Canadian Mining Journal

  • News

    AWARD: Nevada Mining Assoc. recognizes Scorpio Gold’s safety record

    July 30, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NEVADA – The Mineral Ridge gold mine belonging to Scorpio Gold Corp. of Vancouver is the second place winner in the small surface mines category awarded by the Nevada Mining Association. Newmont Mining’s Lone Tree operation took first…

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    AWARD: Durango salutes Avino safety record

    July 29, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    MEXICO – Avino Silver and Gold Mines of Vancouver has been recognized for its outstanding efforts to improve safety conditions for workers and employees as well as its contributions to local communities in Durango where it operates a…

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    HEALTH & SAFETY: Ontario to step up enforcement

    July 22, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Ontario mine operators should be aware that the Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL) is once again increasing its enforcement of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (Act) in mining operations in July and August 2013 as part of the…

  • Feature

    Winning Ways

    April 1, 2013 by Marilyn Scales

    File this under “nice work if you can get it.” A mine manager takes a two-year posting to close a mine in his home province and be close to family, and then his safety efforts helped lower costs to the point that the mine stays open an extra…

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    Deadly Serious

    April 1, 2013 by David Godkin

    “We’ve developed a culture that tries to ensure our people go home safe each and every day, each and every shift.” – Darren Parry, director of health and safety, New Gold

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    SAFETY: MINES wants investigation into Ontario mining safety

    March 6, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – A citizen group calling itself MINES (Mining Inquiry Needs Everyone’s Support) in Sudbury is trying to garner popular support to persuade the government to call an inquiry into mine safety in the province. The committee wants to…

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    SAFETY: Mansour celebrates three years without a LTI

    October 2, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    SUDBURY, Ontario – As a team, Mansour Mining Technologies Inc. (MMTI) has surpassed three years with no lost time accidents. This comes as a result of a dedicated group of employees, and a safety and quality minded management team. MMTI said…

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    POTASH MINING: Fire out, workers safe at Rocanville

    September 25, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    SASKATCHEWAN – An early morning fire at Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan’s Rocanville mine is extinguished, but 20 miners remain underground in refuge stations. No injuries were reported.

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    SAFETY: Sandvik celebrates five years at Snap Lake without a lost time injury

    September 24, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – At a ceremony held at De Beers Canada’s Snap Lake diamond mine on Sept. 11, 2012, Sandvik Mining celebrated the achievement of five years without any lost time injuries (LTI), a milestone achieved by Sandvik…

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    Cape Breton mine records two million accident-free hours

    August 1, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Safety is more than just a mantra or a slogan at the Canadian Gypsum Co.’s Little Narrows mine, located on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia.

  • Feature

    Arc-flash relays help mine reduce accidents

    July 31, 2012 by Mervin Savostianik*

    Mine operators are well aware of the need for ground-fault protection for mining equipment, which is covered by CSA Standard M421 Use of Electricity in Mines. This standard requires ground-fault-current limitation (typically achieved using…

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    Taking the mining industry to a higher level of excellence

    February 1, 2012 by Vince Saporito & Frank M. Self*

    Is there room for improvement in safety, operational efficiency and standardization in the mining industry?