Porcupine Joint Venture - Rock Breaking News
Volume ‘06, Issue 1
Dan’s Dialogue ... April 21, 2006
and this is evident in our sta- being diligent and business I look forward to the chal-
tistics compared to 2004 / savvy in ensuring that no lenge of marrying two dif-
2005. Also, we were success- gold is left behind. ferent cultures at the Red
ful in reopening the Dome Lake Gold Mine and grow-
underground operation; we All this was accomplished ing that operation to ensure
renegotiated a 3-year Col- through team work. viability.
lective Bargaining Agree-
ment with our union and we I take this opportunity to In starting a new chapter,
advanced the Pamour pro- congratulate Chris Cormier believe me when I say you’re
ject into an operating mine. who will assume the role of in good hands with Chris.
Although the Pamour has Mine General Manager. Please share his enthusiasm
been very challenging in the Chris knows the operation; in keeping safety a prime
Hi all: recent past, results of hard he knows the people and he focus. Like Chris was quoted
It’s been one year now since work by the Engineering has the vision and determi- as saying “tonnes, grade and
I’ve been at the PJV and lots group, Mill personnel and all nation to maintain continuity costs are all secondary if we
has happened, including the pit employees will soon see for the PJV. Chris will be a cannot work safely as a
fact that I’ll be moving on. As us over this hurdle. determining factor in driving team.”
you are all aware, I will be us forward to continued suc-
the new Mine General Man- We continued to grow our cess. I leave you on that note …
ager of the Red Lake Gold business through exploration and wish you all the very
Mine effective April 24, over the past year with a That said, I leave with mixed best in safety and a promis-
2006. major focus on the high emotions. It was good to get ing future.
grade underground deposits back home to Timmins with
I realize that my time here at the Hoyle operation and my family. It was good to Dan Gagnon
has been very short lived, the possibility of extending get reacquainted with our Mine General Manager
but in that very short time, our mine life with work cur- friends. It was a good op-
we have been very successful rently being conducted on portunity to play a major
in accomplishing some major the Hollinger property. Al- role with the PJV and I will
milestones. Our focus on though our prime concern at miss all of that. But forging
safety has greatly improved, the Hollinger is closure, we’re ahead with my new position, Inside this issue:
SAFETY SENSE ............................... 2
WARM WELCOME ....................... 3
PAMOUR EXPANSION PROJECT ..... 4
TAX TIME ....................................... 4
2006 Calendar of Events ENVIRONMENTAL UPDATES ............ 5
PRESIDENT’S AWARD ..................... 5
August 19 ................ Annual Golf Tournament SEADOG SPEAKS OUT .................. 6
September 9 ................ Quarter Century Club Dinner FIRST AID COMPETITION ................ 7
WATT’S NEW ............................... 8
November 24 ................ Employee Christmas Party
ANGUS CAMPBELL AWARD ........... 9
December 1 ................ Employee Christmas Party STORK REPORT .............................. 9
December 4 ................ Children’s Christmas Parties GEOLOGY HIGHLIGHTS ................10
December 15 ................ Employee Christmas Party ASSET MANAGEMENT ....................11
Rock Breaking News
Safety Sense - Your Future is in Your HANDS
The human hand consists of treatment and of these, 13 Take a moment to consider
27 bones, 20 muscles and or approximately 35%, how important your hands
dozens of tendons and involved the fingers or are to you – off the job as
ligaments, as well as the hand. well as on! If you lost the
blood vessels and nerves In the Ontario mining indus- use of one hand, how well
that feed and control the try, one out of ten hand could you play ball with
moving parts. It is a com- injuries resulted from using the kids, go hunting or fish-
plex, sophisticated piece of hand tools and nearly four ing, dress yourself in the
engineering that combines out of ten from handling morning, or any one of a
strength, sensitivity and materials. thousand other activities
intricate dexterity. More of that you now take for
the brain is reserved for Perhaps we should say granted?
hand movement than for “mishandling” and
control of any other part of “misusing” since most of Now take a few moments
the body. these injuries could have to consider how easy it is
been prevented. Investiga- to avoid having to find out
Since it is so well designed tions throughout the indus- the hard way, how useful
and useful, the hand is usu- try have identified the your hands really are;
ally where the action is. As leading causes of hand
a result, it is the part of the and finger injuries to be
body most likely to be in- the failure to follow proce- Think Before You Reach!
jured. In the Ontario mining dures, using the wrong tool
industry last year at PJV, for the job, inattention and Jamie Mortson
we experienced 37 injuries failure to wear personal Senior Safety Coordinator
that required medical protective equipment.
