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  • New business platform for Société du Plan Nord Business development office

    23 / 02 / 2017 07:35

    The Business Development Office of the Société du Plan Nord has a new Web site for its Business Platform.  Businesses operating in sectors related to the Plan Nord are invited to log on to the site and create their business profiles. Registration is free, and businesses who sign up can promote th...

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  • Chibougamau to get a new CHSLD in 2019

    23 / 02 / 2017 07:34

    Jean Boucher, the Deputy for Ungava, and Gaétan Barrette, the Minister of Health and Social Services, have announced a project to build a new CHSLD in Chibougamau. Representing an investment of approximately $17.5 million, the new facility will increase Chibougamau’s capacity to provide incapacit...

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  • Nemaska Lithium Wabouchi project update

    10 / 02 / 2017 12:16

    On January 26, more than 90 of the region’s business representatives were informed of progress on Nemaska Lithium’s Whabouchi Project at a happy hour event hosted by the Chambre de commerce de Chibougamau-Chapais in collaboration with Développement Chibougamau. Several members of the management t...

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  • Nomade - Studio Santé launched in Chibougamau

    10 / 02 / 2017 12:15

    On February 2, a cocktail party was held in Chibougamau to launch a new health studio called NOMADE – Studio Santé and to welcome Texture Conseils to its new offices at the same location. Jessika T. Giroux of NOMADE took the opportunity to showcase a room which can be rented to host all kinds of ...

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  • Stornoway announces 2016 production results and 2017 guidance

    10 / 02 / 2017 12:12

    On February 6, Stornoway announced its 2016 production results and 2017 guidance. Matt Manson, President and CEO, said that the Renard Diamond Mine was completed ahead of schedule in 2016 and below budget. For 2017, the mine is forecasting production guidance of 1.7 million carats produced and 1....

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  • Training for success in the Nord-du-Québec region: a new assessment tool for entrepreneurs

    30 / 01 / 2017 09:40

    On January 10, 2017, Nord-du-Québec educational institutions launched a new tool to help the region’s entrepreneurs assess their professional development needs through a Web site entitled “Training to help you Succeed in Business in the Nord-du-Québec Region.” Developed as a questionnaire, the mi...

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  • Fonds d'initiatives du Plan Nord (FIPN)

    30 / 01 / 2017 09:39

    The Fonds d’initiatives du Plan Nord launched its first call for projects for 2017 on January 4. The purpose of this initiative is to support projects in northern communities. The Société du Plan Nord (SPN) issues three calls for projects in January, May and September each year. Since its creatio...

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  • Nemaska Lithium pursues drilling to further define the Doris zone

    30 / 01 / 2017 09:38

    Nemaska Lithium Inc. is planning a drilling campaign of approximately 4,000 metres with a view to confirming the Eastern extension of the Doris zone, which was discovered during the campaign completed on November 28, 2016. The three-month campaign is scheduled to begin in March 2017. At that time...

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  • Société du Plan Nord (SPN) business development office

    15 / 12 / 2016 10:10

    The Société du Plan Nord (SPN) has set up a Business Development Office with the objective of informing all Québec enterprises (including local and regional enterprises) of the goods and services needs of prime contractors operating in the area covered by the Plan Nord. The office provides two se...

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  • Progress report on mine site and phase 1 plant

    15 / 12 / 2016 10:09

    On December 12, Nemaska Lithium provided an update on the advancement of its Phase 1 plant in Shawinigan and on the construction and site preparation of the Whabouchi mine, located 300 km from Chibougamau. Construction of the main mine building continues and is scheduled for completion in the nea...

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  • New transformation plant for Blackrock

    15 / 12 / 2016 10:08

    On December 9, BlackRock Metals Inc. announced the results of the feasibility study conducted for a new transformation plant to be built as part of a total project investment of close to $1 billion, including the Chibougamau mine. The new plant will produce high-quality pig iron and ferrovanadium...

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  • Investment of over $32 Million for Cree School Board

    01 / 12 / 2016 03:56

    On November 25, Joël Lightbound, Member of Parliament for Louis-Hébert, on behalf of the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, and Geoffrey Kelley, Minister responsible for Native Affairs for the Government of Québec, on behalf of Sébastien Proulx, Minister of E...

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  • Québec Mines 2016: minister Pierre Arcand hosts key players in Québec mining sector

    01 / 12 / 2016 03:55

    This year’s annual Québec Mines conference, a major hub for exchange on geoscience and mineral resources, was held from November 21 to 24. With L'Innovation en tête as its theme, the event offered a number of activities including conference sessions on minerals related to energy and high technolo...

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  • Stornoway announces completion of first diamond sale

    01 / 12 / 2016 03:54

    The Stornoway Diamond Corporation held the first sale of diamonds from its Renard mine between November 14 and 23 in Antwerp, Belgium. In total, 38,913 carats, representing a portion of the production recovered during the initial commissioning and ramp-up of the Renard project, were sold at an av...

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  • Desjardins launches a $100-million fund for regional projects

    21 / 11 / 2016 10:12

    Mouvement Desjardins is launching a new, $100-million development fund to support high-benefit, regional projects. Over the next three years, investments from this fund will be allotted to entrepreneurship, business development and economic and social innovation projects in particular. To view th...

