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Sudbury Mining Solutions Journal launches new website

Reliable source for mining news comes with a refreshed look

The Sudbury Mining Solutions Journal (SMSJ) website has a fresh, contemporary look.

Launched in 2004, SMSJ provides essential news on the technology, innovation and progress of Northern Ontario’s mining industry, its burgeoning mining supply and service sector, and exploration activity around the North.

At the newly redesigned website, readers will find all the highlights they’re accustomed to, including breaking news updates, insightful feature articles, and valuable opinion pieces from industry insiders, with content refreshed regularly.

What’s new is a more user-friendly, easy-to-navigate platform, thanks to our partners at Village Media.

Content is organized by streams within the sector – exploration, technology, education and research – and by region – northeastern Ontario, northwestern Ontario, Sudbury and Timmins.

The move to a more modern platform follows the arrival of a new editor, Len Gillis, who joined SMSJ in late 2018.

A veteran news reporter with more than 25 years’ experience, Gillis took the reins of the publication following the retirement of long-time editor Norm Tollinsky, who had managed the publication since its inception.

Since graduating from the print journalism program at Canadore College in the 1970s, Gillis has spent the last two-plus decades honing his skills while reporting for daily local and national newspaper, magazine, radio, television, and digital platforms.

During a break from the news business in the early 1980s, Gillis trained as a hard rock miner in Timmins, where he learned the basics of the industry first-hand and became certified with Ontario Mine Rescue.

It’s this unique combination of journalistic excellence and mining sector knowledge that makes Gillis such a welcome asset to SMSJ.

We hope you’ll enjoy the new website and we welcome your feedback. Reach Gillis at 705-673-5705, ext. 387, or

Sudbury Mining Solutions Journal is part of the Laurentian Media Group family and a sister publication of Northern Ontario Business.