De Beers Canada delivers at Mine Rescue Competition

The Mine Rescue Team from Gahcho Kué Mine showcases five trophies won at the Northwest Territories/Nunavut Mine Rescue Competition held in Yellowknife June 9-10. The team was named Overall Surface champion after winning four of seven competitions: Surface Practical Bench, Firefighting, Surface Rope Rescue, and Surface Written Task. (Photo: De Beers Canada)
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The Yellowknife-based diamond mining company, De Beers Canada, won four of the seven competitions at the NWT Mine Rescue Competition.

The De Beers-Gahcho Kué team was named ‘Top Overall Surface Team’ at the competition, which was held in Yellowknife on June 9th-10th.

The Gahcho Kué team won in the Surface Practical Bench, Surface Rope Rescue, Surface Written Task, and Firefighting.

De Beers Canada also earned a victory with their Victor Mine team winning in the Surface Obstacle competition.

Other winners included Meadowbank, Meliadine, TMAC, Ekati (x2), and Diavik (x3).

Diavik took home the ‘Overall Underground Team’ award.

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