Canada Nickel begins federal permitting process for Crawford project – by Jackson Chen (Canadian Mining Journal – August 8, 2022)

Canada Nickel Company (TSXV: CNC; OTC: CNIKF) has commenced the federal impact assessment permitting process for its Crawford nickel project, following acceptance

Canada Nickel Company (TSXV: CNC; OTC: CNIKF) has commenced the federal impact assessment permitting process for its Crawford nickel project, following acceptance by the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada of the company’s initial project description (IPD).

The agency has determined the IPD conforms to the regulations and it has been posted online for an official 180-day comment period.

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Mark Selby has CO2-eating rocks in Timmins – by Staff (Northern Ontario Business – July 20, 2022)

Canada Nickel provides proof that its Crawford Project can sequester carbon

Canada Nickel Company CEO Mark Selby often points out that the rocks of his ultramafic-hosted nickel deposits, north of Timmins, spontaneously soak up carbon dioxide (CO2) when exposed to air.

Now the Toronto-based junior mining company is providing the lab results to back up his claim. For a couple of years, Selby has been pitching its Crawford Project and the Timmins area as an up-and-coming district for the North American electric vehicle sector to source a domestic large-scale and low-carbon supply of nickel.

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EV Nickel rises on high grade drill results at Shaw Dome in Ontario – by Naimul Karim (Northern Miner – July 11, 2022)

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Shares of EV Nickel (TSXV: EVNI) jumped more than 50% in morning trading as the company’s latest drill results from its Shaw Dome project in Timmins, Ont., intersected high-grade nickel sulphide.

Highlights from the drill results included 14.30 metres grading 1.50% nickel starting from 311.8 metres in drillhole EV22-12, including 5.40 metres grading 2.96% nickel; and 5.50 metres grading 1.33% nickel starting from 373.50 metres in drillhole EV22-13.

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Canada Nickel doubles resource at Crawford project in Ontario – by Naimul Karim (Northern Miner – July 6, 2022)

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Canada Nickel Company (TSXV: CNC; US-OTC: CNIKF) believes that its Crawford project in northern Ontario contains the fifth largest nickel sulphide resource globally, after a new estimate released by the company on July 6 more than doubled the project’s measured and indicated resource estimate.

Its latest measured and indicated resources now total 1.4 billion tonnes grading 0.24% nickel and 6.59% iron for 3.48 million tonnes of contained nickel and 93.9 million tonnes of iron. Inferred resources add 670.1 million tonnes grading 0.23% nickel and 6.85% iron for 1.55 million tonnes of nickel and 45.9 million tonnes of iron.

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Timmins suggested at Mining Expo to be a potential hotbed for nickel – by Andrew Autio (Timmins Daily Press – June 10, 2022)

‘We believe we’re on the verge of unlocking an entire nickel district here’

Mark Selby not only believes in Canada Nickel Company’s much-anticipated Crawford Project, he feels the Timmins area could see several more major deposits discovered in the coming years. Selby, the company’s chairman and CEO, was one of the speakers on Day 2 of the 2022 Canadian Mining Expo.

A series of presentations were made by mining industry companies and stakeholders in the ballroom of the McIntyre Community Complex in Schumacher, in addition to the hundreds of booths, displays, demonstrations, and networking opportunities inside and out.

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Timmins was set to prove this mining town would be here for the long haul – by Karen Bachmann (Timmins Daily Press – May 20, 2022)

“Near Famine Point at the Porcupine!” was the lead headline from the Toronto Globe newspaper in May 1912. The paper got all hot and bothered because word went out that the trestle bridge at Boston Creek was out and train service, on which the North depended so readily, was cut off and everyone in the Porcupine was in dire straits.

Well, nothing could be further from the truth, and the editor of the Porcupine Advance took it upon himself to defend the honour of the North.

“The unkind and ungallant reference to our dependency on Southern Ontario is an impertinent insinuation especially so coming from a Canadian journal styling itself ‘Canada’s national newspaper…’

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Canada Nickel raises $51.6 million to bring Timmins deposit to mine-ready stage – by Staff (Northern Ontario Business – April 6, 2022)

Mine developer intersects high-grade nickel at Crawford project

This is has been one of those ‘milestone’ weeks for Timmins mine developer Canada Nickel Company and its Crawford nickel sulphide project.

First, the Toronto-based company announced it had pulled the highest grade of nickel drill core ever recorded on the property, then it cashed up for the remainder of this year, taking in $51.6 million from the sale of flow-through shares.

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One of Mark Selby’s ‘most exciting days’ as Canada Nickel expands – by Staff (Mining Journal – November 24, 2021)

The company completed 18 separate transactions to acquire or earn in to 13 target properties – including Sothman from Glencore – to consolidate district-scale potential in the Timmins region.

