Teck Cominco Giving Back
20 Years of Mining Miracles
2010 Launch of Champions
The Teck Cominco Citizen
Editorial Giving BAck At Teck Cominco, we pride ourselves on our history of contributing to the well-being of the communities where we live and work. Whether it’s providing funds to worthy causes or the time our employees dedicate to volunteer activities, all of these efforts contribute to our dynamic communities. As Teck Cominco looks to the future, community investment and volunteerism will continue to be a priority for us as a socially responsible company. We have recently taken our community investment program to a new level of leadership with the formation of the Teck Cominco Foundation. Through the Foundation, as well as through direct corporate giving, Teck Cominco contributes annually to non-profit organizations and initiatives that strengthen our communities. We have identified the following five areas of giving that will be the focus of our donations: Medical Research and Health— supporting health organizations Education—supporting higher education focused on mining or the metals industry Environment—supporting responsible and objective environmental organizations and conservation projects Social and Community—supporting community organizations, facilities and activities
Arts and Culture—supporting artistic and cultural performances, initiatives and facilities
Hospital. The funds will go towards the hospital’s urgent goal of constructing two new SMART-technology operating rooms.
A few of the highlights include Teck Cominco’s investment in the Olympics, a donation to the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) and support of the annual Mining for Miracles event.
In addition to these partnerships, we are proud to support many causes and events in the communities where our employees live and work.
In December 2006, we were very excited to take our community investment to a new level when it was announced that Teck Cominco will supply the gold, silver and bronze for the medals at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The Olympic and Paralympic medals inspire people everywhere to realize their full potential, in whatever they do. In January 2007, we announced Teck Cominco’s donation of $10 million to the Royal Ontario Museum’s Renaissance Project. This historic gift will establish the Teck Cominco Suite of Earth Sciences Galleries, the Teck Cominco Endowed Chair in Mineralogy and the Teck Cominco Digital Education Module in Earth Sciences and will create a new home for the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame at the Museum. Through these projects, which will add more than 200,000 square feet of gallery space, the ROM expects to draw 1.6 million visitors annually—a large percentage being students of all ages. In May of this year, Teck Cominco sponsored and organized a pie throw in downtown Vancouver, which raised a record-breaking $1.69 million for Mining for Miracles in support of B.C. Children’s
Recently our Pend Oreille, Highland Valley Copper, Red Dog, Trail and Hemlo operations made a number of community investments. These commitments are a part of our sustainability commitment to support local communities in and around our operations. We also know that you, our current and past employees, support your communities through a variety of volunteer activities. It’s these activities that help build strong, thriving communities that people are proud to call home. We believe the contribution each of you makes, whether it is a personal donation or volunteering your time, reflects Teck Cominco’s corporate values, so we are proud to provide matching funds for your donations. I applaud all those who take the time to give back to their community in whatever way they can. We are all working together to make our communities the best places possible.
Donald R. Lindsay, President and CEO
publication info Teck Cominco’s magazine is published twice a year for employees and retirees of Teck Cominco Limited by Corporate Communications. Unless otherwise stated, all material may be reproduced on condition that the source is acknowledged. The CITIZEN welcomes the submission of articles and photos on topics of interest to employees and retirees of the company. Please forward these to Kea Barker*, Editor, the CITIZEN, at the Vancouver office. *2008–New Editor, Susan Hooper
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HVC Assists at Graymont Rescue By Gerry Wong, Highland valley copper
A practised response has been the secret to success for the Highland Valley Copper Emergency Response Team many times in the past. On a cold, rainy day in September, when they helped release a subcontractor from under 10 metres of rock at Graymont Pavilion quarry near Lillooet, B.C., the team showed once again that an organized approach is the foundation of any rescue effort. The Graymont incident occurred at about 10 a.m. on September 18, when a high wall failed and collapsed onto a 330 excavator operated by a subcontractor. The Ministry of Mines contacted Highland Valley Copper, requesting assistance.
to communicate directly with the operator, establishing that he had no major injuries but was anxious to get out.
Personnel from the HVC ERT competition team plus a regular ERT member packed their rescue and first-aid equipment and items that would be useful if the operation continued into the night, such as flashlights and a supply of extra batteries, then headed for the quarry.
The rescuers dug the remaining rocks by shovel and then by hand. Those in the excavated hole continued in shifts, cutting a support brace and removing parts of the cab window. The bucket of the working 350 excavator provided shelter from potential rock-fall, and rescuers used hand-held flashlights to illuminate the area and help monitor for even the slightest trace of rock-fall above the rescue area.
Based on the information provided by the mines inspector, the team expected the worst but was hoping for the best. Once on-site, they were briefed on the situation, and by 4:30 p.m. were cleared to enter the slide area to start operations.
At 11:10 p.m.—13 hours after the initial wall collapse—the buried operator was lifted out of the cab. With assistance, he was able to walk out of the excavated hole, right past some of the massive boulders that had loomed overhead while he was trapped.
As Graymont’s equipment operators and spotters built lighting pads and started to move the rockslide material, the HVC team prepared for a possible rescue. The team provided continuous oversight of all personnel at the scene and supervised operations from a safety perspective, designating a hot zone, an equipment cache area and monitoring of the wall above the scene.
After a first-aid assessment, the operator was transported to the quarry’s first-aid room and then was taken to Lillooet Hospital for overnight observation. He was released the next day. The success of the rescue was due to the efforts of all at the scene and the excellent cooperation between each person. Although the seriousness of the incident cannot be overlooked, the outcome made everyone feel ecstatic.
Infrared monitoring equipment had not helped to pinpoint the exact location of the buried operator or machine. Consequently, the search area was fairly large—30 to 50 metres long. Everyone watched and waited anxiously as the cold night set in, while a 350 excavator, another smaller excavator and a D8 dozer worked at the bottom of a 30-metre high wall, moving tonnes of rock and huge boulders, some as large as four metres in diameter.
As for the HVC team, the consensus was that all their in-house training, including participation in mine rescue and first aid competitions, had prepared them for such a situation. Even though the incident was at another operation, their response was the same well-practised routine: size up the situation, take control and make a plan, while constantly monitoring the safety of the team, the others at the site and the operator in need of help.
At last the digging exposed a hydraulic hose, the first clue to the location of the buried excavator. All at the scene were alerted to prepare for the possible extrication of the operator. Other parts of the excavator were gradually uncovered, but then progress was blocked by a massive rock above the excavation hole. It took another hour and some smart thinking by the equipment operators and quarry personnel to reposition the boulder. Just after 9:30 p.m., the machinery stopped again, and the rescuers pondered the next move. The digging had exposed part of the buried excavator’s boom, but the position of the operator’s cab underneath was not clear. Also, the hole could not be widened any further without risk of further rockslides. Just as HVC team leaders were discussing the best course of action with the operators and Graymont personnel, in the sudden quiet they heard a faint tapping sound and a muffled voice near the buried boom. Through a layer of rock, the rescuers were able
HVC Mine Rescue Team assisted in rescue at Graymont Mines on September 18. Al Lucas, Plant Manager from Graymont, personally delivered 1,200 doughnuts (that’s 100 dozen!) to express his appreciation for the team’s hard work. The doughnuts were shared with all at HVC.
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Safety: A Core Value Tracking Health And Safety by Mark Thompson, SPokane
As you may have noticed, this Safety article has been positioned near the front of the CITIZEN, reinforcing the overall company philosophy of Safety First. We have declared that all meetings should start with a safety message as we aim to keep safety at the forefront of everything we do.
Core Values. Teck Cominco’s Building Strength with People employee performance and development program describes Core Values as “particular behaviours that are expected of everyone in the organization”. Let’s make safety a Core Value…together!
Safety is a concept that we take with us wherever we are—at home, work or play. As toddlers we learned how to walk and, in doing so, became aware of the hazards associated with that activity. As we grew up and crossed streets by ourselves, we gained more freedom and learned some of our first lessons in life on the importance of safety. In our early years, lessons in safety guided us; so, too, should they lead our actions today. For years we have heard that “safety is a priority”; the trouble is we juggle many priorities and our priorities are continually changing. As we push forward to improve safety performance at Teck Cominco, let’s consider safety and health to be a Core Value. Some may ask why or what is the difference? If you think about the values you carry through life, they are stable and ever-present. Being a reader of the Teck Cominco CITIZEN, you are an employee, retiree, family member or friend. We encourage you to spend a few moments to reflect on the tasks that present themselves daily and evaluate how you complete these expectations while thinking of safety as one of your
Pend oreille mine rescue team – Clockwise from left: Ernie Lewis, Warren Dunbar, Kevin Foy, Don Dwyer and Roger Curran
LOST-TIME Incident RATe
Teck Cominco Health and Safety Results* Year
YTD 2007 (July)
* All data, except fatalities, exclude contractors ** LTI Frequency: number of lost-time incidents per 200,000 hours worked
CESL: One Year Incident-Free by ROMAN STOIBER, CESL
In July, CESL employees celebrated a safety milestone, reaching one full year of working safely without any major incidents. That is 365 days without an LTI! Each individual staff member is to be congratulated on this accomplishment and for making safety in the workplace a top priority.
The safety achievement was further acknowledged in August with distribution of individually engraved, environmentally friendly, ceramic coffee mugs along with “highly coveted” copper coasters. These are only small mementos meant to recognize the great effort put forward by our CESL team.
To mark the occasion, we hosted a “West Coast–style” outdoor BBQ, which was catered on our grounds here in Richmond, B.C., under a large tent—just in case we lived up to our “wet coast” reputation! For those staff members on shift, each shift supervisor ensured that their crew received an equally enjoyable celebratory meal.
The goal now is to meet and beat our previous LTI-free record of 1,451 consecutive days worked. That equates to well over four years of working safely without any major accidents or incidents. Congratulations once again to all our staff—we look forward to many more safety celebrations.
International Mine Rescue Winners Elk Valley Wins International Mine Rescue Competition by cindy gallinger, Elk VAlley
September 8 was a day to remember for the coaches and members of Elk Valley Coal’s Fording River F Shift mine rescue team. After two days and 25 hours of intense competition against 18 other mine rescue squads, F Shift became the first local team to win the North West Regional Mine Rescue Competition (NWRMRC), held in Fernie September 7–8. “I can’t emphasize enough how much hard work, time and energy the team members put in,” says team captain Rory Marshall. “To be the best in B.C. was just too good, but to take the western regionals…that’s the best in the west! It’s just indescribable.”
Elk Valley Coal’s Fording River mine rescue champions – Back row (from left): Rory Marshall, Captain; Jeff Scott, Vice-Captain; Bruce Dingreville, Coach; Brian Jones, Coordinator; Dean Borgen; Shelly
The western region consists of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Yukon and the northwestern United States. Held every two years, the event was first hosted by the NWRMRC and the City of Fernie in 1993. Based on the success of that inaugural competition, the City of Fernie and the NWRMRC have jointly hosted the event since then. Eligibility to compete is restricted to the underground and surface mine rescue teams that have won their respective provincial or state competitions from the previous and/or current year. The competition is designed to recognize, showcase and celebrate the skills, dedication and hard work of those involved in emergency response and mine rescue. F Shift is a prime example of the commitment that goes into a winning team. The team’s two coaches, husband and wife Bruce and Shelley Dingreville, have been involved in mine rescue for almost 20 years. Their team won the gruelling provincial mine rescue competition in Williams Lake this past June before capturing first place in the NWRMRC last weekend. Team members include captain Rory Marshall, vice-captain Jeff Scott, D’Arcy Lewis, Dennis Cooper, Doug McLean, Dean Borgen, Nick Hucik and coordinator Brian Jones. “These guys put in an amazing effort, and I don’t mean just at the competition,” coach Bruce Dingreville comments. “Being part of this team means a huge commitment from them at home as well as at work. Up until the competition on Saturday, they were still cramming at home with tests Shelley and I had given them.”
Dingreville, Coach; Dennis Cooper. Front row: Nick Hucik, Doug McLean, D’Arcy Lewis.
Competitions have long been a part of mine rescue. While the chance to practise, compete and showcase skills is an important part of the competition, the teams also get to know and learn from each other. This knowledge pays dividends when their skills are required in a real rescue situation.
Every year, the five Elk Valley mine rescue teams compete in the East Kootenay Regional competition. Each mine sends a six-person mine rescue team and a threeperson first-aid team. The top two teams from each of these groups then compete in the provincial mine rescue competition hosted by the Ministry of Energy and Mines.
Employees at Elk Valley Coal are trained in mine rescue and first-aid skills at all six mine operations. Each mine operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with four times four shifts of two days and two nights. Each shift has a fully trained mine rescue team ready to respond to emergency situations. Fortunately, teams are seldom called into action as mining is one of the safest industry sectors in Canada.
