Northern Life, Greater Sudbury’s community newspaper, gave Republic of Mining.com permission to post Bill Bradley’s article. www.northernlife.ca
Rumours have been circulating in the city about the possible shutdown of major mining operations in the city.
At the present time, Northern Life has been unable to substantiate any shutdown by Vale Inco or Xstrata.
One rumour has it that Vale Inco will make an announcement next week about a four month shutdown starting March 1, 2009. The action would be for infrastructure improvements and repairs to key parts of the operation.
Angie Robson, manager of external relations for Vale Inco, said Friday the rumour has no basis in fact and is idle speculation.
“Our company has a policy that we do not comment on rumour or speculation,” said Robson.
John Fera, Local 6500 Steelworkers president, disputes the rumours, saying his sources told him Thursday night no shutdown was forthcoming at Vale Inco. He confirmed that for Northern Life Friday morning, after calling his source.
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