Our Stories

2017 Exploration

As the saying goes, many minds are better than one. With this in mind, our Exploration Team met with three of the mining industry's most highly-regarded experts for a special strategy session in Toronto last November. Over several days, the group examined Noront's geological and geophysical data to determine the best areas to explore for additional massive sulfide mineralization of nickel-copper-platinum group metals around our Eagle’s Nest and Sanderson properties, and copper-zinc mineralization on our McFauld’s and Butler properties. Continue Reading

DAREarts Helps Ignite Positive Change

Last November students from Marten Falls and Webequie First Nations participated in DAREarts' First Roots program, which uses the arts to teach young people challenged by life circumstances how to unlock their potential and become leaders. Webequie traditional teacher, Bill Jacob explains why this is important, "Our youth need to learn how to turn to traditional and other positive support systems to help them take care of themselves during times of stress." Continue reading

Butler Lake Clean Up

By Rob Mitchell, Noront Camp Foreman In August 2016 Noront took ownership of the Butler Lake Camp. It hadn’t been used for a few years and bears had made a huge mess damaging almost every structure. The camp was in bad condition and needed some clean-up. Noront pulled a crew together to address the most important issues and remove any hazards that might cause problems in the future. Local Webequie workers were employed as part of the team. The clean-up took six days. Before we started, the camp manager and I visited the site to see what needed to be done. We then returned to Camp and put together a plan for getting the work done safely. We completed a Field Level Risk Assessment (FLRA) and we went over it with the crew. Then we got all the tools and supplies needed to do the job. Continue Reading

We’re Drilling Again!

In mid-August Noront started actively drilling for the first time in three and half years. Cyr Drilling is completing the work in a joint venture with Webequie First Nation, providing revenue and high quality job opportunities for community members. Continue Reading