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Manitoba nickel mine to close

Vale Canada (BZ:VALE5) has told employees the Birchtree nickel mine in Manitoba will be placed on care and maintenance from October due to low nickel prices.

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Employees at Vale’s Thompson operations

However, the company is planning a plus-C$100 million (US$73 million) upgrade at its wider Manitoba operations, comprising the Thompson mine, mill, smelter and refinery.

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