For captain Rory Marshall, the importance of mine rescue and the dedication of his team make the competition especially meaningful. “We live what we preach,” he summarizes. “We promote safety and live safety based on hard work, determination and never letting up,” he says. “You’re working together with these guys and they’re the best, so if it ever does happen that I get into a spot, I know the best is coming to get me,” he adds. “I am so proud of the team. It comes right down to helping people in need and saving lives…and for that we do it from the heart.” The success of F Shift has been a long time coming for the team and its coaches. After years of commitment and hard work, the Dingrevilles have decided that it’s time to step back and retire from mine rescue.
Membership on an Elk Valley Coal Mine Rescue Team is a voluntary option that both tests and enhances the skills of Elk Valley Coal employees. Each rescue team member must meet a standard set of requirements to make the squad. These include St. John’s Ambulance First Aid certification and the successful completion of a five-day mine rescue course to obtain a Surface Mine Rescue Certificate from the province’s Ministry of Energy and Mines. Once these basic requirements are met, team members train once a month in various specialized areas such as first aid, rope work, fire and smoke, gases/chemical spills, extrication, and the use of self-contained breathing apparatus. Written exams must also be completed on a regular basis.
“We’ve made so many friends over the years,” says Shelley. “Winning first place was definitely special for us, but it’s the fellowship and camaraderie of mine rescue that we’ll miss the most.” For their team and colleagues at Elk Valley Coal, the feeling is mutual.
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2006 MASHA Award Recipients Earlier this year, the Mines and Aggregates Safety and Health Association (MASHA) presented its top safety award to the David Bell and Williams mines. The MASHA Award of Excellence for Safety recognizes safety achievements during 2006 at underground mines with fewer than 250 employees (David Bell) and those with 250 or more employees (Williams). David Bell mine attained a total medical injury frequency of 2.2, and Williams mine achieved 1.4.
Randy Burley, Lynn Schmidt, Gil McRae, Tom Shuman, Omer Germain, Gaetan Castilloux, Marc-andre Pelletier, Mike Vallance and Mark Desaulnier for Williams mine. Congratulations to all employees at David Bell and Williams mines for their continued efforts and commitment to the success of Hemlo Operations’ safety program. This is another step towards obtaining the goal of “QUAD PLUS” at Hemlo. Keep up the excellent work, and continue to focus on safety as our #1 priority at work and at home.
Present at the April 26 ceremony to accept the award on behalf of all employees were Don St. Amand, Manny Cabral, Tom Shuman, Andy Keough and Glenn Keenan for the David Bell Mine, and Randy McGrath, Dan Stadey, James Porteous,
All our employees going home safe and healthy every day is what we must continue to strive for!
David Bell Mine Wins J.T. Ryan Award The following employees accepted the award on behalf of all employees at David Bell: Andy Keough, Tom Shuman, Glenn Keenan, Manny Cabral and Don St. Amand. Peter McBride from the Ontario Mining Association made the presentation for MSA Canada, the sponsor of the award.
The J.T. Ryan Ontario Regional Safety Award in the metal mine category was presented to the David Bell Mine at the MASHA Conference in Sudbury on April 26. Congratulations to all employees at the David Bell Mine for a job well done, and continue to keep the focus on “Everyone Going Home Safe and Healthy Every Day”.
Awards and Recognition Environmental, health, safety and social responsibility awards presented to Teck Cominco in 2007: From
B.C. Technical & Research Committee on Reclamation (TRCR)
Fording River Operations, Elk Valley Coal Corporation
Citation for Coal Mine Reclamation
Successful stream restoration at Henrietta Creek, Fording River Operations, in 2006
B.C. Technical & Research Committee on Reclamation (TRCR)
Trail Smelter, Teck Cominco Metals Limited
Citation for Metal Mine (Refining) Reclamation
Columbia River bank reclamation at Trail Operations in 2006
Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (CIM)
Greenhills Operation, J.T. Ryan Award Elk Valley Coal Partnership
National trophy for lowest incident frequency at a coal mine for all of Canada in 2006
B.C. Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources
Coal Mountain Operations, Elk Valley Coal Partnership
Edward Prior Safety Award
Lowest incident frequency (2006) among open-pit mines in B.C. with more than 200,000 personhours and fewer than 1,000,000 person-hours
B.C. Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources
Elkview Operations, Elk Valley Coal Partnership
John Ash Award
Lowest incident frequency (2006) among open-pit mines in B.C. with more than 1,000,000 personhours
Mines and Aggregates Safety and Health Association (MASHA)
David Bell mine
Mines and Aggregates Safety and Health Association (MASHA) Award of Excellence
Award of excellence for safety in underground mines with fewer than 250 employees in 2006
Mines and Aggregates Safety and Health Association (MASHA)
Mines and Aggregates Safety and Health Association (MASHA) Award of Excellence
Award of excellence for safety in underground mines with more than 250 employees in 2006
We Welcome Aur Resources
Bienvenidos Aur Resources
At the end of September 2007, Teck Cominco acquired 100% of Aur Resources—a copper-focused mining company with operations in Newfoundland and Chile. For Teck Cominco folks, this means that the Company grew substantially. For Aur Resources employees, the amalgamation means that new doors have opened broader and more career opportunities.
A fines de septiembre de 2007, Teck Cominco adquirió el 100% de Aur Resources—compañía minera orientada hacia el cobre con operaciones en Newfoundland y Chile. Para la gente de Teck Cominco esto significa que la compañía ha crecido sustancialmente. Para los empleados de Aur Resources, la amalgamación significa que se han abierto nuevas puertas con más oportunidades laborales.
Teck Cominco’s acquisition of Aur Resources demonstrates that Teck Cominco is dedicated to continually improving its performance as a leader in the industry. A major part of that leadership commitment is to our employees—old and new—for they are truly the folks who drive the success and reputation of our company. We look forward to the contributions from our newest employees—those from Aur Resources—and are confident that the combined strengths of our employees and our expanded mineral resources will serve to ensure a promising future in the copper mining business.
La adquisición de Aur Resources por parte de Teck Cominco demuestra que Teck Cominco está dedicada a mejorar constantemente su desempeño como líder en la industria. Una parte significativa de ese compromiso de liderazgo está dirigido hacia nuestros empleados—antiguos y nuevos—porque son ellos realmente los que impulsan el éxito y reputación de nuestra compañía. Esperamos con gran interéres las contribuciones de nuestros empleados más recientes—los de Aur Resources—y estamos seguros de que los esfuerzos combinados de nuestros empleados y la expansión de nuestros recursos minerales servirán para asegurar un futuro promisorio en el negocio de la minería del cobre.
With a proud history of more than 100 years of operation throughout Canada and around the world, we believe our experience, together with the benefits which will come from our association with Aur Resources, will indeed take us forward into an exciting future.
Con una orgullosa historia de más de 100 años de operación en todo Canadá y en todo el mundo, creemos que nuestra experiencia, junto a los beneficios que surgirán de nuestra asociación con Aur Resources, nos llevarán a un futuro extraordinario.
I’d like to take this opportunity to welcome all the employees of Aur Resources, from the United Kingdom to Newfoundland, Toronto and Chile, to the Teck Cominco family. We are delighted to have you with us.
Quisiera aprovechar la oportunidad para dar la bienvenida a todos los empleados de Aur Resources, desde el Reino Unido a Newfoundland, Toronto y Chile, a la familia de Teck Cominco. Estamos encantados de tenerlos con nosotros.
Peter Kukielski Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Vicepresidente Ejecutivo y Director de Operaciones
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Giving Back Initiatives to Support Education, Mining-Themed Tourism and Children’s Health, to name just a few by Kea BArker, Vancouver
In 2007, Teck Cominco has continued our established practice of corporate contributions and support for charities, improving on our strong reputation as a significant corporate donor to worthy and meaningful causes. Giving back to our communities is an essential component of our corporate culture at Teck Cominco, and we can all be proud of the breadth of support that our company provides to the communities in which we live, work and play. Our contributions are guided by specific principles. In some cases, we want to improve the health and welfare of the general population in our communities. The Mining for Miracles fundraiser is such a project: any parent understands the importance of the B.C. Children’s Hospital, whether we require its services or are fortunate enough not to. Other donations provide assistance to communities adjacent to our operations, where we can provide help with local employment and quality of life. Underneath many of our contributions is a general desire to improve the profile and awareness of mining in our country and regions. If we can help foster a fascination with geology (through the ROM gift, for example) or an interest in mining (through support for tourist attractions and historical displays in Cobalt and Kimberley), we are helping to plant seeds in young minds—seeds that may eventually grow into future generations of mining professionals.
Preserving Mining Heritage
in cobalt, ontario by Kea BArker, Vancouver
Cobalt, Ontario—the historic “Silver Capital of Canada”—is where Dr. Norman Keevil Sr. founded the Silverfields Mining Corporation, which evolved into the present-day Teck Cominco. In recognition of our roots in Cobalt, Teck Cominco donated $300,000 to Historic Cobalt Corporation, making us their first corporate supporter. Our contribution will go toward the creation of a miningthemed playground, to be named Teck Cominco Prospect Park, and a heritage trail that circles Cobalt Lake, to be called Keevil Walking Trail. Both will open in the spring of 2008. Don Lindsay, who was in Toronto for the official cheque presentation in January, said, “We are pleased to be a partner in the initiative to create a world-class heritage tourism destination in historic Cobalt. The park, playground and walking
trail will provide a variety of opportunities for families to learn about Cobalt’s history and the important contributions of mining to communities while enjoying the outdoors.” Cobalt Mayor Andre Belanger said, “This gift will help us commemorate our past as the silver capital of Canada and a place where many Canadian mining companies began.” Added David Ramsay, Timiskaming-Cochrane MPP, “I want to thank Teck Cominco for its support of this important project and commend the company for its demonstrated interest in showcasing the pride and heritage of Canadian mining and how it contributed to the economic success of this province and Canada.”
Teck Cominco contributed to the development of a new mining-themed playground and walking path, part of the Historic Cobalt Mining Camp project. Making the cheque presentation to (far l-rt) Cobalt Mayor Andre Belanger and Cobalt councillor and Chair of the Historic Cobalt Corporation Board Gino Chitaroni are (near l-rt) Teck Comincoâ€™s Don Lindsay, President and CEO, and Norman Keevil, Teck Cominco Board member.
Supporters took part in the groundbreaking for the new Teck Cominco Prospect Park. Pictured at right are (l-rt) Cobalt Mayor Andre Belanger; Kea Barker, Teck Comincoâ€™s Communications Project Officer; Timiskaming-Cochrane MPP David Ramsay; Gino Chitaroni, a Cobalt councillor and Chair of the Historic Cobalt Corporation Board; Melissa Ruddy, corporation general manager; and Ken Ashick, a Cobalt councillor and Recreation Committee Chair.
Road Keevil Walking Trail 1
Rock Climbing Wall
Plans for the Teck Cominco Prospect Park and Keevil
Walking Trail, to be completed by spring 2008
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Teck Cominco Prospect Park
The eventual splash pad to be built at the TCL Prospect Park
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The Sullivan Story
Continuing Our Commitment to Tourism in Kimberley Big ideas were realized and years of volunteer effort rewarded when the Sullivan Mine Interpretive Centre opened to the public this past spring in the city of Kimberley, B.C. The underground centre, through its live demonstrations and equipment displays, offers visitors a rare and authentic look at hard-rock mining, the industry that fuelled the growth of this mountain city in the Kootenay region.
the mine’s brick powerhouse and its contents, which operated from 1916, providing compressed air and electrical power for mine operations. The society also plans to build additional storage space for artifacts and create a historical video about the mine. Mick Henningson, president of the Sullivan Mine and Railway Historical Society and a former Teck Cominco employee, also spoke at the centre’s opening. He said, “Canada, the province of British Columbia and the city of Kimberley are now all richer, due to the preservation of the history of a significant example of Canada’s extensive mining history.” Both Henningson and Lindsay paid tribute to the countless volunteers who had contributed to the project. The Sullivan Mine Interpretive Centre is an exciting addition to Kimberley’s other historic sites, which include a restored miner’s cabin from the 1920s, a schoolhouse that dates to 1902 and the aforementioned powerhouse. Visitors reach the new centre via train from a downtown station. Brightred, volunteer-built rail cars transport them deep into a rock outcropping in the Mark Creek valley. The train passes through a one-of-a-kind 200-metre underground tunnel to an authentic mining refuge station. Here visitors can disembark to take guided walking tours of chambers featuring live demonstrations of old-time mining equipment as well as static historic displays. Industrial artifacts on view include jackleg and stoper drills, an airpowered chainsaw, a track-mounted mucking machine, a locomotive and ore cars.
Live demonstrations of underground mining are just some of the many attractions at Kimberley’s new Interpretive Centre.
Back in 2001, the interpretive centre existed only on paper for local heritage enthusiasts. They wanted visitors to get a first-hand look at the workings of one of the world’s great underground mines, which closed the same year. Teck Cominco believed in their vision and helped to launch the project with a commitment of $1.25 million, supplemented by a grant from the Canada/British Columbia Infrastructure Program.
