Media Release: Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission Announces Winners of 61st Annual Mine Rescue Competition

Yellowknife, NT (June 6, 2018) – On Saturday, the Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission (WSCC) announced the winners of the 61st Annual Mine Rescue Competition, held June 1 and 2, 2018 in Yellowknife. Gahcho Kué Diamond Mine of De Beers Canada took home the Overall Surface trophy, and Diavik Diamond Mine of Rio Tinto Ltd. took home the Overall Underground trophy.

The two-day competition saw eight teams from eight mines demonstrate mine surface and underground response and rescue skills. Mines from the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and Ontario competed.

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Media Release: The Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission Lay Charges under the Northwest Territories Safety Act

Yellowknife, NT (May 29, 2018) – On April 24, 2018, the Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission filed five charges in the Northwest Territories’ Territorial Court under the Northwest Territories’ Safety Act.

The North West Company Inc. and the North West Company LP are charged with multiple counts  which allege various offences in violation of the Safety Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, including failing to:

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Media Release: Northern Mines to Compete at the WSCC’s Annual Mine Rescue Competition

Yellowknife, NT (May 18, 2018) – The Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission (WSCC) of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut invites Northerners to witness the events of the 61st Annual Mine Rescue Competition.

The annual public event takes place this year on Saturday, June 2. The WSCC invites the public to take in the action on Saturday at the Yellowknife Multiplex/Fieldhouse Parking Lot from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The competition coincides with the NWT & Nunavut Chamber of Mines’ Miner’s Picnic from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM.

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Media Release: Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission reviews recommendations from the Office of the Chief Coroner of the Northwest Territories

Yellowknife, NT (March 28, 2018) – Today, the Office of the Chief Coroner of the Northwest Territories released their report on the investigation into the death of David John Vinnicombe, with recommendations for the Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission (WSCC).

The WSCC is currently reviewing the recommendations made to determine a course of action moving forward. The purpose of the Chief Coroner’s recommendations is to help prevent injuries or fatalities from incidents of a similar nature.

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Media Release: Kitnuna Projects Inc. and Best Choice Construction (RB) Ltd. sentenced for offences under the Nunavut Safety Act

Iqaluit, NU (March 20, 2018) – On March 13, 2018, Kitnuna Projects Inc. (“Kitnuna Projects”) and Best Choice Construction (RB) Ltd. (“Best Choice Construction”) appeared in the Nunavut Court of Justice in Iqaluit and were each sentenced for offences under the Nunavut Safety Act.

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