Northern Mine Rescue Teams Shine at Competition

Wednesday, June 09, 2004 at 13:17



The winners of Saskatchewan’s 36th annual mine rescue competition have been announced, and the list includes three teams from the North.


Personnel from the Key Lake, Rabbit Lake and McClean Lake mines all received awards for demonstrating proficiency in dealing with a series of mock disasters.


Saskatchewan Mining Association executive director Phil Reeves says the competition is a useful tool in getting the rescue teams to sharpen their skills since essentially every disaster scenario is thrown at them.


Reeves also says the team from Rabbit Lake was singled out for a national award, as well.


Five of the six members on that team are of Aboriginal ancestry.