Once the largest underground lead/zinc mine in the world, the Sullivan Mine employed 65,000 workers over several generations. More than 300 miles of tunnels and 42 miles of roadways were excavated underground. The Sullivan contributed to world ore processing technology through development of the flotation process and produced, since 1923, a total amount of ore valued at $50 billion in today’s dollars.
Don Lindsay was on hand at the centre’s opening in early May this year, and he told those gathered: “Teck Cominco is proud to have been an original contributor to the Sullivan Mine Interpretive Centre, which plays a key role in preserving the rich history of mining and the important contribution it makes to Canada.”
In the early 1970s, recognizing that the mine’s deposits would eventually be depleted, the city of Kimberley began to consider its future as a tourist destination. Teck Cominco’s recent donation shows our ongoing commitment to helping Kimberley successfully develop a sustainable economy based on recreational tourism.
Lindsay went on to announce the Company’s further commitment of $200,000 to the Sullivan Mine and Railway Historical Society, the non-profit group dedicated to preserving, showcasing and celebrating the century-long history of the former lead/zinc mine. Matching funds were contributed by the Columbia Basin Trust.
For more information about the Sullivan Mine Interpretive Centre and Kimberley’s mining heritage attractions, visit www.kimberleysundergroundminingrailway.ca.
The new monies will go toward Phase II of the society’s preservation plans. Specific efforts will be made to preserve
TCL at the ROM
A Landmark Gift to Royal Ontario Museum by Kea barker, vancouver
In January 2007, the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) received the largest corporate gift in its history, Teck Cominco’s $10 million donation to the Renaissance ROM project. This historic gift will establish major new attractions and will vastly increase the prominence of earth sciences and mineralogy at the museum. The mineral and gem collection is already one of the Museum’s most renowned attractions.
visitors with the wonders of the earth sciences,” said Don Lindsay, our president and CEO. “Bringing the Hall of Fame to the new ROM is a natural fit complemented by exhibits that investigate the link between Earth’s resources and everyday life. The ROM has boldly embraced a philosophy of innovation that resonates deeply with Teck Cominco.” The Teck Cominco Suite of Earth Sciences Galleries is scheduled to open in 2008. It will comprise the Inco Limited Gallery of Minerals and Gems, the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame Gallery and the Gallery of Gold and Gems and will be located in the Weston Family Wing. The Teck Cominco Digital Education Module in Earth Sciences will feature 3D scans of dramatic specimens from the ROM collection, which students will examine and manipulate in the ROM Digital Gallery, a special 32-seat classroom in the Learning Centre. State-of-the-art technology will provide a “virtual handson” exploration of these rare and valuable specimens.
William Thorsell, Director and CEO of the Royal Ontario Museum, left, accepts Teck Cominco donation from Don Lindsay, President and CEO.
William Thorsell, the ROM’s Director and CEO, said, “This donation results from the initiative and vision of the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame and the generosity of a great corporate citizen in Teck Cominco. We will build three unique galleries within the Teck Cominco Suite, doubling the volume of ROM minerals and gems on display and opening up virtually limitless avenues for education. Our collection will be beautifully displayed in a restored space showcasing everything from precious gems to meteorites to crystalline gold. With this donation, we not only met our objectives for earth sciences but we also expand our scope, establishing a great future for education and research through a new endowed chair, by digitizing our collection and by bringing the history of Canadian mining to the Museum.”
“By virtue of Teck Cominco’s generous donation to the ROM, the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame will soon be in a much better position to assist with the education of the visiting public on the contribution of mining to society,” said Canadian Mining Hall of Fame Chair Donald J. Worth. “This partnership will allow the Hall to enter the digital age. Using ROM-developed exhibit technology, inductees will be showcased on a fully bilingual, five metre by two metre, interactive touch screen. Exhibits will spotlight mining’s role in Canadian history while also acknowledging today’s modern, high-tech minerals industry. We are particularly excited that down the road we will be able to establish satellite video units at other locations in Canada, to give the Hall a truly national spread.”
The three galleries will be the Teck Cominco Suite of Earth Sciences Galleries, the Teck Cominco Digital Education Module in Earth Sciences and a new home for the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame. In addition, there will be a new Teck Cominco Endowed Chair in Mineralogy, a new curatorial position dedicated to guiding future exhibitions, ensuring that educational content is constantly refreshed and leading earth sciences research and acquisitions. “We are proud to join the Museum and the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame in educating students and delighting Museum
Artist’s interpretation of the proposed Suite of Earth Sciences Galleries
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Mining’s Miracle Makers Celebrate 20 Years Mining Rocks for BCCH…to the tune of $1.9 Million! by Kea BArker, Vancouver
2007 marks the 20th anniversary of Mining for Miracles, which was founded by Teck Cominco and two other B.C. mining companies. In the past two decades, B.C.’s mining industry employees and companies have been responsible for raising more than $10 million for B.C. Children’s Hospital (BCCH). Due to generous support from numerous industry companies, colleagues and associates, the major fundraising source for the campaign in the past five years has been Teck Cominco’s Mining for Miracles Celebrity Pie Throw. The annual pie throw has become an industry event, with mining-community leaders and supporters lining up each year to take a pie in the face “for the kids.” In 2006, the event brought in $1.08 million, of which $542,000 came from dollars raised for Don Lindsay’s pie! This year marked a significant milestone, so it was fitting that there were a number of significant firsts, namely: the debut of the Mining for Miracles mascot, Buddy the Miner—all 7 feet of him; the new Mining Rocks theme—featuring international recording artist Colin James; and, of course, our first million-dollar pie— actually worth $1.087 million—brought to the table by Teck Cominco President and CEO Don Lindsay! The final 2007 pie tally from 10 “pie-ees”, including two BCCH doctors, was a remarkable $1.69 million!
The grand total raised by the entire industry was $1.91 million. “I am honoured to be part of an industry that truly cares about making a real difference in the lives of children,” said Don Lindsay. “It’s a commitment that we can all be proud of. I also want to acknowledge the commitment made by our employees throughout B.C. and in particular employees at the Vancouver office who volunteer their time throughout the Mining for Miracles campaign.” In a recent letter received from B.C. Children’s Hospital, President and CEO Sue Carruthers wrote “…working in health care has provided many experiences worthy of remembering and celebrating, but the support and caring Teck Cominco and its employees offer to the Hospital is particularly inspiring as it comes from the pure desire to help B.C. children and families for many years to come.” Funds raised by the industry from 2006 to 2008 were to be directed towards the redevelopment of two BCCH operating theatres into “SMART ORs”—operating rooms that will enable children to be treated with minimally invasive techniques. Because of the overwhelming success of the Mining for Miracles campaign in 2006 and 2007, the funding commitment to BCCH was fulfilled a year ahead of schedule.
Four photos, top to bottom: “Executive” chefs from TCL’s Vancouver office serve up breakfast to employees on morning of Mining for Miracles Celebrity Pie Throw; Don Lindsay taking “delivery” of his million dollar pie; BCCH mascot Sunny Bear joins the festivities; pie throw volunteers and friends. Large photo: Mining for Miracles mascot Buddy the Miner makes his debut.
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It’s an Exceptional Day By Cam Fortems
Note: The following article has been reprinted with permission from The Daily News (Kamloops), August 2, 2007.
The generosity of Teck Cominco and Highland Valley Copper is legendary in the Kamloops region. Now, with a $500,000 donation, the critters at B.C. Wildlife Park are among the beneficiaries. The source is a copper mine, but B.C. Wildlife Park struck gold recently with the largest private donation in its history. The zoo announced that Teck Cominco Limited, operator of Highland Valley Copper, will contribute $500,000 to its ambitious fundraising campaign. “It’s an exceptional day in the history of the park,” said Mary Ann Milobar, president of the society that operates the park. The money will go toward the park’s next two projects: a bear and otter exhibit, what Milobar calls “our signature exhibit”, as well as an animal rehabilitation area. “It’s also a gift to the thousands of regular citizens who use the park every year.” The Teck Cominco pledge puts the park three-quarters of the way through a $10-million campaign started five years ago. Milobar said long-term plans are to raise as much as $3 million more for general park improvements. The announcement was made at the newly constructed amphitheatre where popular raptor shows are held daily. The outdoor facility will now be dubbed the Highland Valley Amphitheatre.
Logan Lake. “This [wildlife park donation] is something Teck Cominco decided to do. Their total donations are in the millions,” Highland Valley Copper Mine President Wolf Nickel said. “We’re very happy to see this. We’ve been working on our owners, the decision-makers, for this kind of funding.” The mine announced earlier this year it expects to operate until 2019, something Nickel said has caused “a buzz” among workers. That extension is driven by copper prices that are three or four times higher than seven years ago. “With higher commodity prices, many companies are doing well, and if you’re going to be able to do this sort of thing, it’s going to be today.” While much of the project funding has come from local, provincial and federal taxpayers, corporate donations are increasing. Milobar said that [other corporate donations] and Teck Cominco’s half-million show confidence in the B.C. Wildlife Park’s future. “This can bring in other levels of government and private donations.”
Teck Cominco targets its donations near communities in B.C. where it operates, including Logan Lake, Kamloops and Trail. Earlier this year, it provided $75,000 for a trail system at
Peru’s Earthquake Relief Leading by Example
Note: The following article was reprinted by permission from author Jack Caldwell, a professional engineer with many years’ consulting experience in the mining industry. He also has a law degree. He is currently based in Vancouver, B.C. and manages InfoMine’s technology division (www.TechnoMine.com).
Teck Cominco has given $100,000 to the Canadian Red Cross to assist victims of the recent Peru earthquake. In my opinion, this is an admirable act that deserves to be followed by the rest of the Canadian mining industry. Teck Cominco owns part of the Antamina mine in Peru. Seems it is also 100% owner of a property by the name of Zafranal in southern Peru. None of the mines in Peru was significantly affected by the earthquake, but it seems fitting nonetheless that the mining industry should step in and help a distressed nation from which it receives benefit. Here is the complete copy of the Canadian Red Cross announcement: Peru was hit by a series of earthquakes starting the evening of August 15, ranging from 5.8 to 7.9 in magnitude. The first quake hit 160 km from the capital of Lima with tremors being felt in the capital city. The Peruvian Red Cross was immediately dispatched to the epicentre, at the community of Pisco, to begin evaluating the damages and the needs of the people affected. There have been reports of more than 500 deaths, over 1,000 people injured and 17,000 homes destroyed, with numbers continuing to climb. Infrastructure has also been severely damaged. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies has appealed for $5.5 million to support the Peruvian Red Cross operation. The Canadian Red Cross accessed emergency supplies pre-positioned in Panama and sent a delegate from Montreal, Quebec, to the affected area. The 22 tonnes of relief items, which include 5,000 thermal blankets, 1,000 tarpaulins and 1,500 kitchen sets, will help 1,000 families. Donations in Canada have been swift and generous, including a $100,000 donation from Teck Cominco. The mining company, headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, provided the Canadian Red Cross with this substantial donation at the very onset of the disaster. Teck Cominco has been a very generous supporter to the Red Cross in the past, supporting the tsunami efforts in 2004 and the regional capital campaign for the Red Cross B.C. Disaster Response Centre. Those wishing to support relief and recovery activities in Peru are encouraged to contribute by donating on-line at www.redcross.ca, calling 1-800-418-1111, or contacting the Canadian Red Cross office. Cheques should be made payable to the Canadian Red Cross, earmarked “Peru Earthquake” and mailed to Canadian Red Cross National Office, 170 Metcalfe Street, Suite 300, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 2P2. Your help is urgently needed.
search and rescue – Members of the Red Cross search inside a collapsed church in Pisco, Peru, some 250 km south of Lima, August 19, 2007.
