Latest Esterhazy, Saskatchewan Stories

2006-01-30 05:29:40

TORONTO (Reuters) - A group of Canadian miners, trapped by a fire in a potash mine for 24 hours, were finally brought to the surface after the mine was cleared of fire and smoke, a mine official said on Monday. The fire, which broke out at 3 a.m. Central Standard Time early on Sunday at the mine in Esterhazy, Saskatchewan, had forced 70 miners to rush to safety in refuge rooms. It was unclear whether all 70 miners had come to the surface or just the first group. The mine is owned by...

2006-01-30 00:36:50

TORONTO (Reuters) - All 70 miners trapped in a potash mine were safe in refuge rooms but would have to remain underground as firefighters battled a blaze at the mine in the Prairie province of Saskatchewan, Canadian television said on Sunday. In a briefing with local media, mine officials said the miners would remain in the safe rooms for several hours more at least. Marshall Hamilton, a spokesman for Mosaic Co., which operates the mine in Esterhazy, Saskatchewan, had said earlier...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'