had secured this critical element while creating $3,000,000 in convertible security by 2025. ing its Separation Rapids Lithium significant employment opportunities financing to fund bulklithium sampling work Project The refinery and the deposit near Kenora, Ontario, Avaat its Separation Rapids Project which in Thunder Bay and surrounding area. at Separation Rapids, will provide lon is continuing to advance other is required to finalize its production new economic development op- projects, including 100%-owned One of the refinery’sitsmajor sources of process flowsheet and produce product lithium mineral concentrates will be portunities for First Nations to take Lilypad Cesium-Tantalum-Lithium samples for customer verification. derived from Avalon’s 100% owned advantage of lithium resources in Project located near Fort Hope, Separation Rapids Lithium Project Purchase commitments will then their traditional territories and pro- Ontario. Social responsibility and be secured interested battery located in the traditional territory duce lithiumfrom mineral concentrates environmental stewardship are corof the Wabaseemoong FOR OFFICE USE ONLY DATEIndependent manufacturers, which will facilitate for purchase by Avalon Lithium Inc. porate cornerstones Rep Final Approval access to the capitalSales required to Nations (WIN). Avalon first signed a Avalon Lithium Inc. will deliver on The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Essar Group is a diversified commence construction. The initial with WIN in 1999 which was renewed in capacity willgovernment’s depend on business adesign key priority of the enterprise based in Mum2013, and the WIN leadership continues anticipated sales volumes which are plan: “growing domestic process- bai, India that controls a number to support the Project. expected to be a resilient minimumlocal of 15,000 Cont’d on pg. 54 ing and creating sup-

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Services consist of:

A majority First Nation owned security company, Synterra was founded in 2011 by Mark King and Scott McIntosh, along with Kingfisher Lake, Wunnumin Lake and Naicatchewenin First Nations with an idea of making a difference in First Nation Communities. This idea came to life and started with a handful of employees assisting with projects located on traditional lands of these partnerships. Synterra has always focused on providing a skilled and diverse workforce that delivers a high-level quality of service to their clients. This is achieved by placing a priority on localized training initiatives within all interested First Nation communities that are located in and

around each project that Synterra is involved in. The company places a high priority on its core values and strategically partners with companies that share the same vision and commitment towards supporting First Nation businesses and their communities. Over the years Synterra’s partnerships have grown to provide economic, employment, education and ownership opportunities to over 22 Indigenous communities across Northern Ontario while indirectly providing education and employment opportunities to numerous others. They provide security to some of the largest mining & energy companies in the country.

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of subsidiary companies including Renjoules International Limited involved in the core sectors of Energy Exploration & Production, Refining & Marketing, Power, Hydrogen, Infrastructure & Ports, Storage Terminals, Metals & Mining, Technology & Retail Essar Global Fund Limited (EGFL), set up in 2005, invests in building and nurturing Essar Page56 54 ML&EN CEN CAN EXPO 2022 Page

• Mine and Energy Site Security (including remote locations) • Camp Security and Access Control • Emergency Response • Patrol Services • Physical & Technical Security Measures Today they have over 200 employees with an indigenous workforce of over 40% and have recently become an Ontario Certified Living Wage Employer. With offices in Thunder Bay, Devlin, Elliott Lake and St Marys, they have the ability to service any location within Ontario. Synterra Security has accomplished many great things in a short period of time and have exceeded their original expectations. The company is well established for continued success for decades to come.

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Goldshore Resources looking to develop the Moss Lake Project By Frank Giorno

Shaky market conditions and a slide in the price of gold have not dampened the enthusiasm of senior managers of Goldshore Resources which is looking to bring the promising Moss Lake deposit west of Thunder Bay into production. Goldshore Resources Inc. is a junior gold exploration company cutting its teeth into the Moss Lake Gold Project which was owned by Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd. Wesdome remains a strategic shareholder of Goldshore with an approximate 22% equity position in the company. The Moss Lake Gold Project is located approximately 100 km west of the city of Thunder Bay. It’s accessible via Highway 11 which

passes within 1 km of the property boundary to the north. The Moss Lake Gold Project covers 14,292 hectares and consists of 282 unpatented and patented mining claims. Moss Lake hosts a number of gold and base metal rich deposits including the Moss Lake Deposit, the East Coldstream Deposit, the historically producing North Coldstream Mine and the Hamlin Zone, all of which occur over a mineralized trend exceeding 20 km in length. Well-financed and supported by an industry-leading management group, board of directors and advisory board, Goldshore is ready to advance the Moss Lake Gold Project through the next stages of exploration and development.

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Strategy for Navigating Current Market Conditions Strategically, Goldshore has decided to temporarily scale back its drilling program from 7 rigs to 2 rigs in an effort to preserve capital in this uncertain and volatile capital market environment. The company has also evaluated all cost containment and cost control measures to assist in this regard and are reducing costs wherever possible. The company is still very well financed. This decision to slow drilling production may affect Goldshore’s ability to complete its planned 100,000m drill program in 2022, as previously planned, but does not change the

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strategy or management’s view on the Moss Lake Project. Goldshore will continue to monitor all market conditions, as well as its ability to execute on its objectives going forward. Goldshore on June 29, 2022 announced assay results from its ongoing 100,000-meter drill program at Moss Lake Project. The drilling aimed to better define and expand high-grade structural zones within the Moss Lake deposit to improve the overall grade and volume beyond that of the historic mineral resource. The company drilled four shallow holes during the winter ice program and confirmed high-grade gold mineralization within shears hosted by altered diorite. The best intercepts were: • 78.35m @ 1.17 g/t Au at 170.35m • 22.65m @ 2.31 g/t Au at 217.0m • 5.65m @ 5.69 g/t Au at 234.0m • 24.7m @ 1.28 g/t Au at 105.3m • 2.75m @ 7.80 g/t Au at 106.9m • 24.65m @ 1.05 g/t Au at 81.2m • 2.0m @ 7.95 g/t Au at 103.0m • 12.0m @ 1.41 g/t Au a 127.0m A couple of weeks earlier on June 14, 2022, Goldshore announced the results of earlier exploration efforts. “Given the current economic climate, a lower Capex project (Phase 1), then expanding the operation (Phase 2) may well be the best approach to developing Moss Lake, while not losing sight of its

Tier One potential”, stated President and CEO Brett Richards. Richards said Goldshore will make the determinations on how to develop the potential of Moss Lake outlined by its exploration drilling results and decide on the best options for advancing the project to the next stages of mine development.

Goldshore highlighted the following results from the drilling campaign: • MQD-22-019 at the QES Zone, has upgraded the mineralization within the modeled volume and confirmed the parallel zone of mineralization to the north with best intercepts of 65 meters (m) at 1.04 grams per ton (g/t) gold (Au) from 142.4m depth, including 1.6m at 6.56 g/t Au from 142.4m and 13.0m at 2.14 g/t Au from 173m and finally 5.5m at 1.23 g/t Au from 606.1m; • A recent evaluation of assay zones parallel to the 2013 resource body has enabled the preliminary modeling of shears that combine to extend the width of mineralization from its previous 300-400 meters to a zone that is 600-650 meters wide. • This work suggests that the Southwest Zone is not a structural offset as previously thought and is instead an extension of the southern parallel zone, compounding additional resource tonnage (in width) and along strike. • Exploration work has begun targeting additional parallel structures to further expand the width of gold

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mineralization. On July 7, 2022, Goldshore announced it executed an option agreement with White Metal Resource Corp. to earn into certain mining claims held by White Metal in the Shebandowan greenstone belt known as the Iris Lake and Vanguard properties. The deal will see total cash payments of an aggregate of $110,000 to White Metal over 3 years, total share issuance of an aggregate of 1,500,000 common shares of the Company (each, a “Share”) (such Shares to be subject to resale restrictions), total incurred expenditures on the Property of not less than $1,650,000 over 3 years and other non-material administrative and technical matters guiding the earn in relationship between the Company and White Metal. More information along with key terms of the Option Agreement could be found on Goldshore Resources’ website, “We are excited to add on this land package through the Option Agreement with White Metal,” stated Richards. “The Properties are adjacent to our north-eastern property claims in the Coldstream and Iris Lake area. As we have suggested in the past, and with the interpretation of the airborne geo-physical VTEM survey conducted in 2021; there is a strong correlation through Coldstream and Iris Lake towards the Properties, that suggest this strike length is contiguous.”

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New Gold bouncing back from extreme weather events at Rainy River

By Kevin Vincent

Mother Nature took her toll on New Gold’s Rainy River project earlier this summer. Heavy July rains added to spring flooding in northwestern Ontario hampered portions of the open pit operation, forcing the company to revise output guidance. That was a dramatic turn for the Rainy River Mine which had become a significant free cash flow contributor for New Gold. The mine is 65 km northwest of Fort Frances. Their 2021 strategy focused on optimizing the operation and reducing costs while continuing to advance the underground plan and extend the mine life. An updated Technical Report completed on March 31, 2022, outlined an open pit direct processing ore cut-off grade lowered to optimize selective mining approach; an underground production profile extended to 2031 with conversion of 569,000 gold ounces in the underground main zones to Mineral Reserves; an updated approach produces a balanced average mill grade and a sustainable gold production profile during the 2022 to 2027 period; and LOM average gold eq. production of 258koz Company reserves doubled in this

latest report. Total underground gold Mineral Reserves grew yearover-year from 672,000 ounces to 1.24 million. “Rainy River experienced challenges during the quarter as the Fort Frances area saw extreme rainfall and flooding,” said Renaud Adams, President & CEO at the release of Q2 results. “I remain confident about the increased production profile as outlined in Rainy River’s latest updated Technical Report announced earlier this year. With another solid quarter of development prioritizing longterm growth initiatives at both of our operations behind us, I remain confident both are on the cusp of increasing production profiles leading to strong free cash flow generation for our company for multiple years to come.” Adams added that exploration efforts have continued to focus on high priority targets with a planned exploration update expected in the third quarter. “I believe there is additional value to unlock at our assets through substantial resource to reserve conversion and look forward to updating the market on our progress.” • Intrepid zone ounces remain at 200,000 gold ounces while the

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central zone increased by approximately 569,000 gold ounces • Improved both lateral and vertical continuity at lower cut-off grade • Development of Intrepid zone continues to advance on schedule • Over 1.3 million gold ounces remain in the Measured and Indicated category • Potential for additional conversion to Mineral Reserves over time completed two phases of reconnaissance drilling on two broader geochemical and geophysical anomalous areas within the 15 kilometres structural corridor The company says updated assay results identify narrow intervals of low-grade gold mineralization associated with sulphides mineralization within shear hosted quartz veining. In addition, diamond drilling program on near mine priority targets started in March 2022 to explore for similar mineralization to the Rainy River deposit aimed to define additional mineral resource to support a life of mine extension. The company’s new Chief Operating Officer is incorporating these impacts on the mine plan, and together with newly hired operating expertise at the site, will focus on positioning the open pit operations to its optimal conditions.


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Ontario’s New Mines Minister, George Pirie

Will he put a ring on it? By Kevin Vincent

There are all kinds of ways to describe the task that Ontario’s new Mines Minister, George Pirie, has been handed by Premier Doug Ford. For argument’s sake, you could call it Ontario’s hot potato. After a resounding win against an incumbent New Democrat MPP in Timmins in the 2022 provincial election, Pirie was instantly being touted as a potential cabinet minister. Pirie, whose low-key and non-confrontational style also helped him handily win the mayor’s race in Timmins in 2018, is a veteran mining executive with international experience and a long history of working with First Nations leaders. When Premier Ford announced his new cabinet in early July, Pirie was handed the Mines portfolio with a special mandate to develop the Ring of Fire. From the time he was first elected as premier in 2018, and with the savvy and skilful assistance of then Minister of Northern Development and Mines and Indigenous Relations, Greg Rickford, Ford set out to dramatically alter the course of the Ring of Fire’s destiny which had been mired in Liberal/NDP limbo for 15 years.

Ford and Rickford personally sat down with the chiefs of the Marten Falls and Webequie First Nations during the their first term in office and re-established a collaboration with community partners which Ford sees an essential ingredient that had been missing from getting the ambitious project in motion. The Ring of Fire development has the potential to create thousands of new jobs in the mining industry and bring hundreds of millions of dollars of benefits and opportunities for Indigenous communities throughout the region, including easier access to everyday goods like groceries, fuel and water. Premier Ford adds that the critical minerals extracted from the site will make Ontario a “resource powerhouse,” allowing the province to become a leader in electric vehicle production in North America. Greg Rickford meanwhile, has stated often that “There is no green economy without mining.”

Enter George Pirie.

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for any of the three road infrastructure projects. I was also very encouraged with the first conference that we had with the federal government where I was involved with the Ministers of Energy and Mines across all the provincial and territorial officials, as well as the federal government and Minister Wilkinson (Jonathan Wilkinson – Federal Minister of Natural Resources).” “He started that conference with a sense of urgency about Ukraine and the impact that situation is having on energy to the impact on climate change and the requirement to move as fast as possible to a green economy,” said Pirie. “From my point of view, and I think we all agreed that it was a great way to start the conference, because we know the urgency to get the Ring of Fire developed, and then moving into production with these critical minerals. Because, if in fact, the federal government is going to meet their climate goals, we have to get these projects completed. And we know that, if we’re going to be green, we’re going to be mining.”

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Building relationships with all indigenous communities in the Ring of Fire is the key Cont’d from pg. 64

more than access to mining, it’s also about building off-season road infrastructure that’ll connect all the remote First Nations communities to the highway network for the first time. And again, these projects will unlock the access to health and social services most importantly, broadband connectivity and again, move away from diesel generated electricity in the Northern First Nations for the first time - so again, these communities will be connected to the grid.” “It’s not just about moving production from the Ring of Fire. Obviously, that’s the biggest thing. But the whole region gets stronger because we’re developing these projects. So let’s say, I just think it’s an extraordinary opportunity in the Ring of Fire region to be part of the multi-generational potential to produce nickel, gold mines, and other critical minerals,” added Pirie. Mining Life: “Is it also fair to say that the table, so to speak, was set for you by both the Premier and Minister Rickford in terms of the groundwork, that they were able to lay over the last four years?” “Without a doubt. Again, every single meeting I’ve had in the last few weeks, I think the people that have been involved in the development of this critical mineral strategy is incredibly exceptional and allows really good work to put this critical map and strategy in place. And again, it just matches so terrifically well with the Province’s leadership towards moving to a green economy.” “Just a couple of weeks ago, we heard about that phenomenal $1.5 billion investment in building battery plants. And we know already with the Electro Battery Metals Corporation and is going to do with the battery minerals park in Cobalt, the investment with geoscience and also funding vehicles to ensure that you can drill and find this stuff. So, it’s a well thought out strategy with all the important parts meshing together to ensure that we’ll be able to do this, not only to transfer to a green economy, but the minerals that are Page68 66 ML&EN CEN CAN EXPO 2022 Page

required to transfer into a green main economy will come from northern Ontario. And as I said before, if we want to be green, we’ve got to mine.” Mining Life: “George, you have a history of being both innovative and forward thinking when it comes to resource development and First Nations communities. How much of that experience, how much of your background do you see coming into play in this particular role with this particular mandate?” “Well, virtually, all of my experience. We want to get these projects built, we want to get them built as soon as we possibly can. I think, we’ve got to obviously work very, very closely with all stakeholders. And key to that happening is relationships with the indigenous communities in the Ring of Fire area. And obviously the other key part will be the federal government. And that’s why I’m so encouraged with the sense of urgency that Minister Wilkinson had at that first conference.” Pirie says if we’re serious about meeting our climate goals, we have to transform our economy to a green economy. “And to transfer the economy to a green economy, we need the minerals. And it’s not going to be acceptable to get cobalt out of the Congo. With the quantity of nickel that’s going to be required, it’s going to go to require projects like nickel to come to fruition.” Lastly, Pirie sees a green energy boom as well. “The deposits that are in that Ring of Fire, literally, there’s still a vast amount yet to be discovered. So, when you think about the amount of energy that’s going to require to transform us from a fossil fuel economy into a battery economy. You can look at the projects that are there - 5 and 10 years out and see exactly why these projects are extraordinarily important, not just for this region, in Timmins or northern Ontario in general or the Province, but quite frankly for the globe. These are projects that are important globally.”

