Algoma District Mine Rescue Competition Continues

Three local mines are continuing to show off their mine rescue skills - competing for a district title.

The Algoma District Mine Rescue Competition continues today, and Mine Rescue Officer Mike Krell explains today's focus is a test of various skills the teams may need in a real mine rescue situation.

While this year's competitors are from the Wesdome Gold Mines Eagle River Mine, Alamos Gold's Island Gold Mine, and Barrick's Hemlo-Williams Mine, Krell expresses hopes the other two local mines - Borden Gold in Chapleau and Harte Gold in White River - may be able to field teams next year.

Krell adds everyone is "absolutely" encouraged to come out to the Community Centre today and watch, learning more about mine rescue - the competition will be on most of the day - though he does ask people hold off posting pictures from today's competition until Friday evening, to avoid leaks for other competitions across the province.

The local 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.