John T. Ryan Trophies

Past Award Winners

2015

Canada Trophy for Metal Mines

Cameco Corporation - Saskatoon, SK
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The McArthur River mine site is located in northern Saskatchewan on the southeastern portion of the Athabasca Basin, approximately 620 km north of Saskatoon. It is an underground uranium mine that contains the world’s largest known high grade uranium deposit. The mine site is compact, occupying a surface area of approximately one square kilometre.


Canada Trophy for Coal Mines

Teck Coal Ltd. - Elkford, B.C.
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Teck’s Greenhills operation is located 8 kilometers northeast of Elkford, in the Elk Valley of southeastern British Columbia. The operation was developed in 1981 as an open pit mine with Posco Canada Limited (Poscan), who still maintains 20% interest in the Greenhills operation.


Canada Trophy for Select Mines

Vale Newfoundland and Labrador - Voisey's Bay, NFL

Vale Newfoundland and Labrador operates an open pit mine and concentrator in Voisey’s Bay, Labrador. Voisey’s Bay is located in a remote area on the northeast coast of Labrador, on a peninsula bordered by Anaktalak Bay and to the south by Voisey’s Bay. The Voisey’s Bay mine is one of six Vale mines operating within Canada. 

2014

Canada Trophy for Metal Mines

Williams Mine - Marathon, ON
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Since 1985, Barrick Gold has been extracting and producing gold at its world class Williams mine. The site is part of Barrick’s Hemlo mining complex located 40 kilometers east of Marathon, Ontario. Since the start of production, the mine has produced 11 million ounces of gold. The site employs 455 people and has built a reputation for safe operation.


Canada Trophy for Metal Mines

Cameco Corporation - Saskatoon, SK
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The McArthur River mine site is located in northern Saskatchewan on the southeastern portion of the Athabasca Basin, approximately 620 km north of Saskatoon. It is an underground uranium mine that contains the world’s largest known high grade uranium deposit. The mine site is compact, occupying a surface area of approximately one square kilometre.


Canada Trophy for Select Mines

PotashCorp New Brunswick Division - Sussex, NB
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PotashCorp New Brunswick Division is an integrated underground potash mine and processing plant located near Sussex New Brunswick that has been in production since 1983 and is one of six potash mines that PotashCorp operates in Canada. It is a proud member of the Sussex region, employing more than 500 people and contributing millions of dollars through local purchasing and community investments.


Canada Trophy for Select Mines

Graymont Inc. - Bedford, Quebec
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The Bedford Plant, the largest producer of lime in Canada, is located in Southern Québec, approximately midway between Montréal and the Vermont border. The plant's annual production capacity is over 400,000 tons of quicklime with a storage capacity of more than 8,000 tons.


Canada Trophy for Select Mines

Graymont Western Canada - Faulkner, Manitoba
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Graymont's Faulkner Lime Plant is located 225km North of Winnipeg within 2 miles of the shore of Lake Manitoba. The plant's annual production capacity is over 117,000 tons of quicklime with a storage capacity of more than 2,200 tons. In addition to quicklime production, the plant can produce 80,000 tons per year of calcium carbonate.


Canada Trophy for Coal Mines

Teck Coal Ltd. - Elkford, B.C.
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Teck’s Greenhills operation is located 8 kilometers northeast of Elkford, in the Elk Valley of southeastern British Columbia. The operation was developed in 1981 as an open pit mine with Posco Canada Limited (Poscan), who still maintains 20% interest in the Greenhills operation.

2013

Canada Trophy for Coal Mines

Prairie Mines & Royalty Ltd, Genesee mine - Genesee, AB

Genesee mine boasts spotless safety record

By Dinah Zeldin

When the Genesee mine broke ground in 1988, the operation had the opportunity to start building a strong safety culture. Fuelled by a workforce committed to working safely, this culture flourished, resulting in a safety record with no LTI (lost time injury) incidents in over 24 years of operation. While the focus on safety remained a constant, the mine continuously invested in new technology, and in safety and training programs to continue to excel at safety.


Canada Trophy for Metal Mines

Xstrata Copper’s Kidd operations - Timmins, ON

High expectations yield top results in safety

By Dinah Zeldin

Xstrata Copper’s Kidd Operations in Timmins, Ontario, which includes a mine and a concentrator, is renowned for its outstanding safety record. With over four million man-hours since its last lost time injury (LTI) incident and 10 John T. Ryan Canada Trophies for Metal Mines under its belt, the operation’s approach of setting high standards from the top down, making sure all staff are involved in the culture, and investing in safety programs and technology has paid off.


Canada Trophy for Select Mines

PotashCorp New Brunswick Division - Sussex, NB

PotashCorp New Brunswick Division sets high safety standards

by Dinah Zeldin

PotashCorp’s (PCS) underground potash mine and processing facility in Sussex, New Brunswick, has been undergoing significant changes lately. Alongside its planned $21-billion expansion, which includes the development of a new mine and an expansion of the mill, the company has also introduced 90 new employees over the past year at its existing operation. But one thing has stayed the same: the operation continues to set the standard for safety, earning the John T. Ryan Canada Trophy for Select Mines for the fourth time since it opened in 1983.

“Safety is promoted at PotashCorp throughout  the organization,” says Stewart Brown, the operation’s general manager. In fact, 200 PotashCorp employees including the COO, three members of the board of directors and all of the general managers united at a corporate safety summit in March. “The focus of the two days was on safety – nothing to do with production,” explains Brown. “The focus of the corporation is to achieve safe production.”

2012

Xstrata Zinc Canada, Brunswick Mine - Bathurst, NB
Brunswick mine

CGC Little Narrows Gypsum - Little Narrows, Nova Scotia
Little Narrows

Sherritt Coal, Paintearth mine - Forestburg, AB
Paintearth mine

2011

Windsor Plant - Windsor, Nova Scotia

Vale - Thompson, Manitoba

Coal Mountain Operations - Sparwood, British Columbia

2006 and earlier