Highland Valley, New Afton excel at B.C. mine competition

Employees from Highland Valley Copper and New Afton mines near Kamloops were big winners at the 64th annual Provincial Mine Rescue and First Aid Competition, held last weekend in Williams Lake.

The 2019 competition was an all-day event that provided an opportunity for teams to not only practise and showcase their skills, but also learn from one another.

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The competition pits teams of mine safety and rescue professionals from throughout the province against one another in head-to-head competitions involving simulated mine rescue situations.

And the winners were:

• John T. Ryan Regional Safety Trophy: New Afton Mine (in the metal mine category for B.C. and Yukon)

• Chief Inspector of Mines Award: New Afton Mine

• Three Person Miners' First Aid: Line Creek, Teck Coal

• Kathy Lofstrom Memorial Trophy (best coach for three person first aid): Line Creek, Teck Coal

Surface mine rescue trophies:

• Ron Brow Memorial Trophy (best extraction for surface team): Line Creek, Teck Coal

• Maurice Boisse Memorial Trophy (best bench for surface team): Fording River, Teck Coal

• Levitt Safety Fire Trophy: Highland Valley Copper, Teck

• EKMISA Best Surface Written: Line Creek, Teck Coal

• EKMISA Best Surface Rope Task: Highland Valley Copper, Teck

• Safety Supervisor's Mine Rescue Association (best first aid for surface team): Highland Valley Copper, Teck

• HVC Highest non-Aggregate Points Trophy (highest points, non-aggregate): Line Creek, Teck Coal

Underground mine rescue trophies:

• Best Bench Technician Trophy Richard Booth Award (best underground written): Myra Falls

• U.S.W.A Mine - Mill Trophy (best underground co-ordinator): Brandon Moe, New Afton

• Sullivan Cup (best first aid by underground team): New Afton, New Gold

• Barry Abbott Memorial Trophy (best bench for underground team): Silvertip, Coeur Mining

• Best Underground Smoke: New Afton, New Gold

• Keith Bracewell Memorial Award (best obstacle and recovery): Myra Falls

• Levitt Safety Fire Trophy: Myra Falls

Overall surface and underground trophies:

• Overall Surface Mine Rescue Trophy (highest aggregate, best overall): Line Creek, Teck Coal

• Overall Underground Mine Rescue Trophy: Myra Falls

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