Our Stories

What is the JHSC?

By Catherine Niemi, Logistics Coordinator Work is not who we are, but what we do. We need to stay safe in the workplace so we can go home and be who we are – a mother, father, daughter, son, grandparent, partner. The Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) is an advisory body that encourages and increases health and safety awareness in the workplace. Continue Reading

Mentorship at Esker

By Lyndon Wabasse, Camp Support In January 2018 I got a short contract as a field assistant then I moved into a camp support job when that opened up in March. I am so happy and excited I started at Esker! The first thing I did was get to know the camp and people. I never thought of working here at all and now I’m doing so many tasks and being responsible for safe practices. Continue Reading

Who Visits Esker Camp?

By Alan Coutts, President and CEO Noront hosts 15-20 site visits in a typical year, some just one day others for several weeks.  So, just who is visiting our camp in the heart of the Ring of Fire? Elders from Marten Falls and Webequie are one important group. They often stay overnight to provide time for them to see all they’d like and to meet with members of their communities who work at site. Continue Reading

“There’s Gold in Them Thar Hills!”

By Ryan Weston, VP Exploration Early last year, Noront began looking at the potential for gold mineralization in the Ring of Fire. The initial work involved reviewing the area’s geological and geophysical maps, and looking for key structures in the bedrock along which gold may have moved through the Earth’s crust billions of years ago. Continue Reading

A Different Approach to Road Development

By Alan Coutts, President and CEO When a mine is built in Ontario, the mining company is usually responsible for the Environmental Assessment (EA) and access road construction. This makes the company the “proponent” of the development. Continue Reading

National Indigenous People’s Day

By Glenn Nolan, VP Government Relations June 21 was National Indigenous Peoples Day. It was widely celebrated with events that recognize the contributions and diverse cultures of Indigenous people across the country. Continue Reading

What is VMS?

By Geoff Heggie, Senior Geologist Noront’s recently completed exploration program was carried out in the McFaulds Lake area and it targeted Volcanogenic Massive Sulfide deposits otherwise known as VMS. Their discovery sparked curiosity among Noront staff and launched a discussion around how VMS deposits are formed. Continue Reading

New: Online Claim Staking in Ontario

By Matt Downey, Manager, Lands and Data Technology is having an impact everywhere and the mining industry is no exception. April 2018 marked the introduction of a new online map staking system in Ontario. Continue Reading