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The Power of Zinc DEMAND FOR ZINC CONTINUES TO GROW by Paul Kolisnyk, mississauga
The global surge in demand for zinc is largely due to the increasing use of galvanized steel in construction and in the production of automotive and “white” goods. Less recognized is the major role zinc plays in the batteries we use every day. Zinc-based products represent nearly one-third of the over US$40 billion annual sales of the global consumer battery market. An excellent combination of physical and electrochemical properties makes zinc ideally suited for energy storage (for example, less than 5 grams of zinc are needed to energize a typical AA cell). Due to improved shelf life and leak resistance, as well as an explosion of portable devices, demand for zinc alkaline batteries continues to grow. Conventional zinc powders are highly proprietary and relatively mature in the market, thereby creating a barrier for most zinc companies to become suppliers. Technology to advance these materials was developed and patented in the 1970s and 1980s, and the producers who invested at that time are benefiting today. At Teck Cominco’s Product Technology Centre (PTC) in Mississauga, Ontario, efforts are focused on developing unique and improved anode materials. Specifically, new shapes could enhance the utilization of the energy stored in the zinc anode without sacrificing the
ZINC concentrate from Red dog
storage life or leak resistance of the battery. This is especially of interest for portable electronics, like digital cameras, with a high power drain. Innovation in this area at PTC has led to researching the use of zinc fibres which, unlike traditional anode powders, allow for better connectivity of the anode. PTC has recently applied for patent protection of the process to make and to use such materials in alkaline batteries. “This milestone is the result of hard work to find a way to make the fibres reliably and safely, as well as to test batteries made using this material,” stated Dr. Gregory Zhang, R&D Manager, Zinc Corrosion and Batteries. “With the intellectual property now well protected, it’s possible to engage with the traditional alkaline battery makers regarding our technology.” Such a material also offers intriguing possibilities in the world of emerging energy storage technologies. Today, PTC and its industrial partners are making substantial progress in the development of regenerative zinc-air fuel cell systems. The zinc-air battery is most commonly used in non-rechargeable hearing aid batteries. This system has potential
Zinc Facts Zinc is a versatile mineral that we encounter in our daily lives. It is found in a variety of products including zinc creams, sunblocks and vitamins. However, zinc is primarily used for the galvanizing of steel, for die-castings and in the production of brass and zinc oxides. Did you know? The largest zinc mine in the world is the Red Dog Mine, operated by Teck Cominco and located in Alaska, north of the Arctic Circle.
as a “green” power option with a range of possible uses from mass transit to portable electronics to back-up power. Zinc-air represents the highest energy density potential of the various battery and fuel cell systems under development. Since the spent zinc from the discharged battery can be regenerated to its original pure form, the zinc can be used over and over. This represents a sustainable, highly energy-efficient option compared to conventional fossil fuels or traditional battery systems. As zinc systems operate at room temperature and pressure with conventional electrolytes, they should offer a high level of stability and reliability when compared to pressurized gas-based fuel cell systems such as hydrogen. With such a breakthrough, it is possible that zinc demand could be powered even higher. It could even be viable to see Vancouver 2010 buses energized by Teck Cominco zinc fibres!
Zinc battery team with PTC’s zinc fibre casting prototype. Left to right: Gregory Zhang, Daniel Jochim,
Health: Zinc is essential to both our physical and mental health. From healthy skin, hair and nails to muscle, nerve and brain functions, zinc plays a key role. Teeth, bones, the healing process, the immune and reproduction systems are all dependent on a sufficient amount of zinc in our bodies. Finally, recent research suggests that men (RDA 15 mg) have a higher need for zinc than do women (RDA 12 mg.) Transportation: Zinc castings are used in everything from automobiles and electronic components to children’s toys. Zinc components can be large, such as truck axle tubes, or so small that they are barely visible. Today’s automobiles contain about 40 pounds of zinc, primarily in the zinc coating on galvanized steel body panels. The delicate instrument panels in today’s jet airliners are fabricated from zinc. And ship builders use zinc anodes to protect the steel hulls of ships against the highly corrosive effects of salt water. Home Furnishings: Your refrigerator, dishwasher, washing machine and clothes dryer are just a few of the labour-saving devices in your home that contain a host of zinc die-cast components. Zinc is alloyed with copper to form brass, which increases strength and castability. Outside Your Home: Builders depend on the structural strength and corrosion resistance of zinc-coated (galvanized) steel. Products include structural framing, railings, garage doors, roofing and zincprotected fastening devices, such as screws, nails and brackets. In your yard, such everyday items as garbage cans, swing sets, fences, garden tools, patio furniture, storage sheds and swimming pools all contain zinc—the one metal that assures maximum rust protection.
Ruobing Quyang (intern), Audrey Fernandes, Ted Seymour (PTC retiree) and Jeff Rossi
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Tracy Boudreauâ€”My Pogo Experience by Tracy Boudreau, Trail
Tracy Boudreau is a Chemical Engineer working at Trail Operations. She graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in December 2004 and started working at Teck Cominco on March 1, 2005. As part of Tracyâ€™s engineer-in-development training program, she was seconded to work at the Pogo mine operations near Delta Junction in Alaska. Tracy worked in the mill operations for eight months and found her experience invaluable. The Value of the Experience The experience was invaluable to my career as an engineer and to my experience in the metal processing industry. Trail Operations has several larger plants where engineers focus on a specific unit operation in support of an overall process. The advantage to Pogo is that it is a small operation where the entire process is housed under one roof. During the eight-month rotation, I had the opportunity to learn and work
in all of the circuits in the milling process, from grinding feed ore to refining gold bars. My various jobs included sampling and lab work, developing standard operating and training procedures and assisting operations and maintenance, as well as conducting data analysis and optimization for various unit operations. I worked a four-week-in and two-week-out schedule and was never bored as every day was different, 18
working on such a wide variety of projects. The hands-on experience in all aspects of mineral processing has provided me with skills to be more efficient and successful in my projects and daily work at Trail Operations. Interesting Facts Pogo has a high-grade ore deposit in which the gold is very fine and mostly “non-visible”. The mill produces gold doré bars of approximately 95% gold and 2% to 3% silver. The mill and mine work closely together to keep ore, water, tailings, and paste in balance. Pogo does not have a tailings pond like most mining operations. It has a dry-stack tailings area, which presents both challenges and environmental benefits. Pogo also has its own sewage and water treatment plants for treating all mine and site contact water to strict permit limits before discharging to the Goodpaster River.
Overview of Pogo Mine, from above the mill complex
People and Culture Most of the time “camp life” is great— not having to cook any meals or wash dishes, having a free pass to the gym and living close to work—but you have to keep a good sense of humour to really enjoy it and stay stress-free on a 28-day work rotation. You may think that working, eating and socializing with the same people day in and day out would be hard, but the people are truly great. Most are lighthearted and make the best of their time on-site, while sharing the fact of missing family and the ability to come and go as you please. Alaska is a beautiful place to work and live. To experience 24-hour daylight and 24-hour darkness is really something as well as the caribou that wander freely onto the minesite.
Jumbo driller Neal Keithley Finn, holing at face
I was also at the minesite during the shutdown in October 2006. It was a sober reminder that working in a remote mine camp requires a high degree of self-sufficiency. We lost our communication link to the outside world for four days, and many people worked long hours to get water services and power back up as quickly as possible. What amazed me was the sense of teamwork and commitment of everyone involved. It made me proud to be a part of the Pogo experience, and I recommend it to anyone who is thinking about such an opportunity. I want to sincerely thank Teck Cominco and the Teck-Pogo Mine. Gideon Sedenquist, head chef for ESS camp services, mans the barbecue.
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Seas of Opportunity Voyage With nautilus MINERALS by Bob holroyd and Colin joudrie, Vancouver
Teck Cominco has entered into an exciting relationship with Nautilus Minerals to explore, evaluate and possibly mine mineral resources on the seafloor. Because these resources are at depths of up to 2500 metres, there are many technological challenges to overcome. However, the high grades, and hence the high values, of these deposits make the effort very worthwhile. Nautilus Minerals is one of the first companies to make a serious move to develop these deposits, referred to as “seafloor massive sulphides” (SMS), and our relationship with Nautilus positions Teck Cominco at the forefront in learning about this new resource opportunity. Seafloor massive sulphide deposits are associated with submarine spreading centres and subduction zones along the earth’s crustal plate margins. Fluid vents in the seafloor in these settings produce black and white “smokers” that have been identified and studied worldwide. The deep sea provides a unique environment for the deposition and accumulation of copper, zinc, gold and silver from these hot (200-300°C) metal-bearing fluids. Amazingly, there are a variety of plants and animals that thrive in this environment of hot caustic fluids, complete darkness and high pressures (200 times that at the earth’s surface). However, it is not the active black and white smokers that Teck Cominco and Nautilus are targeting but rather their ancient ancestors, where the vents have
ceased to pump out hot fluids, minerals have settled out onto the seafloor and life forms have long since died off. Although these seafloor massive sulphide systems are distributed around the globe, the Nautilus-Teck Cominco initiative is concentrating on the southwest Pacific, where we have agreed to partner in the territorial waters of six countries: Papua New Guinea (PNG), Tonga, Fiji, New Zealand, North Marianas and Japan. Nautilus currently has exploration licences in PNG covering its Solwara deposits, and the Nautilus-Teck Cominco venture has applications for a significant amount of prospective seafloor areas in the Manus Basin (north) and the Woodlark Basin (south) within the PNG territorial waters. The applications in PNG cover an area approximately the size of the United Kingdom. The venture also has exploration licence applications in Tonga, Fiji, New Zealand and North Marianas, and we expect to have approval on the applications in New Zealand and Tonga by the end of 2007. With this new opportunity comes a series of new technological and stakeholder challenges, from exploration and evaluation of the deposits to extraction and processing of the ore, through to ensuring that numerous local, national and international stakeholders are informed and supportive of our activities, including, most importantly, in the sustainable development of these resources. At the outset, our focus is on overcoming a
multitude of technological challenges—at these depths and pressures, everything must be done from a floating ship, which introduces a set of issues on its own. However, the petroleum industry has been carrying out complex geotechnical work and daily operations on the seafloor at these depths for a number of years, and we are able to utilize and modify that technology to serve our own requirements. In SMS exploration, a variety of technologies are being utilized that are non-traditional with respect to typical terrestrial-based exploration efforts, while other technologies are just modifications of what we do on land. In 2007, the Nautilus-Teck Cominco venture carried out its first exploration program in search of new SMS deposits. Most previous work was done by scientists and academics who were interested in finding a few black and white smoker sites and then thoroughly researching the sites and documenting their findings. Nautilus has benefited from the work of scientists and is using that information, plus its own work, to develop and plan the exploration programs. Geological concepts were used to define the most prospective areas. Historical data were compiled for these areas and reprocessed using modern computer technologies and reviewed with the geologic setting in mind. Five areas were selected for follow-up within the PNG tenements. Nautilus has contracted two ships to carry out the exploration program, one a
From left: Joel Jenson with Kledy KOLoa (Geophysicist, Nautilus Niugini) and Jonathan Lowe (Chief Geophysicist, Nautlius Minerals)
geophysical ship and the other a larger vessel doing environmental studies, target sampling, drilling and later a small geophysical test using some new geophysical technology. The geophysical ship, the Aquila, tows several geophysical instruments about 400 metres above the seafloor, including a side scan sonar system, a magnetometer and an instrument that measures water temperature, conductivity and turbidity (to locate active hydrothermal plumes). The side scan sonar is particularly useful in highlighting the chimney fields that are “geochemical” expressions of the extinct black smokers. Surveying commenced in mid-April, and a number of new target areas have been identified in the northern PNG block, mainly on the Nautilus tenements, with some on the joint venture licences. The data from the 2007 geophysical surveys will be reprocessed and evaluated over the coming months, and new target areas will be sampled late this year or early in 2008. The Wave Mercury is a much larger vessel equipped with some very specialized sampling equipment, which is deployed by means of a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) that is controlled from the ship via a long umbilical line. The Wave Mercury carried out an extensive environmental program in April at Nautilus’s Solwara 1 area in the northern PNG block before going on to sample a number of targets identified through side scan sonar data. The sampling program has yielded some
very encouraging results. Early in the sampling program, three new chimney fields were identified. Preliminary geochemical analyses collected by a hand-held X-ray fluorescence (XRF) unit on the deck of the ship indicate that these systems are quite rich, with up to 30% zinc, 25% copper, 4% lead, 20g/t gold and 400 g/t silver in individual samples. A fourth new chimney field has more recently been discovered, and preliminary XRF analyses indicate an average grade of 9% copper, 21% zinc and 1% lead for the samples. All of the samples will undergo traditional laboratory-based analysis, including gold and silver assays. While we work with Nautilus to finetune the exploration techniques and methodologies in the field to allow for cost-effective discovery of new systems, Nautilus and its partners are hard at work developing seafloor drilling equipment, trial mining equipment, pump and riser systems necessary to deliver the ore to surface and a support vessel from which to carry out and direct the work. Experts from the telecommunications, robotics, ship building, offshore minerals and petroleum industries are required to design, engineer and construct the necessary equipment to mine the seafloor at these depths. Nautilus is dedicating a large portion of its time and effort to working with its partners to advance the project to meet a fourth-quarter 2009 start-up.
Teck Cominco is contributing in many ways, such as in seconding expert geoscientists to the exploration efforts, extending mineral processing and engineering experts to participate in project peer reviews, supporting the financing of the work and engaging with stakeholders to ensure that we work together to develop offshore mineral resources in a responsible and sustainable manner. It is exciting for Teck Cominco to be involved with the development of an opportunity that brings back memories of the classic Jules Verne novel Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea that fascinated our parents and grandparents but at the same time captures our children’s fascination in Finding Nemo. The team of explorationists, engineers and business development professionals that are working on this project know that by working closely with the Nautilus team we can turn the challenge of exploring and processing of minerals from the depths of the ocean into “seas of opportunity” for Teck Cominco. Stay tuned for stories of life on the water in the Southwest Pacific, exploring for seafloor massive sulphides from the perspective of a geophysicist deckhand! From the mountains in the Andes to the depths of the Pacific Ocean, the world of mineral exploration, discovery and production continues to evolve, and Teck Cominco is excited to be an important part of it.
