Bright future in Timmins mining presented at Expo – by Len Gillis (Timmins Daily Press – June 1, 2017)

TIMMINS – Community leaders said Wednesday they’re confident that Timmins will be bouncing back with an upswing in mining exploration, mining supply activity and perhaps even more mining employment. The comments were made at the opening ceremony for the Big Event Canadian Mining Expo, which is on at the McIntyre Community Building property.

Hundreds of exhibitors are showcasing their products and services for mining heavy equipment, mining supply, mining exploration and mining education. Mayor Steve Black called out a welcome to the exhibitors to the City with a Heart of Gold and the city that he said is still ranked as the No. 1 district for mining exploration in Ontario.

“We’ve got a lot of good things going on,” said Black. “A lot of exciting projects are on the go, whether it’s the Borden project out in Chapleau with Goldcorp, the Dome’s century project, Gowest’s new operation, the list goes on.” Black said Timmins was built on the natural resources industry and that many of the city’s businesses thrive and survive because of the resources.

There is a lot of exciting activities and projects going on here in the city of Timmins and a lot of good years of mining ahead,” said Black. He added that he was pleased to see so many exhibitors for coming to Timmins to join in the Big Event.

“So I thank all the exhibitors for taking part, coming to showcase their equipment, their skill sets, their knowledge, their expertise in the industry or their properties if they’re on the actual operations and exploration side.”

Also endorsing the show was former Timmins mayor Tom Laughren, who is now the director of corporate responsibility for Tahoe Canada in Timmins.

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