FIRST NICKEL INC. Mining News

First Nickel locks gates to Sudbury mine

Three dozen miners out of work, as low metals prices shutter operation earlier than expected.

Low metals prices force Canadian First Nickel to idle Ontario mine

The company said the mine will either be put on "care and maintenance" for a possible restart or closed.

Sudbury mining incidents "unacceptable": Ministry of Labour

Data from Association of Workers' Compensation Board of Canada, shows a total of 69 Canadians have died in mining-related accidents since 2012.

First Nickel closes a US$10 million loan facility with the Bank of Nova Scotia

First Nickel Inc. ("First Nickel", "FNI" or the "Company") (TSX:FNI) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a US$10 million revolving credit facility with The Bank of Nova Scotia ("BNS facility") with an initial 2 year term. 

First Nickel nearly doubles production in Q1

Toronto-based First Nickel (TSX:FNI) had a good quarter, raising its production at the Lockerby mine 87% from Q4 2011.

First Nickel shares collapse after ordered to stop operations at flagship mine

Canadian First Nickel Inc (TSX:FNI) shares were down almost 22% this morning (11:11 ET) to 70 Canadian cents, after the company was ordered to stop work at its key mine Lockerby by The Ontario's Ministry of Labour over safety issues.

Winnipeg Free Press: First Nickel sets up nickel and copper hedge facility

First Nickel Inc. (TSX:FNI) has finalized copper and nickel hedging contracts with two international banks that will help the miner begin operations again in northern Ontario, the Winnipeg Free Press reported:

Vale inaugurates Brazil's first ferronickel plant in Pará

This month, Vale opened its first nickel operation in Brazil. Onça Puma, in Ourilândia do Norte, southeast Pará, is one of the largest ferronickel production plants in the world. The project, which covers the municipalities of Ourilândia do Norte, Tucumã and Parauapebas, has an annual production capacity of 220,000 tons of ferronickel, containing 53,000 tons of nickel, a highly valued product in the steel industry. Read more

First Nickel provides update on Lockerby restart

First Nickel Inc. ("First Nickel" or the "Company") (TSX:FNI) is pleased to provide an update on its Lockerby Depth Project and its plans to resume production at the Lockerby nickel/copper mine, located in Sudbury, Ontario, […]