Be all ears at safety meetings ...
What you hear might save your life.
We would like to welcome some new employees to the PJV:
Terry Vendeberg Millwright
Dave DeMarchi Millwright
Gregory Tinney Asset Management Planner
Louis Kuret Labourer
Guy Bujold Asset Management Planner
Gilles Godmaire Labourer
Robert Benoit Underground Supervisor
Pierre Plouffe Millwright
Scott Emery Underground Supervisor
Kenneth Hewey Labourer
Albert Brazeau Electrician
Dominic Lachance Electrician
Best wishes to all of our new employees as they “get on board” and tackle
their new challenges.
Volume ‘06, Issue 1
PJV Welcomes a new Mine General Manager
As you are all aware, I will healthy every day. It is my rial company with respect
be taking over as Mine utmost concern that we for its people and the ex-
General Manager from work together, whether pertise the new assets and
Dan Gagnon on April 24th. employees or contractors, people bring to the table.
This change is bittersweet to make sure we all get When we combine this en-
for me as I have much re- each other home; tonnes, trepreneurial spirit with the
spect for Dan and will miss ounces, grade and costs potential for our growth in
his management style and are all secondary if we the Timmins camp, our ex-
the leadership he has pro- cannot work safely as a ceptional assets and our
vided our team over the team. We need to believe aggressive exploration
last year. I would first like in safety; not by talking strategy, I believe the PJV
to thank Dan for his com- about it or saying “safety is one of the most exciting
mitment towards safety first” but by acting on it places to be a part of.
and people, and then for and working safely at
his ongoing support and work and at home. Potential and future aside,
guidance. I wish him much we must currently deal with
success at the Red Lake When I am playing with the issues at hand such as “ … tonnes, grade
Operations and look for- my son I always look at lower than planned grade
ward to seeing one of the what he is doing with a from Pamour and in- and costs are all
richest mines in the world parent’s eye or a “safe creased costs due to com- secondary if we
get ever better. Good luck eye” as I seem to be able modities such as fuel and cannot work safely
and thanks! to spot any hazard no mat- power. Regardless of own-
ter how big or small. Possi- ership, it is our mandate to
as a team.”
Only a few months ago, bly when you are perform- operate a safe and profit-
and under the old Placer ing your next task, ask able business for our own-
regime, I would not have yourself if you would let a ers, so we must therefore
been provided the oppor- loved one do it the way continue to improve the
tunity to be promoted and you intend to and if you way we do business. Unfor-
to manage a mine I would not perhaps its time tunately, improving some-
worked at, hence the op- to step back and evaluate times means difficult deci-
portunity to manage the the job. Working safely is sions, whether it be people,
PJV was unexpected and an ongoing quest, and we costs or projects. However
exciting all in one. I look have come a long way at the underlying goal must
forward to calling Timmins the PJV; but we have much always be making the best
home for a while longer further to go for everyone decisions for the business. I
and to continue working to go home safely, one urge each of you to be
with one of the best teams day at a time. diligent in your work, being
in the world. safe, productive and cost
The takeover or now trans- conscious. Together, I be-
I would like to take this fer from Barrick to Gold- lieve we can work through
opportunity to share some corp should soon be over tough situations and make
of my thoughts about work- and I believe this is an ex- our future golden …
ing together as a team … citing time which will allow
safely. I, like Dan and each us to question the way we Chris Cormier
of you believe that the currently operate and chal- Operations Superintendent
number one priority for lenge each other to im-
each of us is to ensure that prove the way we do our
everyone goes home to business. Goldcorp is a
their families happy and growing and entrepreneu-
Rock Breaking News
Pamour Expansion Project - Car Found in Three Nations Lake
Three Nations Lake has started to divulge its Excavation of the lake bottom and placement
secrets, and all the “stuff” at the bottom. This of the final dam across Three Nations Lake is
car was found during the excavation at the about 60% complete. The impermeable liner,
east side of the dam abutment. We’re not cutting off water flow through the coffer dam
sure if it’s a ’55 or ’56 Chevy. We have also and into the expanded pit will be complete in
found enough clams and crayfish to make August of this year. For now, it’s one big mud
one heck of a jambalaya. Does anyone have hole. The current depth of the excavation is
“ While we planned a good Cajun recipe? 60 feet near the middle of the lake.
