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Mining service company named Community Builder

Sudbury’s SCR Mining & Tunnelling among nine recognized with community award
The 2019 Community Builders Awards of Excellence winners.

SCR Mining & Tunnelling in Sudbury has been named a Community Builder.

The mining service company received one of nine Community Builders Awards of Excellence, handed out on Feb. 28 during the annual Community Builders Awards of Excellence, hosted by Northern Life/, a sister publication to Northern Ontario Business.

SCR – a mine contractor offering mine development, civil services, underground and surface construction, and more – has worked on projects such as Glencore’s Fraser Mine, Rubicon Minerals’ Phoenix Gold Project, and North American Palladium’s Lac des Iles Mine.

The company was recognized in the economic development category.

"Without question, it's people who put the ‘great’ in Greater Sudbury,” said Abbas Homayed, publisher at Life and Northern Ontario Business.

"There are visionaries, leaders and doers among us with the tenacity and gumption to make a difference. This awards program was created to recognize the outstanding individuals who are building community through their efforts."

Other recipients include: 

  • Hall of Fame: The Foligno Family
  • Arts: Sudbury Arts Council
  • Education: Laura Falvo
  • Environment: reThink Green
  • Health Care: Luncheon of Hope
  • Sports and Recreation: Barry McCrory
  • Young Leader: Ryan Benoit
  • Legacy Award: Paulette Gagnon

Detailed winner profiles and photos will be posted online at

Eastlink Channel 10 will broadcast the CBA documentary on March 10 at 8 p.m., and again on March 11 18, 25 and April 1 at 8 p.m.