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By Matthew Bray, Ashley Thomson

Mining has performed a formative function within the background of Northern Ontario. it's been one of many key turbines of wealth within the sector because the mid-19th century, and can be accountable for a lot of the city improvement of Ontario's northland. The twelve papers released the following got here out of the second one annual confernce of Northern Ontario examine and improvement held in 1990. The papers are grouped into 4 sections, the early years; the period of presidency intervention; the current and eventually the long run and what might be performed to take care of the commnities.

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13 With the construction at Copper Cliff in 1891 of the Bessemer plant, designed to further concentrate the nickel-copper matte by the elimination of its iron content, this concern for secrecy became a passion. As General Manager John D. Evans explained to Mclntosh at the beginning of 1892, "we give no permits [of admission] whatsoever to the Bessemer plant. "14 Keeping unwanted visitors out of the mines and smelter was relatively easy. More difficult was keeping information about the company's operations, production, sales and so forth out of the public domain.

Sudbury Journal 30 January 1896. IAS, Frederick P. Bernhard, "Historical Notes on INCO" (unpublished manuscript, 1953), 23. IAS, Evans Diary, 22 June 1893. , dates as noted. IAS, Letter Book No. 1, Peters to Mclntosh, 20 October 1889. , 22 October 1889. IAS, Letter Book No. 5, Turner to Mclntosh, 11 January 1901. This letter includes a list of thirty-nine companies with which the IAS was dealing, none of which was in Sudbury, and only two of which were in Northern Ontario, both at Warren. IAS, Bernhard, "Historical Notes on INCO," 46.

In distance the move was only a few miles, but the consequences were much more far-reaching. Increasingly, management personnel, like the smelter workforce itself, not only worked but also lived in Copper Cliff. 7 26 Early Years INDIFFERENCE A distinct weakening of the psychological link between Canadian Copper and Sudbury also then began. P. 8 Clearly an important part of the explanation for the CCC's increasing indifference towards Sudbury in the 1890s lay in its absentee ownership. Neither Thomas Cornell nor Stevenson Burke, its presidents during the decade, visited Sudbury very frequently or made any real effort to get to know its people.

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