Mining Builds BC

64th Provincial Mine Rescue & First Aid Competition

Mine Rescue Week 2019 kicked off on Thursday May 30th, and this year marked the 64th annual Provincial Mine Rescue and First Aid Competition in Williams Lake, British Columbia with Mine Rescue teams competing to qualify in their respective zones for the final event on Saturday.

The Mine Rescue and First Aid Competition is focused on team knowledge of the Western Canada Mine Rescue Manual in three main categories: three person first aid, surface mine rescue and underground mine rescue.

May was BC Mining Month

May was the first ever BC Mining Month and the Mining Association of BC had the pleasure of celebrating the BC mining industry with events across the province. From our annual Mining Person of the Year Award Reception to the Teck Celebrity Pie Throw, we participated in events all across BC, recognizing the people and communities that build and support this province through this foundational industry every day.

MABC kicked off BC Mining Month with the Mining Person of the Year Award Reception, honouring Bob Quartermain for his many contributions to the industry and his integral role in the development of the Brucejack Mine.