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Highbank loads first aggregate shipment at new barge-loading facility at Swamp Point North Quarry, delivers it to Port of Prince Rupert

May 11, 2015

Highbank loads first aggregate shipment at new barge-loading facility at Swamp Point North Quarry, delivers it to Port of Prince Rupert

Highbank Resources Ltd. loaded its first shipment of aggregates at its new barge-loading facility in British Columbia and delivered it to the Port of Prince Rupert. Helenic Shipping News reports that Highbank Director Jim Place, P. Geo., boarded the 100-foot ...

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Ontario cement plant fined for safety infractions after worker injury

Apr 29, 2015

Ontario cement plant fined for safety infractions after worker injury

St. Marys Cement Group in Ontario was fined $75,000 for workplace safety infractions when a worker became trapped in equipment and suffered a leg injury. According to a bulletin from the Ontario Ministry of Labour, the cement manufacturer pled guilty ...

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Canadian county approves re-designation of gravel pit for college heavy equipment training course

Apr 23, 2015

The Mountain View County council has approved a bylaw re-designating a former county-owned gravel pit for use by Olds College for its heavy equipment operations program. The Mountain View Gazette reports that the 21-acre gravel pit is located approximately 5 ...

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VIDEO/PHOTO GALLERY: Highbank Resources commissions Swamp Point North aggregate quarry in British Columbia, Canada

Apr 16, 2015

On April 14, Highbank Resources Ltd. commissioned a wash plant, cone crusher, jaw crusher, and stacking conveyor systems at its Swamp Point North (SPN) aggregate quarry in British Columbia, Canada, according to a company news release. Several samples of the ...

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Brigade takes vehicle safety to Canada

Oct 30, 2014

Brigade takes vehicle safety to Canada

Brigade Electronics has set up a new subsidiary in Canada to meet growing demand for vehicle safety systems. This latest move enables Brigade to support its customers in the Canadian market more effectively. Canada has an enormous mining industry, and safety ...

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Illegal dumping at quarry attracting bears

Jul 23, 2014

Illegal dumping at quarry attracting bears

The mayor of Botwood, a town in Canada, is getting fed up with people illegally dumping trash in a local rock quarry. The garbage is attracting bears and coyotes to the area, which is right by a main highway, a ...

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Lafarge, Holcim merger expected to impact Canada

May 29, 2014

Lafarge, Holcim merger expected to impact Canada

Cement producers Lafarge and Holcim plan to merge next year, and Financial Post predicts that the deal could have a major impact on Canada’s aggregates industry. The report notes that the companies own about half of the cement market in Canada, which will ...

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Mountain View County in Alberta one step closer to aggregate extraction

Apr 09, 2014

Mountain View County in Alberta one step closer to aggregate extraction

Proposed amendments that would allow aggregate extraction in Mountain View County, Alberta are one step closer to becoming law. The county’s committee last week made recommendations about aggregate extraction, including the use of gravel pits, in the area and have voted ...

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Trans-border freight value rises 2.6% in 2013

Mar 21, 2014

Trans-border freight value rises 2.6% in 2013

The value of freight moved in 2013 between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners, Canada and Mexico, was up 2.6 percent in 2013, compared to 2012, according to data released by the U.S. Department ...

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Quarry Life Award offers chance to improve quarry environments in North America

Feb 06, 2014

Quarry Life Award offers chance to improve quarry environments in North America

North American students and researchers, as well as others interested in sustainability at quarries, have the chance to earn money and improve the environment with the Quarry Life Award 2014. Now in its second round, the international competition aims to raise ...

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Trucks carry 59.9% of trans-border freight in November

Jan 29, 2014

Trucks carry 59.9% of trans-border freight in November

Trucks carried 59.9 percent of the $96.1 billion of freight moved in November between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners, Canada and Mexico, according to data released Wednesday from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics ...

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