all these earthworks in
swamps over the cold- The Pamour Expansion had a successful win- Highway 101 construction over the winter
est season of the year, ter, with only a few hiccups along the way. included new culverts at the existing Three
Mother Nature was While we planned all these earthworks in Nations Creek, clay excavation and sur-
swamps over the coldest season of the year, charge placement at the east tie in (near the
uncooperative … “ Mother Nature was uncooperative, and gave Kidd Met site), and gravel placement along
us the warmest winter on record. However, 40% of the new alignment. We are in the
we did manage to complete the temporary process of building a Hydro substation ac-
coffer dam across Three Nations Lake, and cess, and placing culverts at the new Three
excavation and landscaping of the new Nations Creek. Once the frost is out of the
Three Nations Lake Basin and creek. ground, we will complete the gravel base.
Paving is planned to start by late June, with
The new portion of the lake is now filling with the new highway opening scheduled for July
the spring runoff, and after 2 years of accli- 18 of this year.
matization, the Department of Fisheries and
Oceans will give us the approval to open the Until then, we’ll be busy playing in the mud.
new basin for the fish.
Bill van Breugel
Did you know that …
A fine is a tax for doing wrong. A tax is a fine for doing well.
The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put it back in your pocket.
It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help.
It’s That Time of Year Again … Tax Time
The due date for filing your 2005 tax returns is April 30th, 2006.
The following is an excerpt from Revenue Canada Agency’s web site:
“When a due date falls on a Saturday, a Sunday, or a public holiday, we consider your pay-
ment to be paid on time or your return to be filed on time. It we receive it or it is postmarked
on the next business day.”
For more tax information, visit the Revenue Canada web site at:
Volume ‘06, Issue 1
It has been a busy winter for our department, preparing for the upcoming spring and summer.
A large rehabilitation project at the Coniaurum Mine (just north of Schumacher) will continue this
summer with Phase 2 of 3 planned for completion.
We have been working closely with the Pamour Construction group, monitoring the removal of
Three Nations Lake (that big hole alongside Highway 101), as well as all of the fish in the north
basin. We ensured as many fish as possible were relocated to the south end of the lake. The
new lake basin which will be slowly filling over the spring and summer of 2006 will be moni-
tored to make sure it is ready to accept its new fish inhabitants in 2007 or 2008.
The 2005 Sustainability Report will be available for employees who would like copies, as well
being distributed around the community in the upcoming months. This report will highlight not
only the Porcupine Joint Venture, but also the other two Canadian operations (Campbell and
Musselwhite), as well as some of our historic mine sites (Detour and Dona Lake in Ontario and
Equity Silver in British Columbia). There are many great pictures of the mine sites here in Tim-
mins including many of our rehabilitation projects. We hope you enjoy the report and supply
your feedback on the inserted questionnaire.
Have a safe and happy summer.
Placer Dome President’s Award
In February 2006, PJV received the last Placer Dome President's Award for Leadership and
Excellence in Environment. This award was received in recognition of the major reclamation
work done at the Coniaurum site, establishing an integrated GIS / water quality information
system for our closed sites, as well as receiving approval from the Canadian government on our
Environmental Assessment for the Pamour mine. We are very proud of this award.
Photographs (top to bottom) …
Geese on № 6 Tailings Dam (R. Cumming)
Southwest View of Three Nations Lake (L. Cameron)
Pamour after application of biosolids (A. Perreault)
Students - Water Quality Monitoring (L. Cameron)
Raise Rehabilitation at Nighthawk Lake (A. Perreault)
Porcupine River (L. Cameron)
Leadership and Excellence Geese on № 6 Tailings Dam (R. Cumming)
Rock Breaking News
Leaving of Liverpool
I remember this song from my Navy Days, and wanted to share it with you:
Farewell to you my own true love, I am going far away.
I am bound for California, and hope that I'll return someday.
So fare thee well, my own true love, when I return united we will be.
It's not the leaving of Liverpool that's grieving me, But my darling when I think of thee.
I have shipped on a Yankee sailing ship, Davy Crockett is her name.
And John Burgess is the captain of her, and they say she's a floating shame.
I have shipped 7 years with old Burgess, and I think I know him well.
If a man's a sailor, he can get along, if not, then he's sure in Hell.
Farewell to lower Frederick Street, Ensign Terrace and Park Lane
For I think it will be a long, long time, before I see you again.
Oh the sun is on the harbor, love, and I wish I could remain,
For I know it will be a long, long time, before I see you again.
