Our Stories

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

Mentorship at Esker

By Lyndon Wabasse, Camp Support In January 2018 I got a short contract as a field assistant then I moved into a camp support job when that opened up in March. I am so happy and excited I started at Esker! The first thing I did was get to know the camp and people. I never thought of working here at all and now I’m doing so many tasks and being responsible for safe practices. Continue Reading

Who Visits Esker Camp?

By Alan Coutts, President and CEO Noront hosts 15-20 site visits in a typical year, some just one day others for several weeks.  So, just who is visiting our camp in the heart of the Ring of Fire? Elders from Marten Falls and Webequie are one important group. They often stay overnight to provide time for them to see all they’d like and to meet with members of their communities who work at site. Continue Reading

“There’s Gold in Them Thar Hills!”

By Ryan Weston, VP Exploration Early last year, Noront began looking at the potential for gold mineralization in the Ring of Fire. The initial work involved reviewing the area’s geological and geophysical maps, and looking for key structures in the bedrock along which gold may have moved through the Earth’s crust billions of years ago. Continue Reading