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Northwestern Ontario nickel

deposit sees mining potential Tartisan Nickel Corp. recently announced the completion of a positive Preliminary Economic Assessment (“PEA”) for the 100% owned Kenbridge Nickel Project. The Kenbridge Nickel Project is in the Kenora Mining District, Northwestern Ontario. Kenbridge has an existing shaft to a depth of 2,042 ft (622 m), with level stations at 150 ft. (45 m) intervals below the shaft collar and two levels developed at 350 ft (107 m) and 500 ft (152 m) below the shaft collar. This PEA is focused solely on mining of the Mineral Resources at the Kenbridge Nickel Project underground mine and provides a solid base case for moving the Kenbridge Project forward. The PEA indicates a 9-year mine plan based on a 1,500 tonne per day underground mining and processing operation. The mine plan assumes the potentially extractable tonnage of Measured, Indicated and Inferred Mineral Resources which assumes overall dilution of 47% (18% internal dilution from stope designs plus 29% external dilution) and a 94% mine recovery factor. Measured and Indicated Mineral Resources represent 3,508,000 tonnes at 0.70% Ni, 0.35% Cu and 0.01% Co (54 Mlb Ni, 27 Mlb Cu). Inferred Mineral Resources represent 1,013,000 tonnes at 1.21% Ni, 0.56% Cu and 0.01% Co (27 Mlb Ni, 13 Mlb Cu). Metal prices are based on longterm industry consensus forecast with nickel representing the pri-

mary contribution to revenues. USD metal prices used in the PEA were USD$10/lb Ni, USD$4/lb Cu and USD$26/lb Co. A $USD:$CDN exchange rate of 0.78 is applied. Life of mine (“LOM”) processing recovers 200,900 tonnes of nickel concentrate at 15% Ni and 66,900 tonnes of copper concentrate at 24% Cu. This results in 52.6 million lbs of payable Ni and 30.7 million lbs of payable Cu. LOM revenues from net smelter returns are estimated at $837 million. LOM operating costs are estimated at $292 million. Mining costs are estimated at $38.94 per tonne mined, processing costs are $17.74 per tonne and G&A costs are $7.96 per tonne. Cash operating costs are estimated at US$3.76/lb NiEq and all-in sustaining costs (“AISC”) are US$4.99/lb NiEq. LOM capital costs are estimated at $227 million and include pre-production capital costs of $134 million. Pre-tax Net Present Value (“NPV”) is estimated at $183 million using a 5% discount rate. Pre-tax Internal Rate of Return (“IRR”) is 26%. Net cash flow of $837 million less operating costs of $292 million less royalties of $22 million less closure costs of $10 million less capital expenditures of $227 million less taxes of $105 million results in an after-tax cash flow of $180 million. After-tax NPV using a 5% discount rate is estimated at $109 million and after-tax IRR is estimated at 20%. Mark Appleby President and CEO of Tartisan states, “We are extremely pleased with the results

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of the PEA which is focused solely on the current underground Mineral Resource. There remains excellent potential to increase and upgrade the quality of the near surface mineralization at Kenbridge thereby adding additional years of production or providing the basis for an increase in annual throughput. By adjusting the mining plan to be an underground operation it allows Tartisan to utilize the existing shaft infrastructure thereby accessing higher grades of mineralization early in the proposed mine life. The PEA provides compelling evidence to move towards Feasibility and for the Kenbridge Nickel Project to move into production. The Company has commenced the necessary baseline studies which are essential and necessary in Project Permitting and is upgrading the access road to site with completion anticipated in September 2022. Tartisan continues to develop positive relationships with its surrounding First Nations through its First Nation consulting partner Talon Resources and Community development Inc. Every effort is being made for the Tartisan Kenbridge Project to become a part of the nickel supply chain this decade!” Tartisan Nickel Corp. is a Canadian based mineral exploration and development company whose flagship asset is the Kenbridge Nickel-Copper Project located in the Kenora Mining District, Northwestern Ontario.

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Low carbon fuels help keep Ontario’s mining industry running Ontario’s mining industry is positioned to take a leading role in the transition to net-zero as a reliable supplier of critical minerals and raw materials needed in a low-carbon economy. To sustainably drive this transition, operators are finding new ways to improve manufacturing efficiencies with a goal of reducing carbon from their own operations. One area gaining attention is access to low-carbon fuels solutions to support operations.

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Mike Healey, Greenergy’s Vice President of Commercial and Business Development mining operators because of industry efforts to reduce underground particulate matter and nitrogen oxide emissions from diesel machinery. “Choosing an approved biodiesel blend reduces greenhouse gases and improves underground air quality for miners,” said Mike Healey, Greenergy’s Vice President of Commercial and Business Development. “Using biodiesel not only helps reduce lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 80 per cent, but also supports the mining industry’s environmental sustainability plans,” he said. With a commitment to meet customer needs, Greenergy focuses on supply security by maintaining supplier options across its supply



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$2,350 or more,” he noted. For Canadian mining operators Greenergy offers advantages others find hard to match, including: - A unique supply chain capability with the flexibility to source products for its customers through multiple channels, thus reducing dependency on domestic refiners. - Access, at any given time, to numerous supply points for its terminals from the US mid-west to Quebec, and Ontario. - Quality fuels, continually tested and verified by third-party laboratories. - A wide range of higher-percentage biodiesel blends designed to help customers reduce carbon emissions. - 99 per cent product availability from its terminals across Ontario. - Competitive pricing and a commitment to customer service. Almost all heavy-duty mining diesel equipment can run on biodiesel blends, such as those Greenergy provides. The same can be said for newer, more technically advanced hybrid equipment models. This will be particularly important as the industry continues to evolve and decarbonize. As part of its growth plans, Greenergy is also planning to expand its supply footprint to other regions, bringing its low carbon fuels closer to mining businesses across Canada. Page 73 75 ML&EN CEN CAN EXPO 2022 Page

Thrill of the Drill: Autonomous Drilling on Surface

The mining industry is constantly evolving in an effort to help deliver increased productivity on site while prioritizing the health and safety of operators. When striving for improved results, mining operations that adapt to ongoing technological advancements are seeing the benefits and hitting production targets that once seemed unattainable. Recent developments in automation and the modernization of equipment using state-of-the-art teleremote systems is helping miners make the most of their machines. For surface drilling, the operator can be positioned remotely and perform a wide range of tasks while their drill rig completes a full drill pattern autonomously. With this method, tasks are completed more efficiently and operators are kept out of any potential danger zones. Epiroc’s focus on innovation helped bring the world’s first autonomous SmartROC D65 to Canadian soil to assist in drilling operations at Newmont Porcupine’s Hollinger Mine in Timmins, Ontario. The rig helped boost productivity using Global Navigation System Satellite accuracy, which allows for non-stop operations while reducing wear and tear on drilling tools – ultimately reducing production costs and improving reliability. Epiroc also offers autonomous Pit Vipers in their machine portfolio, giving the rigs the ability to achieve enhanced operational excellence through 6th Sense – a solution that allows customers to implement digitalization, automation and new process integrations. These autonomous solutions are constantly being upgraded with the newest technological features designed specifically with customers’ needs in mind. The Pit Viper has a strong legacy of high-performance (Mine Canadian Malartic’s rig recently celPage76 74 ML&EN CEN CAN EXPO 2022 Page

ebrated its 20th anniversary on site) and each machine is equipped with a standard Rig Control System (RCS), which is the foundation for Pit Viper Automation. The robust components on the rig are tailor-made to handle the most challenging and extreme environments found in the mining landscape. The available automation packages for the machines give miners the opportunity to choose the solutions that work best for their specific operational challenges. These packages include functionalities that monitor, plan and automate drilling patterns from onboard the rig or from a remote location. The ability to drill in between shifts, blasting and employee breaks is just one of the benefits leading to heightened production. To go along with the variety of available features on the rig itself, Epiroc has put support systems in place to help provide additional back up as needed. These Regional Applications Centers (RAC) are strategically located to be closer to the customer and are supported by a wide range of disciplines, from data analysts and project engineers to network specialists, software developers, IT specialists and digital product managers. The collaboration between Epiroc’s support network and mining operators on site paves the way for future improvements to both the mining operations utilizing this technology and Epiroc’s suite of equipment and solutions in the automation sector. With innovation in mind, Epiroc is already field testing the first ever battery-electric surface drill rig in a quarry in Sweden. This will inevitably be added to the growing zero emissions fleet that already exists for underground equipment. With this recent milestone and many others in development, Epiroc is looking forward to the upcoming transformations occurring in the mining industry.

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Green Technology Metals looks to make Thunder Bay a Lithium processing hub

Northwestern Ontario, known primarily for its bountiful gold mines in the Red Lake, Kenora-Rainy River and Marathon regions is steadily becoming a major destination for the 21st century’s new gold rush the search for battery minerals. “Green gold” metals and minerals such as lithium, nickel and cobalt are essential to drive the conversion from a carbon-based to a noncarbon economy. Green Technology Metals, an Australian company, is working to develop four lithium properties in the Armstrong area, about 140 km northwest of Thunder Bay. The Seymour Lithium Project, is its most advanced property. As the company describes it, their Ontario lithium projects include high-grade, hard rock spodumene assets (Seymour, Root and Wisa) and lithium exploration claims (Allison and Solstice) located on highly prospective Archean Greenstone tenure in north-west Ontario. “We are fully committed to developing our flagship Seymour Project and continue to progress critical permitting priorities such as base-

line environmental studies,” said Luke Cox, Green Technology’s Chief Executive Officer. All sites are close to excellent existing infrastructure, including hydro power generation and transmission lines, readily accessible by road, and with nearby rail delivering transport optionality. The company is also considering Thunder Bay as a regional processing hub. The hub would convert lithium concentrate mined from its flagship Seymour Project into battery-grade material for the electric vehicle industry. Thunder Bay is emerging as an important North American centre for lithium processing for the electric vehicle revolution. “We have achieved a lot since we have been here in Canada the last six months,” said Matt Herbert North American Operations Manager for Green Technology Metals at a PDAC 2022 presentation. “These have been an exciting six months. We have been through the winter season and now with the exploration seasons our camps are full of scientists undertaking assessment work.” “We are situated in a great location here in Ontario. Thunder Bay is at the crossroads of North America and the World because of its location on Lake Superior with access to major North American ports and the world via the St. Lawrence Seaway,” Herbert added. Herbert said the Ontario government under Premier Doug Ford has been very supportive of Green Technology Metals entry into Northwestern Ontario’s lithium exploration. Herbert has met with both Ford and Greg Rickford who was the Minister of Northern Development, Mines and Natural Resources at the time.

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“They realize they have to move on critical minerals like lithium. We met with Rickford and the Premier and we are able to leverage those relationships,” Herbert said. Ontario’s safe and secure mining jurisdiction is another strong advantage for Green Metals Technology. Presently in Australia, they extract lithium and send it to China for refining. Like many observers, Herbert points out that lithium mining potential in Africa is fraught with instability. Despite a slight decrease in lithium prices, Herbert said Green Technology is “all cashed up and ready to proceed in the development of its lithium properties in Ontario. “Goldman Sachs says that though lithium prices are still high, it claimed the bull market on lithium is over, but we are ready, we are cashed up and costs have come down,“ said Herbert. The company has amassed land holdings covering 35,000 hectares, through staking and option agreement with Ardiden. Green Technology Metals Ltd. acquired an 80% interest in spodumene-bearing pegmatite assets owned by Ardiden, including the Wisa Lake lithium property 100 km east of Fort Frances. The two companies are operating the assets as a joint venture controlled by Green Technology Metals. Environmental monitoring and study activities are set to continue through the remainder of 2022. So far in 2022, following the winter thaw, NorthWinds Environmental Services, TBT Engineering and Englobe re-started their baseline environmental monitoring for the Seymour Project. The surveys are designed and managed by environCont’d on pg. 78

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Building a pre-eminent vertically integrated lithium business in Ontario Cont’d from pg. 76

mental subject matter experts, senior field biologists and Indigenous employees and consultants. Seymour has an existing Mineral Resource Estimate of 9.9 Mt @ 1.04% Li2O (comprised of 5.2 Mt at 1.29% Li2O Indicated and 4.7 Mt at 0.76% Li2O Inferred). The company says accelerated, targeted exploration across all three projects delivers outstanding potential to grow resources rapidly and substantially. Green Technology is now in its second year of a baseline environmental study requirements at Seymour. Up to three years of seasonal baseline surveys can be required to mitigate environmental impact and identify risks to support future project permitting and Environmental Approvals. “Leading into our second year of monitoring, the surveys continue to

focus on any possible presence of species at risk populations within our Seymour Project area. To date there have been no confirmed sightings of any threatened or endangered species. GT1 acknowledges and respects all traditional custodians of the land in which we operate. As part of all our activities, including our environmental study programs, we commit to meaningful consultation with our indigenous partners and their representatives. We will continue to mitigate impact where possible and preserve the environment for current and future generations,” said Andrea Johnstone, Green Technology’s North American ESG Manager, who has directly overseen the Seymour baseline surveys to date. “We are off to a great start with the resumption of drilling at Seymour following the winter thaw period.


The first step-out hole at North Aubry has intersected a significant spodumene bearing pegmatite interval, which was thicker than we had modelled. This is expected to significantly increase the mineralised volumes in this targeted strike extension and deliver growth in our recently released interim Mineral Resource estimate at Seymour,” said CEO Luke Cox “We are set to continue stepping out to the north at North Aubry, targeting further strike extension of the North Aubry deposit in this direction. The potential of the deposit in this area, both along strike and down-dip, remains a big opportunity in terms of significant further high-grade resource growth,” he said. “We are also on track to recommence drilling at the Pye prospect. The geology at Pye remains a huge prospect for us,“ he added.

