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The Red Chris mine is located 80 km south of Dease Lake and 18 km southeast of the village of Iskut, British Columbia. The mine operates year round. The current workforce at Red Chris mine is 330 employees. About half the employees are from surrounding northern communities, over 28% are First Nations and 20% are female. We utilize a charter flight service year round to the Dease Lake airport from the South Terminal in Richmond, with marshaling points along the way. A typical route is about 4 hours from Vancouver to Dease Lake, with 2 stops along the way to load/unload passengers. A bus shuttles employees between the Dease Lake airport and the mine site, an approx. 1.5 hour commute. All employees who work at the mine, stay in camp for the duration of their shift. Employees are provided a private room, snacks and three meals daily. The camp has a commissary, recreation facility, games room, fitness room, TV room, areas for socializing, and a room with public phones. Each single room has satellite TV (48 channels) and Wi-Fi availability. The Red Chris camp and mine site maintains and enforces a zero tolerance for alcohol and drugs, and verbal/physical abuse or bullying.
The Mount Polley mine is located 8 km SW of Likely and 100 km (by road) NE of Williams Lake, British Columbia. The mine operates year round.
When operating at full capacity the mine has around 365 employees. Most employees live in the surrounding communities of Likely, Big Lake and Williams Lake. Employees have the option of driving to the mine site, or commuting via the daily scheduled buses for the 1.25 hour commute between Williams Lake and the mine site. Workers shifts will vary depending on the department.
The Huckleberry mine is located 88 km SSW of Houston, British Columbia, about a 2 hour drive. The mine operates year round and employs on average about 275 workers. Most employees reside in the communities of Smithers and Burns Lake. The mine camp can accommodate upwards of 335 people. Buses shuttle workers from Houston to the mine site. Employees work a rotation of 7X7 days or 4X3 days depending on their position.
Ruddock Creek project is located 80 km east of Clearwater, British Columbia. Work conducted at Ruddock Creek is seasonal. The camp can accommodate 40 people but it is not operational during the winter season. The current work program is focused on baseline sampling in support of the permitting process for this proposed 3,000 tonne per day underground zinc/lead mine.