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Bradley V.A. Fettis has joined the team at ATHABASCA POTASH of Saskatoon, Sask., as its chief mine development engi...


Bradley V.A. Fettis has joined the team at ATHABASCA POTASH of Saskatoon, Sask., as its chief mine development engineer. He is a veteran of several potash operations in the province.

Vancouver’s NORTHERN FREEGOLD RESOURCES has named Susan P. Craig its new president. Bill Harris, who relinquished the role, becomes the COO and retains his duties as CEO.

Colin K. Benner is now CEO and vice-chair of Vancouver-based SKYE RESOURCES. His 40-year career includes senior executive positions at Lundin Mining, Breakwater Resources and EuroZinc Mining. Benner replaces Ian Austin who has stepped down.

SLAM EXPLORATION of Miramichi, N.B., welcomed E.M. “Ted” Yates to its board of directors on March 3. His 40 years of experience as a metallurgical engineer at Cominco will be a boon to the company’s work to take the Nash Creek zinc-lead-silver deposit to production.

Robert Boyd is the new chairman of Vancouver’s TRUE NORTH GEMS. As part of its reorganization, the company gave the roles of president and CEO to Andrew Lee Smith.

WESTERN WARRIOR RESOURCES of Calgary says Paul Nagerl is its new president and CEO. Formerly, Nagerl was VP exploration at Blackstone Ventures. Western Warrior also named Grant Hall its new VP corporate development.


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