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Australia based Silver Lake Resources

on a mission with Sugar Zone Mine Silver Lake formally acquired the fiscally-challenged operation in January of this year. The Sugar Zone is a high grade underground mine approximately 30km north of White River or midway between Thunder Bay and Sault Ste. Marie. The acquisition of Harte Gold and the Sugar Zone operation with the associated land package further diversified Silver Lake’s production base and established a significant growth platform in a tier 1 mining jurisdiction, at an attractive entry point. The early stage nature of the operation provides Silver Lake with the flexibility to consider multiple operational optimization strategies to enhance the value of the defined mineral inventory, whilst the limited drilling immediately beyond the defined mineral inventory and the scale of the land package provides significant exploration potential to enhance Silver Lake’s organic growth pipeline. Silver Lake initiated a strategic review covering operations, exploration and growth potential at the Sugar Zone mine and the extensive regional land package on completion of the transaction. Notwithstanding the financial stress that Harte experienced, Silver Lake likes what they see. The Sugar Zone deposit is hosted within the Dayohessarah Greenstone Belt located in the AbitibiWawa Subprovince of the Superior Province between the Hemlo Belt to the west and the Kabinakagami Belt to the east. The deposit is defined by sets of parallel, mineralized quartz veins, quartz flooding

of strongly altered wall rock, thin intermediary porphyry lenses and dykes / sills parallel to stratigraphy and foliation, and gold mineralization. Gold mineralization mainly occurs in quartz veins, stringers, and quartz-flooded zones predominantly associated with porphyry zones, porphyry contact zones, hydrothermally altered basalts and, rarely, weakly altered or unaltered basalt within the three subzones. 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 Sugar Zone comminution circuit includes two stage crushing and ball mill, followed by a gravity circuit to produce gold dore bars and flotation to produce gold concentrate. 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. “The most recent Mineral Resource (dated 30 September 2020) of 1.64 million ounces grading 10.9 g/t2 remains open along strike and at depth with inadequate exploration work beyond the existing Mineral Resource which supports the potential for additional discoveries,” stated the company in an early 2022 news release. Silver Lake now holds one of the largest exploration properties within a prolific metals district in

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Canada. Future regional exploration will benefit from the significant data acquisition and drill programs completed by Harte Gold during the past two years. The Sugar Zone acquisition complements Silver Lake’s strategy of delivering superior returns for shareholders by positioning Silver Lake as a leading gold growth stock on the ASX with a balanced portfolio of operations and growth projects in tier 1 mining jurisdictions, supported by a robust balance sheet and free cashflow generation. The financial transaction between Silver Lake and Harte played out like this: Silver Lake purchased BNP Paribas (“BNP”) debt facilities at par value of US$65.3 million. In parallel, Silver Lake negotiated an exclusive right with BNP to have the flexibility to close out or novate Harte Gold’s hedge book with BNP undertaking not to support an alternative transaction which did not close out the hedge book. Silver Lake made available a debtor in possession loan of C$10.8 million (US$8.5 million), of which C$1.9 million (US$1.5 million) was drawn at closing. The undrawn cash will be returned to Silver Lake. CCAA and bankruptcy process costs were US$1.6 million. Silver Lake issued 27.0 million fully paid ordinary shares to Harte Gold and paid US$5.9 million in cash following the realisation of proceeds from the subsequent sale of shares, to satisfy the US$33.8 million finance facility obligations owed by Harte Gold to Appian Capital Advisory LLP

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Feisty Junior with sight set on Copper, Zinc and Silver Copper Lake Resources is a mining exploration company hoping to develop a high-grade copper, silver, zinc, gold and palladium deposit at its Marshall Lake Property. Where it holds a 75 percent interest in the project. The Marshall Lake property contains highgrade copper, zinc, silver and gold deposits over an area of approximately 220 square km located 120 km north of Geraldton, Ontario. The property is accessible by all-season road from the Trans-Canada Highway and just 22 km north of the main CNR rail line. The Marshall Lake includes the Sollas Lake and Summit Lake properties, which are 100 percent owned by Copper Lake Resources. The Sollas Lake property consists of 20 claim cells comprising an area of 4 square km on the east side of the Marshall Lake property where historical electromagnetic airborne geophysical surveys have outlined strong conductors on the property hosted within the same favorable felsic volcanic units. Copper Lake’s Summit Lake property consists of 100 claim cells comprising an area of 20.5 square km, is accessible year-round, and is located immediately west of the original Marshall Lake property. The Marshall Lake project is located in the traditional territories of the Aroland and Animbiigoo Zaagi igan Anishinaabek (“AZA”) First Nations. Copper Lake also has a 71.41 percent joint Page84 82 ML&EN CEN CAN EXPO 2022 Page

venture interest in the Norton Lake nickel, copper, cobalt, and palladium PGM property, located in the southern Ring of Fire area, is approximately 100 km north of the Marshall Lake Property. The Norton Lake property has a NI 43-101 compliant measured and indicated resource of 2.26 million tonnes @ 0.67 percent Nickel , 0.61 percent Copper, 0.03 percent Cobalt and 0.46 g/t palladium. The Norton Lake property is located in the traditional territories of the Eabametoong (“Fort Hope”) and Neskantaga First Nations. Copper Lake undertook a winter drill program at its Marshall Lake property where it drilled its first deep hole drilled on a new discovery known as the VTEM/Deep IP discovery. A total of six (6) significant intervals of base and precious metal mineralization were obtained from hole MAR-22-01. The results included, three high-grade intervals returning 8.13% copper, 0.05% lead, 7.26% zinc, 240.80 g/t silver & 0.33 g/t of gold over 2.11 metres as well as 5.81% copper, 0.01% lead, 7.32% zinc, 171.20 g/t silver & 0.02 g/t gold over 1.95 metres. The third interval returned 2.37% copper, 0.01% lead, 1.75%

COPPER LAKE RESOURCES highly recomended investment zinc, 413.15 g/t silver & 0.37 g/t gold over 6.00 metres. Included within this 6-metre intercept, is a higher-grade interval yielding 2.26% copper, 0.01% lead, 2.66% Zn, 1,580 g/t silver 55.7 oz/t Ag3 ) & 1.28 g/t gold over 1.21 metres. A recently completed borehole electromagnetic survey (BHEM) by Copper Lake, defined two strong to strong conductors, situated approximately 325 metres below surface. These conductors are situated below and at greater depth than the high-grade intervals obtained in hole MAR-22-01. The presence of such strong conductors situated at depth and below high-grade mineralization is very encouraging as it confirms the potential for discovering much greater thicknesses of highgrade mineralization at depth. Additional drilling is planned for this summer to evaluate these strong conductors,

John Feneck of Feneck Consulting, is portfolio manager, and publisher of the Feneck Commodities Report. He highly recommends Copper Lake to investors. He has been constructive on Copper Lake from much lower levels and remains bullish on the company and on the copper sector overall. Feneck points to the instability of world copper sources in places like Chile and other unstable states. Copper Lake Resources copper properties are extremely attractive because they are in a stable political environment. “I’ve found this copper stock, did my own audit and talked with Terry McDonald the CEO of Copper Lake Resources,” Feneck said, “I highly recommend this company for investment.” The company was formerly known as White Tiger Mining Corp. and changed its name to Copper Lake Resources Ltd. in September 2014. Copper Lake Resources Ltd. was incorporated in 1984 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

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North Superior Workforce Planning Board helps to solve growing employment demand The mining sector is a growing industry, but the right people might not be hearing about it. Northwestern Ontario is going to be looking to fill thousands of positions in the mining sector in the next few years – jobs paying well above minimum wage. With growing employment demand and an expected peak at 7400 mining positions and 2000 construction jobs by 2023, seeing a growth in a skilled workforce is essential to maintain the region’s prosperity. The North Superior Workforce Planning Board (NSWPB) acts as one of the 26 appointed local labour boards around Ontario to help develop the workforce required to meet the needs of this thriving region. To create a responsive process to maximize labour market competition and capacity the NSWPB utilizes several of the following programs to connect with community partners and workforce members.

Local Board Program

Through the Local Board program, NSWPB develops and improves resources at the local level to respond to labour force related issues. By working with major employers and post-secondary institutions, NSWPB monitors, assesses, and builds strategic workforce readiness plans to satisfy current needs and prepare for emerging labour market opportunities.

Northwest Connector Program:

Connecting talent to opportunity. To grow and prosper, communities need to attract and retain skilled professionals. However, with up to 70% of employers in Northwestern Ontario turning to professional connections to fill roles, many employment-ready newcomers, and graduates, who do not have an established network of connections, are missing out on opportunities. This contributes to the outmigration of talent. The Connector Program is a simple, yet highly effective networking program that puts newcomers and new graduates directly in touch with “Connectors” – business owners and operators, managers, civil servants, and community leaders – who help them learn about the local industry, job market, and build their business network through Connector referrals to other professionals. These connections help talent tap into Northwestern Ontario’s hidden job market. But the benefits are not one sided. The Connector Program identifies participating professionals as people who support diverse and emerging talent, who facilitate connections, and build community by valuing inclusion and collaboration. Participating in the program will also give business leaders the opportunity to increase awareness of their work and access to the talent emerging in our area.

WorkSCAPE (Skills, Careers, Assets, and Programs Explorer) Northwest WorkSCAPE Northwest is an online suite of labour market tools providing extensive information about the labour market in the Thunder Bay region. The program provides job postings from over 25 sources along with several career and labour market tools to assist in refining the job search and hiring process. WorkSCAPE Northwest will simplify the way people look for work, while enhancing knowledge of the local labour market. WorkSCAPE provides job seekers with sector and job demand reports to find the best employment opportunities in the region. Once found they can use the career explorer to find the best education and promotional path for the job they want. Employers can use the tool’s provided job search reports and talent maps for demographic information to be used to better align their recruitment efforts towards the areas they are likely to find prospective employees.

Talent Retention

The Roundtable for Talent Retention is strengthen efforts to retain graduating post-secondary students in the city of Thunder Bay and region of Northwestern Ontario by creating a welcoming culture and making connections for post-secondary students in the community. To find out more about what the NSWPB and the Northwest Connector Program have to offer both recruiting employers and prospective job seekers in the region visit them at the Central Canada Resources Expo, September 14-15 where they will be presenting on workforce hiring challenges and solutions. Page88 86 ML&EN CEN CAN EXPO 2022 Page

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FORESTRY REPORT Paper Excellence Group buys Resolute Paper – Wins major environmental award Frank Giorno

Resolute Forest Products Wins Award of Excellence as it Enters Purchase Agreement with The Paper Excellence Group. The Paper Excellence Group through its subsidiary Domtar Corporation a global diversified manufacturer of pulp and specialty, printing, writing, and packaging papers, has entered into an agreement with Resolute Forest Products Inc. of Thunder Bay that will see Domtar acquire all of Resolute’s outstanding common shares. Resolute will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Domtar and continue to operate on a business-asusual basis under the Resolute name. The Resolute management team will remain in place at the company’s headquarters. The agreement will make Resolute Forest Products an important hub for the Paper Excellence Group’s North American businesses. Resolute’s production locations and employment levels will remain the same. The ink was not even dry on the purchase agreement when the news came out the last week in July, 2022, that Resolute had just won a major environmental award for their thermal energy project at their Thunder Bay pulp and paper plant. Resolute was awarded the 2022 Environment + Energy Leader Award. The plant was recognized for combining technology, conservation measures and fuel switching to reduce annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Seth Kursman, vice-president of Resolute’s corporate communications, sustainability and government affairs, says the company is pleased to receive additional recognition for its sustainability leadership. “Resolute has demonstrated sustainability leadership with (greenhouse gas) reductions in terms of mitigating climate change, in the areas of safety, our forestry practices, the transparency of our reporting, Page90 88 ML&EN CEN CAN EXPO 2022 Page

and in the relationships that we’ve developed with communities and Indigenous communities,” Kursman said. He said the recognition that they are receiving from this award is broad, which makes Resolute attractive, especially during the ongoing transaction with Paper Excellence Group, which has signed a deal to purchase the company valued at US$2.7 billion. That deal is expected to close before the middle of 2023. Resolute had sales of $3.7 billion in 2021 from 40 facilities operating in Canada and the United States. It has four business divisions: market pulp, tissue, wood products and paper. Its products are sold in over 60 countries.

Thunder Bay operation Resolute Forest Products’ pulp and paper mill, three sawmills, wood pellet plant, TMP biorefinery and woodlands operations make it the largest forest products company operating in Ontario. Thunder Bay is one of the company’s most significant pulp and paper operations. The mill has been operating since 1919. The name and ownership of the facility has changed over the years, but its importance to Thunder Bay as an employer, taxpayer, community supporter and engaged neighbour has been ongoing. In 2020, Resolute continued to build on the successful integration of its Atikokan, Ignace and Thunder Bay network of Northwestern Ontario sawmills. Significant investments in sustainable development were also made at our Thunder Bay operations, and to further strengthen our commitment to Indigenous peoples, we continued to implement our Indigenous Procurement Policy. In 2020, the Thunder Bay pulp and paper mill placed second in Pulp & Paper Canada’s 2019 Safest Mills in Canada contest for its outstanding safety record

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in category C: more than 80,000 worker hours per month. Closing Date Expected in the First Half of 2023 Resolute’s board of directors approved the transaction and unanimously determined that the terms of the transaction are fair to, and in the best interests of, Resolute and its stockholders and resolved to recommend that Resolute stockholders vote for the transaction. The transaction is expected to close as soon as possible following stockholder and regulatory approvals, and satisfaction of other customary closing conditions, which is currently expected in the first half of 2023. With this addition to its family of companies, the Paper Excellence Group will further build out its portfolio in North America following the successful acquisition of Domtar last year. “We are excited to welcome Resolute and its employees to the Paper Excellence family,” said Patrick Loulou, vice chair and chief strategy officer of the Paper Excellence Group. “Resolute is an ideal fit for our long-term growth strategy. It complements our existing pulp, paper and packaging businesses and adds capabilities in lumber and tissue. We have seen firsthand that Resolute prides itself on its great people, strong assets and a culture of excellence going back more than two hundred years,” Loulou added. Benefits to Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario “This (transaction) is good for employees and the communities where Resolute operates because we will continue to grow in a manner consistent with our core values of accountability, caring and trust that we hold dear,” said Remi G. Lalonde, Resolute’s president and chief executive officer. “With this transaction, Resolute will accelerate its growth as it gains access to more tools, capital and opportunities to pursue our ambitions with the combined resources of the Paper Excellence Group,” Lalonde stated. “ Together, we will form a stronger and more resilient, diversified forest products company, positioned to compete on a truly global scale, with a shared commitment to being a trusted business partner, dedicated to sustainability and to caring for its Page92 90 ML&EN CEN CAN EXPO 2022 Page

people and communities.” Resolute’s Growth Strategy Will Continue The Paper Excellence Group intends to support Resolute management’s existing growth strategy, focused on strategic investments in its lumber and pulp businesses, and maximizing the value of its paper and tissue businesses. It also plans to undertake a detailed feasibility study for the eventual conversion of Resolute’s Gatineau, Quebec, newsprint mill to the production of packaging paper. “This is a good example of how the Paper Excellence Group’s diversified business, financial resources, and technical capabilities can open up new strategic avenues for assets that may otherwise face an uncertain future. This is but one example of our support and intention to implement significant investments aligned with Resolute’s strategic plan for the future,” concluded Mr. Loulou. The Group also announced it intends to form longterm partnerships with one or more universities in Quebec and Ontario to spearhead innovation in the field of fiber-based biomaterials. Transaction Details The cash portion of the merger consideration represents a premium of approximately 64% to Resolute’s closing share price on NYSE on July 5, 2022. The cash consideration represents an enterprise value of approximately $2.7 billion, including pension liabilities and excluding the Contingent Value Right (CVR) on softwood lumber duty deposit refunds. The transaction will be carried out by way of a merger of Resolute with a newly created subsidiary of Domtar, providing for conversion of each share of Resolute common stock into the right to receive $20.50 per share, together with a CVR entitling the holder to a share of future softwood lumber duty deposit refunds. Each share, on a fully diluted basis at closing, will be entitled to receive one CVR. “The addition of Resolute enables us to continue executing our long-term business plan to drive growth to the benefit of all stakeholders,” said John D. Williams, president and chief executive officer of Domtar. “After the close of the transaction, the Paper Excellence Group will own or operate a collection of diverse, strategic assets across North America that allows us to deliver a wider range of high-quality products to our customers.

