Com­ing home to the mine

South Bar na­tive to man­age Donkin site

Cape Breton Post - - NEWS BUSINESS - BY CAPE BRE­TON POST STAFF

A South Bar na­tive has been named gen­eral man­ager of the Donkin Mine site.

Kameron Col­lieries Man­age­ment Ltd. an­nounced Fri­day the ap­point­ment of Shan­non Camp­bell as its new gen­eral man­ager.

Orig­i­nally from South Bar, he will be re­spon­si­ble for all su­per­vi­sory ac­tiv­i­ties of mine op­er­a­tions in­clud­ing com­mu­nity and stake­holder re­la­tions.

Camp­bell is a grad­u­ate of St. Francis Xavier Univer­sity and Tech­ni­cal Univer­sity of Nova Sco­tia with a diploma in ap­plied science and a bach­e­lor of min­ing en­gi­neer­ing, re­spec­tively. He has been in­volved in min­ing and op­er­a­tions man­age­ment for 20 years with a track record in site safety, ef­fi­ciency, strate­gic plan­ning and or­ga­ni­za­tional change man­age­ment.

“Dur­ing all my school­ing and project work, I al­ways fo­cused on coal min­ing. I al­ways had it in my mind that min­ing in Cape Bre­ton could be a pos­si­bil­ity again,” said Camp­bell.

“I am ex­cited to ap­ply my skills and ex­pe­ri­ence in the min­ing in­dus­try to the Donkin project and play a role in re­vi­tal­iz­ing coal min­ing in Cape Bre­ton.”

Camp­bell has played lead roles on mul­ti­ple large-scale min­ing op­er­a­tions across Canada and the United States.

“Not only does Shan­non have the skills and ex­pe­ri­ence we need, he is able to move home with his fam­ily and have an im­pact on his com­mu­nity,” said Paul Vin­ing, CEO of the Cline Group.

“I am thrilled to be part of bring­ing coal min­ing back to Cape Bre­ton, but I’m also bring­ing my fam­ily home too,” said Camp­bell. “My chil­dren now get to grow up with their cousins and see their fam­ily. That is huge for me.”

Ac­cord­ing to their web­site, the start of coal pro­duc­tion at the mine will be de­ter­mined by Kameron Col­lieries, prob­a­bly later this year.

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