Thursday, June 23, 2011
Posted by The Giant 105.3 News at 5:24 PM
A two day conference on the Ring of Fire has come to a close. Minister Michael Gravelle says they'll take what they've learned and move towards implementing infrastructure in the far north. Gravelle adds they still need to find consensus on transportation methods and routes. Each mining company prefers a different route but Gravelle feels they can come to a happy conclusion. Gravelle says they'll continue to meet with Ring of Fire stakeholders.
Posted by The Giant 105.3 News at 12:32 PM
Cliffs Natural Resources is teaming up with Noront Resources to discuss transportation within the Ring of Fire. Senior Vice President Bill Boor says its a situation of two heads are better than one. The two companies are sharing research. Cliffs is calling for an all season road and eventually a rail line into the Ring of Fire. Meanwhile, Boor says they are close to ending a dispute with about a dozen employees who walked off the job a week ago at their Ring of Fire camp.