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News Metals General
August 24, 2020  

Rio Tinto CEO loses $3.5M over destroyed indigenous sites

Follows the destruction in May of two 46,000-year-old rock shelters in Juukan George in Western Australia state.

News Government Manufacturing Metals General
May 14, 2018  

Trudeau pledges $60M for smelter, declares byelection in riding days later

Several cabinet ministers, Liberal MPs have also visited Chicoutimi-Le Fjord to distribute millions of dollars in funding to local businesses.

News Energy Government Manufacturing General
May 11, 2018  

Aluminum smelting breakthrough produces oxygen instead of greenhouse gases

Process eliminates greenhouse gas emissions from traditional smelting by producing oxygen.

News Manufacturing Metals General
February 13, 2018  

Rio Tinto investing $250M to extend life of Vaudreuil alumina refinery

Will include construction of a filtration plant and optimization at a site to manage bauxite residue.

News Manufacturing Metals General
January 11, 2018  

About 1,000 workers at Quebec smelter locked out after rejecting contract

A key issue is company’s intention to introduce a new-member funded pension plan.

News Manufacturing Metals General
March 31, 2017  

Explosion at Rio Tinto plant in Quebec sends 5 people to hospital

Incident involving carbon monoxide gas used in production is under investigation.

News Government Manufacturing General
April 20, 2016  

Kitimat workers launch health and safety petition

Unifor wants Rio Tinto to address “unacceptable” working conditions at BC smelter.

News Government Manufacturing Metals General
April 20, 2016  

Aluminum battle brews over US union’s call for tariffs

Steelworkers claim unwrought aluminum has decimated the American industry and jobs.

News Government Manufacturing General Operations Production Sustainability
March 18, 2015  

Union files in court to limit toxic emissions from Rio Tinto smelter

Union says project will increase SO2 emissions from to 42 tonnes per day.

News Manufacturing Metals General
February 13, 2015  

Rio Tinto aluminum 2014’s best performer

Profits at the Montreal-based operations soared 124% to $1.25 billion.

News Energy Forestry Metals Sustainability
September 20, 2013  

Clark meets with northern leaders about LNG revenue sharing

Revenue sharing deal discussed involving LNG development in the north.

News Energy Metals Business Operations Operations Production Sustainability Technology
February 6, 2013  

Rio Tinto abandons planned $4 billion Quebec plant

Iron and titanium plant would have created 400 jobs.

News Manufacturing Metals Transportation Business Operations Production Technology
July 3, 2012  

Rio Tinto Alcan readies to end smelter lock-out

800 workers at a Quebec aluminum smelter have been locked-out since December.

News Manufacturing Business Operations Operations
December 2, 2011  

Rio Tinto adds $2.7 billion investment to Kitimat smelter project

Modernization project will increase the smelter’s production by 48 per cent to 420,000 tonnes a year.

News Manufacturing Business Operations
October 18, 2011  

Rio Tinto divests global operations to focus on Canada

Company will shed 6000 jobs, but expects to bring back thousands once expansions in B.C. and Que. are complete