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SAFETY: Stornoway’s Renard team takes all at provincial rescue competition



The team from Renard, Quebec’s only diamond mine, took home all the awards at the recent provincial mine rescue competition. (Image: Stornoway Diamond)

QUEBEC – Stornoway Diamond Corp. mounted a mine rescue team from the Renard mine – and they won all the awards at the 57th Quebec Provincial Mines Rescue Competition. The contest took place on May 2-4, 2019, in La Sarre, Que.

The Renard team of Danny Berube, Mathieu Dresdell, Raphael Duchesne, Simon Gelinas, François Gilbert, Guillaume Lemay, Rachel Major, Adam Paquet and Patrick Tremblay led by Yannick Savard, emergency co-ordinator. Together they won every award – Best BG4 Breathing Apparatus Mechanic, Best Theoretical and Technical Performance, Best First Aid Performance, Best Team Management, and Best Team in the Field.

On account of this extraordinary performance, the team was awarded the overall title for a second consecutive year.

Stornoway VP operations Patrick Sevigny said, “The team demonstrated a remarkable devotion in their preparation and training, which enabled an exceptional performance.”

He also thanked the CNESST and the work of people at the Casa Berardi mine where the competition was held.

Learn more about the Renard diamond mine at www.StornowayDiamonds.com.