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Suzanne Bernier and Brandon Fisher spoke to attendees at Cambrian’s Disaster Heroes event.
Cambrian grad hopes mine rescue story will shine light on crisis respondersSuzanne Bernier watched the coverage of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and she saw death, devastation and destruction. When she landed on the ground in her role as a crisis management consultant, she quickly realized the reports had left something — or someone — out.The next time you hear about a disaster, in the paper or on TV, Bernier wants you to do something that will brighten your outlook, just a little.“Look for the helpers, make it a game,” said Bernier. “We’re so focused on seeing th...

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Northern College driller helpers in demand
Rose-Lyne D’Aoust-Messier is seeing the subtle signs that the mineral exploration sector is on the rebound.The training consultant at Northern College is seeing renewed interest from drilling contractors who are looking to scoop up past and current graduates from the college’s diamond driller ...
New workwear rules add colour to Ontario mines
Navy is out. Orange, yellow and red are in.As of July 1, miners working underground in Ontario are required to wear high-visibility safety apparel made of fluorescent or brightly coloured background material.The change in regulations was an ideal opportunity for Covergalls Inc., a Sudbury-based...
International Mine Rescue Competition riveting and educational
When Jeff Farquharson rappelled down the 70-foot, dripping rock wall at Dynamic Earth’s Vale Chasm to rescue Perry Simon on the morning of Aug. 25, he wasn’t nervous.“We’re going to take you down. You’re in good hands, buddy,” he said as he attached Simon’s harness to his own.It could be that ...
Laurentian U research chair on first-name basis with microbes
Biomining and bioremediation are one step closer to wider use in the mining industry with the creation of a new position at Laurentian University geared towards commercializing the technologies.As of July 1, Nadia Mykytczuk is Laurentian University’s first industrial research chair in mining, ...


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