The Agnico Eagle Award 2019 was granted to a group of three teachers from Lycksele in Västerbotten, northern Sweden – Thorbjörn Grahn, Jan-Åke Unée and Eric Sjölund (who sadly passed away earlier this year) – for their strong interest, belief and enduring prospecting work that led to the discovery of [...]
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After years of dredging and neglect, a restoration project is set to improve the Parvajoki River – which runs through the village of Kittilä in Finland – and promote a thriving fish habitat. The project is being spearheaded by Agnico Eagle employees Ville Lahti, a buyer at the Kittila Mine, [...]
The Kittilä mine is taking part in the Sustainable Intelligent Mining Systems (SIMS) project, under the European Union’s most extensive research and innovation program, Horizon 2020. Partners in the SIMS project include manufacturers of mining equipment and systems, mining companies, and universities. Our role in the project is to offer [...]
The open house event held jointly by the Kittilä mine, the municipality of Kittilä, and the Levi Travel Cluster on Saturday, August 24, attracted about 700 visitors. The event provided information and updates on our mine, the municipality, and Visit Levi and Levi Ski Resort at the Kittilä Sports Hall. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]