During mid-March, the Donkin mine began operating again, according to the Canadian Press. It was forced to suspend operations following two roof falls in July of last year. No one was injured by the roof falls.

An announcement from the Nova Scotia Labour Department (NSLD) said the operator, Kameron Coal, hired an independent consultant to review a plan to account for the impact humidity has on mine roof stability in the warmer months. This was the second requirement of a 2-phase plan to reopen the mine. As a result, the department rescinded the stop-work order it issued.

“The [NSLD] is satisfied that Kameron Coal has met the conditions outlined in the compliance order,” said Scott Nauss, senior executive director for safety, NSLD. “We will continue with strong oversight of this complex worksite to help ensure the company is doing the right things to keep workers safe.”