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The Best Mine Rescue Team in Manitoba is From Snow Lake.


The annual provincial mine rescue competition was held in Lac Du Bonnet May 25th and 26th.  The winning team in the competition was the Hudbay team from Snow Lake made up of Captain Bob Forsyth, Riley Eastman, Brandon Cook, Jenni Oleksuk, Vice-Captain Jordan Galloway, Director of Operations Brian Shapka, Technician Bernard Fourie, Coach Terry Hornyak and Instructor Dallas Henrikson.  Team Vale from Thompson finished a close second.


The two day annual event included teams from Hudbay Flin Fon, Hudbay Snow Lake, Tanco and Vale who took part in an underground and first aid mine rescue mission and written exam along with other tests and competitions. 


The Snow Lake team is now eligible to take part in the bi-annual Western Region Mine Rescue Competition in Fernie, BC in September 2019.  The 2019 Manitoba Provincial Mine Rescue Competition will be hosetd by Hudbay Flin Flon on May 24th and 25th.


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