In its report, called Levelling the Playing Field, the Mining Association of Canada found the capital costs for base metal mines are, on average, 2.5 times higher in the far north – such as the remote Ring of Fire deposit – than in the south. File photo.

It came as no surprise to the Mining Association of Canada that it's more expensive to mine in the Far North than in the south, but thanks to a new report, the association has...

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