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Agoke Lumber- A Success Story Past, Present and Future!

By Frank Giorno

In just seven short years, Agoke Lumber, a First Nation’s owned company has attained a level of excellence that has led to numerous awards of excellence. The First Nations – Aroland, Eabametoong and Marten Falls – jointly own the Agoke Development Corporation and together they manage the Ogoki Forest, located within the three First Nations’ traditional lands. In addition, Agoke has a joint venture agreement with the Nakina Sawmill and the forest they manage is located near the municipality of Greenstone. The name Agoke came from a group of elders, and it is the true way of pronouncing Ogoki. Agoke, means ‘hidden land’ or ‘sacred land in Ojibwe. Agoke’s efforts led to the Ontario Forest Industries Association (OFIA) naming Agoke Forest Sector Champion of the Year in 2019 for one of their training programs, Agoke Forestry 101. Agoke also received $500,000 in funding from Natural Resources Canada for the program. The 10-day program took place in a contractors’ camp one hour north of Aroland First Nation in the summer of 2019. The training program was so suc-

cessful, it was referred to as an MBA for forestry management. Agoke followed up with a 2019 Northern Ontario Business Award, just four years after being formed and two years after being granted a forestry license by the MNR. Until 2008, the Buchanan Sawmills held a Sustainable Forest License (SFL) for the area, but it went bankrupt that year due to the collapse of the US housing market. For 10 years, the 11,000-square-kilometre forest unit lay relatively dormant. The license then reverted back to the Crown. For generations, Buchanan Sawmills excluded members of the three neighbouring communities who did not have a say or direct involvement in the management of the Ogoki. Forest Management with Traditional Indigenous Values That has all changed now. In 2015, the three First Nations signed a co-operation agreement on forest management and economic development, officially creating the Agoke Development Corporation to manage the forest and signed the joint venture with Nakina Sawmill to purchase lumber for their operation. “Community members are famil-

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iar with the place called the Ogoki Forest – it is really a sacred area for them, a place where they have gathered, hunted and fished since time immemorial. It took Agoke time to secure the forest resource license and forestry agreement with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. Agoke today is the only First Nations corporation in Ontario to manage the crown program for forests and is striving to include their community members in many aspects of forestry. “Over the next few years, Agoke is looking to expand it’s services by leveraging the expertise that they acquire in forestry. There are many projects on the horizon with all-weather roads, mines, and energy projects that we will be looking to get into,” said Lawrence Baxter, Agoke Director, Marten Falls First Nation. Agoke believes it is important to recognize the rich forest heritage and the continued economic, social and environmental benefits that the Ogoki forest provide to First Nations peoples. Agoke is driving business reconciliation for their communities and providing economic growth in the Greenstone region. The forestry company is taking the lead to harvest wood, assign harvest blocks, complete compliance and monitoring of woodland operations, prepare annual work schedules and reports. Agoke was also involved in developing the next 10-year forest management plan for 2020-2030. Over the past few years, Agoke has also successfully managed, administered the provincial road funding, and focused its efforts on bridge Cont’d on pg. 94

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and road repairs to mitigate barriers to wood fibre for existing and new markets. Background In 2011, the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry identified the Ogoki Forest as a priority unit for tenure modernization, Raseyvch explained. That is when the three First Nations began discussing the opportunities that forest management would bring their communities. After consulting their respective communities about forest management, the venture’s Indigenous values and First Nations’ historic use of the Ogoki Forest, they decided to proceed with an SFL. SFLs are long-term licences granted for up to 20 years. They give the right to harvest all species of trees found in the licensed area. SFL holders must prepare forest management plans, gather forest information for the Crown, monitor and report on compliance, conduct forest operations in accordance with approved plans and operational standards for the area covered by the licence and SFLs are reviewed every 5 years and may be extended. In September 2017, the MNR approved Agoke’s Forest Management plan and directed the Nipigon district MNR to negotiate an agreement with Agoke for a two-year in-

terim forest resource license (FRL) for the Ogoki Forest. On April 1, 2018, Agoke started managing the Ogoki Forest. Joint Venture with Nakina Sawmill In their negotiations with the MNR, one of the biggest challenges Agoke faced was identifying a market for the logs. To address this problem, they signed a joint venture agreement with Nakina Lumber Inc. for the Nakina Sawmill in June 2018. Under their two-year interim license (which was renewed in 2020), Agoke has an annual allowable cut of 410,000 cubic metres of sprucepine-fir. Their target is 300,000350,000 cubic metres per year for Nakina Sawmill. This was a first for a group of First Nations or a First Nations entity to do anything like this, to be able to be a co-ordinator of wood fibre going into a sawmill at that time. Increasing Indigenous Participation in Forestry The joint venture agreement included commitments to increase Indigenous participation in forestry, such as hiring at least 75 per cent Indigenous people to work in the mill. Today, the sawmill employs 85 people, and over 80 per cent are Indigenous. As a result, Aroland First Nation (which is approximately 10 kilometres from the sawmill) reduced its Ontario Works welfare program be-

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cause so many community members began working at the sawmill. Training Program for Indigenous Workers and Students The joint venture agreement also has apprenticeship training programs for Indigenous people within the sawmill. The program consists of Level 1 apprenticeship training for 10 incumbent workers for millwright and electrician careers. “This is huge for the area because that hasn’t happened in the past,” Rasevych explained. When forestry operations were underway in the Ogoki Forest in the 2000s, the Indigenous people did not see much benefit at all. To help ensure Indigenous people are better represented at the mill, a working committee made up of non-Indigenous mill management, three First Nations employees and Agoke board representatives was also formed. They meet monthly to discuss and resolve issues. A session was held on cultural awareness for management and employees. The Future Looking ahead, Agoke’s main goal is to get a long-term license from the Ontario MNR. Currently, the organization has an interim license, which will last through 2022. The lack of a pulp market in northern Ontario, has led Agoke to explore bioheat as an opportunity to build a market for low-grade wood while also addressing communities’ heating needs. The bioheat project uses wood waste from the Ogoki Forest to supply heating needs of two nearby remote communities. Those communities are currently using diesel generators and have high heating demands, which is not economical.

CRIBE an independent, not-for-profit research corporation partners with other relevant organizations Ontario’s vast forest accounts for 66% of the province’s landbase and has supported most of Ontario’s forest industry since the 1800’s. The Centre for Research and Innovation in the BioEconomy in Thunder Bay partners closely with other relevant organizations to provide support to direct and turn research results and innovative business opportunities into operational realities. As it’s done throughout its history, the entire forestbased sector will renew and restructure itself and develop new operating models to meet current challenges. Ontario will become known world-wide as producers of novel value-added products in addition to, traditional commodity products such as pulp, newsprint and dimensional lumber. The bio-economy will play a central role in Ontario’s future – creating jobs, opportunity and prosperity. Ontario’s Bio-economy Cluster Ontario contains 690,000 square kilometers of Crown forests – an area of vast natural wealth and diversity. These forests are managed to internationally recognized standards of sustainability, and the quality of the wood fibre produced is excellent. CRIBE’s vision is to move Ontario to the forefront of the commercialization of fuels, energy, fibres, and chemicals from the North’s renewable forest materials, replacing similar products today derived from non-renewable fossil fuels. For generations, the forest industry has been an important driving force of the provincial and local economies of Ontario. This forest sector infrastructure is comprised of the logging industry and two major forest sector industries: the wood products manufacturing industries, and the paper and allied industries. All of these sectors are supported by experienced supply and service firms which have supported this heavily capitalized industry for generations. The location of CRIBE in Thunder Bay provides clear strategic advantages to build on the emerging research strengths at Lakehead University and Confederation College. The Biorefining Research Initiative (BRI). at Lakehead University conducts cutting-edge research in biorefining – a field that develops ways of refining renewable forest biomass materials in a sustainable manner.

PARTNERSHIPS An important component of CRIBE’s mandate is to seek out partnerships with entepreneurs, research organizations and industry with the specific purpose of turning existing research and ideas into a commercial reality. CRIBE has initiated a long term partnership with FPInnovations in establishing research capacity in Thunder Bay. FPInnovations is Canada’s leading forest products research institute which performs research, technical services and tech transfer activities relating to wood harvesting, wood products, pulp and paper, nanotechnology and bio-energy and chemical production. SKILLED WORKFORCE The long tradition of the forest industry in Ontario has provided a very skilled and knowledgeable mechanical trades workforce. Secondary mechanical, civil and support trades companies are common throughout the

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region having supported the forest and mining industry for generations. Thunder Bay is a key major forest products manufacturing centre in Ontario. The city has a population of over 109,000 residents and as the largest metropolitan centre in Northwestern Ontario the community is the region’s commercial, medical, transportation and communications centre. As the geographical centre of North America, Thunder Bay is a vital gateway to markets in Canada, the US Midwest, throughout North America and internationally. Thunder Bay is linked to an agile transportation network connected through marine, rail, road and air access. At the head of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway System, the Port of Thunder Bay provides a highly competitive rout-

ing option linked to CN/CP rail lines and the Trans-Canada Highway. Approximately 400 ships visit the port every year. In 2019, CRIBE launched Nextfor – an Ontario forest-based innovation and collaboration network. With over 80 registered partner organizations and over 200 participating organizations, Nextfor represents an open, inclusive and interactive platform created to identify opportunities and overcome barriers to success (i.e. commercialization of innovative products and technologies). Through facilitated forums, industry leaders and other stakeholders roadmap common goals and actions, develop challenges and demonstrations to overcome/ address impediments and gaps, and share results. Nextfor is an industry-led ecosystem of intentional collaborations. Together they create and acceler-

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ate new technologies for Ontario’s Bio-Economy. Nextfor’s ecosystem is built on four themes: • Optimize forestry feedstocks. • Explore new market opportunities. • Develop high-functioning value chains. • Educate to drive market traction. Nextfor has established an online platform which is the newest BETA version of the Forest EDGE and was developed by Ontario’s Centre for Research & Innovation in the Bio-economy to promote economic development & investment opportunities in Ontario, and to provide investors with decisionsupport tools and information related to the province’s forest resources. Visit to review these latest tools.




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Thunder Bay ON, CLE Grounds September | Wed 14, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm | Thur 15, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Tuesday 13th 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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Gala Dinner Valhalla Hotel & Conference Centre Hosted by the CIM Thunder Bay Branch Cocktail Hour

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Trade Show Doors Open All guests must register prior to entering trade show grounds Navigating the Hiring Challenges Coliseum Building - Cardinal Room Central Canada Job Fair Trade Show Grounds Live Demos Outside Demo Sites Grand Opening Celebrations Podium by the Jackleg Rocks Jackleg Drilling Competitions Trade Show Grounds Dignitaries, Novice Mixed, Pros 11:00 am Dignitary Challenge 12:00 noon Novice Mixed 01:00 pm Pro Series Challenge Trade Show Doors Close VIP Social (VIP Guests Only. Limited to 600.) Valhalla Hotel & Conference Centre


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Trade Show Doors Open All guests must register prior to entering trade show grounds Central Canada Job Fair Trade Show Grounds Demos Outside Demo Sites Projects In The Pipeline Conference: “Northwestern Ontario” Ring Of Fire Conference: “Challenges & Opportunities” Cineplex SilverCity Theatre Trade Show Doors Close

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Thunder Bay ON, CLE Grounds September | Wed 14, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm | Thur 15, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Central Canada Resource Expo is a gathering place for all those who thrive in the business of resources (Mining, Forestry and Energy). The expo will be showcasing the latest in resource technologies, expand the discussion of sustainable development with industry leaders and provide a forum that fosters economic regional growth. The Expo is an opportunity to network with experts, ask questions, see the latest in technology and where the industries are going tomorrow. Cen-Can Resources Expo will be showcasing the richness of opportunities to the world Sept 14th -15th at the Canadian Lakehead Exhibition grounds in Thunder Bay. Admission at the Door $25.00 Register online & be eligible to win 1 troy ounce of gold For more info: call 705-264-2251, toll free 866-754-9334 or mail at

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Grand Opening Ceremonies Location: Podium by the Jackleg Rocks Sept. 14th, 10:30 am Meet community dignitaries from around the Northwest, Mine Managers. Mining Career and Investment Specialists.

The Big VIP Social Location: Valhalla Hotel & Conference Centre Wednesday Evening, Sept 14 6:00 pm –11:00 pm (VIP Guests Only - Limited to 600) 600 VIP guests will enjoy northern hospitality at its finest with great music, local distilled beer and alcoholic beverages. An Evening of networking and fun. Sponsorship opportunities available. List of sponsors as of July 28:

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Attention Investors! Core Shack displays Located throughout the Expo site on both days. Meet the world’s top mine finders and developers. Showcasing their recent discoveries, leading prospects and advanced projects. The Core Shack displays will feature drill core samples from projects in Northwestern Ontario representing a broad array of deposit types and project stages.