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Across the Continent Mining women work together against breast cancer by jane werniuk, Editor, canadian mining journal
This summer, a small idea turned into a much larger one, with some surprising side effects. Women involved in the mining industry in two parts of Canada plus the United States have joined electronically to strike a very targeted blow against breast cancer, a disease that directly affects one in nine women and as a result has repercussions for everyone. “The suggestion was made at a WIMN [Women in Mining Network] luncheon in February to form a small team for the Weekend to End Breast Cancer walk in Toronto,” says Kate Armstrong, a Toronto-based IR consultant. “I had done the walk for four years and volunteered to be team captain. Little did I know that our team was about to grow from eight people here in Toronto into a network of thousands of women across Canada and the U.S. and even around the globe, all reaching out to support not only the cause but each other.”
I went with three objectives: 1. To find out more about the Women in Mining Network. 2. To propose that we enter a Women in Mining Network team in the Run for the Cure September 30. 3. To propose that we try to link in some women from other areas, like Kamloops, etc. It went very well-—there was a lot of interest in having a Run for the Cure team, and there was also interest in linking in women from other areas.
On a spring training walk, the group was talking about how to increase the fundraising, which was stuck at about $17,000 with only a couple of corporate donations. One of the walkers suggested setting themselves a “hairy, scary goal” like becoming the top fundraising team in the walk. A little investigation showed that would require around $200,000 in donations, roughly 10 times more than the team had already been able to raise.
Caelles continues: “We set about trying to figure out how to organize a team and how to get support. Then I heard about Toronto WIMN entering the Weekend to End Breast Cancer; now we had someone to turn to for advice and were about to become part of a cross-Canada network.” Ann Carpenter, president of Reno, Nevada-based US Gold, met Kate and the author at US Gold’s annual general meeting in Toronto in June, where she learned about the Weekend to End Breast Cancer. Having worked in the mining-exploration industry for over 26 years, Ann has seen many women fight this disease. And so a cross-border networking agent was born, helping to alert U.S.-based mining and exploration groups and organizations, including WIMN, the Women’s Mining Coalition, and the Northwest Mining Association, of this important effort. This additional outreach has brought donations from the U.S. to the Toronto-based fundraiser, helping to bridge the border through mining professionals.
They began by publicizing the effort, getting bold about asking people and companies to contribute. Enter the Vancouver Women in Mining Network. Marni Turek, who handles corporate relations and sustainability for Cassidy Gold Corp. in Vancouver, reports: “Back in May when I was about eight months pregnant, I was sitting in a course on corporate governance. A few days before, I had read an inspiring article in the Canadian Mining Journal about how the Toronto WIMN was taking part in the Weekend to End Breast Cancer— their goal to raise $200,000 was quite impressive. “A large percentage of the people in my course were women who were working in the mining sector, so I asked a few of them if they would be interested in putting together a team. A number of women thought this would be a fun initiative, so I pursued it further. I got connected with the Vancouver WIMN and proposed the idea at a meeting.”
Arloa Woolford, president of WIMN Ed Foundation in Winnemucca, Nevada, entered the picture. “An article about the walk and the effort to raise the $200,000 for it was forwarded to me, so I contacted Ann Carpenter, who put me in touch with this wonderful group. As at least two of our U.S. WIMN group on the national level had been diagnosed with breast cancer in the past five years, I immediately forwarded the story to everyone in our group as well as some of my friends here in the States who work for Canadian mining companies for support. One of these ladies has now passed her five-year mark, and the other will be doing so within the next year. The disease in any form is devastating to families (I know, as one of my sons has been fighting a form of lymphoma), and anything we can do as a group is encouraged.
Barbara Caelles, Information Management Supervisor, Exploration, at Teck Cominco Limited, continues the story: “Marni Turek contacted me in early May to ask whether Vancouver WIMN would consider getting involved in Run for the Cure. I suggested that she attend the May meeting and find out. She did and following the meeting sent me an email: As you recommended, I attended the Women in Mining Network meeting on May 10 and proposed the idea.
“I am hoping that we can make personal contact with the groups in both Canada and the United Kingdom to further not only 22
The Vancouver WIMN team has raised over $31,000 so far, with the largest donation coming from Teck Cominco with another $15,000. It was no surprise the Vancouver run took place in typical Vancouver weather, yet this did not deter the dedicated team members from showing up early on Sunday morning at B.C. Place in spite of the fact that it didn’t rain, it poured. The nine ladies from Duck Pond Mine and Grand Falls office travelled to St. John’s for the run. The weather in Newfoundland, perhaps atypically, was much better—cool and windy but no rain. The conclusion goes to Nean Allman, a communications consultant and one of the originators of the Women in Mining Network in Toronto in the 1960s, as well as a member of the Women in Mining Network at the start of the Weekend to End Breast Cancer walk in Toronto, September 8, 2007. From left: Cathy Fletcher, Teresa Barrett, Kate Armstrong, Saley Lawton, Jane Werniuk, Monica Ospina, Nean Allman, Margaret Werniuk and MaryAnn Mihychuk. Photo credit: Margaret Werniuk
this cause but also the main effort of the group in the United States—the education of students, teachers and the general public about the importance of minerals. This mission is vital if we are going to be able to replace our ‘greying’ professors and mining professionals in the next few years.” The results so far The Toronto-based WIMN team raised over $200,000 for the Weekend to End Breast Cancer. The 60-km, two-day walk took place the weekend of September 9, with 5,521 walkers and 1,125 teams (the largest number of walkers in the event’s five-year history). A grand total of $17.3 million was raised for the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation. The WIMN team obtained more than 375 donations, which included at least 55 from companies involved in the mining industry. Also contributing were consultants, financial firms, brokerage houses, law firms, exploration companies, associations and media. The largest contributor was Teck Cominco, with $15,000.
Duck pond Runners – Back row, from left: Beatrice Pollett, Kathleen Caines, Rochelle Collins, Natasha Jones, Charlene Flynn, Tammy Jones and Bernita Guy. Front row: Ashley Sullivan and Ronny Lundgren
WIMN walk team: “How did our groups come into contact this summer? Someone had an idea, threw a pebble into the pond, and the ripples spread. In our case, the pond covered North America and the Atlantic. It’s been heartwarming to watch a tiny grassroots effort in one corner of the world attract support from across a continent and generate fundraising efforts for a good cause at the other side of a country. “We’re onto something good here! Who knows where this summer’s fun and hard work will take us in the future? I think we have an opportunity for WIMN members to expand their contacts and work together for the benefit of common interests, whether or not those be directly mining-related. In particular, we might even help to put a new public face on the mining industry and encourage more youngsters to consider it as a career option.” Author Jane Werniuk is editor of the Canadian Mining Journal and a member of the WIMN Toronto walking team. For more information, contact Nean Allman (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Vancouver Runners – Twenty of the Vancouver Run for the Cure participants, which included Teck Cominco’s Victoria Sterritt, Victoria Yehl, Concetta Gulluni,
If you’d like to be a part of the Women in Mining Network, contact Barbara Caelles in Vancouver; for other cities, contact Kate Armstrong at email@example.com, who will forward your request to the appropriate person.
Jeanne Liu and Barbara Caelles
The Vancouver-based WIMN team organized 59 participants in five locations: Vancouver, Calgary, Kamloops, Toronto and St. John’s (from Duck Pond) for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure on September 30. This year, the run attracted more than 170,000 entrants from 53 communities across Canada.
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Putting the Metal in Medal It all Starts With mIning
Without mining, how would excellence in sport be acknowledged and rewarded? Gold, silver and bronze are the medals sought by athletes around the world. Two recent events remind us of this. At the Pan American Games, which wrapped up recently in Rio de Janeiro, Canadian athletes captured a whopping 137 medals—39 gold, 43 silver and 55 bronze. At the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) Under 20 World Cup hosted by Canada, teams from Argentina, Czech Republic and Chile were presented with the gold, silver and bronze medals, respectively, in Toronto. These international athletic competitions give us an opportunity to reflect on the global symbolism these metals represent when shaped into medals. Gold, silver and bronze medals are valued, treasured and recognized around the world as a true measure of athletic excellence. So let’s note that these special honours all begin with mining. While gold and silver are precious metals, bronze is a copper alloy, which usually has tin as its main additive.
bronze for the medals that are the source of such inspiration for the world.” Mining companies are responsible solution-providing partners in society. They do more than find, extract and process minerals essential to our modern lifestyle. They are economic enterprises operated by men and women who are active members of society and community builders. The OMA applauds the efforts of the people of Teck Cominco for being the miners who will put the metal in the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic medals. Source: The Ontario Mining Association. The article originally appeared on the OMA website as an e-news item.
Evan Dunfee, son of TCL’s Corporate Secretary,
While we cannot be certain about the origin of the metals in the medals awarded at the Pan American Games or the FIFA event, we do know the metal in the medals for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Vancouver will be provided by Teck Cominco. “Athletes around the world are training to earn the right to stand on the podium in 2010, and Teck Cominco will play a key role in ensuring their medals—the ultimate symbol of athletic excellence—are shining examples of Canada’s mining industry,” said John Furlong, CEO of Vancouver 2010, at an earlier ceremony. Teck Cominco will be the exclusive supplier of every gold, silver and bronze medal presented at the next Winter Olympics. The mining company and the Olympic Organizing Committee will be working with the Royal Canadian Mint in the development and production of the medals. “The Olympic and Paralympic medals inspire people everywhere to realize their full potential, in whatever they do,” said Don Lindsay, President and CEO of Teck Cominco. “We are proud to supply the gold, silver and
Karen Dunfee, is a Canadian National Youth record-holder for the 10-km Race Walk and an Olympic hopeful.
The Launch of Champions Olympic and paralympic dreams start here by kea barker, vancouver
Over the coming months, Teck Cominco will be undertaking a number of initiatives to ensure all employees can participate in and benefit from our sponsorship of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and Canada’s Olympic Team. Teck Cominco’s activities will be focusing on health and fitness, getting more involved with our communities, volunteering and supplying the gold, silver and bronze for more than 600 medals at the 2010 Winter Games. To achieve these objectives, we looked within the company to identify a leader to take on the exciting challenge of delivering our Olympic and Paralympic program.
As part of our Olympic and Paralympic program, a number of employees from our operations have been selected to be local Teck Cominco Champions. They will be instrumental in helping to develop and deliver the Olympic and Paralympic program at each operation, office and site. They are also your source for information on Teck Cominco’s Olympic and Paralympic program, so we encourage you to talk to your local Champion and find out how you can get involved.
We are proud to announce the appointment of Chris Moorhead as Leader, Olympic and Paralympic Partnerships. Chris has a long history with Teck Cominco. For the past 35 years, Chris and his family have lived in Trail, B.C., where Chris worked at the Trail smelter. Chris has long been active within the Trail community, serving as a City Councillor, past School Board Trustee and the Liaison for the World Junior Hockey Championships held in Trail in November 2007. Outside of work and his volunteer activities, Chris has always made health and fitness a top priority, having competed in five Ironman Canada triathlons.
Chris Moorhead Leader, Olympic and Paralympic Partnerships Chris has a long history with Teck Cominco. For the past 30 years, Chris and his family have lived in Trail, B.C., where Chris worked at the Trail smelter. Chris has long been active within the Trail community, serving as
“I am thrilled to have this opportunity to bring Teck Cominco and the Olympic and Paralympic Games together. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for all of us, and I look forward to sharing my passion for the community, health and fitness and volunteerism with my colleagues across Canada and around the world,” said Chris Moorhead.
a City Councillor, past School Board Trustee and the Liaison for the World Junior Hockey Championships held in Trail in November 2007. Outside of work and his volunteer activities, Chris has always made health and fitness a top priority, having competed in five Ironman Canada triathlons.
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Our Local Teck Cominco Champions Lorraine Ambrosio Red Dog Champion
Candace Droder Highland Valley Copper Champion
Lorraine is DBA/Systems Developer for Red
Candace is the Senior Industrial Relations
Dog Mine in Alaska. She is responsible
Officer at Highland Valley Copper. She has
for administering information systems,
been with Teck Cominco for over 15 years and
implementing system modifications and
is the co-chair of the HVC drug and alcohol
ongoing system development. She has been
awareness committee, chair of the MABC
with Teck Cominco for 26 years, having
WorkSafeBC committee, as well as the chair
previously worked at the Sullivan Mine, and
of the HVC disability management committee.
is involved in a wide variety of Company
When not at work, Candace is involved
activities. Lorraine is also an avid golfer and
with her daughter’s swimming, gymnastics,
loves biking, yoga and travel.
soccer and choir, and she enjoys running and spending time with her family.
