MANITOBA – The provincial Workplace Safety and Health Division has issued a stop work order to cease blasting operations at the Bucko Lake nickel mine belonging to CaNickel Mining of Vancouver. The company is co-operating fully. The order will be in effect until all known open voids have been backfilled, an independent engineer has reviewed the current mining plan and audited mine operations over the past 12 months.
CaNickel said in a news release that it is temporarily suspending its milling operations at Bucko Lake as well.
Meanwhile, the Company will continue its efforts to replace cut-and-fill methods with less expensive longhole stoping methods. A feasibility study will also be carried out on the M11A project where a diamond drilling campaign has just completed.
The Bucko Lake mine and mill are located near Wabowden, in the Thompson Nickel Belt. Learn more at CaNickel.com.