Northern Mine Rescue Teams Shut Out

Monday, June 06, 2005 at 13:21



Teams from northern mine sites didn’t do as well as expected this past weekend at the 37th Annual Mine Rescue Competition in Saskatoon.


Potash mines in southern Saskatchewan, including Lanigan and Patience Lake, took many of the top honours for surface and underground mines.


Saskatchewan Mining Association executive director Phil Reeves says the teams from the North may have been a little less experienced than teams in the past.


Reeves notes that teams from the Key Lake and McClean Lake mines took home top honours in their divisions last year.


The annual mine rescue competition features simulated mine emergencies to test the skills of teams responsible for dealing with those crises.