KEA BARKER Corporate Office Co-Champion
Andrea Frustaci Exploration Group Co-Champion
Kea is Leader, Community Partnerships and
Andrea is a GIS Technician at the Vancouver
Special Projects, and is involved in corporate
office. She is primarily responsible for data
donations and special project initiatives. Kea
management, the production of maps and
has been with the Company for 26 years and
models and managing various teams. She
is also a part of the Corporate Sustainability
is extremely involved in the community,
team. She plays an integral role in the annual
leading clinics and training sessions for
Mining for Miracles campaign and has been
indoor and beach co-ed volleyball as well as
Teck Cominco’s fundraising representative
participating in the B.C. Children’s Hospital
since 1987. At her home on the Sunshine
slo-pitch tournament. A talented volleyball
Coast, Kea is a member of the Sunshine Coast
player, Andrea has recently been named
2010 and Coastal animal charity fundraising
to the Canadian National Indoor Volleyball
Albert Bruce Trail Operations Champion Albert is the Group Leader, Power Department
Dermot Lane Elk Valley Coal Corporation Champion
at the Trail Operations, responsible for
Dermot is the Director of Corporate
electrical power distribution and services.
Communications at the EVCC Calgary office
Albert has been with Teck Cominco for 32
and has been with Teck Cominco for over
years and is actively involved in the Trades
28 years. Dermot is currently acting as the
Renewal, Electrical Apprenticeship Program as
Champion representative for all of Elk Valley
a mentor and electrical subject matter expert.
Coal’s operations, including Line Creek, Coal
Albert has been a hockey player for just about
Mountain, Elkview, Fording River, Greenhills
as long as he has been with Teck Cominco—
and Cardinal River. In his spare time, Dermot
over 30 years—and, when he’s not playing
enjoys woodworking and construction projects
hockey, enjoys skiing, camping and hiking.
as well as hiking and riding his motorcycle.
Other interests include cooking and personal finance.
Susan Dawson Applied Research and Technology Champion
Leigh Martin-Boyd Corporate Office Co-Champion
Susan is ART’s Personnel and Office Services
Coordinator at the Vancouver corporate
Administrator, leading the team focused on
office. A new Teck Cominco employee, Leigh
human resources, finance, safety, training and
is involved with the environment, health and
building-related projects. Susan has been with
safety committee, the pandemic influenza
Teck Cominco for 29 years, is a member of the
panel and other corporate health and
ART environment, health and safety committee,
wellness initiatives. She is an active member
is a 25-year member of the ART social club
of the community, coaching triathletes,
and is a member of the Centennial celebration
personal training, teaching fitness classes
organization committee. Susan is involved in
and volunteering in low-income area schools
many fundraising events and was recognized in
with high-risk youth.
Leigh is an Environment, Health and Safety
2006 as a member of the Highest Fundraising Team for the annual Trail Relay for Life.
Colin Miller CESL Champion Colin is a Process Engineer at CESL primarily
Cathy Sherman Product Technology Centre Champion
responsible for flow sheet development.
Cathy is Finance and Traffic, Accounting
Colin is a newer addition to the Teck
and Shipping Coordinator at the Product
Cominco team but is extremely active with
Technology Centre in Mississauga, Ontario.
his CESL colleagues. Colin is also involved
She has been with Teck Cominco for 30
in the community through teaching beginner
years, is a leader in First Aid and runs a
marathon clinics, is an athlete himself, having
Christmas charity drive each year to provide
played competitive hockey for years, and
toys and clothing for the less fortunate.
is currently training for his second Ironman
Cathy is an avid golfer and also enjoys yoga
Sheila Ryles Teck Cominco Metals Ltd. Champion
Celina Sookachoff Exploration Group Co-Champion
Sheila is the Quality Assurance and Marketing
Exploration and responsible for partner
Services Coordinator at the Toronto
management and coordinating Teck Cominco’s
Marketing and Sales metals office. She has
presence at exploration-focused trade shows.
been with the Company for over 15 years
She has been with the Company for 24 years
and is involved in planning trade shows
and has been involved with the Mining for
and exhibits, meetings, events and social
Miracles campaign for B.C. Children’s Hospital
functions for the Company. Sheila is involved
since 1990 and the recipient of the Miracle
in several community fundraising events and
Worker Award. She is a director and secretary
is considered an avid Olympic Games and
of the Company’s social committee and has
helped organize the Vancouver office golf
Celina is Project Coordinator, New Ventures—
tournament, slo-pitch team and Company tournament and 24-Hour Relay team.
Dawn Scartozzi Pend Oreille and Teck Cominco American Champion
Roger Souckey Hemlo Champion
Dawn is the Receptionist and Top Lander who is
Coordinator at David Bell and Williams mines
responsible for gate security, site-specific safety
in Marathon, Ontario. He is a 19-year employee
training, administrative support, marketing,
and is the chairman of the minesite coordination
advertising and public relations and is the editor
committee, and he co-chairs the labour
of the Rock Breaking News. Starting at Cominco
adjustment committee, the training committee
Fertilizers in 1987, she transferred to the U.S.
and the Mine Expo event. Roger serves his
exploration group in 1989. Dawn participates in
community as chairman of Marathon Music
the Women’s Mining Coalition and the Northwest
Festival; director of Confederation College
Mining Association, is a member of the Selkirk
Campus Advisory, Federated School of Mines
high school booster club, an active supporter
Board, and North of Superior Training Board;
of local sports and past assistant coach for the
and is a Marathon Municipal Councillor. He also
Selkirk high school girls’ basketball team.
coaches various youth sports.
Roger is an Organizational Development
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Precious Medallists Highland Valley copper holds summer mini-olympics by Diana Squires, Vancouver
Tiny feet mount the podium. A hush falls over the crowd, and a medallion is gingerly placed around the neck of a proud athlete. At that moment, she loses all composure and starts jumping up and down. “Mommy, I got a MEDAL!!!” If the future starts with our children, then our future has never looked brighter than it did on British Columbia Day in Logan Lake, where Teck Cominco employees and their families gathered to cheer on hundreds of Mini-Olympics participants, from toddlers to teens. At Highland Valley Copper’s 21st Annual Open House on August 6, popular traditions like face painting and basketball took a back seat…the Mini-Olympics tent provided the central attraction. To win one of the coveted medals, kids had to complete 10 different events that either challenged their athletic prowess or put their Olympic sport knowledge to the test. Athletic equipment ranged from baseballs to balloons, while the added entertainment value of water relays and, yes, even eggs, prompted enough laughter to make it an unforgettable afternoon.
less than a year to go until the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, the timing couldn’t be better. “The Olympic Games are all about the power of the possible and the ability to dream,” explains Candace Droder, Senior Industrial Relations Officer and Champion of the Olympic and Paralympic program at Highland Valley Copper. “This summer our volunteers provided the power to make the first annual Mini-Olympics possible, allowing all of the kids—whether they won gold, silver, or bronze—the ability to dream! When you work together, great things can happen.” As Highland Valley Copper’s Champion, Candace is one of a team of 14 from across Teck Cominco’s many offices and operations in Canada and the U.S. “The goal of creating a Champions team was, in essence, to effectively bring home the Olympic and Paralympic ideals of sport, culture and sustainability in Teck Cominco’s local communities,” explains Chris Moorhead, Leader, Olympic and Paralympic Partnerships. “As Don Lindsay has said, it’s all about the employees. It was the importance of engaging everyone in the spirit of the Games—from the millwright near retirement to the administrative professional just starting her career— that prompted us to appoint a representative at each site.”
If the cheers of parents and grandparents didn’t provide enough encouragement, a variety of motivational songs, from “Chariots of Fire” to “Who Let the Dogs Out”, made up the soundtrack, custom-designed, care of the MIS Computer Department. Of course, nothing seals the deal like good food, and, in keeping with the spirit of the event, the MiniOlympics offered a colourful array of fruits and veggies. Medals have become a special symbol of pride for Teck Cominco employees this past year, so producing a medal worthy of the day was no ordinary task. The final product boasted the image of a torch and our company name, suspended from a ribbon brightly decorated with Canadian flags. Over 200 children wore these medals with pride, from the keen athletes to the shy three-year-olds who hung back. Among the honorary gold medallists were a few champions in their own right, namely a cancer survivor and a woman celebrating her 77th birthday.
And engaging everyone naturally goes beyond our employees to include retirees, families and the communities where we live and work. From just an inkling of an idea at the inaugural Champions Workshop in May, the Mini-Olympics grew into an initiative that promised just that level of engagement. Having seen this idea through to fruition, Candace and her dedicated team of 12 couldn’t be more pleased. “The Open House was a natural fit for the Mini-Olympics—we knew we’d have a captive audience,” Candace reflects. “We thought, the kids can still enjoy the clown and the science display, but why not step it up this year? Who knows…maybe some of them will grow up to be real Olympic champions.”
Nearly 2000 people attended this year’s Open House, including visitors from as far away as England. Staging the Mini-Olympics was a new addition to the program, and with
non-stop action – (Next page, top to bottom) Events such as Balloon Squash, Frisbee Toss, Water Carry and the ever-popular Egg-on-a-Spoon Race entertain and challenge kids of all ages. (Next page, right) Proud medallists mount the podium and pose for Mom and Dad.
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The Future Is Now Reducing the carbon footprint by ChARLENE EASTOn, vancouver
A product’s carbon footprint is the measure of the amount of carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere throughout its life cycle, from raw material extraction and production to manufacturing, use and disposal. Everything we use has a carbon footprint: a computer, a car, a watch and the transit railcar we ride. The world’s leading scientists state, with very high confidence, that there is a link between the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and the increase in the world’s temperature. While reducing emissions of all wastes is an important objective, special attention needs to be focused on greenhouse gases (GHG). The production of the raw materials, such as base metals and metallurgical coal, inevitably leads to greenhouse gas emissions. The challenge for companies today is to reduce those emissions per unit of product by improving energy efficiency and applying appropriate technology with the ultimate goal being to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in absolute terms. “Teck Cominco recognizes the importance of climate change and will act to achieve a reduction in global greenhouse gas emissions,” states Doug Horswill. “Teck Cominco is committed to providing long-term value to our investors and benefits to society and has stepped up its efforts aimed at sustained reductions in GHG emissions. By reducing GHG intensity in our products, we reduce the carbon footprint of products that are manufactured from the minerals and metals we mine.” A number of important initiatives aimed at continuous improvement in our use of energy and better control of CO2 emissions have been put in place. Significant progress has been made in improving energy efficiency and reducing emissions at operations. We realized our largest improvements in the 1990s by concentrating efforts and introducing energy-efficient technologies at our smelting operation at Trail. Greenhouse gas releases in 2006 were 4% lower than in 1995 and GHG intensity (GHG releases per tonne of zinc and lead metal produced) improved by over 11%. Emissions of lead, cadmium, mercury and arsenic to air have been reduced by over 95% in the last 15 years at Trail Operations. These improvements
came in large part with the introduction of the Kivcet flash smelting furnace in 1996 but also through many other, smaller projects. The Company is committed to the Mining Association of Canada (MAC) Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) initiative, which includes world-class energy use and greenhouse gas emissions management performance standards. Recognizing the importance of “measuring to manage”, in 2001, Teck Cominco began tracking and reporting Company-wide sitespecific energy use and GHG emissions. Over this period, energy consumption and CO2 intensity per tonne of base metal product have declined slightly or remained relatively stable. In 2007, we studied our CO2 emissions, identifying how they can be controlled, looking to improve our energy use and examining opportunities for the development of and/or use of low carbon technologies.
In 2007, we are carrying out on-site energy and GHG emissions assessments at our majority-owned, active Canadian operations. We are reviewing existing management systems, technologies and operational practices to identify opportunities to reduce GHG emissions and improve energy consumption per unit of production. The goal is to achieve at a minimum Level 3 of the TSm energy Use/GHG emissions performance standard. “our experience at our Hemlo operation in Northern ontario has shown that savings made from energy reduction add directly to the bottom line as well as improve the environment,” notes Peter Kukielski, executive v.P. and Chief operating officer. “In 2005, improved energy management practices reduced energy costs by approximately $1 million and achieved a reduction of approximately 2,093 tonnes of Co2 or the equivalent of 367 ontario homes. In 2006, savings increased another 3,946 tonnes of Co2 or the equivalent of 692 homes for total savings of the equivalent of 6,039 tonnes over the two years. our aim is to achieve similar results across our operations.” Teck Cominco’s ongoing response to the carbon footprint challenge will include continuous improvement in the elimination of energy waste, the implementation of more energy-efficient production process technologies, the use of non-carbon emitting energy sources, investment in the development of low emission production process technologies, and product recycling. We recognize that climate change is an urgent global issue and are committed to being actively engaged in finding solutions for the stabilization of GHG emissions and the ability of society to adapt. To this end, we participate in international and national efforts to determine appropriate actions to address climate change.
Lois rideout, sampling technician, changes filter at air sampling station in Tadanac near the smelter. emissions of lead, cadmium, mercury and arsenic to air have been reduced by over 95% in Trail.
