A better future beckons
By Norm Tollinsky EDITOR Sudbury Mining Solutions JournalThe August 21 announcement in Thunder Bay that the provincial government “is working with Webequie, Marten Falls and Nibinamik First Nations to plan and construct a year-round access road” to the Ring of Fire may have given the impression that the First Nation communities had actually agreed to the construction of such a road. No.
Workplace Safety North and Ontario Mine Rescue have joined forces to provide mine rescue volunteers and miners requiring safety training with a state-of-the-art facility in downtown Sudbury. Accustomed until now to meeting in hotel basements and borrowed space, miners are now able to learn in bright training rooms featuring wide screen overhead monitors, crank-up desks with plug-ins for phones and laptops, whiteboard walls, individual temperature controls, guest WiFi and soundproof dividers.
Over the last decade, according to Douglas Morrison, president and CEO of the Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI), productivity in the mining industry has decreased 10 to 12 per cent, and operating costs increased 10 to 15 per cent. During the same period, capital expense overruns have averaged 20 to 40 per cent and projects worth $25 to $30 billion were delayed because of social and environmental concerns.
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