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Thursday, March 02, 2017

Winter in Canada

Stuck Snowmobile
Stuck

Stuck Truck
Stuck Truck on a Winter "ICE" Road...++

Stuck Truck
Stuck Tractor

Stuck!
I told you not to park there

Stuck Tractor
Stuck on the farm!

Help Me!
Help Me!

Saskatchewan Fridge
Saskatchewan Fridge

Look Ma! No Hands!!!!
Look Ma! No Hands!!!!

Take That, Sister!
Take That, Sister!

@#$% Winter!
@#$% Winter!

++ ICE ROAD: Key to operating a mine in Canada’s remote wilderness is a private ice road, shared by mining companies in the area. In operation for over 20 years, the seasonal road must be constructed annually to service several mines in the Barren Lands. Seventy-five per cent of the road is ice, built over frozen lakes.
Ice Road
Open for two months, the winter road is the mine's resupply artery.

Travel time on the ice road to site can be as high as 19 hours for heavy loads with speeds carefully controlled to protect the ice.

The ice road, which is approximately 350 kilometres long, typically opens early in February and closes early in April.

During the two years of mine construction, Diavik transported over 7,000 truckloads of fuel, construction materials, cement, bentonite, explosives, and reinforcing steel to the site. Diesel fuel is the single largest commodity brought to the Diavik site.

During operations, Diavik transports approximately 1,500 truckloads of supplies to the site annually.

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