Tahoe Resources mine rescuers from Timmins were ranked as the best mine rescue team in Ontario for 2018.
The winning Ontario Mine Rescue team from Tahoe Canada in Timmins will be participating in the International Mine Rescue Competition (IMRC) in Russia next month.
Team Tahoe, led by Adam Weagle of Timmins, was the winning mine rescue group at the Timmins District Mine Rescue competition held at the Archie Dillon Sportsplex in May.
From there Team Tahoe moved to the all-Ontario mine rescue competition, which was held in Matachewan at the Alamos Gold Young-Davidson mine. Tahoe emerged as the top ranked team in Ontario. Team members are from the Timmins West mining complex and the Bell Creek Mine.
Aside from winning the provincial bragging rights for 2018, the Timmins team was challenged to take part in the world level IMRC competition taking place in Russia.
The provincial champions are the only Ontario team – and one of two Canadian teams – defending our title as reigning international champions at the 11th IMRC in Ekaterinburg, Russia, Sept. 22 to 29. Twenty-eight teams representing 12 nations will participate in the biennial event, said news release from Workplace Safety North (WSN), the agency that oversees mine rescue in Ontario.
The WSN news release reported the decision to send the team to Russia was made the week after the provincial competition, said Jordan Vince, Tahoe’s director of health and safety.
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