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A trench cutter sampling rig is part of the heavy equipment to be used by Rio Tinto this spring to help evaluate the diamond-bearing ore.
A trench cutter sampling rig is part of the heavy equipment to be used by Rio Tinto this spring to help evaluate the diamond-bearing ore. submitted photo/Star Diamond Corporation

Rio Tinto set for ramp up of activity at Star Diamond site

By Glenn Hicks
December 11, 2018 - 5:00pm Updated: December 11, 2018 - 9:16pm

Rio Tinto says it’s too early to speculate on the long term viability of the proposed diamond project in the Forte à la Corne forest 60 kilometres east of Prince Albert.

Jim Pattison was recognized in the Pillar of Excellence for business and entrepreneurship.
Jim Pattison was recognized in the Pillar of Excellence for business and entrepreneurship. submitted photo/Canadian Walk of Fame

Businessman Jim Pattison inducted into Canadian Walk of Fame

By Brady Bateman
December 10, 2018 - 2:53pm Updated: December 10, 2018 - 4:09pm

One of 10 new inductees into Canada's Walk of Fame is the man behind one of the most successful group of companies in the country.

Jim Pattison was honoured during the televised awards night on Sunday.

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