Ontario Mine Rescue, which is a part of the Workplace Safety North (WSN), has trained and equipped thousands of volunteers who have fought fires, rescued injured personnel, and responded professionally to a wide array of incidents in the province's mines over the past eight decades. Under the authority of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and headquartered in Sudbury, Ontario Mine Rescue staffs, equips and maintains a network of mine rescue stations across the province that ensure mines within a specified geographic area have adequate emergency response capability.
The Role of the Ontario Mine Rescue includes delivering training to first responders, providing consultations, conducting periodic audits, ensuring WSN-owned equipment is maintained to manufacturers' recommended standards, and providing advice during mine emergencies. Since its creation in 1929, Ontario Mine Rescue has established a reputation for high standards in training, equipment and emergency response, as well as in the development of safe, effective mine rescue practices. They have served as a role model for the establishment of training and safety programs for mine rescue organizations in other provinces and countries.
WSN maintains a Mine Rescue Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) that provides advice and guidance to Ontario Mine Rescue. Under the leadership of the committee, they remain committed to continual improvement, ensuring the mining industry's mine rescue needs are met.
On Tuesday December 9th, 2014, Rubicon Minerals held a Public Information session at the Heritage Centre in Red Lake, Ontario. Mike Lalonde, President and CEO, gave a presentation on the Company's accomplishments at the Phoenix Gold Project and provided the community with an update on the Project's underground development, mill construction, the tailings management facility, on-site accommodations and ancillary surface construction. In addition, an overview of Rubicon’s consultation, permitting, safety, environmental and community involvement was also discussed. Several members of Rubicon's senior management team, as well as the local management team, were on hand to answer questions after the presentation.