First Nickel said this morning it will be holding a press conference later this afternoon to provide an update and answer questions from reporters.
NorthernLife.ca will be livestreaming from that press conference. We will confirm the time with you as soon as First Nickel nails it down.
When reached by NorthernLife.ca, Paul Davis, vice-president of exploration with First Nickel, said the he could not provide additional information.
“We're still gathering more details,” Davis said.
He couldn't confirm the report from the Ministry of Labour that two contract workers had been killed underground, nor could he confirm which company employed the workers. Davis also said he couldn't confirm reports the deaths were caused by a ground collapse.