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Thunder Bay ON, CLE Grounds September | Wed 14, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm | Thur 15, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location: Trade Show Grounds Sept. 14th, 11:00am - 3:00pm Divisions For: Dignitaries, Novice Mixed & Pros. 11:00 am-Dignitary Challenge 12:00 noon-Novice Mixed 01:00 pm-Pro Series Challenge

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See what’s new and in action

Live Demos Watch Live Demonstrations of equipment Location: Outside Demo Sites Sept. 14th - 15th, During show hours Watch Live Demonstrations of equipment. CEN CAN Expo 2022 will be hosting a live demo, exhibitors will be showcasing their equipment. Attendees will be able to view the live demonstrations and ask questions.

Simulator Come test your skills Located in ReadyQuip Outdoor Booth Sept. 14th - 15th, During show hours An economic means of providing sufficient practice before moving onto training that takes place in the forest environment. Ponsse simulators provide a modern learning environment for training that involves the operation of harvesters and forwarders and the Ponsse Opti data systems.


Northwest Jackleg Drilling Competitions

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Lunch Sponsor:

Location: Cineplex SilverCity Theatre Sept. 15th 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Suppliers of Choice to the World.

Projects In The Pipeline “Northwestern Ontario” Ring of Fire “Challenges & Opportunities”

Tickets are $40.00 each and include lunch. Suppliers, manufacturers, investors, and community economic development organizations hear from top CEO and management representatives about capital projects in the pipeline, major new discoveries and expansion projects.


Location Live: Coliseum Building - Cardinal Room Wed. Sept. 14th

Navigating the Hiring Challenges • LLMP – Trends & demographics • Workscape – Supply/demand reports & mapping • Talent retention findings & recommendations for employers • Connector - Networking. Newcomers and graduates with business owners and operators

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View Beautiful Thunder Bay from the air Location: Trade Show Grounds Sept. 14th - 15th, During show hours

Event is sponsored by

Thanks to our Gold Sponsors


Helicopter Tours

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AMI Attachments, O-28 Certarus Ltd., O-22 GFL Environmental Inc., O-07 MacLean Engineering, O-38 Nuclear Waste Management Organization, O-24 ReadyQuip Sales Service, O-04,13 SMS Equipment, O-18

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C-18 C-63 C-62 C-64 C-61


C-66 C-67 C-22

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Companies accepting resumes and providing education and training programs: COLISEUM


Aegis-Group, C-18 Agnico Eagle Mines Limited, C-37 Carpenters Union Local 1669, C-60 Equinox Gold – Greenstone Mine, C-42 GFL Environmental Inc., C-08, O-07 Impala Canada, C-56 Kinross, C-46 Lakehead University, C-23 Manroc Developments Inc., C-66, 67 Newmont Musselwhite, C-11 Norcat, C-26 SGS, C-38 SolidCAD, a division of Solid Caddgroup Inc., C-69 Valard Construction LP, C-03 Workforce Inc. /Calstone, C-39

Agat Laboratories Ltd., H-30 Argonaut Gold, H-24 Barminco, H-49 Belterra Corp., H-39, 40 Canadian Bearings Ltd., H-41, 42 Certified Lab Products, H-08 E.S. Fox Limited, H-16 Evolution Mining, H-20 Gescan, H-19 New Gold, H-14 Nuclear Waste Management Organization, H-13 Operating Engineers Training Institute of Ontario, H-07 Schneider Electric, H-10 Synterra Security Solutions, H-34 University of Waterloo, Dept. of Biology & Western University, Dept. of Chemistry, H-48 Wajax / Process Flow Systems, H-23


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Heritage Building

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Companies accepting resumes and providing education & training programs: PAVILION A

Keepers Of The Circle PA-10 Levert PA-21 North Superior Workforce Planning Board (NSWPB) PA-12 Northwest Employment Works PA-11 Pennecon Heavy Civil Ltd. PA-02 Seven Generations Education Institute (SGEI) PA-14 Sodexo PA-38 Summit/Royal Camps PA-36 PAVILION B

Confederation College PB-24 Milestone Environmental Contracting Inc. PB-23 Nakina Lumber Inc. GreenForest Management Inc. PB-20, 21 Northstream Safety and Rehab PB-02 Northwestern Ontario Building & Construction (NWOBT) PB-06 NT Camps PB-37 Vector Construction PB-25 Windigo Community Development Corp. PB-06

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Thunder Bay ON, CLE Grounds September | Wed 14, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm | Thur 15, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

There’s a reason they call us the Saw Doctors. Our process has been refined over 50 years, and includes precision CNC saw grinding and state of the art knife grinding to ensure a razor sharp blade. We’re proud to offer a wide range of products and sharpening services with brands you trust. We ship our products worldwide. In addition we provide service in both French and English. We have the largest grinding room in Ontario. We have developed innovative techniques to keep your knives sharp and have state of the art equipment to provide you with the best service in the industry.



AGAT Laboratories is the most geographically and technically diversified laboratory in Canada. It includes multiple scientific divisions across the Mining, Environmental, Energy, Industrial, Transportation, Life Sciences and Agri-Food sectors. AGAT Laboratories’ Mining Division provides comprehensive services for exploration and mining development and offers various monitoring programs. Full-service solutions are provided by the following divisions: Mining Geochemistry, Geology, Organic fluids / oils, Environmental Chemistry, and Air Quality Monitoring.

AMI Attachments Inc. is an industry leading North American manufacturer of quality and reliable attachments for excavators, backhoes, wheel loaders and other heavy construction equipment. With a head office and manufacturing facility in Ontario, west of Toronto in the Region of Waterloo, AMI Attachments serves the heavy equipment attachment market across Canada and the United States.



Actlabs has been providing high quality analysis to the mineral exploration industry for over 30 years. Our full service laboratory in Thunder Bay provides fast turnaround time to the local mining community.

ACUREN GROUP INC. PB-31, 32 (Pavilion B)

Acuren’s world-class engineers, scientists, and technologists have extensive experience both in the field and in our laboratories across Canada and the United States. Our professional engineering experience is supported by our in-house laboratory facilities in BC, Alberta, Ontario, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Texas, and Ohio. We go places, and do things, others simply can’t. Acuren provides integrated services to some of North America’s largest companies. We offer inspection, repair and maintenance services that combine highly skilled personnel and trades with an innovative approach to access optimization. This allows us to complete tasks more safely and efficiently than anyone else in the industry.


For a quarter century, Manufacture Adria has earned its place in the design and production of electrical products for the industrial sectors and mining industry. We have developed expertise to meet the highest standards of robustness, reliability and increased safety while using the latest development technologies. Our design and constant communication with our clients have made Adria, since its creation, a supplier of safe, durable and efficient high quality equipment.

AEGIS-GROUP C-18 (Coliseum)

Aegis Group is a general contracting firm that specializes in various types of: drilling; well construction; water system installation and repairs; water treatment and filtration installations, repairs, and operations; vegetation control, lot and property development, and property management.

Agnico Eagle is a senior Canadian gold mining company that has produced precious metals since 1957. Its eight mines are located in Canada, Finland and Mexico, with exploration and development activities in each of these countries as well as in the United States and Sweden. Agnico Eagle’s mission is to build a high-quality, easy to understand business — one that generates superior long-term returns for our shareholders, creates a great place to work for our employees and contributes positively to the communities in which we operate.

AIRMP INC. C-13 (Coliseum) Customized HVAC manufactured products, specialized in the mining and heavy industrial fields.

ALAMOS GOLD, ISLAND GOLD MINE H-18 (Heritage) The Island Gold Mine just recently announced the Phase 3+ expansion. The operation will be investing USD $756 million. The Island Gold Mine is located near the town of Dubreuilville, Ontario. Alamos Gold announced in late June, that the company wants to double it’s production.

ALLBUTT MINING SUPPLIES LTD. PB-13 (Pavilion B) Allbutt Mining Supplies has been servicing the Mining/Exploration industry since 1997.

ALLIANCE MERCANTILE INC. C-52 (Coliseum) Since 1920 “Viking” wet weather gear has set the standard for quality in keeping workers safe, dry and comfortable. “Viking” brand products are market leaders in industrial rainwear, safety mining/forestry boots and specialty work gloves. Now the Viking heritage has been extended into a broad selection of everyday high-tech, fashionable outerwear. Wear “Viking” gear for all your job or recreation activities, enjoy your comfort and 100% waterproof guarantee!

AMJ CAMPBELL THUNDER BAY PB-35 (Pavilion B) AMJ is one of the top full-service moving companies in Canada. This means you can count on us to get where you need to go, no matter what — and feel good about it. Whether you are moving your home, your office, or making an international move, AMJ is here to support you.

ARGONAUT GOLD H-24 (Heritage) Argonaut Gold is a diversified intermediate producer and developer in North America. The Magino Project commenced construction in 2021 and is currently on track for our first gold pour in Q1 of 2023. Building Canada’s next Gold Mine.

ATLAS DEWATERING CORPORATION O-16 (Outdoor) Atlas Dewatering is a leader in construction dewatering and environmental groundwater/ surface water management. Atlas specializes in bypass pumping systems, providing pump rentals, sales and service. We pride ourselves on quality workmanship and service with knowledgeable and dedicated staff in both dewatering and bypass projects.

AUTOMATION NOW PA-29 (Pavilion A) Automation Now Inc. is a leading provider of design, build and support services for electrical power, instrumentation, automation and control systems. Our specializations include VFD’s, PLC’s, electrical field services, custom CSA certified panels and containers. Our customers include industrial, municipal and heavy commercial applications, such as lumber, pulp & paper, mining, water and wastewater treatment, and more. We are recognized as the only provider of full automation, instrumentation and electrical services company based in Northwestern Ontario.

AVALON ADVANCED MATERIALS INC. H-35 (Heritage) Avalon Advanced Materials Inc. is a leader in sustainably developing new Canadian sources of critical minerals for clean technology, with a current focus on establishing a lithium battery materials supply chain in Ontario.

Exhibitors Booth Locations & Descriptions (alphabetical order)

A.M. LUDWIG SAW SHOP LTD. C-53 (Coliseum)

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Exhibitors Booth Locations & Descriptions (alphabetical order)

Thunder Bay ON, CLE Grounds September | Wed 14, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm | Thur 15, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm BARMINCO H-49 (Heritage) Barminco is an underground mining services company that brings certainty of delivery and safety to mine owners world-wide through its unique global operating model.

BAUER FOUNDATIONS CANADA PA-06 (Pavilion A) Known for their focus on safety, quality, and delivery of projects on schedule, Bauer Foundations Canada provides expert design build solutions for hydraulic cut-off walls, piling, shoring and cofferdams.

BELTERRA CORP. H-39, 40 (Heritage) 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.

BIONORTH SOLUTIONS PA-01 (Pavilion A) Through 6 years of focused R&D, and backed by significant provincial and federal research grants, BioNorth Solutions Inc. has developed and now produces some of the world’s most consistent & voracious strains of bacteria available for commercial hydrocarbon remediation and agricultural growth applications.

BLUE HERON SOLUTIONS H-15 (Heritage) “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”

BROCK WHITE CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS H-25 (Heritage) Brock White is a professional grade construction materials supplier with a proven track record of delivering the highest quality supplies and service to our customers. View our website for more information.

BROKERLINK THUNDER BAY PB-14 (Pavilion B) We make buying insurance easier by showing you the best options available and helping you find the perfect policy at a great price. BrokerLink takes the guesswork out of buying and renewing insurance.

BUBBLE TUBING® PA-03 (Pavilion A) BubbleTubing® can solve a multitude of situations ranging from water treatment by aeration

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

CAB PRODUCTS PA-28 (Pavilion A)

CAB Products is recognized for its 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.

CANADIAN BEARINGS LTD. H-41, 42 (Heritage)

Peace of Mind with unique solutions in Maintenance, Repair and Operations – MRO. Our mission is to supply products and services that deliver greater safety, reliability, efficiency, and sustainability to industrial operations worldwide.


Carpenters’ Local 1669 is a production based union that represents Carpenters, Drywallers, Welders, Divers, Plie Drivers, Scaffolders, Floor Covering Installers and various other craft trades related to Carpentry. Local 1669 represents workers from the Ontario/Manitoba border to White River and into the far remotes of Northern Ontario. The Carpenters’ Local 1669 has over 650 members who hold Red Seal and/or Provincial Trade Certifications (Certificate of Qualification) in General Carpentry, Drywall, Acoustics, and Lathing Applicators and Floor Covering Installers. These highly skilled Journeypersons have diverse skills in many aspects of the Carpentry Related trade groups.

CD NOVA C-70 (Coliseum)

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.

CERTARUS LTD. O-22 (Outdoor)

Stop by our booth to meet the Certarus team and learn about compressed natural gas (CNG) for your operations. CNG equipment will be on display.


Today, Certified is one of the largest manufacturers of lubricants in the world with plants, warehouses and sales offices located throughout the world. We offer advanced performance lubricants, application equipment, value added services and technical expertise to solve our Cus-

tomers’ most difficult heavy equipment and industrial lubrication problems. With manufacturing and warehouse facilities located throughout North America, Certified is able to provide fast, efficient service and support. We are dedicated to the specific needs of our Customers and we are uniquely positioned for continued growth and expansion.


The Green Process Research Center (GPRC) will be a hub for local and international researchers working on cutting-edge green technologies that will develop new products with the aim at transforming Canadian industries to adopt new sustainable processes with green products that will protect the environment. With its focus on sustainability, the vision of GPRC is well aligned with the Strategic Research Priorities of Lakehead University including Advanced Systems and Technologies and the Environment and Natural Resources.

CMZ ENERGY PB-18 (Pavilion B)

We, CMZ Energy, are a Petroleum Contracting Company based in Ontario with a mission to deliver the right solution at the highest professional standard to our clients in a safe and environmentally friendly manner.


8 campuses located throughout Northern Ontario offering education and training in skilled trades, natural resources, engineering technology, business, health and much more!

CONTRO VALVE INC. C-54 (Coliseum)

Contro Valve serves the Canadian mining and metals industry with a wide variety of products including fixed gas detectors for underground and open pit mining operations, a variety of high performing valves for abrasive applications in mineral processing to a large selection of instrumentation for precise process control for all types of unit operations.


Copper Lake Resources is a mining exploration company hoping to develop a high-grade copper, silver, zinc, gold and palladium deposit at its Marshall Lake Property. Where it holds a 75 percent interest in the project.


Creighton Rock Drill Ltd. is a large range supplier of construction, drilling, Ground Engaging Tools and parts. Products include tools for hydraulic demolition and rock drilling as well as a variety

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CSL ENVIRONMENTAL & GEOTECHNICAL LTD. PA-20 (Pavilion A) CSL Environmental & Geotechnical Ltd. (CSL) is an independently owned multi-disciplinary engineering firm located in Northwestern Ontario. As part of CSL’s ongoing commitment to staying current in all aspects of geotechnical and environmental engineering we utilize the latest technology, data and software packages to provide the most accurate information to our clients.

CUSTOM CONCRETE NORTHERN THE SARJEANT CO. LTD. PA-32 (Pavilion A) 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.

