Drilling operations are scheduled to begin this Thursday February 9th after 6:00 p.m. in the former accident site, near the Seymour Schulich Building. The contractor is working closely with the Ministry of Labour (MoL) and drilling operations will commence as soon as the Ministry of Labour approves the work method statements for the commissioning of the drill rig and the drilling operations. Once approval is received, the contractor will begin commissioning the new rig either Thursday, February 9th after 6:00 p.m. or during the day, Friday February 10th, at the eastern grout shaft. Commissioning requires performing certain tests of the rig and partial drilling operations
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