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Ring of Fire News, 26 Jul 11

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  • Cliffs drops by Timmins again to talk smelter talk.  “The Timmins Economic Development Corporation and the City of Timmins recently hosted a representative from Cliffs Natural Resources. Cliffs is looking for a community to host their Ferrochrome Production Facility …. Dave McGirr chairman of the TEDC noted that “we have been working with Cliffs Natural Resources for quite some time now. We prepared a detailed background document describing why Timmins would be the logical choice for Cliff’s Ferrochrome facility. We described our local labour force skills set in great detail and we also showcased a variety of local sites that meet their baseline requirements.” Mayor Tom Laughren noted that this is Cliff’s second visit to the community …. During this most recent visit the Cliffs representative met with local mining and community leaders. Christy Marinig the CEO of the Timmins Economic Development Corporation stated that “the local experience of working in and operating a large global business from Timmins was a focal point of the conversation. These leaders were able to elaborate that we are a community that knows how to deliver shareholder value while being safe, productive and profitable. Cliffs is expected to make a final decision on the location of the Ferrochrome facility later this year.”  (Sources:   TEDC news release,  20 Jul 11;  Timmins Times, 21 Jul 11)
  • KWG brings a northern Ontario First Nation leader onto the board of its diamond-hunting arm.  “KWG Resources Inc. is pleased to announce that Her Worship Chief Theresa Okimaw-Hall has been elected a Director of Debut Diamonds Inc. …. Theresa Hall served as a full-time presiding Justice of the Peace for nine communities in Northern Ontario for over sixteen years, and is the first Cree woman to be appointed to such a position. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Native Studies from Laurentian University. Theresa is the former Chief of Attawapiskat – the first female Chief ever in that community. She was Chief during her community’s negotiations with De Beers Canada for its Victor diamond mine, and she always led with forward-thinking vision and determination. She served two terms but decided not to seek election for a third term in order to give others the opportunity to lead. She currently serves as director of land use planning for the Mushkegowuk Council at its office in Timmins …. “  Source:  KWG news release, 21 Jul 11)

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