DEXTERRA GROUP H-17 (Heritage) Horizon North has been helping resource and construction companies operate across Canada for decades, providing a full range of turnkey workforce accommodations and energy services. Operating forestry solutions for over 35 years, Outland also proudly supports economic opportunities for Indigenous youth through their Outland Youth Employment Program.

DIGITAL ENGINEERING, INC. PB-08 (Pavilion B) Digital Engineering is a process management technologies firm that creates industrial hardware and software solutions specializing in automation, control systems, IT/OT and Energy.

DUMAS C-28 (Coliseum) Dumas is a leading full-service underground mine contractor providing services to clients throughout the Americas.

E.S. FOX LIMITED H-16 (Heritage) E.S. Fox Limited is recognized as a preeminent Canadian multi-trade constructor and fabricator in the Industrial, Commercial, Institutional, and Energy markets.

EATON INDUSTRIES C-49, 50, 51 (Coliseum) Eaton’s electrical business is a worldwide leader in power distribution, power protection, and power equipment maintenance. We are a single source, full-line manufacturer of leading elec-

trical product brands such as Cutler-Hammer®, Powerware®, Durant®, Heinemann®, Holec®, MEM®, and Westinghouse*.

EECOL ELECTRIC CORP. H-45 (Heritage) From the day-to-day supply of material for installation, to the complexities of supply chain management and mega projects. EECOL has the experience, personnel and inventory that provides real world solutions.

EPIROC C-05, 06 (Coliseum) 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.

EQUINOX GOLD – GREENSTONE MINE C-42 (Coliseum) Greenstone Gold Mines is a 60/40 partnership between Equinox Gold and Orion 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.

EQUIPMENT NORTH INC. O-41 (Outdoor) 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.

EQUIPMENT WORLD INC. C-01, 02, 31, 32 (Coliseum), O-50, 51 (Outdoor) Equipment World has been providing great service and great value to the mining industry in Northern Ontario since 1973. We procure, sell, rent and service material handling equipment

for the mining industry. We have full-service facilities in Sudbury, Sault Ste. Marie and Thunder Bay to give our customers the opportunity to see various products and discuss specific requirements at a local level. These three locations also have complete service departments with mobile mechanics to keep your equipment performing at its peak efficiency. However, we are much more than equipment. We can also supply and install lockers, workstations, cabinets and shelving, pallet racking, mine dry baskets, toilet partitions, operable panels and many more construction specialties. We’ve got the north covered!

EVOLUTION MINING H-20 (Heritage) The Red Lake operation is an underground gold mine in north western Ontario and is situated in one of the highest grade Archean gold camps in Canada. Acquired in April 2020, an operational transformation plan is underway to restore Red Lake to a premier Canadian gold mine.

EXPEDITION HELICOPTERS PA-23, 24 (Pavilion A) Expedition is a safety driven Helicopter company dedicated to providing reliable and efficient service to customers across Canada and the United States.

FASTCOVER FABRIC STRUCTURES LTD. C-19 (Coliseum) 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.

FIRST MINING GOLD CORP. C-58 (Coliseum) First Mining is a Canadian gold developer focused on the development and permitting of the Springpole Gold Project in northwestern Ontario. Springpole is one of the largest undeveloped gold projects in Canada. The results of a positive Pre-Feasibility Study for the Springpole Gold Project were announced by First Mining in January 2021, and permitting activities are on-going with submission of an Environmental Impact Statement (“EIS”) for the project targeted for 2022. The Company also holds a large equity position in Treasury Metals Inc. who are advancing the Goliath Gold Complex toward construction. First Mining’s portfolio of gold projects in eastern Canada also includes the Pickle Crow (being advanced in partnership with Auteco Minerals Ltd.), Hope Brook (being advanced in partnership with Big Ridge Gold Corp.), Cameron, Duparquet, Duquesne, and Pitt gold projects. First Mining was established in 2015 by Mr. Keith Neumeyer, founding President and CEO of First Majestic Silver Corp.

Exhibitors Booth Locations & Descriptions (alphabetical order)

of rock breakers and compactors, wear parts and teeth, cutting edges and fasteners.

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Exhibitors Booth Locations & Descriptions (alphabetical order)

Thunder Bay ON, CLE Grounds September | Wed 14, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm | Thur 15, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm FOCUS NDT/EAGLE EYE NDT C-48 (Coliseum) Eagle Eye NDT Partners and Collaborates with Indigenous groups and related businesses for the betterment of their communities. To bring the knowledge of Non-Destructive Testing to their communities, and empower community members through training, coaching and opportunities in a progressive industry.

FOUNTAIN TIRE C-17 (Coliseum) Fountain Tire is your one stop shop for commercial vehicle tires including OTR tires, industrial tires, agriculture and specialty tires and commercial truck tires. If it’s got a wheel, chances are we’ve got a tire for it. We’re committed to providing you with quality commercial tire brands and maintenance services that help keep your business moving and your operating costs low.

GESCAN H-19 (Heritage)

supported by an industry-leading management group, board of directors and advisory board, Goldshore is positioned to advance the Moss Lake Gold Project through the next stages of exploration and development.

GREEN TECHNOLOGY METALS H-47 (Heritage) Green Technology Metals is a lithium exploration and project development company focussed on projects in Ontario. The Green Technology team has significant global expertise across the exploration, mining, and processing spectrum.

GREENERGY C-63, 64 (Coliseum) O-20 (Outdoor) Greenergy entered the Canadian market as a new, independent fuel supplier in 2013. By investing in infrastructure and building flexible, innovative, supply chains, we are bringing lowcost and reliable fuel supply to our customers.


Division of Sonepar Canada Inc. With 26 branches from Victoria to Thunder Bay, we provide electrical contractors with the best quality service always for the commercial, residential and industrial markets. A leader in the distribution of electrical supplies and equipment, Gescan has a unique blend of products, services and partners to fulfill industry professionals’ electrical distribution needs. We’ve strategically allied ourselves with world-class suppliers, technical experts and responsive sales teams to provide services to the residential, commercial and industrial automation and controls markets.

Hi-Tech Seals is a leading distributor and manufacturer of high-performance industrial seals, gaskets, and elastomer & thermoplastic solutions for countless industries worldwide.

GFL ENVIRONMENTAL INC. C-08 (Coliseum), O-07 (Outdoor)

HOOD EQUIPMENT CANADA INC. C-10 (Coliseum), O-10, 11 (Outdoor)

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.

HI-TECH SEALS INC. PB-34 (Pavilion B)

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. With strategically located operations across Canada and the United States, GFL is uniquely equipped to provide customers with an extensive range of innovative, integrated environmental services, all from one efficient company.

Hood Equipment Canada has been proudly serving Central Canada for over 30 years. With an extensive inventory ranging from custom built slashers, top of the line delimbers and articulated rock trucks, our sales and leasing teams have the equipment you need. Whether you’re in the forestry, construction or mining industry we’ve got you covered with all the top names, including Hyundai, Terex and Hood.


HYPERFLO PA-09 (Pavilion A)

Oil storage units, skid systems, Tarp systems, offices, monthly rentals. We have it all. Come and see us for a quote!!

GOLDSHORE RESOURCES PB-11 (Pavilion B) Goldshore is an emerging junior gold development company, and owns the Moss Lake Gold Project located in Ontario. Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd. is currently a strategic shareholder of Goldshore with an approximate 30% equity position in the Company. Well-financed and

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!

HYTORC EAST PB-27 (Pavilion B)

Hytorc - Driving torque technology and products forward for over 50 years. Our mission is to optimize safety, quality, and schedule to over 125 different industries across the world through innovative solutions.

IMDEX LIMITED C-65 (Coliseum)

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.

IMPALA CANADA C-56 (Coliseum)

Impala Canada is a palladium mining company. The land on which we operate is the traditional territory of the Anishnaabeg and the Métis. Our Lac des Iles mine, located 90 minutes from Thunder Bay, has been in operation for nearly 30 years, employing over 800 people and is committed to supporting the wellbeing of our workforce as well as the communities they come from. Stop by and learn about how palladium is an important and necessary metal that contributes to a cleaner, greener and healthier world – and how you can be part of the Impala Canada family.


Intercity Industrial has grown to be the leading provider of industrial supplies in Northwestern Ontario, satisfying a geographic region from Eastern Ontario to the Manitoba border. We began more than 53 years ago, supplying products primarily to the pulp and paper industry. Changes in local economic climate led us to diversify, thus we added alternate supplies and services such as welding supplies/gases, machine shop supplies, and fasteners. The primary goal was to produce a reduced transactional cost structure for customers. Today, we work collaboratively with small, medium and large companies to effectively streamline their entire industrial supply chain.

ISMS GLOBAL INC. H-22 (Heritage)

ISMs Global’s dedication to its ideals in design, development, and deployment of specific opera-

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ITEC 2000 EQUIPMENT O-29 (Outdoor)

Itec 2000 Equipment is a supplier of heavy 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.


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.


For over 80 years, John Brooks Company has proudly been your Spraying, Pumping, Filtering, Systems Specialists, providing innovative engineered products to vital Canadian markets. Our products include pumps, spray nozzles, filtration equipment and most recently Valves, plus our custom engineered systems provide fluid handling solutions for a variety of Industrial and Municipal Applications.

KBM RESOURCES C-15 (Coliseum)

Founded in 1974, KBM Resources Group is an independently-owned natural resources consulting firm based out of Northwestern Ontario, with satellite offices in Saskatchewan. KBM operates five tightly-integrated business units offering a range of services to the natural resources development sectors, governments and Indigenous organizations across Canada. For more than 40 years, KBM has been providing support to key players in Canada’s resource industries to deliver on projects and make strategic decisions in evolving regulatory environments.


Keepers of the Circle is operated by the Temiskaming Native Women’s Support Group (TNWSG), a non-profit organization incorporated in 1997 to fill a services gap for Indigenous women and their families.

KENWORTH ONTARIO O-12 (Outdoor) Since 2002, our loyal Kenworth tribe has allowed us to grow to 4 dealerships and 1 TRP Store in Ontario. We are also an authorized dealer for Cummins, Caterpillar and TRP Parts. Shop and compare and discover the Kenworth Ontario difference! Your success is our success! We understand that you’re in business to be profitable, so let us help you get the right trucks, with the right terms for the right job. You’ll find huge value in our team when it comes to customer service excellence, heavy truck parts & service. We’ll meet or exceed your urgent deadlines. We also have an Online Kenworth Parts Portal to make your ordering of parts much easier. Our seasoned team of Kenworth Ontario Truck professionals will help you find what you’re looking for at a reasonable price. Come visit us at the show to discuss all your pre-owned & Certified Kenworth trucks needs. Every business/driver has different needs. We can help you keep the value in your assets by servicing your heavy trucks with quality service and only using genuine manufacturer parts and quality accessories.

KINROSS C-46 (Coliseum) Kinross’ strong operating results are driven by solid and consistent performance from a diverse portfolio of mines.

KOZAR ENGINEERING INC. H-21 (Heritage) Comprised of mechanical, electrical and structural engineering professionals, Kozar Engineering was founded in 2012 to provide cost effective and innovative engineering solutions to the mining, forestry, grain and energy/high industrial sectors. For more information, please visit

KUBOTA THUNDER BAY O-26B (Outdoor) Kubota Thunder Bay serves as your official full line Kubota Dealer with a large inventory of construction & farm equipment. You will first appreciate our team and the willingness to satisfy you. If you are shopping for a new Kubota, or an attachment for your tractor, we will have what you need to get the job done. With our large supply of implements and attachments, you can be assured we can get you going.

LAKEHEAD DIESEL & HYDRAULICS LTD. H-28 (Heritage) LDH offers an extensive inventory of common and rare hydraulic components including pumps, motors, valves, winches, and accessories for the mobile and industrial hydraulic markets. LDH carries parts and equipment from the industry’s trusted leaders with top brands including Bosch Rexroth Group, Sauer-Danfoss, Parker Hydrau-

lics, Vickers Pumps, Motors and Valves, Eaton/ Char-Lynn, Sun Hydraulics, Staffa and Oilgear.

LAKEHEAD IRONWORKS C-35 (Coliseum) Lakehead Ironworks is your one stop shop for all things metal. Whatever your needs, you’re in good hands.

LAKEHEAD UNIVERSITY C-23 (Coliseum) Exceptional. Unconventional Lakehead University is no ordinary place. Our rigorous academic programs will allow you to thrive in a way that challenges and teaches you how to think, not what to think.

LAKEHEAD UNIVERSITY – CRIBE & NEXTFOR H-29 (Heritage) O-27 (Outdoor) CRIBE – Centre for Research and Innovation in the Bio-Economy in Thunder Bay partners closely with other relevant organizations to provide support to direct and turn research results and innovative business opportunities into operational realities. Nextfor – an Ontario forest-based innovation and collaboration network. With over 80 registered partner organizations and over 200 participating organizations, Nextfor represents an open, inclusive and interactive platform created to identify opportunities and overcome barriers to success.

LAKESIDE PROCESS CONTROLS LTD. PA-17, PA-16B (Pavilion A) Lakeside assists our customers in solving their most difficult problems in a complex marketplace. We provide complete automation solutions to a wide range of industries, optimizing process efficiency, ensuring reliability and uptime, while maintaining and prioritizing a high standard of safety and customer satisfaction. Our capabilities in process management, industrial automation, utility expertise, and digital transformation enable us to solve our customers’ challenges. We keep their operations running safer and help them save money while achieving top quartile performance. As a member of the Emerson Impact Partner Network, Lakeside operates as the highest value channel partner for Emerson Automation Solutions technology. We are the single point of contact for leveraging Emerson’s integrated solutions, products, and expertise across Central Canada.

LEVERT PA-21 (Pavilion A) 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.

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Thunder Bay ON, CLE Grounds September | Wed 14, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm | Thur 15, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm LEVITT SAFETY LTD. C-55 (Coliseum) We are Levitt-Safety, Canada’s leading equipment and service supplier. We offer a complete range of products, services, training and rental options. We partner with leading manufacturers and distribute quality products nationwide.

LINE-X THUNDER BAY O-49 (Outdoor) LINE-X delivers unmatched vehicle protection with the toughest, boldest and most durable bedliners on the market. LlINE-X has a reputation for durability and long-lasting protection that goes far beyond the bedliner. LINE-X is more than bedliners. We are your complete truck customization shop.

LOCH LOMOND EQUIPMENT RENTALS O-01 (Outdoor) It’s what we do: Winter road construction equipment, tracked vehicles for remote work site access and comprehensive product support. Representing the world-wide recognized Prinoth and Argo Brands.

LTL GROUP THUNDER BAY ONTARIO PB-19 (Pavilion B) LTL serves the community through our core divisions; full service contracting, construction, environmental, and directional drilling services. Our core divisions work side by side to provide tightly integrated, efficient and productive project outcomes.

the industry with best-in-class quality cordless products. Makita’s cordless products deliver the power, speed, and run-time to handle any project from wood and metalworking to concrete and dust extraction.

