SMA Environmental Forum 2018 is a professional development opportunity for environmental practitioners in the mining industry, consulting businesses, post-secondary researchers and government. With changing regulations and evolving technology it is important for environmental professionals to keep current, and move forward, in developing and identifying best practices related to environmental sustainability.
Themes for the 2018 forum may include:
TAILINGS AND MINE WASTE MANAGEMENT
ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT AND BEST PRACTICES
DECOMMISSIONING AND RECLAMATION
GROUNDWATER AND SURFACE WATER MANAGEMENT
ENERGY AND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
WATER AND ENERGY SECURITY
BIODIVERSITY AND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT AND INDIGENOUS TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE
The 50th Annual Emergency Response Mine Rescue Skills Competition took place on Saturday, June 2, 2018 in Moose Jaw at Mosaic Place and Moose Jaw Exhibition. Here are the results.
The Competition Guidelines can be found here. Click here for the Mine Rescue Manual.
Saskatchewan Mining Week 2018
May 28, 2018
Monday, May 28, 2018
Mining: Sustaining Success
Regina: The Honourable Bronwyn Eyre, Minister of Energy & Resources along with Jessica Theriault, Chair of the Saskatchewan Mining Association launched ‘Mining Week in Saskatchewan’ today at the Saskatchewan Legislature. Mining Week in Saskatchewan runs from May 27 – June 2, 2018.
Saskatchewan is a global mining leader. While low commodity prices have continued to make for challenging operating environment, we are reminded that Saskatchewan is a good place to be operating mines. “Saskatchewan provides a low-risk environment because of both the great geological framework, and also the considered regulatory and policy frameworks. SMA member companies have made multibillion dollar investments in Saskatchewan over the past decade. And because of these investments, mining remains a key pillar of Saskatchewan’s economy.” said Jessica Theriault, Chair of Saskatchewan Mining Association.
As Canada transitions to a lower carbon economy, Saskatchewan products are among the most responsibly mined in the world. “Saskatchewan mining operations feed and fuel the world with their products, improving the quality of life around the world and at home. The world needs more Saskatchewan mineral products and we will continue to work with governments to develop a framework for sustained success in a globally competitive marketplace”, said Pam Schwann, SMA President.
During Mining Week, the Saskatchewan Mining Association will have dozens of events in communities across the province, culminating with the 50th Annual Emergency Response/Mine Rescue Skills Competition, Saturday, June 2nd at Mosaic Place and Moose Jaw Exhibition Grounds in Moose Jaw.
For further information contact:
Tracey Irwin, SMA Manager, Communications and Membership, (306) 591-7050
Monday, May 28 – Pierre Gratton, President & CEO, Mining Association of Canada will make a luncheon presentation to the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan and Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce to be held at the Hotel Saskatchewan Radisson Plaza in Regina. https://www.apegs.ca/Portal/Pages/event-details-7/33477
Wednesday, May 30 - Kyle Leadbeater, Superintendent, Dry End Production, K+S Potash Canada will make a breakfast presentation to the Moose Jaw and District Chamber of Commerce at Grant Hall Hotel, Moose Jaw. https://www.mjchamber.com/home
Wednesday, May 30 and Thursday, May 31 – ‘Core Days’ in partnership with Keewatin Community Development Association, Northlands College and the Ministry of Energy & Resources. Events include: Technical Discussions, Core and Rock Sample Displays, Long Term Service Awards, Mineral Exploration & Mine Service Tradeshow, La Ronge. http://www.kcdc.ca/coredays/
Saturday, June 2 – 50th Annual Emergency Response/Mine Rescue Skills Competition at Mosaic Place and Moose Jaw Exhibition Park, Moose Jaw.
For more information on Saskatchewan Mining Week contact the SMA office (306) 757-9505; email@example.com
Amendments to CTA Fails to Address Canadian Mining Industry
April 30, 2018
SMA echoes the profound disappointment and frustration voiced by the Mining Association of Canada with respect to the Government of Canada's legislation amending The Canada Transportation Act (Bill C-49). Click here for the media release.
Saskatchewan Mining Association supports province's request to the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal
April 25, 2018
Saskatchewan Mining Association supports province's request to the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal seeking clarification on constitutionality of federal government's carbon tax legislation. Click here for the media release.
Train the Trainer Program
April 11, 2018
TEAM Response and St. John Ambulance will be offering the Train the Trainer Program again this year. The objective of the Train the Trainer program is to better prepare those that are tasked with training a team for competition or participating as a team member.
Pre-requisitefor Train the Trainer
Minimum of a OHS A certification
Agenda for Train the Trainer
Review of changes for 2018
Judges Marking Sheets
Certification/Recertification in oxygen administration/Automated External Defibrillation
Spinal Immobilization which will include the Kendrick Extrication Device (KED) and the Scoop stretcher
Evaluating a team
Proposed training date:
April 11th, 2018 at Mosaic Place, 175, 119 River St W, Moose Jaw, SK. The course will run from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Lunch will be provided. Anyone with diet restrictions please notify us in advance. Participants can register by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or Michael.Brenholen@sk.sja.ca The cost of the course is $225.00 per person.
Registrations for the Train the Trainer course will be accepted until April 5th, 2018 to allow for course loading.
10th Annual Saskatchewan Mining Supply Chain Forum
April 10, 2018
The 10th Annual Saskatchewan Mining Supply Chain Forum will be held April 10 and 11, 2018 at Prairieland Park in Saskatoon, SK.
This Forum provides information on how manufacturers, construction, equipment and service providers can access mining supply opportunities.
Forum topics have historically included (yet to be finalized for this year):
An overview of projects by Saskatchewan mining companies
Information on opportunities to supply equipment and services to the mining industry
The process and steps to become a supplier to the mining industry
Separate sessions on topics such as maintenance, repair and operations for mine site personnel
The 3rd Mine Safety Summit - Technical Aspects of Mine Safety was held on Thursday, March 1, 2018 in conjunction with the SMA AGM on Friday, March 2, 2018.
The format of the Summit utilized case studies from SMA member companies and included reviews of incident investigations, equipment/procedure evaluations, and best practice discussions. Member companies presented for approximately 20 minutes/presentation. The case studies were grouped into themes which relate to activities and conditions that have been, or have the potential to have been, associated with serious injury and/or fatality.
SMA Supports Government of SK Climate Change Strategy
December 4, 2017
The Saskatchewan Mining Association is supportive of the Government of Saskatchewan's Climate Change Strategy. Click here for the news release.
GMSG Edmonton Forum 2017
October 11, 2017
Global Mining Collaboration Lands in Edmonton this October
An interactive forum dedicated to presentations and discussions around Interoperability, Autonomous Mining, and much more, is taking place October 18-19 at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. Hear from speakers involved in the latest mining industry guideline work on autonomy, data sharing, and cyber security, as well as case studies on success stories outside the industry. You won’t want to miss the spotlight on GMSG’s Underground Mining projects around Battery Electric Vehicles and Short Interval and Real-Time Control.