Levi Arctic Challenge provided a plethora of physical challenges to Agnico employees

2021-07-21T10:37:48+03:00

The annual Arctic Challenge – a playful-minded but extremely tough obstacle course organized by Levi Wellness Club – was very warmly received this year on the 17th of July. The course was faced by hundreds of brave contestants who had come from all over Finland, including employees from the Kittilä mine. Laboratory technician Päivi Ylitalo was [...]

Levi Arctic Challenge provided a plethora of physical challenges to Agnico employees2021-07-21T10:37:48+03:00

Phase 1: The commissioning of Kittilä’s underground Rock Line

2021-07-13T08:22:06+03:00

July 5, 2021 Expansion at the Kittilä mine reached an important milestone on June 14, when the first rocks were dumped onto the new underground rock line. The rock line start-up, part of an extensive investment project at the mine, was preceded by many months of preparation, including planning, testing, [...]

Phase 1: The commissioning of Kittilä’s underground Rock Line2021-07-13T08:22:06+03:00

Summer job in the environmental department

2021-06-28T08:30:47+03:00

June 8,2021 Each year, the Kittilä mine offers a wide variety of summer jobs and internships to students from various fields. This summer, there are approximately 70 summer workers in total at Agnico Eagle Finland. Our environmental department employs two interns this summer: Nella Hietanen and Lilja Ojala. It was [...]

Summer job in the environmental department2021-06-28T08:30:47+03:00

Local residents appreciate Kittilä’s mining jobs

2021-06-22T15:35:00+03:00

May 21, 2021 Last March, the Finnish Mining Association commissioned the market research company Taloustutkimus to conduct a national mining barometer to canvass Finns’ views on the mining industry. A survey was carried out simultaneously in nine mining locations. Regardless of age, gender and location, respondents viewed mining operations favorably. [...]

Local residents appreciate Kittilä’s mining jobs2021-06-22T15:35:00+03:00

Cooperation for children with Kittilä’s 4H association

2021-04-28T14:47:48+03:00

April 23, 2021 The home economics classroom at Kittilä secondary school is bustling as the members of the Safkasankarit 1 cooking club are preparing dough and mixing fillings for pastries. Club instructor Anniina Rouhiainen has given clear baking instructions and, if necessary, helps the elementary-school-aged bakers with the other instructor [...]

Cooperation for children with Kittilä’s 4H association2021-04-28T14:47:48+03:00

Tapani Laakso addresses his Larry Connell Regional Finalist donation to Kittilä’s Inclusion Finland KVTL association

2021-04-28T14:39:13+03:00

March 31, 2021 We were proud to hear that Tapani Laakso, a geotechnician in the Kittilä mine’s geological team, was one of the regional finalists of Agnico Eagle’s annual Larry Connell Award for Collaborative Excellence in 2020. Tapani was nominated by his colleagues, who explained their choice as follows: “Tapani [...]

Tapani Laakso addresses his Larry Connell Regional Finalist donation to Kittilä’s Inclusion Finland KVTL association2021-04-28T14:39:13+03:00

Parvajoki restoration update

2021-04-28T14:33:00+03:00

March 29, 2021 The hardworking volunteers restoring the Parvajoki River gathered for a work session in the area on Saturday, March 20. Because of the COVID-19 situation, the number of participants was restricted to six people, with other safety measures in place while working. About 6 m3 of rock material [...]

Parvajoki restoration update2021-04-28T14:33:00+03:00

Janita breaks down barriers in the mining industry

2021-04-28T14:27:29+03:00

March 11, 2021 In November of last year, our colleague Janita Kylmäluoma, an autoclave operator at the Kittilä mine, undertook and succeeded at one of the most physically intense challenges a mine rescuer can face: passing the smoke diver test. In fact, she became the first woman in Kittilä to [...]

Janita breaks down barriers in the mining industry2021-04-28T14:27:29+03:00

Taru Sieppi: Remote work helps to balance work and family life

2021-04-28T14:13:23+03:00

March 10, 2021 “Even before completing my studies, I knew that I wanted to work at the Kittilä mine,” says automation engineer Taru Sieppi. She is originally from Kerässieppi, in Muonio, and her grandmother lived in Rouravaara, which is very close to the mine. After graduating, Taru wanted to remain [...]

Taru Sieppi: Remote work helps to balance work and family life2021-04-28T14:13:23+03:00

Katja Sahala: Personality influences leadership style more than gender does

2021-04-28T14:05:10+03:00

March 9, 2021 Geologist Katja Sahala heads a 30-strong mine-engineering and geology team at the Kittilä mine. She has six subordinates who report directly to her. “Even though I don’t have a lot of experience of female managers or directors, I believe leadership style has very little to do with [...]

Katja Sahala: Personality influences leadership style more than gender does2021-04-28T14:05:10+03:00
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