As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage, citizens have had to adjust every facet of their lives; from how they work, to how they raise their children, to how they live. This, as well as a rise in issues demanding societal evolution, has created a turbulent time for Canada’s mining industry. This week’s Blog will take a look at some of the changes going on around us, and then discuss strategies to help navigate the ‘new normal’ – a buzz phrase that is the defining term of 2020 and beyond.
Canadian Mining Magazine
Recent research predicts that the mining automation market will be worth $3.29 billion by 2023 — a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.7 per cent since 2017. Yet, while automation greatly enhances productivity, it also places additional demands on steel components. In this week’s Blog, we examine why wear resistant steels are becoming increasingly vital to modern, enhanced production, as well as the best way to select them.
In less than a week, pot will be legal in Canada. And while it might not quite be reefer madness out there, the legalization of marijuana could still be risky business for Canadian mines, particularly since the understanding of what legalization means remains hazy and the rules vary from province to province. This week’s blog, originally published in the Spring 2018 issue of Canadian Mining Magazine, takes a peek at some of those risks and offers some advice in preparation for October 17.