The Centre of Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI) has received provincial funding toward the development of a canopy that will protect underground miners from falling rock.

Premier Kathleen Wynne was in Sudbury on Sept. 26 to announce a grant from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corp. (NOHFC) in the amount of $783,916 for phase one of the single heading lateral development project.

It included the creation of an advanced canopy, designed and constructed by Mining Technologies International, to withstand falls of ground, while allowing for parallel activities of support and drill processes at the development face. The canopy allows mining companies to develop tunnels faster while keeping workers and equipment safe.

Source: Northern Ontario Business - see full article