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New afton mine rescue

New Gold is committed to maintaining high standards in all mining, processing and environmental work at its operations and facilities. The Company is working to ensure that the protection of the environment, from exploration and mining through to rehabilitation and closure, is an essential feature of its operations. New Gold is also committed to protecting the health and safety of all its employees and supports the longer term economic needs and aspirations of the local communities in which it is involved.


UBC Mine Rescue traveled to the New Afton Mine site in Kamloops BC for a week in February, 2018. While there, the the team received extensive training and guidance from the New Afton Mine Rescue team. Every member who attended obtained their underground mine rescue certifications. 

A special thanks to the New Afton Mine Rescue Team members for extending their knowledge to us. The UBC Mine Rescue Team learned an incredible amount and gained hands on experience that could not have been optained with out New Afton. 


Learning fire fighting techniques

BG4 Benching