THIs Is ouR fuTuRE—2006 susTaInaBILITY REpoRT Teck Cominco is pleased to announce the release of our 2006 sustainability report, This Is Our Future. This is our sixth sustainability report and second using the Global reporting Initiative (G3 Guidelines) standard. released six months earlier than last year’s report, This Is Our Future is an update to the 2005 sustainability report and is a companion piece to our 2006 annual report, This Is More than a Rock. This Is Our Future provides the reader with an update and report on progress of Teck Cominco’s sustainability goals and targets set out in the 2005 report. Some of the highlights include expanded reporting on GrI indicators Company-wide, such as water and waste rock management and a new Code of Sustainable Conduct with commitments to supporting biodiversity and energy efficiency. The report provides insight into the initial developing stages of our stakeholder engagement program, where the reader can view Teck Cominco’s stakeholder mapping assessment. Spotlight sections are also featured throughout the report and provide specific examples and case studies of some of the material issues we face “on the ground”. 1
Teck Cominco’s 2006 sustainability report is intended for our stakeholders, defined as any person or group of people that may be affected positively or negatively by the financial, environmental (including health and safety) and social aspects of our operations and those who have an interest in or an influence on the our activities. The 2006 sustainability report was not externally verified. To order a hard copy, please contact Carmen Turner, Sustainability Programs officer, at 604.640.5269 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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A More Sustainable Solution
Highland Valleyâ€™s Integrated Solid Waste Management Centre by ChARLENE EASTOn, vancouver
Highland Valley Copper (HVC) proposes to develop a large integrated solid waste management facility at its minesite, 19 kilometres west of Logan Lake, B.C.. Estimated to cost $112 million over the life of the project (approximately 100 years), this infrastructure investment would yield positive socioeconomic and environmental benefits as well as provide a state-of-the art solid waste solution for 600,000 tonnes per year of municipal solid waste from a number of communities in southwest B.C.
The site itself is a plateau of benign waste rock removed from the mine to expose the ore body. The plateau is up against a slope, which will allow the construction of a high capacity landfill on about 50% of the land typically required for a major facility, allowing the overall footprint to be smaller. The waste is to be placed on top of large rock piles, up to 50 metres thick, providing an additional buffer between the water table and waste streams. HVC has well-established environmental management systems, which will be rapidly adapted to the new requirements.
The integrated solid waste management facility is envisioned to incorporate a large regional landfill together with a high quality composting operation for organic waste. Landfill gas would be captured and burned to create up to 19 megawatts of electricity.
The centre is targeted to open in 2010, coinciding with the closure of other landfill sites currently serving regional needs. Although steps have been taken to target waste reduction throughout B.C., the total quantity of waste has not declined due to increases in the population. Solid waste will continue to be generated and needs to be managed.
Anticipating HVC closure in 2019, the centre will promote continued economic activity in the region. Closure will result in the loss of local jobs and reduce municipal taxation revenues. The waste management centre will provide approximately 180 jobs and create an additional municipal tax revenue stream to offset some losses. The project will be used to catalyze a number of spin-off industries such as truck fleet maintenance shops, greenhouses, mushroom-growing operations and recycling facilities.
The project will move forward if it receives public acceptance and approvals from regulatory authorities. Consultations with local First Nations, governments and community groups began in 2005, and several meetings have already been held focused on how the project will accommodate future interests and spawn new businesses. These and future discussions will determine if this proposed post-mining land use will serve the needs of local residents, First Nations and the region. If accepted, the centre promises to provide a fiscally responsible, environmentally superior solid waste management solution for the foreseeable future.
The centre provides a waste management solution with a low ecological footprint. The site is located within land disturbed by the HVC mine and therefore provides an alternative to the construction of landfill options on valuable greenfield sites. 32
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Centre Showcased at Premier’s Literacy Summit By Carol Vanelli-Worosz, Trail
Trail Operations’ award-winning Learning Centre (TLC) added another feather to its cap early in 2007 as representatives Tammy Salway and Rino Lattanzio made a presentation about the Centre at the Premier’s Summit on Learners and Literacy in January. The focus of the summit, which was attended by approximately 120 delegates, was twofold. First, it provided an opportunity to learn from the experiences of learners, government representatives, community literacy organizations, researchers, educators and others; second, it offered an occasion to discuss ideas for programming that can best assist in achieving the literacy goals for British Columbia. Those objectives were first outlined in 2004 when Premier Gordon Campbell set the goal to make British Columbia the best-educated, most literate jurisdiction on the continent.
representative upon the recommendation of his co-workers and the president of the local. Rino also believes attending the summit was valuable. “From my perspective, the summit was a great learning tool for me both as a learner and a member of the REAL Committee,” he said. “I got to see and hear different viewpoints of learning from a diverse group of British Columbians. Whether our workplace model is implemented elsewhere, only time will tell. I enjoyed the experience immensely.” Overall, the summit was a forum for people to put forward their ideas about literacy issues and appropriate solutions in British Columbia. While there was much discussion about these issues and solutions, a firm course of action was not reached that day. However, Tammy and Rino believe that the ministers with the education, employment and childcare portfolios at the summit will take back the information for input into future programming from their ministries.
Tammy and Rino’s talk was one of five presentations given at the summit. The others included a touching personal story of one individual’s path to overcome literacy issues; representatives from Canucks Family Education Centre addressing intergenerational learning and English as a second language; a review of the in-house training programs provided at Teleflex Canada; and the principal of Chief Maquinna Elementary School in Vancouver touching on literacy challenges faced by aboriginal peoples and the need to bring aboriginal-relevant curricula into schools. The Learning Centre was established in 1998 to provide opportunities for individual development through the facilitation of learning and education in a positive environment. The Refresh Education and Learning (REAL) Committee, comprised of both Trail Operations management and United Steelworkers representatives, is responsible for the development and ongoing operation of TLC. The Centre’s day-to-day operations are contracted to an external agency, currently the Greater Trail Community Skills Centre. Tammy’s involvement with TLC began as a learner. She has also been an instructor for the Cornerstones of Chemistry course since 2000, and she joined the REAL Committee as Chair in February 2004. Of the summit, Tammy said: “The conference was a fantastic opportunity to share the innovative approach to workplace learning we have taken at Trail Operations and to learn about other educational programs from across British Columbia.” Rino became involved with TLC as a learner when it first opened its doors. He has taken in excess of 45 courses and is a committed learner for both his personal and professional life. He joined the REAL Committee in September 2006 as the United Steelworkers Local 9705
TLC representatives Rino Lattanzio, left, and Tammy Salway with Premier Gordon Campbell at the Literacy Summit in January
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Higher Education Awards Congratulations to the Class of 2006! In 2006, Teck Cominco Higher Education Awards were presented to 23 students in the Class I category. Class I awards were received by 15 Teck Cominco Limited students and eight Teck Cominco American Incorporated students. Class II category awards were received by 31 Teck Cominco Limited students, two Teck Cominco American Incorporated students and one CESL student. Award recipients, children of Teck Cominco employees or retirees, received either $1,500 (Class I), achieving marks of 86 percent and better, or $1,000 (Class II), achieving 73 to 85 percent, to assist with higher education. Teck Cominco American students require a grade-point average of 3.4 to receive US$900 (Class I) and 2.9 to receive US$600 (Class II). Teck Cominco Class I Award Recipients
Steven Cecchini Fruitvale, BC University of Alberta
Robyn Jensen Trail, BC Alberta College of Art and Design
Andrew Richards Castelgar, BC UBC – Okanagan
Barbara Rogula Vancouver, BC University of British Columbia
Haley Cicchetti Trail, BC Simon Fraser University
David Kraft Fruitvale, BC University of Alberta
Christina Cooke Montrose, BC Rhodes College
Ian Kragh Fruitvale, BC Selkirk College
Kaitlyn Scott Coldstream, BC University of Victoria
Hannah George Castlegar, BC University of VictoriaDeferred
Leah McRoberts Maple Ridge, BC Carleton University
Mattew Stonkus Oakville, ON Wilfred Laurier University
Kathryn Gingell Delta, BC Acadia University
Raman Mundi Montrose, BC University of Victoria
Lauren Zanier Rossland, BC University of Victoria
Teck Cominco American Class I Award Recipients
Steven P. Bridwell Fairbanks, Alaska University of Alaska – Fairbanks
Jennifer Cousineau Ione, Washington University of Washington
Alexandra Vermeulen Ione, Washington University of Washington
Mark F. Burgard Spokane Valley, Washington Washington State University
Sarah Godlewski Spokane, Washington Whitman College
Kimberly D. Werner Cusick, Washington Brigham Young University – Idaho
Cody L. Connor Newcastle, Wyoming University of Wyoming
Richard A. Pichette Metaline, Washington Eastern Washington University
Teck Cominco Class II Award Recipients Michael Archibald, Kamloops, BC, Thompson Rivers University Patrick Brothers, Trail, BC, Selkirk College Stacie-Rae Brown, Rossland, BC, Thompson Rivers University Nicole Bruce, Rossland, BC, Selkirk College James Davison, Montrose, BC, Selkirk College Jeremy Davison, Castlegar, BC, Selkirk College Todd Dunlop, Rossland, BC, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Katherine Filion, Surrey, BC, University of Victoria Ashlea Fricke, Montrose, BC, Douglas College Kelsey Gabana, Fruitvale, BC, Olds College Rebecca Gingell, Delta, BC, Kwantlen College
Kelynn Glover, Trail, BC, University of Alberta Natalie Harris, Calgary, AB, University of Alberta Stephen Horney, Trail, BC, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology Matthew Jones, Burnaby, BC, Simon Fraser University Erin Kangas, Sudbury, ON, University of Ottawa Jeff Kryczka, Castlegar, BC, Okanagan College Cory McCreight, Castlegar, BC, Selkirk College Brad Mercer, Rossland, BC, Thompson Rivers University Kayla Molnar, Montrose, BC Selkirk College Eric Munch, Montrose, BC, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology MacLean Myers, Nelson, BC, Mount Royal College
Teck Cominco American Class II Award Recipients Cola K. Boyer, Ione, Washington, Eastern Washington University
Audrey L. Maupin, Ione, Washington, Eastern Washington University
Michelle Plamondon, Fruitvale, BC, UBC – Okanagan Lindsey Pullen, Surrey, BC, Langara College Timothy Simmons, Fruitvale, BC, Selkirk College Jason Vecchio, Fruitvale, BC, Selkirk College Holly Wasylkiw, Trail, BC, UBC – Okanagan Alexandra Weir, Castlegar, BC, Selkirk College Katie Wilcox, Fruitvale, BC, Lethbridge Community College Charlotte Worsnop, Fruitvale, BC, College of the Rockies Darren Zanussi, Rossland, BC, Selkirk College
