Canadian Mining Journal



  • Feature

    Seeing the Light

    September 1, 2011 by Bill Braden

    Earlier this summer, 15 mine rescuers in three teams responded instantly to the call from the 1,000-m level at Vale’s Stobie nickel mine in Ontario. They were at the accident scene within 80 minutes but, sadly, not in time to save two miners…

  • Feature

    Mine safety is for “sissies”

    August 1, 2011 by Russell Noble

    Mine safety is a topic I could talk about in almost every issue of the magazine. It’s something that I’m familiar with because unlike most people, I’ve actually been in mines and know first hand how potentially dangerous they can be.

  • News

    SAFETY ALWAYS: SAS reaches 1-M hours without lost time accident

    May 18, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – St Andrew Goldfields (SAS) of Toronto has reached a major safety milestone. Its employees at the East Timmins operations have worked 1.0 million personhours without a lost time accident.

  • Feature

    There’s no such title as “Just a Worker”

    May 1, 2011 by Russell Noble

    I’m often amazed but always gratified by the number of people who comment that they read an article in a recent issue and felt compelled to say how much they either enjoyed it or, didn’t!

  • News

    AWARD: Kirkland Lake Gold wins second safety excellence award in three years

    April 26, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    TORONTO – Kirkland Lake Gold has received the 2010 Award of Excellence in Safety for having the lowest year-end total medical injury frequency in its category, underground mines with 250 employees or more. The award was made by Health and…

  • News

    SEMINAR: Mine rescue and emergency management

    April 14, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania – Make plans now to attend the Mine Rescue & Emergency Management Seminar July 26-27, 2011. The conference will appeal to mining industry professionals seeking more effective emergency solutions.

  • Feature

    Mine rescue award

    April 1, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    The University of British Columbia mine rescue team has won the first Biannual University Mine Rescue Competition hosted by the Colorado School of Mines. The team faced real fires and smoke to rescue 29 patient-actors trapped 1000 feet below…

  • News

    AWARD: Redpath receives award for safety innovation

    March 21, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NORTH BAY, Ontario – The Ontario Mine Contractors Safety Association (OMCSA) has awarded the 2010 Worker Safety Innovation Award to the Redpath Group for its oxyacetylene carrier. The carrier is a metal cabinet that safely transports and…

  • News

    READER RESPONSE: Ethical dilemma draws comments

    March 14, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Last week our Hot Topic concerned the aborted attempt to rescue a driller who fell down an abandoned mine shaft in Nevada. Even though rescuers had reason to believe the man was still alive, they called off their efforts due to hazardous ground…

  • News

    FIRE: Kitchen at Meadowbank mine damaged by blaze

    March 10, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NUNAVUT – Toronto-based Agnico-Eagle Mines reported on March 10, 2011, that the kitchen at its Meadowbank gold mine near Baker Lake suffered “extensive damage” during a fire that day. The fire was contained to the kitchen and no one was…

  • News

    HOT TOPIC: Rescuers leave fallen driller to his fate in old mine shaft

    March 9, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    A week ago a 28-year-old driller went unrescued at the bottom of a 60-m shaft at an the abandoned Murphy’s mine north of Reno, NV.

  • News

    SAFETY: Kiena reaches 1-M hours without lost time milestone

    February 16, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – On Feb. 15, 2001, the Kiena gold mine reached 1.0 million hours worked without a lost time accident. The mine is owned and operated by Wesdome Gold Mines of Toronto.