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Old 03-30-2009, 05:39 PM   #753
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Nice work John Fry! I'm jealous that you drive a truck warm enough to be able to wear sandals, though. I know a lot of the guys on the ice wear slippers to drive, but try doing that in the truck I was driving and you'd have frost bite in no time!

On the news this afternoon - Diavik has announced two seperate 6 week closures for this year, one starting in July and the other in December. A skeleton staff will be kept on during those times, but everyone else is effectively unemployed for those shut downs. The economy is to blame, of course.

Wondering out loud: is it just a coincidence that the two mines that appear to be staggeringly disorganised are the two that have to shut down? BHP is always a dream to deliver to, and they've announced nothing.

So...a 6 week closure starting in December will run into January. Ice road opens Feb 1st...other than topping off some fuel tanks and whatever BHP wants, will there even be an ice road season next year?

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