“Why are we doing this now?” Selby asked analysts rhetorically on a conference call, given Crawford was “already the largest nickel sulphide discovery since the 1970s”. “Very simply, nickel deposits generally fall into one of two categories, one-off deposits, or occur where you have multiple deposits occurring in clusters,” he said.

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Timmins junior miner harbours high hopes of high-grade nickel – by Staff (Northern Ontario Business – November 3, 2021)

Canada Nickel pulling higher-grade core from drilling program around future open-pit mine

The deeper Canada Nickel Company drills at its Crawford Project outside Timmins, the richer the results get.

The Toronto nickel explorer recently released a handful of very promising drill results from an infill exploration program of its East Zone, one of the two areas the company is sizing up for a pair of open-pit mines.

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Canada Nickel improves recovery and metallurgical performance at Crawford nickel project – by Daniel Sekulich (Northern Miner – October 6, 2021)

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Canada Nickel (TSXV: CNC; US-OTC: CNIKF) has released the results of testing done on samples from its 100%-owned flagship Crawford nickel-cobalt sulphide project in Ontario, about 40 km north of Timmins.

The company says that metallurgical improvements at the project will deliver increased recoveries of nickel, iron and cobalt, as well as enhanced magnetite concentrate quality. These are improvements from the preliminary economic assessment (PEA) for Crawford that was released in May.

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Exploration roundup: Fall brings a frenzy of drilling for gold, nickel in the Timmins district – by Staff (Northern Ontario Business – October 7, 2021)

The Timmins district remains one of the hottest gold and base metal exploration grounds in the world. Fall exploration programs are running at a brisk pace across this historic northeastern Ontario camp as junior miners are eager to develop the next generation of mines.

Class 1 Nickel and Technologies want to bring a former nickel mining property back to life. On the site of the former Alexo Mine, halfway between Timmins and Matheson, the company is performing environmental baseline studies in advance of filing for government permits to move its Alexo-Dundonald Project toward production.

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Ford Government eyes auto sector as key to economy – by Andrew Autio (Timmins Daily Press – October 5, 2021)

Ford emphasized that mining in Northern Ontario will be continue to be,
and perhaps even more so, absolutely crucial to the province’s economy
in the coming years. “We will be the No. 1 manufacturer of battery operated
cars and electric vehicles in all of North America,” he said. “We have the cobalt, have the lithium, we have the nickel, all up in the North.”

On Monday morning, Ontario Premier Doug Ford was at Queen’s Park in Toronto for the reading of his throne speech which laid out the provincial government’s objectives moving forward as an election looms in eight months, while his afternoon was spent in the city of Timmins.

Ford, along with a slew of his cabinet ministers, toured the city to get back in touch with the people of the north, and to take questions from reporters in a late afternoon press conference held at Timmins and District Hospital.

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Building awareness of local Chinese community a long-time aim for Gary Lew – by Dariya Baiguzhiyeva (Timmins Daily Press – October 1, 2021)

Gary Lew has had many opportunities to move south to be closer to his children but he and his wife Bella are reluctant to leave Timmins. “We enjoy the life, we enjoy the people here. That’s why we have a hard time moving,” he said.

“Timmins is still the best place to raise children. It’s all kinds of recreation, friendly people. I have no regrets because I’ve made lots of friends here.” Lew, 83, has been living in the area since he first arrived in South Porcupine from Hong Kong as a 12-year-old boy in January 1950.

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Porcupine camp aimed to impress hosting 1923 mining engineers conference – by Karen Bachmann (Timmins Daily Press – July 30, 2021)

Karen Bachmann is the director/curator of the Timmins Museum.

And what, pray tell, occupied the hearts and minds of Porcupine residents during the summer of 1923 – if you answered with a “who cares?”, then don’t bother finishing the article – if you want to know, keep on reading.

This should tell you just how rich the area was when it came to gold: teamsters and labourers working on the road between Timmins and the Paymaster Mine (the Back Road, or Gold Mine Road as we know it today), reported finding excellent samples of high grade gold in the rock they were using from the mine dump as the top dressing for the new road.

The government had struck a deal with the mine to use their waste rock to finish the work; workers were thrilled to find some pretty spectacular samples in their carts and on the road itself.

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J.P. Bickell was the Mogul of Molesworth – by David Yates (Shoreline Beacon – July 21, 2021)

When he died on Aug. 22, 1951, J. P. Bickell was one of Canada’s wealthiest and most powerful men. A millionaire before age 30, Bickell rose from an impoverished background to become a successful mining magnate, investment broker, theatre impresario, patron of the arts, aircraft pioneer, auto racer, adventurer, philanthropist and patriot.

Bickell was also one of Huron County’s extraordinary sons. John Paris Bickell was born on Sept. 26, 1884 in the Molesworth Presbyterian Church manse to Rev. David Bickell and his wife, Annie Paris.

He was the second of four children in a family that saw its share of tragedy. His father died in 1891, his younger brother died in 1892. His older brother died of appendicitis in 1898.

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