IN THE MEDIA: Mine Rescue Zone Competition held in Sparwood

By Mary Giuliano, published by E-Know.ca

Saturday, May 12, saw zone mine rescue competitions between local mines held in Sparwood with awards given out at the evening banquet.

Master of Ceremonies was Greg Sword who praised all of the competitors.

Ian Anderson, General Manager of the host mine Teck Coal Fording River Operations gave a moving speech, saying that everyone works together practising over and over until they get it right. “Recognize your team, you struggle, you work together and forge together for a common purpose.”

Robin Sheremeta, Senior Vice President of Teck Coal spoke next and touched on the recent casualty praising all the teams but singling out Fording River and Greenhills mine rescue people for their work at that time.

Mike Duffey director of Health and Safety also thanked Fording River and Greenhills teams for responding quickly to the circumstances and said with “support from you, with your dedication and selflessness, we can reach our goal of everyone going home safe every day.”

Kootenay--Columbia MP Wayne Stetski also spoke, thanking everyone for the work they do to keep everyone safe every day and wishing the winners good luck in the provincials.

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