Manitoulin Group of Companies is a single-source provider of global transportation and logistics services. We are proud experts in streamlining supply chain requirements and handling products for a variety of industries.

Active in over 15 countries, Meglab delivers practical and cost-effective solutions to meet the industry challenges. As a specialist in mining technologies, our team has developed trustworthy business relationships and became world known for their integrated solutions. Our team of engineers, technicians and electricians can assist you for a consultation, a custom manufacturing as well as a turn-key product. Meglab’s solutions: Power – Automation – Electronic – Telecommunication


MEP BROTHERS LTD. H-46 (Heritage)


Manroc Developments Inc. is a full-service mining contractor with a specialty in raise development and Alimak Stoping. Manroc’s head office is located in Northwestern Ontario, servicing the mining industry globally.

MASTRANGELO FUELS C-57, C-68 (Coliseum) We are a locally owned and operated business focusing on meeting the needs of all our mining, construction, and forestry customers’ including fuel delivery, lubricants, bulk DEF, tank sales & rentals, and many other products.


Mach 1 Global Solutions Ltd. provides quality services to clients by providing them with the professional care they deserve. Get in touch today to learn more about our Facility Maintenance, Logistics, Procurement and Consulting Services.

Matec Industries designs and manufactures complete plants for crushing, screening & washing of aggregates and wastewater purification & filtration solutions in many sectors, the most important of which are: coal, iron-ore, aggregates, gravel, sand, stone, concrete, ceramic, glass. Filter presses, sand washers, screeners, pumps and crushers are our business.




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.

MAKITA CANADA INC. C-16 (Coliseum) With over 40 years in designing, engineering, and manufacturing cordless products, Makita gives you cordless convenience for all applications. As the innovation leader, Makita leads

MEGLAB PA-33 (Pavilion A)

Maxim Truck & Trailer has 17 branch offices and 600 employees in 11 cities from Vancouver to Montreal. Maxim Truck & Trailer capabilities include the sale, rental, leasing, and complete after-sales service of new and used heavy-duty trucks and trailers. Maxim carries the complete line of new International Trucks as well as new trailer brands that include Great Dane, Trout River, Arne’s, East and Timpte.

MBSI WAV PA-08 (Pavilion A) MBSI WAV is Canada’s premier wireless, broadband and LTE distributor. MBSI WAV provides a competitive edge by offering extensive product knowledge, unmatched technical expertise, and professional value-added services.

MEP Brothers is a premium supplier of industrial and hydraulic hose, crimped and certified hose assemblies, sheet rubber and gaskets, spill containment supplies, spill kits, dust and fume extraction equipment, safety equipment, and much more. Founded in 1983, MEP Brothers brings knowledge and experience together with top-tier quality products to provide you the customer with the best solutions to all of your industrial needs. MEP Brothers sports a large 25,000 square foot warehouse strategically located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. This warehouse allows MEP Brothers to quickly and effectively distribute product all across North America. With the best location, products, and service, MEP Brothers is excited to serve you!

MGM ELECTRIC/DIXON ELECTRIC H-38 (Heritage) MGM Electric - A Sonepar Company, our success comes from providing our clients with service and expertise they can trust and depend on while maintaining the highest standards of excellence in the industry. We take pride in our ability to provide customized electrical solutions to your exact specifications.

MILESTONE ENVIRONMENTAL CONTRACTING INC. PB-23 (Pavilion B) Milestone is a privately-owned Environmental Contractor and project management company with extensive environmental remediation and geotechnical contracting experience. Milestone develops and implements practical and cost-effective solutions.

MILLWRIGHT LOCAL UNION #1151 C-40 (Coliseum) Local 1151 Millwrights, committed to a high level of work performance! Our members are highly skilled and dedicated. We continually train and upgrade our skills to meet current job demands. Our Millwrights and Certified Welders are available for all your Machinery Installations, Maintenance, Shutdowns, and Emergency Breakdowns.

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Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp. is an industry-leading manufacturer and marketer of heavy-duty, portable electric power tools, accessories and hand tools for professional users worldwide. Since its founding in 1924, Milwaukee has focused on a single vision: To produce the best heavy-duty electric power tools and accessories available to the professional user. Drop by and see our live demos.

MINECONNECT C-22 (Coliseum) MineConnect is Ontario’s Mining Supply & Services Association. Our members are globally recognized for their innovation, and the essential role they play in advancing the mining sector. Discover the benefits of membership and why our mining and supply members are the suppliers of choice to the world.

MINETERRA LLC PB-17 (Pavilion B) WE KNOW EMISSIONS Keeping the air clean provides a safer work environment for all employees. MineTerra understands that controlling NOx, PM,

HC, CO and other harmful components makes for a healthier and safer work environment. Our staff has worked in the emissions control industry for 20+ years. We know the products and chemistry needed to reduce harmful pollutants and help keep your work environment safe.

MINISTRY OF THE SOLICITOR GENERAL – CORRECTIONAL SERVICES PA-05 (Pavilion A) Ensuring Ontario’s communities are supported and protected by law enforcement, and that public safety and correctional systems are safe, effective, efficient and accountable.

MITSUBISHI HC CAPITAL CANADA PB-07 (Pavilion B) While adapting and reconfiguring our business model, Mitsubishi HC Capital Group is leveraging the expertise cultivated via its core leasing business plus its flexibility and speed as a non-bank presence to foster new growth.

MMD MINERAL SIZING (CANADA) INC. C-34 (Coliseum) A Privately owned group established in 1978 by Alan Potts ably assisted by a small nucleus

of committed individuals, MMD is now a worldwide organization 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.

MOFFATT SUPPLY PB-39, 40 (Pavilion B) Moffatt Supply & Specialties consists of 9 branches with over 50 employees supplying and servicing customers in the hard rock mining, coal, potash, tar sand, power plant, construction, logging and railroad industries. MSS staff have the experience and knowledge to analyze and recommend product solutions.

MONTREAL TRACTOR C-20, 21 (Coliseum) O-01A (Outdoor) 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


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MILWAUKEE TOOL H-02, 03, 04, 05 (Heritage)

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Thunder Bay ON, CLE Grounds September | Wed 14, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm | Thur 15, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm well as CATERPILLAR Underground Articulated Loaders (R1300, R1600, R1700, R2900 and R3000). We specialize in parts and components for underground mining equipment. We excel in the supply of rebuilt/remanufactured components for CATERPILLAR underground articulated trucks (AD45, AD55 and AD60) as well as articulated loaders (R1300, R1600, R1700, R2900 and R3000).

MORGAN FUELS H-31, 32 (Heritage) Morgan Fuels is a family owned company operating since 1935. Bulk fuel, lubricant, aviation and propane reseller servicing northwestern Ontario and Manitoba.

MSA LABS PB-36 (Pavilion B) Minerals testing is our core business and we are experts at it. We understand how vital your results are to critical decision making and will target a three week turn-around-time for results and provide 24/7 access to track your sample progress at any time.

MUDWIZARD C-25 (Coliseum) At Mudwizard, we simplify the management of mining and industrial water through accessible and eco-responsible processes and are driven by the desire to create a positive impact on water. We create simple and robust mud treatment system that works with 100% organic polymer clarification tablets, easy to operate by non-experienced workers.

NAKINA LUMBER INC. GREENFOREST MANAGEMENT INC. PB-20, 21 (Pavilion B) GreenForest Management Inc. is firmly committed to all aspects of sustainable resource management and promoting socio-economic opportunities and prosperity for communities. Our team shares a common vision of continual improvement in its overall environmental performance and in sustainable resource management.

NEW GOLD INC. H-14 (Heritage) New Gold is an intermediate gold mining company committed to responsible mining with a portfolio of two core producing assets in Canada.

NEWMONT MUSSELWHITE C-11 (Coliseum) Musselwhite is a remote, fly-in fly-out, underground mining operation located in Northwestern Ontario on the south shore of Opapimiskan Lake in Canada. It is on the traditional territory of

North Caribou Lake First Nation. The 180 square kilometer property is situated approximately 130 km north of the town of Pickle Lake and 500 km northwest of Thunder Bay. Newmont is the world’s leading gold company and a producer of copper, silver, zinc and lead, with operations in North and South America, Australia and Africa. We are proud to operate the Éléonore mine in Quebec, the Musselwhite and Porcupine Mines in Ontario and be actively developing projects in BC and the Yukon. Newmont is widely recognized for its principled environmental, social and governance practices.

NIIGAANI DRILLING INCORPORATED PB-38 (Pavilion B) Niigaani is a Northwestern Ontario Indigenous drilling company that takes pride in what we do and are excited to be a part of the mining industry!

NORCAT (THUNDER BAY OFFICE) C-26 (Coliseum) 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.

NORTH SUPERIOR WORKFORCE PLANNING BOARD (NSWPB) PA-12 (Pavilion A) The North Superior Workforce Planning Board (NSWPB) is one of twenty-six Local Boards across Ontario mandated through the Ministry of Labour, Training, and Skills Development to identify, assess and prioritize the skills and knowledge needs of community, employers and individual participants/learners in the local labor market through a collaborative, local labor market planning process.


ny. At NorthStream Safety & Rehab, we value a proactive approach to Health & Safety.

NORTHWEST EMPLOYMENT WORKS PA-11 (Pavilion A) Northwest Employment Works, an Employment Ontario Service Provider, provides FREE job search & hiring supports to job seekers & employers. Confederation College Student Career Services supports employers with recruitment and student work-integrated learning opportunities.

NORTHWEST PETROLEUM EQUIPMENT LIMITED H-27 (Heritage) Northwest Petroleum Equipment Ltd. is a full service contracting firm in the petroleum equipment industry, specializing in service, installation, sales and custom fabrication of petroleum (and related) equipment. In short, we provide a single source resource for all your installation, maintenance and repair needs.

NORTHWESTERN ONTARIO BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION (NWOBT) PB-06 (Pavilion B) The Council’s mission is to give construction workers a voice in the workplace, to help ensure that workers are well-trained to meet industry needs, and to promote healthy and safe working conditions with fair wages , pensions, and benefits.

NORWOOD INDUSTRIES INC. O-32 (Outdoor) Norwood has earned the reputation as the brand-name you can trust – a reputation for building hard-working, reliable, productive, affordable & easy-to-use machines. In fact, it’s the tens of thousands of Norwood sawmills cutting millions of board-feet of lumber in almost 100 countries worldwide that have earned Norwood this reputation.

Northern Mat & Bridge (NMB) is Canada’s first choice in providing safe, cost-effective temporary access solutions for any industry, including; Power Transmission and Distribution; Pipeline; Oil & Gas; Emergency Response; Renewable Energy; forestry; Mining and General Construction. As a leading industrial service provider, NMB is Canada’s largest provider of access mats and have operations from British Columbia to Newfoundland.

Established in 1993, Nova-Pro Industrial Supply Ltd. has a reputation for supplying quality products and service to Northwestern Ontario. Our customer base covers all sectors of industry including pulp and paper mills, sawmills, manufacturing, construction, government services, mining, transportation and utilities.


NT CAMPS PB-37 (Pavilion B)

At NorthStream Safety & Rehab, we know that now, more than ever, you want to keep your workers safe and healthy. Let us help you build that safe workforce through training and testing programs designed specifically for your compa-


To provide the forestry, mining and civil engineering industries with a complete and turnkey solution in terms of accommodation for workers, from installation to dismantling, including meal service, monitoring and main-

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NUCLEAR WASTE MANAGEMENT ORGANIZATION H-13 (Heritage), O-24 (Outdoor) The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) is a not-for-profit organization implementing Canada’s plan for the safe, long-term management of used nuclear fuel inside a deep geological repository in a manner that protects people and the environment for generations to come.

OK TIRE C-14 (Coliseum) 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. We look forward to helping you with your automotive maintenance, service and tire needs to keep your fleet in safe working order.

OPERATING ENGINEERS TRAINING INSTITUTE OF ONTARIO H-07 (Heritage) A Leader in Heavy Equipment and Crane Operator Training, 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.

OXO VALVE PB-16 (Pavilion B) The patented OXO opening mechanism is the first and only technology of its kind in the world that allows the sleeve to be replaced while leaving the entire valve in the pipe. Just imagine the gains in terms of productivity and workplace safety. For industrial use with abrasion, corrosion and cavitation constraints.

PARADOX ACCESS SOLUTIONS PA-31 (Pavilion A) Paradox Access Solutions is a design-build civil contractor that provides safe, reliable access to companies and communities across Canada through our end-to-end geosynthetics, matting, earthworks, engineering, and transportation services.

PENNECON HEAVY CIVIL LTD. PA-02 (Pavilion A) Pennecon is a leading provider of integrated solutions across a diverse portfolio: Heavy Civil, Industrial Mechanical / Electrical, and Technical

Services & Maintenance. We deliver the best solutions, service and quality at every stage of the project.

PERIMETER AIRLINES C-12 (Coliseum) Perimeter currently provides passenger, cargo and Aeromed charter services to any destination in North America.

PIONEER CONSTRUCTION INC. PB-15 (Pavilion B) Pioneer Construction works closely with mining stakeholders to meet the demands of the industry, from the construction and rehabilitation of dams to the construction and maintenance of roadways, the complete design and operation of open pit mines and the production of custom aggregate and asphalt products for both above and below-surface applications.

PORT OF THUNDER BAY H-12 (Heritage) The furthest inland port in Canada, Port of Thunder Bay is a seamless intermodal hub for bulk, breakbulk, and general cargo. Connect through CN and CP railways and the TransCanada Highway.

PROVIX INC. PA-39, 40 (Pavilion A) 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.

PUREGOLD MINING H-50 (Heritage) PureGold is a Canadian gold mining company, located in the very heart of Red Lake, Canada. This is one of the world’s highest-grade gold mines. PureGold is among an elite group of gold producers who own multi-million-ounce deposits located in tier-one mining jurisdictions.

READYQUIP SALES SERVICE O-04, 13 (Outdoor) ReadyQuip Sales and Service is a fully established distributor, employing factory-trained personnel since 1986. Our goal is to offer high quality products and services to the industries we accommodate while consistently delivering ultimate customer satisfaction. We are committed to providing timely, cost effective solutions and offer the finest innovative products in the market and focus on profitable growth through

safety, superior customer service, quality and commitment. Our business environment promotes partnership, integrity and trust between our customers and the company. At ReadyQuip, we understand that downtime can be very costly and crucial for this competitive environment. That’s why we carry an extensive parts inventory and offer a variety of essential services. Our highly qualified employees in the Parts, Sales, and Service departments are here to assist you with all your equipment requirements.


Our REPutation has allowed us to grow exponentially within the region. REP Security Inc is based out of Thunder Bay and is 100% locally owned and operated. We service the Northwestern Ontario region from the Manitoba Border to Wawa. Make the right choice as to who REPresents you, your event and your organization!!

ROCK-TECH O-05 (Outdoor)

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.

