Algoma District Mine Rescue Competition Underway in Wawa

Wawa's Community Centre will be a busy place today and tomorrow as a few local mines show off their mine rescue skills.

Teams from the Wesdome Gold Mines Eagle River Mine, Alamos Gold's Island Gold Mine, and Barrick's Hemlo-Williams Mine are competing in the Algoma District Mine Rescue Competition.

Mine Rescue Officer Mike Krell explains there are two main parts to today's portion of the competition.

Krell adds that tomorrow will see the major team competition, in which each team will undergo a scenario testing various skills that may be needed for mine rescue.

The winners will compete in the provincial competition to be held at Newmont Goldcorp's Red Lake Gold Mines in Red Lake June 4th to 7th.