Responsible mining is a term that's used often, but what does it really mean? By developing its first mine in true partnership with local First Nations, communities, suppliers and contractors Noront Resources is setting new industry standards as a mining company that is considered truly inclusive and sustainable. In this Podcast CEO Alan Coutts and his guests shed light on what it means, in practical terms, to responsibility develop the first mine in Northern Ontario's highly prospective Ring of Fire region.
Writing the New Rules to Success with JP Gladu
Former Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business President and CEO JP Gladu is as comfortable in the halls of Parliament and Queen’s Park as he is on the land and reserve.
He talks to Eagle's Eye host Alan Coutts about his connection to the land, how he adjusted when COVID-19 led him in an unexpected direction, and how he is writing the new rules to success for economic partnership between Indigenous and non-Indigenous business communities.
The Road to Electric Vehicles May Be Paved with Canadian Cobalt
First Cobalt CEO Trent Mell explains the role of cobalt in the rapidly evolving battery market. He talks about why it is a scarce ingredient, the importance of ethical sourcing and how a partnership with Glencore raised the profile of his company with the US Department of Energy and may lead to a significant role in upstream battery recycling.
Engineering a Better World with John Bianchini, CEO of Hatch Global
In this episode Alan Coutts interviews John Bianchini, CEO of the engineering firm Hatch. They talk about how Hatch marries technical and business skills to create sustainable value for customers, the company’s manifesto to engineer a better world and the importance of working with like-minded partners and collaborative relationships on transformative projects like the Ring of Fire.
First Nation Communities and COVID-19 with Glenn Nolan
Glenn Nolan, a former Missanabie Cree First Nation Chief and Vice President Government Affairs at Noront talks to host Alan Coutts about Covid-19. They discuss the at-risk status and fragility of remote First Nation communities, the measures that mining companies are taking to help their community partners, and the opportunity for this pandemic to be a springboard for collaboration among government, industry and First Nations to ensure a more secure future.
Mining The Ring of Fire: The Big Picture
In this episode Noront Resources VP Exploration Ryan Weston explains what makes the Ring of Fire mining district so special, how nickel, chromite, zinc, copper and gold were discovered there and why it's an important source of stainless steel for developing countries as the construct much needed infrastructure. Ryan also discussed how Noront is integrating our community partners into our Exploration programs.
What Is Responsible Mining…Exactly? with Sybil Veenman
Diversity is an important aspect of responsible mining for former Barrick Gold General Counsel and Noront Board Member Sybil Veenman. Over the course of her 20 year career in mining, Sybil has seen the industry progress in its approach to safety, environmental sensitivity and sustainability. In this episode she brings her perspective to today's challenge: understanding how to partner with First Nation communities, particularly on large scale mining opportunities like the Ring of Fire.
This podcast is self-aggrandizing pro-mining propaganda. The podcast only gives voice to people who support Noront’s agenda in the Ring of Fire and fails to disclose the enormous environmental risks of the proposed projects, let alone significant Indigenous opposition in the area. Responsible mining is a fallacy, and Noront is drinking deeply from its own Kool-Aid.