ROCKSER INC. PB-03 (Pavilion)

ROCKSER is a manufacturer for mining and drilling spare parts and also gives the maintenance service with its Professional technical team. The Headquarter is located in ISTANBUL,TURKEY and soon the TORONTO branch will be on!


Our strategy is to bring the Connected Enterprise to life. We integrate control and information across the enterprise to help industrial companies and their people be more productive and sustainable


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.


We Are Schneider Electric. We provide energy and automation digital solutions for efficiency and sustainability. We empower all to make the most of their energy and resources, ensuring

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Thunder Bay ON, CLE Grounds September | Wed 14, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm | Thur 15, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Life Is On everywhere, for everyone, at every moment.

SECURO VISION PA-34 (Pavilion A)

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.


Seven Generations Education Institute (SGEI) is an Indigenous led educational organization that provides high school, post-secondary, training for employment and cultural programming to all Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in the Treaty Three area and beyond.

SGS C-38 (Coliseum)

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 H-11 (Heritage)

With unprecedented technology that has forever changed and improved our industry, SHOWA pioneers the quality, performance and protection to give ordinary hands extraordinary abilities.


Rigging is our thing - with experience to be proud of. But we’re experts in more areas than you think. For over 40 years, we’ve developed product lines that specifically serve your niche industry - becoming a go-to distributor for all aspects of your projects and applications. From slurry pumps, safety gear, process flow products, warehouse outfitting, and more, we can get what you need to make your project a success.

SMART MODULAR CANADA PA-15 (Pavilion A) O-01B (Outdoor)

We are Smart Modular Canada; Canadian modular home builders, Ontario built prefabricated homes, commercial modular buildings, trailer park development and tiny (modular) house builders. However you describe the building we do in Manitoba and Ontario, the modular construction method is a great alternative to on-site new home construction.


SMS Equipment is your one-stop supplier of equipment and attachments for the construction, forestry, road and mineral, mining and utility industries. We offer only world-renowned brand names, including Komatsu, that meet your standards of reliability and productivity.

SODEXO PA-38 (Pavilion A)

Sodexo is a family owned, human centric company, which provides food and FM services in hospitals, universities and in remote camps (10 000 employees in Canada, 400 000 globally). We build partnerships with Indigenous communities (30 existing partners in Canada) for prosperity with a focus on training (Red Seal Chef) based on Respect, Revenue Sharing, Representation. Sodexo is a PAR Gold member of Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business since 2001. We promote Indigenous team members to become supervisors, managers.

SOLIDCAD C-69 (Coliseum)

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-of-the-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.

SPORTOP OASIS PB-29 (Pavilion B)

The OASIS originals group of companies is your trusted online source for customized corporate apparel & promotional merchandise. Browse and checkout our top brands and proven styles, feel free to contact our specialists if you need a hand, we’re a chatty bunch! Visibility = Credibility , get your brand seen!

SRC COATING SYSTEMS PB-01 (Pavilion B) STANLEY BLACK & DECKER INC. O-26A (Outdoor) For the builders and protectors, for the makers and explorers, for those shaping and reshaping our world through hard work and inspiration, Stanley Black & Decker provides the tools and innovative solutions you can trust to get the job done—and we have since 1843.

STC FOOTWEAR, DIVISION OF RÉGENCE FOOTWEAR C-36B (Coliseum) 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.

STRONGCO EQUIPMENT O-17 (Outdoor) Strongco Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nors, S.A., is a major multiline mobile equipment dealer with operations across Canada. Strongco sells, rents and services equipment used in diverse sectors such as construction, infrastructure, mining, oil and gas, utilities, municipalities, waste management and forestry. The Company has approximately 500 employees serving customers from 25 branches in Canada.

STRUCTURAL PANELS INC. C-04 (Coliseum) Structural Panels Inc (SPI) is an all-Canadian manufacturer of high quality, steel-skinned insulated sandwich panels that are designed for coolers, freezers, walls, partitions, dividers, ceilings, and value-added projects. Our products have been successfully integrated into countless commercial, industrial and residential projects across the country and overseas. Available in a wide range of core thicknesses and colours, our custom-made Rockwall™ and Isowall® panels are particularly well-suited for industries requiring clean rooms, fire resistance (1, 2 & 3 hours), controlled temperature rooms and/or high wash-down areas. We also offer a complete range of associated and accessory materials to complement our products and support a complete installation.

SUMAC H-36 (Heritage) 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 man-

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SUMMIT/ROYAL CAMPS PA-36 (Pavilion A) Summit Camps is a wholly owned subsidiary company of Royal Camp Services Ltd, headquartered in Edmonton, AB. This places us in the unique situation of having a responsive and flexible, smaller company dynamic with the robust capacity of a larger company. Our clients let us know they appreciate this – they can talk directly to senior management, enabling responsive and flexible decision making when they need it.

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.

well-protected and that the safety and care of your valuable workforce is provided for in the event of an emergency.


For over 30 years, Techni-Cool Radiators has been serving Northwestern Ontario’s cooling system needs. From the largest Forestry and Mining equipment, to the smallest motorcycle and quad-runner, Techni-Cool serves your cooling needs in a timely, professional manner. We understand down-time can be very costly. At Techni-Cool Radiators we work with you to ensure consistent quality and on-time delivery. We are available 24/7 for your emergency service needs, and we keep a large inventory of radiators, charge air and hydraulic oil coolers instock. Our ability to manufacture one-of-a-kind units on-site allows us to meet our customers’ unique individual needs.


Symboticware is the nerve-center of mining intelligence. We’re going to disrupt the $50B Asset Performance Management market for mobile equipment across resources industries. Our product is an end-to-end System of Intelligence that provides AI-driven actionable insights to empower our customers to make smart, informed, and on-time decisions. Stay connected. Stay informed. Take action.



Customized full service solutions and project management in the natural resources sector.

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

SURVEYTECH INSTRUMENTS AND SERVICES C-59 (Coliseum) SurveyTECH offers sales / rental rates from a full range of easy to use instrumentation products including borehole magnetic & non-magnetic

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Explosion-proof Flame-retardant Waterproof Light Weight

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TECHNOSUB C-24 (Coliseum)

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

Up to 20 hour run time Locking Charging Racks

Up to 12,000 Lumens 2 Year Warranty


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agement, environmental monitoring and mineral exploration.

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Thunder Bay ON, CLE Grounds September | Wed 14, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm | Thur 15, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm TESTMARK LABORATORIES LTD. C-41 (Coliseum)

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 BUCKET SHOP C-61, 62 (Coliseum)

The Bucket Shop can add significant value to your business. We provide wear solutions for all mining bucket applications that extend lifecycles of 3 to 4 times! It is our mission to help clients improve productivity and reduce operating costs by providing new innovative options. Our TBS-branded solutions include: 5 Piece cast lip system accompanied with our specialty alloy laden heel castings Cast heel shrouds Mechanical 2-piece and 4-piece buckets with optional disposable front ends


Thermon Canada 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, DriQuick and 3L Filters represents the broadest based industry expertise and the range of our technologies enables their application in virtually any environment. We also sell or rent temporary power distribution and lighting equipment produced by our Thermon Power Solutions Inc. (“TPS”) division for General purpose and Hazardous locations.


We pride ourselves in being a one-stop destination for all your parts needs. Whether you’re fixing, restoring, rebuilding, or modifying your ride we can help. With great prices, exceptional customer service and a full line of new, used and performance parts for all makes and models, Thunder Bay Auto Parts is your best destination when shopping for auto parts.

THUNDER BAY CEDC C-45 (Coliseum)

Thunder Bay is a forward growing Canadian city with superior natural resources and a worldclass quality of life. Discover why talented people and businesses choose to live, work, do business and invest in Thunder Bay, Ontario

THUNDER BAY TRUCK CENTRE INC. C-09 (Coliseum), O-08 (Outdoor)

Thunder Bay Truck Centre is Northwestern Ontario’s finest heavy truck dealership. Our models of Peterbilt trucks and Manac trailers are of the highest quality on the road. For the past 40 years, we have served our customers with a wide range

of new and used trucks and trailers of all makes. Our superior customer service is backed by a well-stocked parts department and a service department of highly skilled, certified technicians to keep your truck operating efficiently for years to come. With three convenient locations in Fort Frances, Thunder Bay and Dryden, we have the flexibility, inventory and team assembled to meet your every need, whether leasing or financing, parts, repair, or maintenance.

TIME LIMITED PA-27 (Pavilion A)

For over 50 years, TIME (Temiskaming Industrial Mining Equipment) has provided mining, exploration and other heavy industries with a single-source solution. We are known for manufacturing quality products, our efficient supply network and having experienced, knowledgeable staff that provides exceptional customer care.


TMSI has customers all over Ontario and Northern Quebec, working with almost every major mining company in Timmins, capitalizing on the demand for high-level technicians who can work on all makes and models of heavy-duty equipment, including the new high-tech heavy equipment that is part of modern mining operations. When TMSI technicians are in the shop, on surface, or underground, there is no machine they can’t fix.


Trans-West has been a key provider of process equipment to the industry for over 50 years. Trans-West has established relationships with major manufacturers to provide engineered solutions and equipment to meet the unique requirements of each industry and process. We excel in providing customers with integrated solutions that are optimally specified to meet their individual needs.


Trans Canada Safety is an experienced and successful fire and safety product and service provider, committed to providing exceptional customer service and quality solutions to its clients across Ontario. Its products and services are backed by qualified, educated and experienced technicians and sales staff that allow it to provide customized, turn-key solutions that meet their customers’ needs.


Trelleborg Wheel Systems is a leading global supplier of tires and complete wheels for off-highway vehicles such as agricultural ma-

chines, material handling, construction vehicles, and specialty applications.

TURN-KEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC. PB-04 (Pavilion B) Turn-Key Construction is Northwestern Ontario’s largest telecommunications constructor specializing in Fibre cable placement and splicing along with all other types of telecommunications construction. Outside plant, mining, industrial, educational and medical sectors.

TWIN CITY INDUSTRIAL PA-37 (Pavilion A) Twin City Industrial is your full service shop for, welding, machining and fabrication, hydraulic cylinder repair and align boring, on site or off. We have a full staff of machinists, CWB certified welders, automotive and heavy equipment mechanics. We are also a supply, repair and service centre for Groeneveld-Beka Auto-Greasers, Dynapac and Larue snowblowers.

UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO, DEPT. OF BIOLOGY & WESTERN UNIVERSITY DEPT. OF CHEMISTRY H-48 (Heritage) VALARD CONSTRUCTION LP C-03 (Coliseum) Global Strength, Local Presence We handle all types of utility infrastructure projects. Tap into our expertise and four decades of experience in engineering, procurement and construction.

VALMET LTD. PB-09 (Pavilion B) Valmet is a leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. With our automation systems and flow control solutions we serve an even wider base of process industries. We aim to become the global champion in serving our customers. Our 17,000 professionals work close to our customers and are committed to improving our customers’ performance – every day.

VECTOR CONSTRUCTION PB-25 (Pavilion B) Vector Construction is a local concrete preservation contractor with a global presence. With over 50 years of industry experience, our innovative, cost-effective concrete repair and cathodic protection technologies are developed and installed by dedicated professionals who adhere to the highest standards of safety and service. Vector’s concrete preservation specialists receive extensive training and are committed to solving your unique structural and corrosion challenges.

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Venshore Mechanical is recognized and respected as Northwestern Ontario’s largest industrial multi-trade contractor. We provide fabrication and mechanical services for industries including forestry, petroleum, chemical, grain handling, power generation, mining and natural gas transmission. Our talented and versatile team is committed to providing quality service, workmanship and installation safely, on time and within budgetary considerations. Venshore Mechanical offers services throughout Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta.

WAJAX H-23 (Heritage) We understand the many complex challenges facing the mining industry today. As the Canadian distributor and servicing dealer for a variety of world-class mining equipment and products, we bring the experience and expertise you need to reduce downtime, maximize productivity and overcome unique challenges.

WAJAX EQUIPMENT O-23, 25 (Outdoor)

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.

WESTBURNE PA-26 (Pavilion A)

Westburne is a Canadian market leader in energy solutions, renewables, lighting, wire and cable, automation and connected network solutions. The expertise, solutions and service you need are always nearby. Find us at one of over 100 locations nationwide, on, or anywhere our dedicated account management team can travel.


Wildon Wiring Limited: Specializes in Hydro Line Construction and Maintenance Overhead Power, Underground Power and Sub-Marine Cable Installations 600 Volts to 500 kV construction and maintenance capabilities Substation maintenance and construction Brush Cutting and Rock Drilling Services Capable of remote location, rough terrain and helicopter installations Line patrols and substation inspections Maintaining health, safety and the environment as a top priority TW Power Supply Limited: Utility equipment supplier for power line and utilities in Northwestern Ontario Over 30 years of experience in the utility industry Supplying utility hardware, power line

and high-voltage equipment, transformers, cable, tools and clothing PLS-CADD services for power line design.

WINDIGO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORP. PB-05 (Pavilion B) Windigo Community Development Corporation (WCDC) in northwestern Ontario is 100% First Nation owned and was established in the late 1990s. WCDC is an investment company that either has complete or majority ownership in companies providing a wide range of products and services and establishes strategic partnerships to grow into new markets. Today WCDC employs more that a hundred (100) employees, has strong financial statements and is well positioned to increase their business in both existing and new markets.

WISK AIR HELICOPTERS PB-28 (Pavilion B) Wisk Air Helicopters has 35 years’ experience in a variety of fields, from firefighting and helicopter powerline support, to helicopter mining jobs and medivac operations. Our pilots and helicopters have worked extensively in Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta, BC and all Provinces across Canada. Wisk Air Helicopters also holds NAFTA, USA Specialty Operations privileges, allowing us to work in the United States under the NAFTA privileges.

liam First Nation, signatories of the Superior Robinson Treaty, Treaty #60, of 1850. Woodland Heritage Northwest acknowledges the extensive and complex history that First Nations and Métis of northwestern Ontario hold, both along the north shores of Lake Superior as well as on the lands of all of Ontario. Woodland Heritage Northwest is committed to building, fostering and encouraging a respectful relationship with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples based upon principles of mutual trust, respect, reciprocity and collaboration in the spirit of reconciliation.

WORKFORCE INC. C-39 (Coliseum) 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.

WOLVERINE FOREST PRODUCTS LTD. FOREST TRANSPORT LIMITED PB-22 (Pavilion B) WOOD-MIZER CANADA O-31, 34 (Outdoor) Building sawmills is what we do. But who we are is much bigger than that. We are a group of people that have come together to fulfill a mission to you: “Making Dreams Come True.”

WOODLAND HERITAGE NORTHWEST PA-22 (Pavilion) Woodland Heritage Northwest respectfully acknowledges that their office is located on the traditional lands of Indigenous peoples. Located in Thunder Bay, these lands were the traditional territories of the ancestors of Fort Wil-

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