While I was in the Navy the morning concerns about the captain were usually about what kind
of mood he was in. The ship in the song quote "floating shame" is saying that the ship is not a
happy ship and that if a sailor goes on that ship, he's in for a rough trip. Most times, the first
question a sailor was asked when transferring to another ship was "Who's the Captain"?
It's pretty much the same as working for
a company. The difference is that when
a ship goes to sea, you can usually plan
on a long journey; eating, sleeping, and
working with the same people for days. Are you experiencing:
When working for a living, you have to Difficulties coping with stress / anxieties?
learn to tolerate a lot of different atti- Problems with drugs or alcohol?
tudes, people, places and things. Anger / grief at changes in your life or at work?
Parenting, marital or family concerns?
Help is Available!
Seadog EMPLOYEE AND FAMILY
aka Glen Seymour ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Blain & Associates Psychological Services
251 Third Avenue, Suite 6
Mill Department Timmins, Ontario
CALL DIRECTLY: 268-0475
This is a confidential service. The workplace will
not be informed that you are seeing a counselor.
You can access the directly program without
asking anyone at work.
Volume ‘06, Issue 1
Annual First Aid Competition
The Arthur A. Adamson competition began in 1981 and was named after the former General Man-
ager of the McIntyre Mine. Mr. Adamson was also a long standing member of the St. John Ambu-
lance. After 25 years, this competition continues to be very competitive within the mining community.
On February 24, 2006, the PJV’s First Aid Competition team competed in this competition and were
winners of the Lionel Degrace Memorial award.
Many of you will remember Lionel Degrace as being a very attentive provider of first aid and a
long time employee of the Pamour Porcupine Mine. I was fortunate to have worked with Lionel and
remember his love of teaching first aid as well as being involved in the local competitions. His mem-
ory lives on each year at the competition with this award.
This year, a single first aid competition was included and each team entered a participant. The com-
petitor had 10 minutes to determine the problem, provide first aid measures/treatment, provide a
written report and have the casualty ready for transport to the nearest medical facility. Dave Payne,
who works at Hoyle Pond as a Miner 3, was the winner of this event. Dave has been a member of
the First Aid competition team for many years and has also won provincial awards at the Ontario
Open First Aid competition. Congratulations Dave!
Many hours of training, reading and practicing go into this competition and I would like to thank eve-
ryone on the team for their diligence and hard work. As well, the team members would like to thank
Senior Management and those far too numerous to mention for their continued support.
Occupational Health Nurse
Hoyle Pond Operation
Members of the 2006 PJV First Aid Competition Team
and shown in the photo are:
Front row kneeling l to r:
Dan Breton, Stewart Watts, Michel Robillard
Middle row l to r:
Sheila Saarela, John Young, Terry Willet
Back row l to r:
Chris Cormier, Operations Superintendent
Dave Payne (Individual First Aid Competition Winner)
Ken Wojtus, Hoyle Pond Mine Superintendent
Set your sights high.
The higher we aim, the higher we’ll go.
Rock Breaking News
Watt’s New ?
The PJV’s Energy Management committee
has been busy evaluating many worthwhile
employee ideas. In fact, the committee has
received over 230 suggestions. Each sugges-
tion goes through a process of evaluation
where committee members rank the potential
impact versus the level of effort required to
Tom Hacquard has taken on the responsibil-
ity of Energy Management Coordinator at
the Porcupine Joint Venture. His primary re-
sponsibility is to provide support and leader-
Current Accomplishments: ship to the Watt Watchers program at the
Reduced lighting in unused Porcupine Joint Venture. In addition to the Hoyle Pond underground
fan automation project, the committee’s top
areas of the mine
On February 21, 2006 the Energy Manage- two other suggestions currently being worked
Isolated, interlocked and ment Committee presented Rob Thompson on are Marc Fortin’s suggestion to interlock
disconnected redundant with a $5,000 cheque representing the 2005 the Mill scrubber fans to automatically shut
equipment grand prize winner for most value energy down when the secondary and tertiary crush-
savings idea. Rob is an underground super- ers are down for maintenance, and evaluat-
Idling of heavy equipment visor at Hoyle Pond and his winning idea ing various fuel saving devices for light vehi-
Estimated Savings $110,000 was to place underground fans on an auto- cles and pit equipment.
mation system to save hydro consumption
between shifts. Work is currently being down Keep up the good work on submitting your
Ongoing Projects: to complete a comprehensive feasibility to energy saving suggestions. Remember cost
support the suggestion. Congratulations Rob! saving suggestion start with you!