CESL Class II Award Recipient Yana Loif, Richmond, BC, University of British Columbia
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Higher Education Awards Congratulations to the Class of 2007! In 2007, Teck Cominco Higher Education Awards were presented to 25 students in the Class I category. Class I awards were received by 18 Teck Cominco Limited students and seven Teck Cominco American Incorporated students. Class II category awards were received by 20 Teck Cominco Limited students and four Teck Cominco American Incorporated students. Award recipients, children of Teck Cominco employees or retirees, received either $1500 (Class I), achieving marks of 85 percent and better, or $1,000 (Class II), achieving 70 to 84 percent, to assist with higher education. Teck Cominco American students require a grade-point average of 3.4 to receive US $900 (Class I) and 2.9 to receive US $600 (Class II). Teck Cominco Class I Award Recipients
John Brace Fruitvale, BC University of Alberta
Matt Heidema Maple Ridge, BC Simon Fraser University
Kirsten Schmidt Maple Ridge, BC University College of Fraser Valley
Lindsay Burton Genelle, BC University of Calgary
Lynn Kelly Delta, BC University of British Columbia
Kris Schmidt Maple Ridge, BC University College of Fraser Valley
Kara Chahley Genelle, BC UBC - Okanagan
Stephanie LaRocque Trail, BC University of Victoria
Kelsey Scott Rossland, BC University of Victoria
Ryan Cunningham Trail, BC University of Alberta
Taryn Lloyd Trail, BC Carleton University
Justin Tegart Delta, BC Queens University
Daniel Deisley Salt Lake City, UT Brown University
Kaida Penney Rossland, BC Selkirk College
Sarah Waseem Castlegar, BC McGill University
Shayla Duley Fruitvale, BC University of Alberta
Brian Ross Rossland, BC University of Alberta
Lauren Wou New Westminster, BC University of British Columbia
Teck Cominco American Class I Award Recipients
Amy-Lynn D. Brunelle Marathon, Ontario Canadore College
Crystal L. Jefferson Duluth, Minnesota University of Wisconsin – La Crosse
Chantal L. Dawson Mullan, Idaho University of Idaho
Rachel C. Panther Spokane Valley, Washington Eastern Washington University
Cari E. Dighton Delta Junction, Alaska University of Idaho
Jackie L. Red Ione, Washington Spokane Falls Community College
Justin D. Webb Ione, Washington Spokane Community College
Teck Cominco Class II Award Recipients Stephanie Black, Fruitvale, BC, College of the Rockies Leigh Creegan, Castlegar, BC, UBC – Okanagan Nathan Crowe, Kimberley, BC, College of the Rockies Heather Dunlop, Rossland, BC, College of the Rockies Scott Hampel, Surrey, BC Kwantlen College Gillian Hodgson, Genelle, BC, College of the Rockies Kaylie Holdsworth, Genelle, BC, UBC – Okanagan
Patrick Infanti, Trail, BC, Selkirk College Kristen Koban, Rossland, BC University of Victoria Lesley MacDonald, Cranbrook, BC, University of Calgary Melissa Mailey, Trail, BC, Selkirk College Kody Moncrief, Fruitvale, BC, Selkirk College David Moorhead, Trail, BC, Selkirk College Andrea Page, Rossland, BC, University of Calgary
Teck Cominco American Class II Award Recipients Christopher Arevalo, Gilbert, Arizona Chandler-Gilbert Community College Amber R. Enyeart, Ione, Washington Pierce College at Puyallup
Nathan L. Phillips, Cusick, Washington Spokane Community College Christy M. Sullivan, Ione, Washington Spokane Community College
Alix Parisotto, Fruitvale, BC, UBC – Okanagan Erik Pistner, Rossland, BC, Capilano College Cameron Rodger, Fruitvale, BC, University of Alberta Alix Savoy, Trail, BC, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology Matthew Tucker, Abbotsford, BC, Trinity Western University Jay Wilcox, Fruitvale, BC, Selkirk College
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Remembered Charles Theodore Anderson, b. 1932 d. January 13, 2007, New Westminster, BC Reginald Anderson, b. 1922 d. September 20, 2007, Calgary, AB Franscesco Antonio, b. 1915 d. August 11, 2007, Trail, BC Leon Lukian Baraniuk, b. 1927 d. February 22, 2007, Trail, BC Duncan Alan Noel Barclay, b. 1917 d. March 3, 2007, Ladner, BC Renzo Oscar Battistella, b. 1914 d. March 9, 2007, Trail, BC Joseph Edmond Beaudoin, b. 1930 d. March 22, 2007, Trail, BC Luigi Bedin, b. 1932 d. March 2, 2007, Trail, BC Kenneth Isedor Berglund, b. 1920 d. June 26, 2007, Kimberley, BC Myrna Jean Birch, b. 1938 d. February 26, 2007, Trail, BC Richard Alexander Blackwell, b. 1925 d. February 2, 2007, Cranbrook, BC John Deryk Bodington, b. 1914 d. May 8, 2007, Calgary, AB Joseph Borysowich, b. 1913 d. June 3, 2007 Joseph Alphonse Breton, b. 1918 d. June 15, 2007, Cloutier Charlesbourg, QC Antonio Buratto, b. 1925 d. November 26, 2006, Trail, BC Nils Bystrom, b. 1911 d. August 19, 2007, Castlegar, BC George Henry Calow, b. 1918 d. August 15, 2007, Calgary, BC Bianca Mary Capalbo, b. 1922 d. February 19, 2007, Trail, BC Charles Albert Casey, b. 1918 d. June 10, 2007, Castlegar, BC Giuseppe Collazzo, b. 1924 d. April 4, 2007, Creston, BC Mervin Cooper, b. 1934 d. July 8, 2007, Blairmore, AB George Hilton Coupland, b. 1919 d. June 8, 2007, Trail, BC Alfeo Giuseppe Cristofoli, b. 1928 d. February 5, 2007, Trail, BC Peter William Cseppento, b. 1937 d. May 17, 2007, Warburg, AB Frederick Thomas Dawson, b. 1917 d. November 29, 2006, Nakusp, BC Robert Russell Davidson, b. 1934 d. August 16, 2007, Trail, BC Gilles Fernand Desrosiers, b. 1930 d. January 29, 2007, Trail, BC Harley Alvin Dovell, b. 1915 d. August 16, 2007, Trail, BC Robert Gerald Dozois, b. 1930 d. February 15, 2007, Mississauga, ON Ronald Eric Edwards, b. 1919 d. September 17, 2007
Derek Evan-Davies, b. 1931 d. September 25, 2007, Trail, BC Francis Eyers Ferguson, b. 1935 d. June 30, 2007, Trail, BC Albert Filippelli, b. 1921 d. May 21, 2007, Trail, BC Herbert Leopold Fuerst, b. 1926 d. June 21, 2007, Christina Lake, BC Donald Newcombe Gardner, b. 1924 d. March 23, 2007 Paul Isidore Gaudreault, b. 1922 d. July 23, 2007, Fruitvale, BC John James Gordon, b. 1928 d. May 30, 2007, Parksville, BC Robert J. Graham, b. 1933 d. April 4, 2007, Toronto, ON George Hajecek, b. 1937 d. May 19, 2007, Sumperk, Czechoslovakia Thomas Hayes, b. 1924 d. March 1, 2007, Trail, BC Harold Hesketh, b. 1910 d. September 2, 2007, Catlegar, BC Martin Ronald Hodge, b. 1956 d. March 12, 2007, Vancouver, BC Howard Joseph Ink, b. 1937 d. December 24, 2006, Nelson, BC Brian Kenneth Jones, b. 1949 d. May 11, 2007, Trail, BC George James Kalmakav, b. 1926 d. February 22, 2007, Trail, BC Harold Arthur Kellogg, b. 1920 d. June 19, 2007, Chemainus, BC Robert Sherwood Kendall, b. 1920 d. March 23, 2007, Penticton, BC Charles Kiley, b. 1914 d. March 16, 2007, Val dâ€™Or, QC Douglas Kirk, b. 1939 d. August 28, 2007, Cranbrook, BC George Koehle, b. 1914 d. February 23, 2007, Trail, BC Eugene Komorowski, b. 1921 d. May 8, 2007, London, ON Peter Konkin, b. 1921 d. July 18, 2007, Trail, BC Franz Kowalski, b. 1936 d. March 7, 2007, Cranbrook, BC Donald Henry Krug, b. 1923 d. July 10, 2007, Trail, BC Jacques Abel Laberge, b. 1922 d. January 18, 2007, Trail, BC Theodore Lang, b. 1917 d. March 4, 2007, Ashcroft, BC Leslie Maurice Langston, b. 1920 d. May 4, 2007, Calgary, AB Renzo Lencioni, b. 1924 d. May 28, 2007, Richmond, BC Michele Lioce, b. 1920 d. September 3, 2007, Trail, BC William Meldrum Little, b. 1924 d. March 6, 2007, Oakville, ON
Alexander Ernest Mackie, b. 1929 d. June 11, 2007, Trail, BC Agnes Jeanette Maitland, b. 1939 d. January 26, 2007, Trail, BC Cesario Marrandino, b. 1929 d. March 28, 2007, Trail, BC Herbert Earl Martin, b. 1924 d. August 11, 2007, Trail, BC Milo Joseph McGarry, b. 1918 d. December 16, 2006 William Lyle McLennan, b. 1935 d. February 6, 2007, Kelowna, BC Neil Raymond McLeod, b. 1918 d. June 25, 2007, Calgary, AB Norman James Menin, b. 1952 d. June 19, 2007, Fruitvale, BC Allan Roger Messer, b. 1921 d. February 1, 2007, Trail, BC Gordon Miller, b. 1910 d. June 16, 2007, Calgary, AB Henry Paul Miller, b. 1916 d. June 18, 2007, Burnaby, BC Thomas Morrey, b. 1920 d. July 12, 2007, Nanaimo, BC Joseph Mukanik, b. 1924 d. December 24, 2006, Trail, BC George Mund, b. 1924 d. November 24, 2001 Arturo Frank Nastasi, b. 1916 d. December 17, 2006, Trail, BC Neil Stuart Oatway, b. 1949 d. June 1, 2007, Vancouver, BC Erling Ohlsson, b. 1921 d. May 22, 2007, Trail, BC Fred Pagnan, b. 1923 d. February 1, 2007, Trail, BC Leonard Carman Pasacreta, b. 1929 d. April 28, 2007, Trail, BC Kenneth Alfred Patterson, b. 1944 d. April 22, 2007, Kimberley, BC Alvin Ronald Peterson, b. 1933 d. May 20, 2007, Victoria, BC Amelio Polloni, b. 1925 d. June 12, 2007, Vancouver, BC Alton Stanley Prime, b. 1918 d. March 27, 2007, Kimberley, BC Aldo Vincenzo Profili, b. 1917 d. July 8, 2007, Trail, BC Joseph Euclide Regnier, b. 1925 d. February 19, 2007, Trail, BC Omer Lucien Regnier, b. 1930 d. March 2, 2007, Trail, BC Joseph Patrick Riley, b. 1923 d. January 20, 2007, Trail, BC Joseph Victor Rogers, b. 1911 d. May 28, 2007, Victoria, BC Barney Ross, b. 1924 d. January 11, 2007, Trail, BC Gerald Rust, b. 1924 d. March 11, 2007, Kamloops, BC
Allan Glen Sawatsky, b. 1944 d. April 28, 2007, Genelle, BC Kenneth Seaton, b. 1937 d. March 23, 2007, Niagara Falls, ON Carl Edward Seefeldt, b. 1921 d. April 21, 2007, Rossland, BC Rusell Shaw, b. 1916 d. January 4, 2007, Cranbrook, BC Marjorie Annie Shiells, b. 1917 d. January 8, 2007, Kimberley, BC Donald George Stanton, b. 1948 d. February 7, 2007, Rossland, BC Jack Startup, b. 1917 d. May 31, 2007, Trail, BC Douglas Maxwell Stevely, b. 1917 d. June 28, 2007, Calgary, AB John Samuel Stewart, b. 1933 d. January 14, 2007, Castlegar, BC
Clarence Perilious Stromme, b. 1924 d. September 15, 2006, Grand Forks, BC Francis Cornelius Sullivan, b. 1917 d. January 5, 2007, Calgary, AB Janusz Stefan Sztyler, b. 1930 d. April 8, 2007, Salmo, BC Arthur Cyril Taplin, b. 1921 d. December 26, 2006, Cranbrook, BC Ivor Theodore Thomas, b. 1923 d. August 11, 2007, Trail, BC Clifford Ralph Thorpe, b. 1915 d. August 11, 2007, Trail, BC George David Turner, b. 1942 d. August 22, 2007, Trail, BC George Maxwell Tyler, b. 1918 d. February 15, 2007, Salmon Arm, BC William Edward Walsh, b. 1916 d. August 18, 2007, Cranbrook, BC
Cyril Arthur Ward, b. 1916 d. February 28, 2007, Trail, BC Barry Wayne Wheeler, b. 1945 d. June 18, 2007, Cranbrook, BC Frank S. White, b. 1921 d. January 6, 2007, Abbotsford, BC Lauretta Viola Wiley, b. 1920 d. July 2, 2007, Trail, BC Layton Erwin Wilson, b. 1918 d. December 24, 2006, Cranbrook, BC Herbert Stanley Woods, b. 1926 d. December 27, 2006, Palmerston, ON Wright Harold Worsnop, b. 1935 d. February 27, 2007, Penticton, BC Joseph Young, b. 1918 d. September 5, 2007, Cranbrook, BC Leslie George Zoerb, b. 1920 d. December 13, 2006, Delisle, SK
Murray R. Labey, Trail, BC Howard J. Leggatt, Pine Point, NWT Larry D. Lukenbill, Trail, BC Giancarlo (John) Mangialaio, Trail, BC John V. Marlow, Mississauga, ON Larry P. Martin, Trail, BC Daniel J. McCarthy, Trail, BC Robert G. Nielsen, Trail, BC Brian Petersmeyer, Vancouver, BC Jamie R. Pipes, Trail, BC Brian H. Reinhard, Trail, BC
Beverley A. Robinson, Trail, BC Joseph Rosa, Trail, BC James R. Ross, Trail, BC Robert C. Strachan, Trail, BC Vicki V. Tarasoff, Trail, BC Markus J. Thoma, Trail, BC Gary B. Urquhart, Trail, BC Glenn Edward Wallace, Trail, BC Rosemary F. Whitlock, Trail, BC Richard Zimmer, Vancouver, BC
Retirees Charles G. (Gerry) Batch, Trail, BC M. Monte Brothers, Trail, BC Bruce C. Callender, Trail, BC Weng Chiew, Vancouver, BC Leonard C. French, Trail, BC William John Gooding, Cajamarquilla, Peru Christopher H. Green, Trail, BC Terence Hodson, Vancouver, BC Michael B. Howell, Trail, BC John E. (Jack) Irvin, Trail, BC G. Dan Knutson, Trail, BC
Symbols of Success GOLD Valued for centuries, this noble and admired metal represents the best an athlete can be. SILVER The lustrous, dynamic and sensitive properties of silver are reflected in the versatility of true champions. BRONZE A perfect balance of copper and other metals, bronze symbolizes the ideal blend of strength, skill, discipline and endurance.
Quality elements. Esteemed medals. Every medal at every event at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games will be a source of pride for Teck Cominco and Canadaâ€™s mining industry. Supporting Canadaâ€™s Olympic and Paralympic athletes makes winners of us all.