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  • Mistissini wooden bridge wins two national awards

    21 / 11 / 2016 10:11

    Since its inauguration in 2014, the Mistissini Wooden Bridge has received a number of honourable mentions and awards at the provincial level. Last October, the structure won two national awards from the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies Canada, including an Award of Excellent for it...

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  • Québec government priotitizes employment in the forestry industry

    21 / 11 / 2016 10:10

    On November 7, Luc Blanchette, the Minister of Forests, Wildlife and Parks, stated that implementation of the new action plan for the development of woodland caribou habitat and the creation of the new northern logging limit route would have no negative impact on forestry workers in Saguenay–Lac-...

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  • Unveiling of Stratégie québécoise de l'exportation 2016-2020

    07 / 11 / 2016 04:41

    On October 25, the Gouvernement du Québec unveiled the Stratégie québécoise de l’exportation 2016-2020 [Québec export strategy 2016–2020], which has been developed to meet the needs of SMEs and support them in their export activities. A total of $536.8 million, including $125.6 million in new all...

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  • New approach to finding housing solutions

    07 / 11 / 2016 04:40

    The consultation tour organized by the Gouvernement du Québec made a stop in Chibougamau on October 24. The tour was initiated last June for the purpose of consulting and exchanging information with key partners, i.e., regional elected officials and organizations, with a view to finding the best ...

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  • FMC Corporation and Nemaska Lithium sign long-term lithium carbonate supply agreement

    07 / 11 / 2016 04:40

    On October 31, Nemaska Lithium signed an agreement with FMC Corporation, pursuant to which Nemaska Lithium will provide FMC with 8,000t per year of lithium carbonate beginning in mid-2018. Guy Bourassa, President and CEO of Nemaska Lithium, said that with the signing of this second multi-year agr...

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  • Chibougamau launches its financial aid program

    24 / 10 / 2016 03:36

    The town of Chibougamau recently launched a housing program focusing on the construction and renovation of rental properties containing four units or more. Having obtained government backing through a private bill, the municipality can now play a key role in building, renovating and transforming ...

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  • Renard Mine ground-breaking ceremony

    24 / 10 / 2016 03:36

    The Renard project kimberlite pipes 1 to 10 were discovered in 2001, after five years of intensive exploration over an area of more than 400,000 square kilometres. The discovery led to fifteen years of project development work and resulted in Stornoway’s official ground-breaking ceremony for the ...

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  • Stornoway Diamond presentation

    24 / 10 / 2016 03:35

    On October 12, the Chambre de Commerce Chibougamau-Chapais invited Stornoway to give a presentation on the status of the Renard project and highlight business opportunities in the region. More than 70 people attended the presentation, which revealed that as of August 1st, 2016, 43% of the mine’s ...

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  • New alliance for Riverin Girard & Associés

    07 / 10 / 2016 02:43

    Riverin Girard & Associés has joined the Lussier Dale Parizeau (LDP) insurance group. The new alliance will enhance their customers’ experience by offering a wider range of products and services and providing access to a network of 20 LDP offices, as well increase their bargaining power in on...

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  • Azimut and SOQUEM form a strategic alliance for the Baie-James region

    07 / 10 / 2016 02:43

    On September 26, Exploration Azimut inc. announced that it has formed a strategic alliance with Société québécoise d'exploration minière (SOQUEM) to cover the Baie-James–Eeyou Istchee region. The objective of the four-year alliance is to identify, acquire and explore high-potential, gold-bearing ...

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  • Fonds régionaux de solidarité FTQ invest $500,000 to support growth of Équipement de bureau Ungava

    07 / 10 / 2016 02:42

    On September 28, the Fonds régionaux de solidarité FTQ published a press release announcing their financial support for the growth of Chibougamau company Équipement de bureau Ungava inc. The Fonds’ $500,000 investment has enabled company owner Yvon Godbout to acquire and renovate an adjacent buil...

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  • Diagnos acquires mining claims near Renard diamond mine

    28 / 09 / 2016 11:33

    On September 14, 2016, DIAGNOS inc., a leader in the use of knowledge and Artificial Intelligence (AI) extraction technologies, announced that it has acquired 131 mining claims staked using its Computer Aided Resource Detection System (CARDS) for the purpose of identifying and prioritizing signif...

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  • Osisko mining developing new mining project in Lebel-sur-Quévillon

    28 / 09 / 2016 11:32

    Osisko Mining Inc. is currently developing the Windfall Lake mine project, east of Lebel-sur-Quévillon. According to Robert Wares, geologist and founder of Osisko Mining Inc., Windfall Lake is an underground mine containing some 8.5 grams of gold per ton of ore. Although isolated, the property is...

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  • $3.3 million in financial aid for the town of Chibougamau

    28 / 09 / 2016 11:31

    At a press conference held at Chibougamau town hall on September 16, Mr. Jean Boucher, Member for Ungava and parliamentary assistant to the Minister of Forests, Wildlife and Parks, announced on behalf of Mr. Martin Coiteux, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy, Minister of Public Secu...

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  • Agreement between Sphinx and Tectonic for Chemin Troilus gold-copper project

    05 / 07 / 2016 03:22

    On June 13, Sphinx Resources Ltd. acquired a 100% undivided interest in 24 claims held by Tectonic.Sphinx also acquired 35 contiguous claims for a total of 59 claims now known as the Chemin Troilus project.The project is located 110 km north-northeast of the town of Chibougamau and lies at the so...

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