Automation of underground
Pictured is Steve Reid, Executive General
auxiliary fans Manager, Canada presenting the cheque to Sandro Purificati
Interlocking of scrubber Rob. PJV Energy Management Committee Member
fans in the Mill
Fuel saving devices for all
Remember, if you don’t use it … turn if off!
Estimated Savings $1,767,000 The power is in your hands!
With our Deepest Condolences …
We have recently said farewell to seven of our pensioners:
Ronald Wilkinson November 29, 2005
Ross Church December 24, 2005
Walter Parcey January 20, 2006
Gregorio Sgro February 16, 2006
Charles Huggins February 19, 2006
Salvator Cucullo February 28, 2006
Louis Raymond March 25, 2006
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to their friends and family members. They
will be greatly missed.
Volume ‘06, Issue 1
Angus Campbell Award
PJV was presented with the 2005 Angus Campbell Award at the annual Safety Night held recently at the Dante Club in Timmins.
This award is presented annually to the mine in the Timmins / Kirkland Lake / Kapuskasing area that has the lowest lost time injury
frequency. Statistical reporting includes company and contractor injuries at the site.
PJV experienced a lost time injury frequency of 0.7 to qualify for this award. Congratulations to everyone and let's keep focused
to ensure that we don't have any lost time injuries in 2006!
We would like to congratulate the following proud parents on the birth of the
newest addition to their family:
Guy & Renee Mousseau Peter & Guylaine Atherton
Baby Boy Baby Boy
Liam Mousseau Nathan Atherton
October 28, 2005 March 16, 2006
Todd & Lyne Thompson Jason & Kelly Floyd
Baby Girl Baby Boy
Sonya Thompson Samuel J.M. Floyd
February 3, 2006 March 31, 2006
(7 weeks old)
"Laughter is like changing a baby's diaper. It doesn't permanently solve any problems,
but it makes things more acceptable for a while."
Rock Breaking News
With the first quarter of 2006 came an in- Meanwhile at Pamour, a significant amount
creased focus on Hoyle Pond as we recog- of work has gone into reducing dilution and
nize the necessity of “growing” the mine’s improving grade control. There were indica-
longer term resources. Ken Tylee and the tions in the early part of the year that there
Minex Group have been kept hopping with was a discrepancy between the mine grade
accelerated diamond drilling rates with al- and the mill grade at Pamour. Following a
most 32 km of core drilled in the quarter. batch test of Pamour ore through the mill, the
Of this, 20.4 km was focused on longer term mine and mill grades demonstrated that
exploration targets and 6.4 km was focused there was no negative discrepancy.
on the Hoyle Pond ‘side’ as we complete the
systematic evaluation of the upper mine. I would like to acknowledge the efforts of
the Open Pit Production and Engineering
“ Follow Recent drill results from one of our explora- Groups during the batch test; with your sup-
ing a ba
tch tion targets suggest a new environment for port we have demonstrated that through
test of P gold mineralization close to existing work- improved blasting, digging, dilution control
the mine ings. The 200 Central Zone was discovered in and particularly open and frequent communi-
and mill November 2005 by a hole drilled north cation, we can manage the ore issues at
grades d across the unexplored central Ultramafics Pamour. Through the test, we have shown
ted adjacent to the 200mL haulage drift. The that the initiatives we have implemented to
e was no hole intersected a porphyry with significant control the grade work, and that we should
discrepa gold grades. Follow-up drilling has returned continue with these new practices.
ncy.” six encouraging intersections with grades up
to 22 g/t over 1.3 m. Additional drilling of Ron Millions and the Mill Group were a
this area is planned to start in the next few crucial part of the test, and provided critical
weeks. input into the test and an incredible amount
of data following the test - thanks Ron!
200 Central Zone
The geological compilation and diamond The test at Pamour also allowed us to focus
drilling at Hoyle Pond and lead by Ivan on some of the metallurgical issues such as
Langlois has also been successful resulting in ore hardness and changes in recovery in dif-
production from six stopes between July ferent areas of the pit. A metallurgical test
2005 and February 2006. Recent drilling on program was developed for Pamour in col-
the 4-310 North and South between 3L and laboration with the Mill Group. This program
5L have been encouraging with potential for will now incorporate Hoyle Pond ore as well,
longhole stoping. The completion of the 501- and should allow for better prediction of the
900 decline will allow for drill testing of the metallurgical characteristics of the ore feed
down plunge extensions of the 16, 18 and to the mill.
