Our Stories

The Coldest Day Brings the Warmest Feeling

By Glenn Nolan, VP Government Affairs When the weather gets rough, I always think of our workers. Whether it’s bone-numbing cold and hurricane force winds or hot summer days when the air is filled with biting flies, I am often taken back to my days working in the James Bay Lowlands cutting survey lines with my crew between '79 and '95. Continue Reading

How do I get a Job at Esker Camp?

By Stephen Sagutch, Camp Support A lot of great employee stories have been shared in Eagle’s Eye. For those interested in working at Noront, here’s how I got hired and some tips about what to do if you’d like to work here. When I heard there was going to be mining development in the Ring of Fire, I saw it as an opportunity. Continue Reading

Commuting to Esker

By Curtis Coaster, Field Assistant Travel is a significant part of working in a remote camp. Esker Camp is in the marshy James Bay Lowlands, so our methods for getting to work change with the seasons. We start out with a travel plan organized by our Logistics Coordinator, Catherine Niemi. Depending on where you live, travel days can begin bright and early at 6am, Continue Reading

Training for Today and Tomorrow

By Brandyn Chum, Camp Support I first wanted to take a heavy equipment course three years ago. When I finally got the go ahead in September 2018, I was excited and nervous. I chose 3-piece Heavy Equipment Training so I could learn how to operate a Rubber Tire Backhoe, a Bulldozer and an Excavator (my favorite). Continue Reading

Big Opportunity, Small Footprint

By Alan Coutts, President and CEO When Noront consulted local First Nations and other stakeholders regarding the development of the Eagle’s Nest mine, many people expressed concerns that huge areas of land would be negatively impacted.  In response to these concerns, Noront’s engineers re-designed the project in order to reduce the impact of the development to smallest possible area or “footprint”. Continue Reading

Workplace Wellness at Esker Camp

By Veikko Wennstrom, Camp Foreman It’s an accepted fact that a healthy workforce is a safer workforce. Noront has worked hard to improve its health & safety efforts and saw a 74% drop in TRIFR (Total Recordable Incident Frequency Rate) as a result. In 2018, a Noront worker was almost 4 times less likely to have a recordable injury thanks to the hard work and enthusiastic engagement by the team at Esker Camp. Continue Reading

What is the JHSC?

By Catherine Niemi, Logistics Coordinator Work is not who we are, but what we do. We need to stay safe in the workplace so we can go home and be who we are – a mother, father, daughter, son, grandparent, partner. The Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) is an advisory body that encourages and increases health and safety awareness in the workplace. Continue Reading