On February 15, the province announced $1.7 million funding for the development and delivery of Workplace Safety North mental health training and resources for mining and forestry workers in northern Ontario. Both mining and forestry were deemed essential services, and have been operating throughout the pandemic. Many worksite locations are remote work camps or in northern Ontario region, where access to medical care is more difficult than in southern Ontario.
With current COVID-19 conditions at the forefront of everyone’s minds, PDAC 2022 staff have chosen to postpone the March conference until June, when it will be held both in-person and virtually.
According to a press release, despite the tireless efforts of organizers, the conference was unable to proceed as planned in March due to the current public health restrictions in Ontario.
After postponing Demo International 2020 until 2022, organizers have once again postponed the event by two years to ensure the health and safety of exhibitors, visitors, partners, and contractors.
The decision was made based on the assessment and recommendation from the DEMO International management team, the Canadian Woodlands Forum Board of Directors, host SBC Cedar, and show partners. According to a press release, this decision will put the show back on track with its four-year cycle as well as provide time for the global economy and supply chains to recover. Additionally, as DEMO International draws a large