22 Vein complex at the western end of the Stephen Price
Hoyle Pond ‘side’. Chief Geologist
200 Central Zone
HP-1060 Access Drift 200mL
Volume ‘05, Issue 3
The first quarter of 2006 is also the mobile equipment on dayshift and put dedi- the bottom line in both the
behind us and by all counts fleet. Initial results from the cated service crews to- short and longer term. We will
this year is shaping up to tests on light vehicles are gether. These changes have not accomplish this unless the
be one that will challenge very encouraging and once met with positive response program we pursue is credible
us all to do our very best testing is complete the data from the operating depart- and has active involvement
to ensure that we continue will be released to every- ments and it is the ideas from everyone.
to work safely and achieve one. We spend in excess of and initiatives like these The days are getting longer
the best possible produc- $10 million annually on that we have to keep put- (and thankfully warmer) so we
tion and costs in the current fuel, so even a modest de- ting forward if we are to have summer and all the
environment. crease in consumption can achieve reduced costs and great associated activities to
save hundreds of thousands improved efficiencies. consider. Please take the time
Tom Hacquard joined the
of dollars. There is signifi- to work and play safely
Dome Plant Staff this quar- In the area of light vehicle
cant potential between fan through the spring and sum-
ter as the Energy Manage- maintenance there is still
automation and fuel sav- mer months. Remember that
ment Coordinator. Tom had far too much damage to
ings to decrease our en- no job is too important that
been working at Hoyle pick up trucks. There are at
ergy costs in the order of we can't take the time to do
Pond Mine as an electrician least two 2004 model pick
$1 million per year. These it safely.
prior to taking on his new up trucks that are averag-
potential savings are com-
role. Tom is on a one year ing in the order of John Folinsbee
ing from ideas that you are
temporary staff posting $15,000 to $20,000 per Asset Management Manager
putting forward so please
and his position is 50% year in maintenance costs.
keep the ideas coming.
funded by Natural Re- It is easy to pick these two
sources Canada up until the Daniel Rivera, Asset Man- out as an example, but
end of the first quarter with agement Project Coordina- there are more. I urge
an opportunity to renew tor, resigned from the PJV every one of you to start
this for the balance of to take a job on a new oil driving these vehicles with
2006. sands project in Alberta. a little more care. This is an
Daniel joined us in April area where we can easily
Since joining the group Tom
2005 and was instrumental save money and I am sure
has been very actively
in driving positive change that it does not make the
pursuing a number of pro- Tom Hacquard
in our maintenance prac- job easier when vehicles
jects that have the poten-
tices over the last 12 are parked for two weeks
tial to pay back very nicely
months. His knowledge and waiting for parts.
for the PJV. Many of you
experience in the area of
already know that Rob Our challenge going for-
Asset Management will be
Thompson was the $5,000 ward will be to redefine
missed. I take this opportu-
winner for the best energy the Maintenance Improve-
nity to thank Daniel for his
saving idea presented in ment Project such that we
contribution to the PJV and
2005. His idea involves capture the best parts,
wish him well in his new
automation of the under- realize savings from our
ground fans at Hoyle Pond efforts and that our pro-
and Tom is actively pursu- A number of changes have gram is strategically
ing this project and it is our been made to the Pit Shop aligned with our new own-
desire to have this initiative early this year. The crews ers. Another very important
in place before year end. are now working the new aspect is getting buy in
5x5x4 schedule, there are and involvement from all
On the fuel savings front
fewer mechanics working stakeholders in the process.
we are testing out a num-
the night shift, we have
ber of new devices on both Our focus has got to be on
added runners into the pit
the light vehicle fleet and ways that we can impact
A joint venture with Kinross Gold Corporation, managed by Placer Dome (CLA) Limited, a member of the Placer Dome Group.
Porcupine Joint Venture
P.O. Box 70
4315 Gold Mine Road
South Porcupine, ON
Email: First Name_Last Name@placerdome.com
Rock Breaking News
Editor: Linda Loader
Dan Gagnon Chris Cormier
Jamie Mortson Dave Bucar
Line Bilodeau Bill van Breugel
Bill McMillan Stephen Price
Seadog Sheila Saarela
Sandro Purificati John Folinsbee
As always, your comments and / or sugges-
tions are most appreciated.
Please send to Linda Loader at:
Bus: 705 235 6589 “Destiny is not a matter of chance;
Fax: 705 235 6551
Email: email@example.com it is a matter of choice. It is not a
thing to be waited for; it is a thing
to be achieved.”