Congratulations to the team at Kittilä Mine’s Water Treatment Plant in Finland – winners of this year’s Michel Letourneau Award! The team’s winning initiative stemmed from an initial idea to treat process water more efficiently, put forward by mill production engineer, Tomas Mälkiä. The team then came together to implement [...]
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The specialist Rescue at Height team from the Lapland Rescue Department visited the Kittilä mine on March 17 to learn more about its operations and specific aspects of the expansion project, such as the shaft construction site. Through part of an extensive investment project, the facilities are due to gain [...]
Agnico Eagle’s Jani Lösönen, Vice-President, Europe and Managing Director, Agnico Eagle Finland Oy and Tommi Kankkunen, General Manager of the Kittilä mine accept the Regional Development in Lapland award presented by Markus Lohi, Chairman of the Board for the Regional Council of Lapland, Aki Nevalainen, Chairman of the Regional Council [...]
Monday, January 14, marked the tenth anniversary of the first gold pour at our Kittilä mine. They celebrated this milestone with coffee and cake, in traditional style, at an event attended by some of Agnico Eagle’s management team members from Toronto. Over the past decade, the Kittilä mine has cast [...]
On Thursday, January 17, the mine rescue team at our Kittilä mine received a request from the Regional Rescue Service of Lapland for assistance in fighting a house fire in a village located about 20 kilometers from the mine site. The team immediately sprung into action and were ready to [...]
A tradition now for many years, Agnico Eagle Finland’s employees came together once again in 2018 at the annual Christmas party to collect money for donation to a worthy charity. This time, it is the Kittilä parish which will benefit with an updated set of equipment for their village playground. As [...]
When it comes to our communities, we try our best to think ahead to find new ways of working together in harmony, as good neighbours do! So when the opportunity presented itself to work together with our neighbours in the nearby villages of Kiistala, Lintula and Rouravaara to build a [...]
Agnico Eagle Finland Oy is taking part in the fundraising initiative of Lapland University of Applied Sciences (UAS) with a EUR 20,000 donation. The deed of gift was handed over to the institution on December 19. The extractive industry is one of the most significant business sectors in Lapland, and [...]
Photo: Ville Heiskanen Agnico Eagle Finland has concluded a two-year collaboration contract with Ski Sports Finland, organizer of the Alpine Ski World Cup Levi. Collaboration with the tourism businesses and various events in Levi is in line with Agnico Eagle’s principles of sustainable development, which, among other things, aim at [...]
The Lapland buttercup (Ranunculus lapponicus) is protected by the European Union’s Habitats Directive (92/43/EEC) and Finland’s Nature Conservation Act (1996/1096). It is one of the northern plant species that Finland has a responsibility to monitor and protect. While it is commonly encountered throughout Lapland, the Lapland buttercup is considered rare [...]